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News and updates about South Korea

North Korea threatens to redeploy troops to border

North Korea rejects South Korea’s offer to send special envoys, vows to redeploy troops to demilitarized border units.

North Korea threatens to redeploy troops to border

North Korea cuts communication with South Korea

North Korea announces it will cut military and political communication links to its neighbor South Korea.

North Korea cuts communication with South Korea

South Korean official: Kim is alive and well

South Korean official dismisses speculation about the health of North Korea's leader.

South Korean official: Kim is alive and well

North Korea fires three projectiles

South Korea's military says North Korea fired three unidentified projectiles, provides no further details.

North Korea fires three projectiles

Health Ministry official enters isolation upon return from Japan

Professor Grotto, who was in Japan to promote the return of Israelis from the Corona Ship, entered isolation upon his return.

Health Ministry official enters isolation upon return from Japan

Travel warning issued for South Korea and Japan

Foreign Ministry warns citizens to avoid traveling to South Korea, Japan amid Coronavirus outbreak.

Travel warning issued for South Korea and Japan

Coronavirus scare

South Korea outraged after Israel turns back tourists

South Korea files official complaint with Israel over its decision to refuse entry to 130 South Koreans who had already landed in Israel.

South Korea outraged after Israel turns back tourists

60 additional students ordered into quarantine

The students visited a site at the same time as the South Korean group whose members contracted coronavirus.

60 additional students ordered into quarantine

South Korean tourists visited the Cave of the Patriarchs

Footage from security cameras shows that the group entered the Jewish prayer area around 9:30 a.m. a week ago Thursday.

South Korean tourists visited the Cave of the Patriarchs

Israel turns away South Korean tourists at airport

COVID-19 Coronavirus death toll in China now at more than 2,200, over 400 cases in South Korea.

Israel turns away South Korean tourists at airport

Mysterious new virus hits South Korea

South Korea gets first case of new coronavirus which has infected at least 200 people worldwide.

Mysterious new virus hits South Korea

Another missile test?

North Korea fires two projectiles

South Korean military says North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles from South Pyongan province toward the east.

North Korea fires two projectiles

South Korean minister: Israel is an inspiration

South Korea’s Trade Minister: Through the Talmud you are portrayed as a nation blessed with original, creative and entrepreneurial thinking.

South Korean minister: Israel is an inspiration

Israel, South Korea announce free-trade deal

Economy Minister Eli Cohen touts "historic" deal. "The advantage of this agreement will go beyond our economic ties."

Israel, South Korea announce free-trade deal

Minister Eli Cohen:

Compensate Judea-Samaria manufacturers hurt by S Korea agreement

Economy Minister talks about agreement to prevent Judea and Samaria industrialists being hurt by trade agreement with South Korea.

Compensate Judea-Samaria manufacturers hurt by S Korea agreement

North Korea conducts another missile test

South Korea’s military says that North Korea fired two more projectiles into the sea.

North Korea conducts another missile test

'Govt. knowingly discriminating against Yesha residents'

Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne'eman condemns free trade agreement with South Korea which excludes 'settlements.'

'Govt. knowingly discriminating against Yesha residents'

Israel to exclude 'settlements' from S. Korea trade agreement

For first time ever, Israel agrees to exclude Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and Golan Heights from a free trade agreement.

Israel to exclude 'settlements' from S. Korea trade agreement

North Korean leader inspects test of new weapon

North Korea says it will not negotiate with South Korea until it stops its joint military drills with the US.

North Korean leader inspects test of new weapon

Kim: Latest missile test a warning for US and South Korea

North Korean says his country’s launch of tactical guided missiles was warning to the US and South Korea’s joint military drills.

Kim: Latest missile test a warning for US and South Korea

North Korea: Missile test meant to send message to the South

North Korea says two missiles it launched were intended to send a warning to South Korea.

North Korea: Missile test meant to send message to the South

South Korean dies after self-immolation at Japanese embassy

South Korean whose father was a victim of Japanese forced labor sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy.

South Korean dies after self-immolation at Japanese embassy

Rivlin becomes 'Honorary Citizen of Seoul'

President meets with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and is awarded the Honorary title on last day of visit to South Korea.

Rivlin becomes 'Honorary Citizen of Seoul'

An Israeli economic agreement without Judea and Samaria?

Netanyahu agrees to sign trade agreement with South Korea that will not apply to any area defined by international law as "occupied."

An Israeli economic agreement without Judea and Samaria?

Rivlin gives Talmudic tractate to South Korean president

Pres. Rivlin meets with South Korea's Pres. Moon Jae-in, signs memoranda of understanding in the fields of energy and education.

Rivlin gives Talmudic tractate to South Korean president

Trump, Moon, meet Kim in Demilitarized Zone

US, South Korean presidents hold historic meeting with North Korean leader at Korean border. Trump reportedly invites Kim to WH.

Trump, Moon, meet Kim in Demilitarized Zone

Salvage teams work to raise sunken boat to Danube surface

Four bodies of South Korean tourists recovered from boat that sank two weeks ago; Estimated dozens more bodies trapped in ship wreckage.

Salvage teams work to raise sunken boat to Danube surface

South Korea: North Korea fired unidentified projectile

Report comes less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and missiles.

South Korea: North Korea fired unidentified projectile

Talmud-inspired learning craze sweeps South Korea

'Jews are 0.2% of the world population, but 23% of Nobel Prize winners. We Koreans want to learn the Jews' secrets.'

