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South Korea declares 'war' on coronavirus as cases exceed 5,000

South Korea declares 'war' on coronavirus as cases exceed 5,000

South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared "war" against the coronavirus on Tuesday, as the country reported its biggest daily case increase to date, sending its total past 5,000 -- the largest in the world outside China.

South Korea closes churches as coronavirus tally passes 3,700

South Korea closes churches as coronavirus tally passes 3,700

Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday, with many holding online services instead, as authorities fought to rein in public gatherings as 586 new coronavirus infections took the tally to 3,736 cases.

Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North -S.Korea's Moon

Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North -S.Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearisation dialogue between the United States and North Korea

South Korean President Moon urges North Korea to resume dialogue

South Korean President Moon urges North Korea to resume dialogue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged neighbouring North Korea to engage in dialogue and show "its commitment to completely dismantling its nuclear weapons"

'All-or-nothing' US approach toward N.Korea won't work - Moon adviser

'All-or-nothing' US approach toward N.Korea won't work - Moon adviser

The United States should seek the gradual denuclearisation of North Korea because an "all-or-nothing" strategy will not help break an impasse in talks, a special adviser to South Korea's president said on Tuesday.

S.Korea says willing to cooperate with North Korea to help denuclearization

S.Korea says willing to cooperate with North Korea to help denuclearization

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told US President Donald Trump in a call on Tuesday that his country is willing to open economic engagement with North Korea as a "concession" if it will hasten Pyongyang's denuclearization, Moon's office said.

Top confidant of S.Korea's Moon jailed for faking "likes" to help Moon

Top confidant of S.Korea's Moon jailed for faking "likes" to help Moon

A top confidant of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in was jailed for two years on Wednesday under a computer crime law for posting fake "likes" on online posts favourable to Moon during his election campaign.

Qatar, Korea sign pacts to cooperate in agri, fisheries, smart tech sectors

Qatar, Korea sign pacts to cooperate in agri, fisheries, smart tech sectors

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding between the two countries at the Blue House, the presidential Palace in Seoul before on Monday.

Amir, Korean President discuss bilateral relations, cooperation

Amir, Korean President discuss bilateral relations, cooperation

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the President of South Korea Moon Jae-in held a session of official talks on Monday morning at the presidential palace (the Blue House) in the capital Seoul.

S.Korea's Moon replaces top aide amid falling ratings, scandal

S.Korea's Moon replaces top aide amid falling ratings, scandal

South Korean President Moon Jae-in replaced his chief of staff, who played a key role in improving ties with North Korea, with a longtime confidant on Tuesday as part of a shake-up aimed at raising approval ratings amid economic woes and a spy scandal.

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

The North Korean leader on Wednesday agreed to shutter the Tongchang-ri missile-testing site in the presence of international observers.

N. Korea to allow inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks

N. Korea to allow inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in said they agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".