If North Koreans were placed under the kind of extreme lockdowns seen in China, the government would be unable to provide basic needs, health experts say.
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The South Korean president-elect’s decision to move both the presidential office and the Defense Ministry comes at a time when North Korea is rapidly escalating tension.
The government will shift to dedicating its monitoring efforts to high-risk patients who are staying at home, supplying them with at-home treatment kits.
South Korea banned the spreading of leaflets across the border last year. Park Sang Hak, an outspoken activist who defied the ban, was indicted this week.
The gender wars have infused the South Korean presidential race, largely seen as a contest for young voters.
The reactor project comes amid fears of an arms race in the Indo-Pacific region, driven by the conflict between China and the United States.
More than 58% of the 1,000 respondents called China "close to evil,” while only 4.5% said that it was "close to good.”
K-pop's growing influence has drawn the leader's ire. But even a dictator may have trouble holding back the tide.
A decades-old struggle for land by villagers in the "Punch Bowl" has become a symbol of the war’s unfinished business.
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 ...