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North Korea Unveils New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

North Korea Unveils New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

North Korea Unveils New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile North Korea Unveils New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile SEOUL, South Korea — A month before the U.S. presidential election, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, held a military parade that featured what appeared to be the country’s largest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile. This week, just days before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration, the North Korean …

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South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship

South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship

South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship South Korea will send a delegation to negotiate the release of a ship and its 20-member crew after the vessel was seized by Iranian forces, officials said on Tuesday, the latest development in a provocation by the government in Tehran, …

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Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’ Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’ SEOUL, South Korea — At a logistics depot the size of an airplane hangar in southern Seoul, couriers recently held a ritual at the start of another grueling work day: They stood for a moment of silence to remember more …

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Cases Surge in South Korea, but Covid Vaccine Is Months Away

Cases Surge in South Korea, but Covid Vaccine Is Months Away

Cases Surge in South Korea, but Covid Vaccine Is Months Away Cases Surge in South Korea, but Covid Vaccine Is Months Away SEOUL, South Korea — For most of the year, South Korea has kept its coronavirus numbers so low it was the envy of the world. Now, the country is grappling with the most elusive wave of infections it …

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New ‘BTS Law’ Is Passed in South Korea. An Army of Fans Rejoices.

New ‘BTS Law’ Is Passed in South Korea. An Army of Fans Rejoices.

New ‘BTS Law’ Is Passed in South Korea. An Army of Fans Rejoices. New ‘BTS Law’ Is Passed in South Korea. An Army of Fans Rejoices. SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Seok-jin, the oldest member of the global K-pop phenomenon​ BTS​, turns 28 on Friday. On Tuesday, South Korea’s Parliament gave him an early birthday present. Mr. Kim’s birthday could …

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How South Korea Responded to Fears Over the Flu Vaccine

How South Korea Responded to Fears Over the Flu Vaccine

How South Korea Responded to Fears Over the Flu Vaccine How South Korea Responded to Fears Over the Flu Vaccine SEOUL, South Korea — The deaths were mounting, and so were the public’s fears. South Korea had vastly expanded its flu vaccine program to cover millions more people, to prevent a one-two punch to its health system as the coronavirus …

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She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her.

She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her.

She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her. She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her. SEOUL, South Korea — Sandra Nathan spent 1966 to 1968 in a South Korean town as a young Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English to high school girls. Fifty-two years later, …

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Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95 Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95 Lee Hyo-jae was born on Nov. 4, 1924, in Masan, a precinct of Changwon in Gyeongsang Province, during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Her father, Lee Yak-shin, was a Presbyterian minister and leader in the church …

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North Korea Tells Its People to Stop Smoking. Can Kim Jong-un Quit, Too?

North Korea Tells Its People to Stop Smoking. Can Kim Jong-un Quit, Too?

North Korea Tells Its People to Stop Smoking. Can Kim Jong-un Quit, Too? North Korea Tells Its People to Stop Smoking. Can Kim Jong-un Quit, Too? SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament adopted a law this week introducing smoking bans in public places, such as theaters, schools and hospitals. But the country’s latest antismoking campaign, which includes penalties …

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South Korea Detains North Korean Who Crossed Demilitarized Zone

South Korea Detains North Korean Who Crossed Demilitarized Zone

South Korea Detains North Korean Who Crossed Demilitarized Zone South Korea Detains North Korean Who Crossed Demilitarized Zone SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean military on Wednesday detained a man from North Korea ​who crossed the countries’ heavily armed land border and triggered an extensive manhunt, officials said. Military units had been on heightened alert since late Tuesday when …

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