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Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un
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Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

In 2018, former South Korean president Moon Jae-in was gifted two white Pungsan dogs by his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. Now, the interior ministry under President Yoon Suk-yeol has backed out from a deal to pay for the pets, prompting Moon to give them up

South Korea's next leader Yoon Suk Yeol faces escalating North Korean nuke threat
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South Korea's next leader Yoon Suk Yeol faces escalating North Korean nuke threat

Yoon has described outgoing President Moon Jae-in's appeasement policy as 'subservient' and accused him of undermining South Korea's seven-decade military alliance with the United States

Korean leaders exchange friendly letters despite rising tensions
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Korean leaders exchange friendly letters despite rising tensions

Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency said Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed that inter-Korean ties would develop if both sides 'make tireless efforts with hope'

Everything to know about South Korea's presidential election: Candidates, issues, scandals
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Everything to know about South Korea's presidential election: Candidates, issues, scandals

Lee is a former governor of the populous Gyeonggi province that surrounds Seoul, while Yoon is a former prosecutor general who entered party politics last year.

South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye granted government pardon for corruption scandal
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South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye granted government pardon for corruption scandal

South Korea's Moon Jae-in has pardoned his predecessor Park Geun-hye, who was serving a 22-year prison term for a vast corruption scandal

Australia and South Korea sign $720 million defence deal, to upgrade ties to ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’
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Australia and South Korea sign $720 million defence deal, to upgrade ties to ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’

The defense contract is the largest struck between Australia and an Asian nation, and comes at a time of heightened tensions between Australia and China

North Korea continues to expand nuclear arsenal, tests new hypersonic missile
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North Korea continues to expand nuclear arsenal, tests new hypersonic missile

The announcement comes a day after South Korean and Japanese militaries said they detected North Korea firing a missile into its eastern sea

North Korea accuses US of hostility, claims nukes a deterrent; wants South to come out of American influence
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North Korea accuses US of hostility, claims nukes a deterrent; wants South to come out of American influence

North Korea mainly uses the term "hostile policy" to refer to US-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme and the joint US-South Korea military drills

North Korea wants US-led sanctions lifted before officially ending war with South Korea; here's why
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North Korea wants US-led sanctions lifted before officially ending war with South Korea; here's why

Analysts say North Korea is trying to use Moon’s desire for inter-Korean engagement to pressure South Korea into extracting concessions from Washington on its behalf

The fierce appeal of Yuh-Jung Youn: How the actress endeared herself to South Koreans years before Minari
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The fierce appeal of Yuh-Jung Youn: How the actress endeared herself to South Koreans years before Minari

Yuh-Jung Youn's life story and work made her Oscar win resonate deeply in South Korea, particularly among women who have long struggled under the country’s male-dominant hierarchical order.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: North Korea won't participate in Games over COVID-19 fears, says country's sports ministry
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: North Korea won't participate in Games over COVID-19 fears, says country's sports ministry

The North's official KCNA news agency had previously carried a dispatch on the committee meeting, without mentioning the Olympic decision.

South Korea's top court upholds 20-year jail term for ex-president Park Geun-hye in bribery case
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South Korea's top court upholds 20-year jail term for ex-president Park Geun-hye in bribery case

Park was convicted of colluding with her longtime confidante, Choi Soon-sil, to take millions of dollars in bribes and extortion from some of the country's largest business groups, including Samsung

Kim Jong-un offers apology over killing of South Korean official; move expected to thaw Seoul’s anti-North sentiments
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Kim Jong-un offers apology over killing of South Korean official; move expected to thaw Seoul’s anti-North sentiments

South Korea accused Pyongyang of fatally shooting its official who was likely trying to defect and burning his body after finding him in North Korean waters

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead days after being accused of harassment by secretary
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Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead days after being accused of harassment by secretary

Park, who was serving his third term as mayor of Seoul, a city of 10 million, had often been cited as a possible successor to President Moon Jae-in, whose single five-year term is set to expire in 2022

North Korea vows to redeploy troops on border with South, rejects Seoul’s offer to send envoys amid tensions over propaganda leaflets
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North Korea vows to redeploy troops on border with South, rejects Seoul’s offer to send envoys amid tensions over propaganda leaflets

North Korea said it had rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating bilateral tensions, and vowed to redeploy troops to demilitarised border units in the latest step towards nullifying inter-Korean peace accords

As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either
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As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either

Hydrogen balloons float over the world’s most heavily-guarded border, unleashing their payloads in North Korea like snowflakes: Propaganda leaflets calling Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, a “devil” who will meet the same bloody end as Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya

North Korea threatens to shut liaison office in Kaesong, says South Korea failed to prevent activists from sending dissenting leaflets across border
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North Korea threatens to shut liaison office in Kaesong, says South Korea failed to prevent activists from sending dissenting leaflets across border

North Korea threatened to permanently shut a liaison office with South Korea as it continued to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across the border

South Korea goes to the polls: Handling of coronavirus delivers landslide win to Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party
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South Korea goes to the polls: Handling of coronavirus delivers landslide win to Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party

President Moon Jae-in’s governing party in South Korea won a landslide in parliamentary elections Wednesday, as he leveraged his surging popularity over his country’s largely successful battle against the coronavirus to increase his political sway

South Korea reports 15-fold increase in infections with 60 new coronavirus cases, becomes second-most affected country after China
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South Korea reports 15-fold increase in infections with 60 new coronavirus cases, becomes second-most affected country after China

China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is creating worrisome, increasing clusters in West Asia and Europe.

South Korea reports seven deaths due to coronavirus, confirms 161 more cases; Moon Jae-in calls for 'unprecedented' steps to contain outbreak
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South Korea reports seven deaths due to coronavirus, confirms 161 more cases; Moon Jae-in calls for 'unprecedented' steps to contain outbreak

President Moon Jae-in said his government had increased its anti-virus alert level by one notch to "Red," the highest level, due to coronavirus. It allows for the temporary closure of schools and reduced operation of public transportation and flights to and from South Korea.