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Quarter of S.Koreans get at least one vaccine dose ahead of schedule

4:20am EDT

SEOUL South Korea has inoculated 25% of its population with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine two weeks ahead of schedule, authorities said on Wednesday, putting the country on track to meet a target of 70% by September.

Proposed changes to S.Korea citizenship law face anti-China headwinds

12:29am EDT

SEOUL South Korea is trying to increase its future working population by making it easier for children of foreign residents to become citizens, but its plans have run into trouble in the face of rising anti-China sentiment.

S.Korea eases COVID-19 restrictions on concerts, sports games

Jun 14 2021

SEOUL South Korea began easing restrictions on large concerts and sports events on Monday after announcing last week it would loosen a series of coronavirus curbs as the country pushes ahead with its vaccination drive.

Celltrion says trial shows antibody COVID-19 treatment to be safe and effective

Jun 13 2021

SEOUL South Korean drugmaker Celltrion Inc on Monday announced positive results for its experimental antibody COVID-19 treatment that it said was safe and reduced the treatment period by nearly five days in Phase 3 global clinical trials.

S.Korea's vaccination drive picks up speed, little slow down in new infections

Jun 08 2021

SEOUL South Korea injected 857,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday, setting a daily record in its inoculation drive that took its vaccination rate to 16.4% for a first dose, data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) showed.

S.Korean air force chief resigns over death, sexual abuse of sergeant

Jun 04 2021

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea's air force chief resigned on Friday, apologising and taking responsibility for the death of a member of the force who took her own life, according to her family, after being sexually harassed by a colleague.

S.Korea appeals to IOC over disputed islands on Japan Olympics map

Jun 02 2021

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) -South Korea asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pressure Japan to remove a reference to South Korea-controlled islands as Japanese territory on the Tokyo Games website, an official with Seoul's Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.

South Korea says J&J's COVID-19 shots fully taken up

Jun 01 2021

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea closed its first phase of reservations for Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday as military personnel signed up for all 800,000 shots on offer, the government said.

N.Korea's ruling party sets up new post under leader Kim -Yonhap

Jun 01 2021

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea's ruling party has amended its rules to create a de facto second-in-command under leader Kim Jong Un as he looks to revamp domestic politics, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

South Korea expands vaccination with J&J's COVID-19 shot offered by U.S.

Jun 01 2021

SEOUL, June 1 South Korean military personnel rushed to sign up for Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, as the country expanded its vaccination campaign and eased restrictions on inoculated people in a bid to encourage immunization.

World News

Putin sees 'a lot of issues' at first summit with Biden

GENEVA (Reuters) -With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday for their first summit since Biden took office.