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Despite the controversy over Park Won-soon's death, the Seoul City government organizes a 5-day funeral for him and sets up a memorial altar outside City Hall
She now faces a total of 22 years behind bars and she would be in her late 80s by the time her sentence is up
(UPDATED) He won 3 elections while promoting gender and social equality
A police complaint – allegedly involving sexual assault – was filed against Park Won-soon by a former Seoul City employee on Wednesday, July 8
Choi Jong-bum has been sentenced to jail for a year
At the time a record number of police officers for a single case were mobilized to try to find the killer, investigating some 21,000 individuals and comparing the fingerprints of around 20,000 more without success
The fighting ended with an armistice that was never replaced by a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula divided by the Demilitarized Zone and the two Koreas still technically at war
Seoul's foreign ministry says 5 of its nationals were seized along with a Ghanaian
South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee is the 5th candidate officially in the race to replace World Trade Organization Director-General Robert Azevedo
The North also begin removing loudspeakers from border areas, which they had started setting up just two days ago to broadcast anti-South propaganda
In the last month South Korea sees around 35 to 50 new coronavirus cases a day, mostly in the Seoul metropolitan area where half of the population lives
More than '3,000 balloons of various types capable of scattering leaflets deep inside South Korea, have been prepared,' says the Korean Central News Agency
'Enraged' North Koreans are now 'pushing forward with the preparations for launching a large-scale distribution' of 'leaflets of punishment' into the South, according to a KCNA report
South Korean president President Moon Jae-in accepts 'Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul's offer to resign'
The demolition of the liaison office in the Kaesong Industrial Zone, just across the border in Northern territory, comes after Pyongyang vehemently condemns Seoul over anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent by defectors into the North
(4th UPDATE) After an emergency meeting, Seoul's National Security Council says it would 'react strongly' if Pyongyang 'continues to take steps that aggravate the situation'
The Black Lives Matter banner is taken down on June 15, with CNN quoting an anonymous source saying the request to do so came from the office of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
South Korea is the target of a wave of angry statements recently from the North, which accused Seoul of allowing defectors to launch leaflets critical of leader Kim Jong-un into its territory
A North Korean official says Washington should 'hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first' if it wanted to avoid experiencing a 'hair-raiser' and ensure the 'easy holding' of November's presidential vote
Calls by the South to the North on their hotlines now go unanswered
The 60-year-old woman is believed to have taken her own life, police say
A South Korean government review of remdesivir research says it has proven 'clinically meaningful' in cutting patients' recovery times
The South Korean government is eyeing a 35.3-trillion-won ($29-billion) package, its 3rd in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The agency says that the person has left the company, and that they are taking ‘preventive measures’ to keep it from happening again
The Bank of Korea predicts the world's 12th biggest economy will shrink at least 2% in the April-June period
The new cases – mostly centered in the Seoul metropolitan area where half the South Korean population lives – prompts officials to strengthen social distancing rules that were eased on May 6
'Can we find tourism with eased social distancing? The brief answer is ‘yes’ but it’s going to be in domestic tourism and in a very limited way, very careful way,' says Korean tourism expert Wangoo Lee
The Bank of Korea sees a 0.2% economic contraction for 2020. It also says 'the employment situation has deteriorated.'
An outbreak at a warehouse of e-commerce firm Coupang in Bucheon, west of Seoul, has seen 69 cases, says the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials announce 40 new cases – taking its total to 11,265 – with most new infections from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area. This is the largest increase since 53 infections were announced on April 8.
But the United Nations Command's investigation is 'unable to definitively determine' whether the North's gunshots were fired 'intentionally or by mistake'
The K-League says the sex toy controversy 'damaged the integrity of the league'
Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, is being retried in the High Court on the bribery, abuse of power and spy agency charges
A top Korean football club comes under fire for using sex dolls to fill empty seats in the stadium
While final-year students are required to come to school every day, younger pupils will shift between online and offline classes to ensure school buildings are not overcrowded
Park Hyun-kyung rules the first high-level women's golf event as action returns in South Korea for the first time in months
Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young's sentence has been cut to 5 years, while Choi Jong-hoon, a former member of boyband FT Island will serve 2.5 years
The spike of new cases, driven by the cluster in venues in Seoul's Itaewon district forces authorities to delay this week's planned re-opening of schools
85 cases are so far linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at 5 clubs and bars in the Itaewon area
(UPDATED) Gyeonggi province – which surrounds Seoul – also orders more than 5,700 entertainment facilities to suspend operations for two weeks
Kim Jong-un sends Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China's 'success' in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic
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The decision about schools comes ahead of South Korea's expected loosening of social distancing rules on Wednesday, May 6
An unnamed official says Seoul had enough grounds to draw the conclusion
The rare exchange of gunfire comes following the reappearance a day earlier of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
(UPDATED) For a time South Korea had the world's second-largest outbreak before the spread was brought under control through widespread testing and a contact-tracing drive, along with widely observed social distancing
The blaze at the unfinished four-storey building in Icheon also injures 7, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports
Chun Doo-hwan remains divisive in the South and is accused of defaming late priest Cho Chul-hyun, who repeatedly testified helicopters had opened fire on civilians in Gwangju
The adviser says that Kim has been staying in Wonsan – a resort town in the country's east – since April 13, adding: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected'
Two countries try to restore boxing normalcy by holding live fight cards under controlled setups