A decades-old struggle for land by villagers in the "Punch Bowl" has become a symbol of the war’s unfinished business.
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In several provinces across South Korea, there are no ICU beds available to treat the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 patients. As of Monday, the government confirmed that there were only 42 beds available nationwide. In the Seoul metropolitan area, home to half of ...
A string of deaths among couriers this year has caused a national uproar, drawing attention to unevenly distributed worker protections.
South Korea’s daily number of new cases was once as low as two per day. That number soared to 682 on Thursday, with health officials warning it could reach record highs in coming days.
Families that have grown weary of eating commercial kimchi in big cities have started making pilgrimages to the countryside where they can learn how to prepare it on their own.
Sandra Nathan spent 1966 to 1968 in a South Korean town as a young Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English to high school girls. Fifty-two years later, Nathan, now back in the United States, received a care package from South Korea that nearly brought her ...
Alternative service is a seismic shift in a country that considers conscription crucial to its defense against North Korea, with which it is still technically at war.
The revelation could further aggravate North-South relations, which have been in a downward spiral for months.
Governments around the world have grappled with misinformation and outright lies about the coronavirus. In South Korea, that struggle has become uniquely personal.