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North Korea's Kim reappears after weeks of speculation
by Claire Lee - May 2, 2020 - 9:38am
North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill or...
South Korea reports surge in virus cases linked to hospital
by Claire Lee - February 22, 2020 - 5:10pm
South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with many new cases involving patients being treated in hospital for mental health issues.
All eyes on 'new way' in Kim Jong Un's New Year speech
by Claire Lee - December 30, 2019 - 2:33pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will give his set-piece New Year speech on Wednesday, an opportunity to flesh out the nuclear-armed nation’s threat to seek a "new way" forward after the expiration of its year-end...
Til death do I stay single: South Korea's #NoMarriage women
by Claire Lee - December 6, 2019 - 1:41pm
"I'm a straight woman who is no longer interested in having relationships with men."
Filipina is South Korea's model daughter-in-law
by Claire Lee - November 14, 2019 - 3:38pm
In a mountain village thousands of kilometers from her native Philippines, Emma Sumampong nurses her elderly mother-in-law, while also caring for her husband and children, working on the family farm, and holding...
Kim sends missile 'warning' to South Korea, US as tensions rise
by Claire Lee - August 7, 2019 - 8:33am
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un says the country's latest missile launches were a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games, state news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday, as tensions rise on the...
North Korea tested rocket launchers and 'tactical guided weapons'
by Claire Lee - May 5, 2019 - 9:43am
North Korea's state media said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un had overseen a rocket and tactical guided weapons test, after the drill Saturday had raised concerns Pyongyang was escalating provocations with US nuclear...
North Korea fires short-range 'projectiles' into sea — Seoul
by Claire Lee - May 4, 2019 - 12:27pm
North Korea launched unidentified projectiles into the sea Saturday, the South Korean military said, in what could be Pyongyang's first short-range missile launch for more than a year as it seeks to up pressure on...
Secrets and crimes: gay South Korean soldiers trapped in legal bind
by Claire Lee - April 19, 2019 - 11:14am
Productive and driven, he was a model army officer, but he had a secret: he was in a gay sexual relationship with a fellow soldier -- a crime under South Korea's military law.
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