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    North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire Across Demilitarized Zone

    The reports of gunfire came two days after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, reappeared in public...

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    ‘My Last Stand’: In South Korea, a Protester’s Lone Fight Against Samsung

    Kim Yong-hee has been ​staging sit-ins and hunger strikes at the top of an 82-foot-tall traffic...

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    How South Korea Flattened the Coronavirus Curve

    The country showed that it is possible to contain the coronavirus without shutting down the economy,...

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    For Seoul’s Poor, Class Strife in ‘Parasite’ Is Daily Reality

    Like the family in the Oscar-winning film, many in Seoul’s so-called dirt-spoon class dwell in basements...

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    Kim Woo-choong, Who Strove to Be ‘Automotive Genghis Khan,’ Dies at 82

    The Daewoo founder’s mad-rush corporate expansion symbolized South Korea’s rise as an Asian tiger. Daewoo’s collapse...

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    Cha In-ha Becomes Third Young Korean Entertainer to Die in Two Months

    The 27-year-old actor appears in a TV series that premiered just last week.

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    Life Inside the DMZ? Scary, but There’s 5G and a Great School

    For braving life inside the Demilitarized Zone, the 188 residents of a South Korean village get...

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    Two K-Pop Stars Sentenced to Prison for Rape

    The two men raped women who were too drunk to resist, and one of them shared...

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    Time Is Running Out for Trump’s North Korean Diplomacy, Analysts Say

    Analysts fear a looming crisis as North Korea warns of a Dec. 31 deadline for a...

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    North Korea Launches 2 Rockets, South Says

    The short-range projectiles were launched off the North’s east coast, days after Kim Jong-un ordered artillery...

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    Suicides by K-Pop Stars Prompt Soul-Searching in South Korea

    Two beloved female stars, Sulli and Goo Hara, ended their own lives in two months, exposing...

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    BTS, the K-Pop Superstars, Must Serve in South Korea’s Military

    Able-bodied men in the country must register to spend about two years in the armed forces,...

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    At Last Minute, South Korea Holds Off on Leaving Intelligence Pact With Japan

    The United States had pushed the two nations to remain in the agreement, which helps gather...

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    South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.

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    South Korean Politician Resigns After Weeks of Protests

    Ever since the appointment of Cho Kuk as justice minister, South Korea has been rocked by...

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    In Seoul, Crowds Denounce a Divisive Politician. Days Later, Others Defend Him.

    Vast rallies have called for the ouster of South Korea’s justice minister. But huge counterprotests have...

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    Man Confesses to Brutal Killings That Terrorized South Korea, Police Say

    A 56-year-old man has confessed to raping and murdering 14 women more than two decades ago,...

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    Kim Jong-un Visits South Korea? The South Says It Could Happen

    A visit by Kim Jong-un would be the first by a North Korean leader south of...

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    She Fled Famine in North Korea, Then Died Poor in a Prosperous Land

    A woman who fled famine in North Korea and her 6-year-old boy died alone and impoverished...

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    A Filmmaker Explored Japan’s Wartime Enslavement of Women. Now He’s Being Sued.

    A documentary concludes that conservatives who deny the sexual enslavement of “comfort women” are “revisionists.” Conservatives...

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    After Fleeing North Korea, Women Get Trapped as Cybersex Slaves in China

    A growing number of North Korean women are smuggled from their country and trafficked into the...

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    Embattled at Home, South Korea’s Leader Turns on Japan, Stoking Old Hostilities

    With a faltering economy, President Moon Jae-in has tapped into resentment of Japan that’s rooted in...

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    Samsung’s Leader at Risk of More Prison Time After Court Rules Against Him

    South Korea’s Supreme Court found that J.Y. Lee, the company’s de facto leader, had paid more...

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    Japan and South Korea Feud, but Breaking Up Is Hard

    Tokyo put new trade limits on Seoul and South Korean shoppers are spurning Japanese goods, but...

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    South Korean Lawmakers Visit Disputed Islets Claimed by Japan

    Visits to the islands, which South Korea controls, tend to spike when relations with Japan are...

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    South Korea Launches Military Exercise for Islets Also Claimed by Japan

    The exercises are meant to protect South Korea’s claim to a set of islets also claimed...

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    North Korea Launches 2 Missiles, Its 7th Weapons Test in a Month

    North Korea’s latest test-firing came two days after South Korea decided to pull out of a...

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    South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan

    The move is likely to alarm the United States, which pushed for the arrangement in part...

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    South Korean Leader Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Dispute With Japan

    In a major speech, President Moon Jae-in urged Japan to stop using trade to address historical...