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How will history remember Shinzo Abe?

On July 8 former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot twice by an assailant with a homemade gun. Having suffered critical wounds, Abe collapsed and was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

North Korea fires projectile toward eastern sea

SEOUL, South Korea North Korea fired an unidentified projectile off its East Coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, two days after the North claimed to possess tested a replacement missile in its first weapons test in six…

Can Asia reinvent global trade?

Bilahari Kausikan Let’s not believe our own propaganda. Asia reinventing global trade is a superficially attractive but problematic proposition. It assumes there once was a free international economy open to reinvention. It assumes there…

South Korea launches Covid tests for pets

Seoul Pet cats and dogs with a fever, cough or breathing difficulties will be offered coronavirus tests if they have been exposed to carriers, the Seoul metropolitan government said Monday. The programme in the sprawling South Korean…

The misplaced optimism of America’s Korea policy

The US legislature, whose responsibilities include overseeing the State Department and determining budgets for foreign policy activities, is devoting a notable amount of energy to strengthening the South Korea–US alliance. US legislators…

Distancing rules to be eased in Seoul area

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea says it will ease social distancing rules in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area following a declining number of new coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo told an online briefing…

North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang. The statement by…

South Korea reports 17 new cases, fewest in month

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, the first time its daily jump came down to the teens in nearly a month, as health authorities scramble to contain a resurgence of the virus centered around the greater…

South Korean cases rise, Beijing outbreak stable

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported 49 cases of COVID-19 as the virus continues to spread in the densely populated capital area where half of the country’s 51 million people live. Figures released by the Korea Centers for Disease…

North Korea seeks crisis to force concessions

Seoul, South Korea North Korea's spectacular destruction of its liaison office with the South is part of a series of staged provocations aimed at forcing concessions from Seoul and Washington, analysts say. The South's President Moon…

South Korea capital adds more coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported 49 new coronavirus cases. Most most of them are in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where health authorities have been struggling to slow transmissions linked to entertainment and…

South Korea’s new cases becoming harder to track

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of them in the greater capital area, continuing a weekslong resurgence that health authorities fear will develop into a massive wave. The figures announced…

Virus forces cancellation of Asian peace prize

BANGKOK A Philippine peace award has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking only the third disruption in six decades for the annual prize regarded as an Asian Nobel. The Manila-based foundation that hands out the…

South Korea’s cases surpass 50 for 2nd day

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea on Sunday reported 57 additional cases of the coronavirus, marking a second day in a row that its daily jump is above 50 as authorities struggle to suppress a spike in infections in the densely populated…

Can you catch COVID-19 from delivered packages?

Seoul, South Korea An outbreak of COVID-19 at a logistics center run by one of South Korea's largest online shopping companies has raised concerns over whether the virus can be transmitted by package deliveries. Who's been infected? More…

South Korean leader urges no panic as cases rise

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea on Sunday reported 34 additional cases of the coronavirus amid a spate of infections linked to club goers, as President Moon Jae-in urged calm, saying that “there’s no reason to stand still out of fear.”…

South Korea to start relaxing some limits

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea’s prime minister says the country will maintain much of its social distancing guidelines until May 5 but will relax some limits. The comments by Chung Sye-kyun came hours after South Korea’s health…

South Korea reports 8 more cases over 24 hours

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported eight more cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the first time for a daily jump in the country to drop to a single digit in about two months. The Korea Centers for Disease Control…

South Korea continues down trend in new cases

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea reported 32 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continued downward trend in new infections in the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement…

South Korea has 86 new cases, total over 10,000

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported 86 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its caseload above 10,000. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said about half of the new cases came from the densely…

PHOTOS: Life in the time of coronavirus

As cases of the coronavirus increase in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the United States and elsewhere, photographers around the world are capturing the impact on daily life. Fear of the spreading illness has led to a run on sales of face…

South Korea reports first coronavirus case

Seoul South Korea on Monday confirmed the first case linked with the newly discovered virus in China, according to local media. This has raised concerns that the coronavirus which causes pneumonia-like symptoms is set to spread across…

Asian stocks rise ahead of US-China trade pact

BEIJING Asian stock markets rose Monday ahead of the signing of a U.S.-Chinese trade pact as investors shrugged off weaker-than-expected American jobs data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea advanced. Japanese markets were…

meet as North Korean threat looms

CHENGDU, China Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea were meeting Tuesday against the backdrop of renewed threats from North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The trilateral meeting in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu…