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South Korea aims to test over 200,000 members of a church at the centre of a surge in coronavirus cases, as countries step up efforts to stop a pandemic of the virus.

South Korea to launch mass coronavirus testing

South Korea aims to test over 200,000 members of a church at the centre of a surge in coronavirus cases, as countries step up efforts to stop a pandemic of the virus.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-In presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017 following a new North Korean missile test.

President Moon: South Korea to end outbreak of COVID-19

South Korea will soon bring an outbreak of a deadly new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in China in late December under control, allowing the country to refocus its energy on reviving the economy.
The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and agreed to restart negotiations that stalled after a failed summit in Vietnam in February.

North Korea says leaders’ relations not enough after Donald Trump sends birthday wishes to...

North Korean President Kim Jong Un received birthday greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump, even though their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO- U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump, South Korean leader agree to continue talks with North Korea

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed during a phone conversation to maintain dialogue with the nuclear-armed North, Seoul said Saturday, with the two allies noting the situation had become “grave”.
SEOUL - South Korea says it has decided to continue a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing disputes over their wartime history and trade.

South Korea reverses course, will still share intel with Japan

South Korea says it has decided to continue a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing disputes over their wartime history and trade.
FILE - South Korean (blue headbands) and U.S. Marines take positions as amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps fire smoke bombs during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, South Korea, March 12, 2016.

South Koreans oppose Donald Trump’s cost-sharing demands, but support alliance

South Koreans overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that Seoul pay more for the cost of the U.S. military presence, but remain broadly optimistic about the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to a new poll.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA president ‘disappointed’ by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was “disappointed” after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.
Pro-government supporters hold signs with pictures of Justice Minister Cho Kuk, before a rally supporting Cho in front of Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

South Korea’s justice minister resigns amid scandal

South Korea’s recently appointed justice minister, Cho Kuk, resigned on Monday saying a graft scandal swirling around his family had become a political burden for President Moon Jae-in’s government.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump calls for end to religious persecution as he kicks off UN trip

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a call to nations around the world to end religious persecution on Monday as he began three days of diplomatic events at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

South Korea’s Supreme Court orders retrial for ex-leader Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s top court on Thursday set aside former President Park Geun-hye’s convictions in the sprawling scandal that saw her ousted from power and ordered the case to be heard again.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

North Korea fires two missiles, slams South Korean president as ‘foolish, impudent’

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on “foolish” calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
The dispute erupted last month after Tokyo tightened controls on the exports of photoresists and two other chemicals to South Korean companies [Ahn Young-joon-AP]

Second South Korean man sets himself ablaze in apparent Japan protest

A 72-year-old South Korean man is in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in central Seoul, apparently to express his anger towards Japan amid worsening tensions between the two countries over trade and wartime history.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. – Trump is returning to Washington following a weekend visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm - AFP)

Donald Trump offers to help ease tension in Japan-South Korea dispute

US President Donald Trump has offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-In presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017 following a new North Korean missile test.

South Korea asks Japan to lift export curbs

South Korea has asked Japan to lift export curbs and expressed deep regret over the measure, officials from Seoul’s trade ministry said Saturday.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand at the military demarcation line dividing North and South Korea

Pandemonium in Panmunjom: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s hasty DMZ date

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s first two summits were highly choreographed affairs but their third date was an unscripted event seemingly arranged on a social media whim — and threatened at times to descend into chaos.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump: North Korea talks are ‘doing great’; North Korea disagrees

U.S. President Donald Trump insists his North Korea policy is “doing great.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in says talks with Pyongyang are “making steady progress.”
North Korean and American officials are holding behind-the-scenes talks to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

North Korean and American officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.

Korean Peninsula: China supports North Korea’s decision

Chinese President Xi Jinping said North Korea is taking the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper on Wednesday, a day before Xi visits Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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