Talmud-inspired learning craze sweeps South Korea

South Korean President: Trump 'likes' Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says US President will grant North Korean leader's wishes if he delivers on denuclearization.

South Korean President: Trump 'likes' Kim

Report: Kim willing to allow inspectors in main nuclear complex

South Korean official says North Korean leader is willing to allow inspectors into the country's main nuclear complex in Yongbyon.

Report: Kim willing to allow inspectors in main nuclear complex

South Korea to acquire radar systems from Israel

Seoul will acquire two radar systems from Elta to boost early warning system against North Korean threat.

South Korea to acquire radar systems from Israel

NBN helps South Korea prepare for reunification

Nefesh B’Nefesh hosts delegation from South Korean Ministry of Unification teach how Jews from all over the world are integrated into Israel

NBN helps South Korea prepare for reunification

UN chief welcomes North Korea-South Korea summit

Antonio Guterres welcomes outcome of the summit between leaders of North and South Korea, says it is time for action.

UN chief welcomes North Korea-South Korea summit

South Korea snubs Israel

Seoul surprises Israel with rejection of planned visit by President Rivlin to South Korea.

South Korea snubs Israel

US won't suspend military exercises with South Korea

US has 'no plans' to suspend additional military exercises with South Krea, US Defense Secretary Mattis says.

US won't suspend military exercises with South Korea

North Korea: US planning to 'unleash a war' against us

North Korean newspaper claims US is practicing infiltrating North Korea, slams US' 'double-dealing' attitudes.

North Korea: US planning to 'unleash a war' against us

North and South Korean officials to hold high-level negotiations

North and South Korean officials to meet ahead of possible summit in Pyongyang.

North and South Korean officials to hold high-level negotiations

Koreans like Talmud?

Israeli student surprised to discover South Koreans' affinity for Talmud, creating website to present Talmud to them in interactive format.

Koreans like Talmud?

U.S. and South Korea agree to suspend joint drill

United States and South Korea to suspend joint military exercise following Trump-Kim summit.

U.S. and South Korea agree to suspend joint drill

U.S. postpones joint military exercises with South Korea

U.S. military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with South Korea, says official.

U.S. postpones joint military exercises with South Korea

U.S., South Korea to pursue Trump-Kim talks

South Korean Foreign Minister and Pompeo hold phone call, agree to work toward creating conditions for talks with North Korea.

U.S., South Korea to pursue Trump-Kim talks

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit

North Korea says Trump-Kim meeting is at risk due to joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit

Korea: Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize

South Korean president hails historic dialogue with North Korea towards ending nuclear crisis, says President Trump should win Nobel Prize.

Korea: Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Kim and South Korean President hold historic meeting

North Korean leader holds historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Kim and South Korean President hold historic meeting

Why real Americans don't care for these Winter Olympics

Why real Americans don't care for these Winter Olympics

North Korean leader wants to continue reconciliation

Kim Jong Un praises South Korea as very impressive after his country's delegation returns from Winter Olympics.

North Korean leader wants to continue reconciliation

What it’s like to be Jewish in South Korea

Chabad emissaries in South Korea are preparing for the Winter Olympics, emphasize their country is safe, has no anti-Semitism.

What it’s like to be Jewish in South Korea

'Strike on North Korea may exacerbate nuclear proliferation'

Former US candidate for Ambassador to South Korea warns striking North Korea may cause more harm than good.

'Strike on North Korea may exacerbate nuclear proliferation'

North Korea calls for unification of the peninsula

North Korea urges all Koreans to work towards breakthrough for unification without the help of other countries.

North Korea calls for unification of the peninsula

North Korean soldier found to have anthrax antibodies

New reports say North Korean soldier was either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax, raising concerns of biological weapons program.

North Korean soldier found to have anthrax antibodies

South Korea: North's newest missile can fly over 8,080 miles

South Korea says North launched a new Hwasong-15 ICBM which can fly over 13,000 km.

South Korea: North's newest missile can fly over 8,080 miles

North Korea fortifies border after soldier defects

South Korean Defense Minister says North Korea violated ceasefire agreement by firing at defecting soldier.

North Korea fortifies border after soldier defects

U.S. and South Korea to hold joint drill

Fir forces of the United States and South Korea to hold regular joint drill in early December, deploy F-22 Raptor stealth fighters.

U.S. and South Korea to hold joint drill

South Korean bests Iranian in race for UNESCO Board

South Korea’s ambassador to UNESCO elected chairman of the Executive Board, defeating Iranian Ambassador.

South Korean bests Iranian in race for UNESCO Board

South Korea: Trump can't attack North Korea without our consent

Senior South Korean official says Trump should “under no circumstances” take military action against North Korea without Seoul's consent.

South Korea: Trump can't attack North Korea without our consent

Trump to North Korea: Don't try us

Trump issues a stark warning to North Korea, says his regime is very different than ones in the past.

Trump to North Korea: Don't try us

Trump cancels visit to Korea demilitarized zone

Trump scraps surprise visit to the demilitarized zone separating North Korea and South Korea due to bad weather.

Trump cancels visit to Korea demilitarized zone

U.S., South Korea begin joint Navy drills

South Korea and the United States begin week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula.

U.S., South Korea begin joint Navy drills

U.S. military flies bombers over Korean peninsula

U.S. military flies two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in joint drill with South Korea and Japan.

U.S. military flies bombers over Korean peninsula