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South Korea was a model for how to control the coronavirus. Now, it faces a second wave.

South Korea was a model for how to control the coronavirus. Now, it faces...

After an aggressive — and mostly successful — push to limit the spread of the coronavirus, South Korean health officials have announced that the greater Seoul area is experiencing a second wave as the number of infections rises. The number of new cases flatlined in late April due to a nationwide contact tracing and testing…
North Korea and South Korea exchange gunfire across the DMZ for the first time since 2017

North Korea and South Korea exchange gunfire across the DMZ for the first time...

North Korea and South Korea exchanged gunfire on Sunday across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily guarded border between the two countries, for the first time since 2017. There were no reports of injuries having emerged from the back-and-forth. According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, North Korea fired first — it’s unclear what prompted…
South Korea has brought new coronavirus cases under control. It’s taking steps to reopen public life.

South Korea has brought new coronavirus cases under control. It’s taking steps to reopen...

South Korea will take new steps to relax social distancing on May 6, in yet another sign that the country that once had one of the worst outbreaks of coronavirus outside China has managed to bring its transmission under control. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said in a televised meeting Sunday that the government “will allow…
South Korea has brought its spread of new coronavirus infections to single digits per day

South Korea has brought its spread of new coronavirus infections to single digits per...

South Korea’s public health agency, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Sunday that the country reported just eight new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest new case number since the country experienced an explosive outbreak two months ago. The South Korean government said it will extend its social…
Half of South Korea’s coronavirus cases are linked to a controversial religious organization

Half of South Korea’s coronavirus cases are linked to a controversial religious organization

There’s been a rapid spike in coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, cases in South Korea, and about half of the 433 confirmed cases are linked to a secretive religious group often viewed with suspicion by more traditional religious sects. At least 182 Covid-19 cases have come from the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the city of…
North Korea dislikes US-South Korea military exercises. Apparently, Trump does, too.

North Korea dislikes US-South Korea military exercises. Apparently, Trump does, too.

President Donald Trump disregarded North Korea’s fifth projectile launch in the last three weeks and seemed to sympathize with the DPRK’s disdain for joint US-South Korea military exercises in a tweet Saturday morning. Trump called the exercises “ridiculous and expensive,” echoing complaints North Korea has made about the exercises the allies had long conducted to…
Everything I Bought On My K-Beauty Shopping Spree in South Korea

Everything I Bought On My K-Beauty Shopping Spree in South Korea

Given the country's unique ability to create breakout global hits, when I got a chance to go to the epicenter of South Korean shopping on my recent trip to Seoul, I jumped on the opportunity to explore K-beauty and K-fashion trends at the source. But, seeing as it was my first time visiting Seoul, I…
North Korea just fired 2 “projectiles” — curiously timed to Bolton’s trip to South Korea

North Korea just fired 2 “projectiles” — curiously timed to Bolton’s trip to South...

North Korea has just fired two unidentified projectiles — a provocative move that just so happens to come right as National Security Adviser (and longtime North Korea foe) John Bolton is visiting South Korea. The launches, which took place early Thursday morning local time, came from the city of Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast,…
I’m 28 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Trip To Jeju Island In South Korea

I’m 28 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Trip To Jeju...

10:30 p.m. – After dessert, we walk along the back alleys to enjoy the neon lights and take some pictures. We check out this bar called Para Disco, a hidden bar with a blue door where the neon lights mix beautifully with the vintage decor. Thankfully, the bartender speaks English and I indulge in a…
Trump steps into North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un

Trump steps into North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea Sunday afternoon. Trump tweeted his desire to meet with Kim ahead of a trip to Seoul following the G20 summit in…

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