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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.

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South Korea confirms 15 new cases of coronavirus

South Korea reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to 46.
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WHO says 'no indications' of coronavirus cases in North Korea

There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had..
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Videos for South Korea


Winks: Son Heung-min's injury is 'a massive blow' for Spurs [Video]Winks: Son Heung-min's injury is 'a massive blow' for Spurs

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks looks ahead to Spurs' last-16 Champions League tie with RB Leipzig on Wednesday. Winks reflects on the injury sustained by teammate Son Heung-min during Saturday's..

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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter [Video]Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

White House Still Fretting About John Bolton's Book [Video]White House Still Fretting About John Bolton's Book

John Bolton is due make his first public speech since the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump wrapped up. This, even as his lawyers continue to wrangle with the White House over the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho gets a hero's welcome [Video]Parasite director Bong Joon-ho gets a hero's welcome

After his historic four-Oscar win for 'Parasite', South Korean director Bong Joon-ho arrived in South Korea on Sunday to cheers and applause - and said it was now time to get back to his real job...

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China says coronavirus curbs starting to work [Video]China says coronavirus curbs starting to work

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday as a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work. Adam Reed reports.

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Mother 'reunites' with deceased daughter in virtual reality [Video]Mother 'reunites' with deceased daughter in virtual reality

A mother burst into tears as she was 'reunited' with her seven-year-old daughter who died three years ago with the help of virtual reality technology. Joe Davies reports.

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China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll [Video]China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll

A Reuters poll of 40 economists from around the world predicted that China's economy will recover from the coronavirus outbreak as long as the virus is contained soon. Gloria Tso reports.

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Baby shark in court: Legal tussle over hit children's song [Video]Baby shark in court: Legal tussle over hit children's song

US musician Johnny Only and his lawyers say the South Korean producers of Baby Shark plagiarised his song.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Global carbon emissions were flat last year: Report [Video]Global carbon emissions were flat last year: Report

A new report by the International Energy Agency has found that global carbon emissions flattened in 2019, following two years of increased emissions.

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How the 'Parasite' Oscar Win May Change the Global Film Business | THR News [Video]How the 'Parasite' Oscar Win May Change the Global Film Business | THR News

As Bong Joon Ho's South Korean satire becomes the first non-English-language best picture, others see opportunity to "jump on the bandwagon."

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:48Published

The real-life sights of South Korea's Oscar-winning "Parasite" [Video]The real-life sights of South Korea's Oscar-winning "Parasite"

South Korea's Academy Award-winning "Parasite" used a range of visual cues to tell its story of suffocating class struggle through the sights of Seoul, join Emer McCarthy for a tour.

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South Korea welcomes home 'Parasite' cast [Video]South Korea welcomes home 'Parasite' cast

The cast of the history-making film 'Parasite' receives a heroes' welcome in their home country of South Korea. Gloria Tso reports.

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Samsung unveils its new foldable Galaxy Z phone [Video]Samsung unveils its new foldable Galaxy Z phone

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a foldable smartphone shaped like a large makeup compact, its second try at a novel technology that the South Korean cell phone maker hopes will set it apart..

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Oscars viewership hits all-time low [Video]Oscars viewership hits all-time low

The U.S. television audience for the 2020 Oscars fell to an all-time low for a ceremony that brought big wins for South Korean satire "Parasite" but was criticized by reviewers as long and haphazard...

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Parasite: The first foreign-language film to win big at the Oscars [Video]Parasite: The first foreign-language film to win big at the Oscars

South Korean film Parasite has made history at the 2020 Oscars, being the first foreign-language film to win the award for Best Picture. The film is centred around two families - one poverty-stricken,..

