Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea buck global lockdown trend

Asia Pacific Apr 8, 2020

Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea buck global lockdown trend

As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis. At first glance, Taiwan looks like an ideal candidate for the ...

Pain, solitude, fear: Survivors tell their stories of COVID-19

World Apr 7, 2020

Pain, solitude, fear: Survivors tell their stories of COVID-19

A sense of death stalking the hospital ward, fear of dying alone, tearful despair and disarray at home, solitude, anger and the desire to share, or change their life: Twelve people from different parts of the world who have survived COVID-19 share emotional and ...

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

Asia Pacific Apr 1, 2020

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

The U.S. and South Korea have tentatively reached a military cost-sharing agreement, the Yonhap news agency reported, potentially ending months of bickering over demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump for a massive increase. The announcement could come as early as Wednesday, the ...

South Korea to open schools online and reschedule college exam

Asia Pacific Mar 31, 2020

South Korea to open schools online and reschedule college exam

South Korea said on Tuesday it will open school classes online next week and reschedule its annual college entrance exams slated for November as concerns persist over the coronavirus and small outbreaks continue to emerge. The country has postponed the beginning of all schools' new ...

South Korea to impose coronavirus quarantine on all arrivals

Asia Pacific Mar 29, 2020

South Korea to impose coronavirus quarantine on all arrivals

Every person arriving in South Korea from overseas will soon be required to undergo two weeks of quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the country's prime minister said Sunday. South Korea confirmed 105 new coronavirus cases as of Saturday, bringing the country's ...

Business Mar 27, 2020

Korean Air head defeats challenge from 'nut rage' sister

The "nut rage" heiress who forced a plane to turn back over her macadamias failed Friday to wrest control of the family airline from her brother, in what analysts said illustrated the power of incumbents at South Korea's chaebols. Cho Hyun-ah, 45, whose family control ...