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SEOUL — South Korea expanded a ban on private gatherings larger than four people to the whole country, and extended unprecedented social distancing rules in greater Seoul as the number of daily cases bounced back to more than 1,000 in four days.
When Ryu Han-na, a 20-year-old university student, got cosmetic surgery on her nose in mid-December, she had a simple reason: it might be the last chance to do so covertly before people start taking off masks this year as vaccines are distributed.
SEOUL - South Korea unveiled a fresh 9.3 trillion won ($8.49 billion) package on Tuesday to support small businesses hit by a third wave...
SEOUL — South Korean officials are vowing to speed up efforts to launch a public coronavirus vaccination programme as the country on Monday announced it had detected its first cases of the virus variant linked to the rapid rise in infections in Britain.
Three years ago, Suh Kyung-bae was the second-richest person in South Korea. Today he’s barely Top 10, a stark reversal in a K-beauty boom...
Dec 24 (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Singapore confirms first case of new coronavirus variant Singapore confirmed its...
TIME AFTER TIME this year, South Korea prevented the coronavirus from spreading uncontrollably, applying its elite testing-and-tracing practices that have become a global model for managing the pandemic without draconian, economy-sapping lockdowns.
BANGKOK/SEOUL — The deaths of hundreds of mainly undocumented Thai migrant workers in South Korea have been uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, prompting the United Nations (UN) to call for an inquiry into the fate of migrants known as “little ghosts.”
South Korea ordered schools to close from Tuesday in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas as it battles its worst outbreak of novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous peak in February.
SEOUL — South Korea said on Tuesday it had signed deals to provide coronavirus vaccines for 44 million people next year, as the country battles a wave of infections that authorities say could overwhelm its medical system.
SEOUL — South Korean authorities will consider tighter social distancing restrictions on Sunday to clamp down on economic activities after last week saw the fastest spread of infections since the early days of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
SOUTH KOREA is looking to expand investments in the Philippines, but expressed concern over the country’s “high” corporate income tax rate, according to the Department of Finance (DoF).
SEOUL — South Korea is converting hotels and offices into rental units in its latest attempt to address nationwide outcry over soaring rents, targeting an increasing number of single, young renters struggling to find affordable homes.
SYDNEY — Countries across the Asia-Pacific region reported record new coronavirus numbers and fresh outbreaks on Monday, with Japan facing mounting pressure to reimpose a state of emergency and South Korea warning it was at a “critical crossroads”.
OKCHEON, South Korea — As the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping through South Korea late in February, doctor Nam Ha-jong received an order to report...
SEOUL — South Korea’s economy returned to growth in the third quarter, recovering from its sharpest contraction in more than a decade, as the...
SEOUL — Big Hit Entertainment, the management label of South Korean superstar K-pop group BTS, hit the stock market with a 9.6 trillion won ($8.38 billion) valuation on Thursday before worries over its narrow revenue stream pulled shares below the debut price.
SEOUL — In South Korea, some of the world’s biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to surf an estimated $4 billion wave of new orders, contracting thousands of new riders in a boom triggered by the scourge of the global economy—the coronavirus pandemic.
AUTOMOTIVE parts manufacturers expect a drop in production and employment if tariffs on automotive products imported from South Korea are lowered as part of the upcoming bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
SEOUL — Kim Eun-hee wants to complete her collection of memorabilia of Korean boy band BTS by bidding more than $120,000 to buy shares...
TRAVEL agencies are looking to develop an exclusive partnership with their counterparts in South Korea in preparation for the resumption of operations.
SEOUL — South Korea will secure early supply of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for 30 million people, or 60% of its population, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
FREE TRADE agreement (FTA) negotiations between the Philippines and South Korea are still due to conclude this year despite delays caused by the pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
SEOUL — South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest...
SEOUL — South Korea reported its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March on Sunday, as outbreaks continued to spread from a Seoul church and from political demonstrations its members had attended.
SEOUL — South Korea reported on Wednesday its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March as outbreaks from churches around the capital spread, prompting a warning of a nationwide wave of infections.
SEOUL — South Korea warned on Monday of tighter novel coronavirus restrictions as new outbreaks appeared, including one linked to a church where more...
IN May, when a coronavirus outbreak hit nightclubs in the South Korean capital of Seoul, health officials quickly unleashed their version of the Navy Seals — elite teams of epidemiologists, database specialists and laboratory technicians.
SEOUL — A small South Korean survey of people with no history of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but living in a city with the most cases, showed that roughly one in 13 had antibodies to the novel coronavirus, indicating the virus may have spread more widely than thought.
Day traders seeking help for gambling addiction have tripled in number in South Korea, as COVID-19 social distancing and working-from-home has freed up more...
Over the past 3 months, millions of people have taken to the streets to protest against racism, while bars and restaurants have reopened around...
SEOUL — It is being hailed as a major win for democracy in South Korea. After 16 years in exile, a president this week triumphantly returned to claim his rightful place — on the front of a box of green onion-flavored cereal.
SEOUL — South Korea will announce measures on Wednesday to ease dollar funding shortages in its local market, two government officials familiar with the matter told Reuters.
THE Philippines has partially lifted its travel ban on South Korea and won’t restrict travel to other countries amid a novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the presidential palace.
THE Philippines on Wednesday barred travelers from South Korea’s coronavirus-stricken North Gyeongsang province as it tries to contain the outbreak.
SEOUL — The owner of a North Korea-themed pub being renovated in South Korea took down a North Korean flag and portraits of the isolated country’s late leaders on Monday after complaints from neighbors who feared he was violating a Cold War-era law.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled a willingness to revive stalled nuclear talks, with South Korean officials saying he wanted to “achieve denuclearization”...
SOUTH KOREA’S yield-hungry investors who were spooked by a Chinese default are shifting their sights to the other end of the continent, to the Middle East.
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