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South Koreans proud of 'Parasite' Oscar win [Video]South Koreans proud of 'Parasite' Oscar win

Cheers broke out in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Monday when the dark comedy "Parasite" became the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award, already having netted three..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

'Parasite' makes history at Oscars [Video]'Parasite' makes history at Oscars

South Korean movie 'Parasite' becomes the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:46Published

 

South Korea to announce about 10 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday: Yonhap

South Korea has confirmed about 10 new cases of the coronavirus and will announce the positive test results later on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed health officials.
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South Koreans return home from quarantined ship off Japan: Yonhap

A presidential jet brought home six South Koreans and a Japanese spouse from a quarantined cruise ship docked off Japan on Wednesday, according to Yonhap news agency.
Reuters - Published

North Korean refugees seek political voice in South with new party

A group of North Korean refugees launched a political party in South Korea on Tuesday, aiming to give a voice to the 33,500 defectors living in the South and oppose conciliation with Pyongyang.
Reuters - Published

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus infections slow in China as global economic impact spreads

The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads globally with..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon flags steps for virus-hit economy, boosting rate cut expectations

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to cushion the economic impact from China's coronavrius outbreak, boosting expectations of further..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's president calls for 'all possible measures' to help virus-hit economy

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to boost the economy as it comes under pressure from a coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

ShowBiz Minute: John, Bong Joon-ho, US Box Office

He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour; "Parasite" director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea; more. (Feb. 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Bong Joon-ho arrives home

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho - the man behind Oscar-winning movie "Parasite" - returns home to cheering at Incheon Airport where he held a brief press conference. (Feb. 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Remains of 80 or more South Korean soldiers to arrive from Hawaii: reports

remains of 80 or more south korean soldiers to arrive from hawaii: reports
President Moon Jae-in puts war medals on the remains of 64 South Korean soldiers killed in North Korea during the 1950-53 Korean War, after they arrived at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi..
WorldNews - Published

South Korea to evacuate Koreans from cruise ship quarantined in Japan

South Korea said on Sunday it would evacuate Koreans from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, after 355 people from it were found to be..
Reuters - Published

South Korean mother given tearful VR reunion with deceased daughter

Wearing virtual reality goggles, Jang Ji-sung burst into tears as her 7-year-old daughter, Na-yeon, emerged from behind piles of wood in a neighborhood park, her playground until she died from..
Reuters - Published

Samsung's jailed board chairman quits

Samsung Electronics' board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon, who was convicted and jailed for sabotaging union activities, has resigned from the South Korean company, it said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

KLM apologizes after airliner crew's coronavirus toilet note sparks outrage in South Korea

KLM, the Dutch arm of Air France KLM , offered a public apology on Friday after a crew member sparked online outrage by posting a sign in Korean saying passengers on a recent flight were not allowed to..
Reuters - Published

K-pop stars in training work for 18 hours a day and are encouraged to starve themselves

k-pop stars in training work for 18 hours a day and are encouraged to starve themselves
A former K-pop trainee has revealed the gruelling experience she endured at a South Korean entertainment company. Euodias, who is half Korean and half Chinese, moved from her home in England to South..
WorldNews - Published

Inequality tour: The real-life sights of South Korea's Oscar-winning 'Parasite'

From the houses to the noodles, South Korea's Oscar winning movie "Parasite" tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul.
Reuters - Published

Chinese family members allowed on latest virus evacuation flight to South Korea

South Korea on Wednesday welcomed a third chartered flight dispatched to evacuate South Korean citizens, and, for the first time, their Chinese spouses and immediate family members, from the virus-hit..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Asiana Airlines asks cabin crews to take unpaid leaves amid China flight reduction

South Korea's Asiana Airlines has asked cabin crew members to take unpaid leaves as the flag carrier's China routes have been reduced due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, a company..
Reuters - Published

Samsung unveils foldable Galaxy Z phone, Galaxy S with 5G

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a foldable smartphone shaped like a large makeup compact, its second try at a novel technology that the South Korean cell phone maker hopes will set it apart..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories February 10 P

Here's the latest for Monday, February 10th: Countdown to New Hampshire primary; businesses reopen in China after Lunar New Year break; suspect dead, 2 officers shot at Arkansas Walmart; South Koreans..
USATODAY.com - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, 'Parasite,' Oscars

