‘We Couldn’t Do Anything’: Family Drowns in Seoul Basement During Floods

Hundreds of thousands of poor people live in semi-underground homes around the city. The death of a family of three showed ​how vulnerable they are to flooding.

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​South Korea’s New President Calls for Criminal Investigation of Past Government

Newly released photos of two North Korean men being deported under Moon Jae-in have revived accusations of a potential “crime against humanity.”

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In South Korea, Biden Moves to Shore Up Alliance

President Biden said he would consider expanding joint military exercises that were scaled back during the Trump administration.

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In South Korea, Joe Biden Seeks to Rebuild Economic Ties Across Asia

The president began his first Asian visit with a tour of a Samsung plant as he tries to address supply-chain woes and rebuild U.S. manufacturing.

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South Korea Inaugurates Yoon Suk-yeol as President

During his inaugural speech, Yoon Suk-yeol said his country would play a greater role in promoting freedom and human rights around the world.

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Millions of South Koreans Could Soon Get Younger (on Paper)

South Korea has three ways of calculating age, often adding a year or two to the international standard. The incoming president wants to change that.

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Was North Korea’s New ICBM Test Faked? Not Entirely.

South Korea says Kim Jong-un disguised an older missile as a new one to exaggerate his country’s weapons achievements when he badly needs political leverage.

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With U.S. Focus on Ukraine, North Korea Launches a Powerful New ICBM

It was the country’s first long-range ballistic missile test since 2017, and it raised the specter of intensified provocations and threats on the Korean Peninsula.

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Yoon Suk-yeol Wins South Korean Presidency

As a prosecutor, he went after former presidents. Now voter discontent has helped him take the presidency in the tightest race since 1987.

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