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Samsung heir indicted over controversial 2015 merger

South Korean prosecutors have indicted Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on charges of stock price manipulation and other financial crimes. The move sets up what could...

Seoul mayor reported missing with searches under way

The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and search operations are under way, according to police. Officers are looking for Mayor...

Seoul considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb

South Korea has reported 42 new infections of Covid-19 as infections steadily climb in the greater capital area, forcing authorities to consider stronger social...

Resurgence of virus threatens South Korea’s success story

A resurgence of infections in the Seoul region, where half of South Korea’s 51 million people live, is threatening the country’s success story in...

South Korea defends reopening of schools despite new surge in Covid-19 cases

South Korea’s government has defended its decision to reopen schools despite health risks posed by a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. The figure of 49 new...

Seoul shuts down nightclubs after dozens of infections linked to revellers

Seoul has shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos after dozens of coronavirus infections were linked to clubgoers who went out...

Kim Jong Un handling North Korea affairs as usual, says Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to be handling state affairs as usual, South Korea’s government said after unconfirmed rumours described him as...

Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn return to home countries

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has returned to South Korea with the Premier League season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Son, who is recovering...

Seoul calls North Korea ‘very inappropriate’ for firing missiles during pandemic

Seoul has called North Korea “very inappropriate” for firing two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. South Korea’s...

South Korean coronavirus cases leap as first US soldier infected

South Korea has reported 115 more cases of the new coronavirus, raising its total to 1,261. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said...

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