Model denies trapping Harvey Weinstein accuser; South Koreans explode with joy over "Parasite" Oscar wins; Oscars viewership plunges to record low. (Feb. 11)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Top News of the Day | Feb 10, 2020: Jamia protesters clash with police, 'Parasite' creates history at Oscars 2020 & more

In top news of the day on Monday, February 10, 2020, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university students and residents of Jamia Nagar on Monday got into a scuffle with the Delhi Police near the Holy Family..
DNA - Published

Former North Korean diplomat to run in South Korea's April general election: Yonhap

Thae Yong Ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to Britain who defected to the South, is expected to run in an April general election as a member of the main opposition party, Yonhap New Agency..
Reuters - Published

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite review: Lite on pocket, but not on performance

samsung galaxy note 10 lite review: lite on pocket, but not on performance
Like many, I was smitten by the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. A huge screen, beautiful design, and the magical stylus. Who would not like to buy the Galaxy Note 10+? But there was one major problem with the..
WorldNews - Published

Bong Joon-ho celebrates Oscar win at Governors Ball

At the Governors Ball, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho celebrates his historic Oscar wins for social thriller "Parasite," which picked up numerous awards, including best picture. (Feb. 10)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Breaking the subtitle barrier: South Koreans celebrate historic Oscar wins of 'Parasite'

South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy "Parasite" became the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award, already having netted three other..
Reuters - Published

South Korean film injects diversity back into Oscars

At an Oscars ceremony nearly devoid of acting nominees of color and lacking any women among the contenders for best director, it fell to an Asian filmmaker and his cast to bring diversity to the..
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South Korea's 'Parasite' beats Hollywood greats to make Oscar history

Dark South Korean social satire "Parasite" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry's highest honor.
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South Koreans celebrate as 'Parasite' snags historic wins at Oscars

South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy "Parasite" became the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award, already having netted three other..
Reuters - Published

South Korean thriller 'Parasite' wins four Oscars, including best picture

South Korean social satire "Parasite" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry's highest honor.
France 24 - Published

'Parasite' from South Korea makes Oscar history with best picture win

South Korean social satire "Parasite" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry's highest honor.
Reuters - Published

Oscars 2020: South Korea's Parasite makes history by winning best picture

The vicious social satire is the first non-English language film to win best picture in 92 years.
BBC News - Published

South Korea's Bong Joon Ho wins best director Oscar win for 'Parasite'

South Korean Bong Joon Ho won the best director Oscar for dark social satire "Parasite" on Sunday, becoming the first person from the Asian nation to win the award.
Reuters - Published

'Parasite' '1917' lead Oscars field after early awards

South Korean social satire "Parasite" and war film "1917" led the Oscar field early on Sunday on a night that was filled with jibes about lack of diversity at the biggest honors in the movie industry.
Reuters - Published

South Korea's 'Parasite' wins Oscar for best international feature film

South Korea's "Parasite," a pitch-black comedy about haves and have-nots in modern Seoul, won the Oscar for best international film on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Laura Dern, Brad Pitt win first acting Oscars; Obamas' film makes Academy Awards debut

Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won their first acting Oscars on Sunday, and South Korean movie "Parasite" got off to what could be a historic night at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Reuters - Published

'Parasite' takes early Oscar and 'gobsmacked' Brad Pitt wins acting honor

Brad Pitt capped a triumphant Hollywood comeback on Sunday and South Korean movie "Parasite" got off to what could be a historic night at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Reuters - Published

South Korean thriller ‘Parasite’ eyes upset on Oscars night

Hollywood's awards season comes to a close Sunday at the Oscars, with war epic "1917" battling a South Korean thriller for glory as a row swirls over the lack of minorities on the night's star-studded..
France 24 - Published

Renault to halt output at South Korean unit due to China supply disruptions

French carmaker Renault said on Friday its South Korean subsidiary RSM would suspend production at its Busan site for four days from Feb. 11 due to supply chain disruptions in China, where a virus..
Reuters - Published

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