North and South Korea entered into last-minute talks on Saturday for the first time in nearly a year to try to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed the two rivals closer to military confrontation. Jean Lee, a fellow at the…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday that America's annual military exercise with South Korea has resumed after being stopped as a result of escalating tensions and threats of war from Pyongyang.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Hari Sreenivasan
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak currently playing South Korea is believed to be the largest outbreak of the virus that has ever occurred outside of Saudi Arabia, where MERS is thought to have originated.
How did one patient in South Korea instigate the largest MERS outbreak to-date outside of the Middle East?…
In South Korea, fears of a Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak – the largest outside of the Arabic Peninsula – have closed more than 230 schools and put more than 1300 people under mandatory quarantine, according to NPR.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem along with a group of 30 women peace activists crossed the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea on Sunday, in what organizers called a “symbolic act of peace” meant to encourage dialogue…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea where he will be discussing security issues amid fresh fears of North Korean belligerence and delivering a speech on cyber policy.
One year since the Sewol ferry disaster that left 304 dead, South Korea is still trying to cope with the enduring pain of the April 16, 2014, disaster. Many grieving parents and relatives of the young victims kept their kids’…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
In an effort to curb the country's student suicide problem, South Korea's education ministry announced a smartphone app designed to screen students' social media posts, messages and web searches for words related to suicide, AFP reported Friday.
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