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South Korea raises age of sexual consent from 13 to 16

Previously, teenagers aged 13 or older were held to be legally capable of consenting to sex, resulting in controversial cases in the country

13 May 2020 11:54 AM

South Korea closes bars and clubs; fears second wave of Covid19

Of the 18 new South Korean cases reported on Saturday, 17 were tied to the Itaewon cluster

10 May 2020 9:23 AM

Kim Jong Un reappears in public after weeks of health rumours

The leader's recent absence from public events had triggered a series of fevered rumours and unconfirmed reports over his health condition

02 May 2020 9:42 AM

K-League football snapped up by sport-deprived foreign broadcasters

It's a boon for sports fans who have been starved of such content by the virus and bored repeat broadcasts of matches from past

28 Apr 2020 10:30 AM

Succession worries for North Korea amid Kim’s health rumours

Questions about Kim’s health flared after he skipped an April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather

23 Apr 2020 1:28 PM

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North Korea media silent on Kim's health as speculation on health rages

North Korean media presented a business as usual image, carrying routine reporting of Kim’s achievements

22 Apr 2020 10:43 AM

South Korea's K-league allows practice matches as virus fears ease

Government announced at the weekend it would permit outdoor sports behind closed doors following a steady decline in new virus cases

21 Apr 2020 9:45 AM

Governments across globe under pressure to control covid19 economic damage

Governments face pressure to reopen factories, shops, travel and public activities

19 Apr 2020 12:42 PM

Kia Motors to suspend three South Korean factories as virus hits exports

Kia Motors is currently reviewing the suspension of some of its plants in Korea in response to declining global demand due to covid-19

13 Apr 2020 1:35 PM

Australian student says North Korea threatened to execute him

Alek Sigley was forced to read out a videoed "letter of apology" dictated by his captors before being released

02 Apr 2020 2:30 PM

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North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus

Pak Myong, director of anti-epidemic department of the North's Central Emergency, insisted that the efforts had been completely successful

02 Apr 2020 12:50 PM

Basketball shows the way as sports bid to make a return in east Asia

Current champions of Korean Basketball League Ulsan Hyundai Mobis has arranged practice games against local universities from March 24-27

19 Mar 2020 1:54 PM

North Korea fires short-range projectiles

The launches is said to be a violation of an inter-Korean agreement aimed at lowering military animosities

09 Mar 2020 12:35 PM

7 South Korean nationals missing after helicopter crash in sea of Japan

The chopper was carrying 5 rescue workers, an injured person and their friend.

01 Nov 2019 2:37 PM

Nelson Mandela's daughter begins new charge as S Africa's ambassador to S Korea

Mandela-Dlamini, 60, is the eldest daughter born to the late political leader.

18 Oct 2019 1:52 PM

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Tension remains high as North Korea take on South Korea at home after 29 years

South Korean football fans will be left in the dark as their national team play in North Korea for the first time in 30 years on Tuesday.

15 Oct 2019 1:23 PM

Kim Jong Un invites Donald Trump to North Korea in new letter: report

Trump subsequently said he would be willing to meet Kim at some point later this year.

16 Sep 2019 1:01 PM

North Korea fires 2 ‘unidentified projectiles’ into sea of Japan: Seoul

South Korea's presidential Blue House said it will hold a National Security Council meeting following the North's latest weapons test.

24 Aug 2019 10:16 AM

'Can't let his reckless remarks pass me by:' North Korea Foreign minister on Pompeo

The North's blistering rhetoric may dim the prospect for an early resumption of nuclear negotiations between the countries.

23 Aug 2019 1:03 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fan flies to Sweden, questions him on South Korea no show: watch

In an 11-minute clip posted on his Youtube channel, Kwak Ji-hyuk approaches the Portuguese striker at a hotel in Stockholm.

16 Aug 2019 10:57 AM

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