South Korea

Russia lifts restrictions on flights to three countries

The Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center is lifting restrictions imposed on regular and charter air travel from Russia to the Dominican Republic, the Czech Republic and South Korea on August 27, the crisis center said in a statement on …

Kim Yo Jong pours cold water on hopes for re-engagement with US

Pyongyang and Washington have shown different interpretations of Kim Jong Un’s latest remarks about possible talks with the Biden administration. Since Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, urged his country to be prepared for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the new U.S. administration

Biden's North Korea strategy kept in secret for now

The Biden administration contacted North Korea last week to explain the results of its review of U.S. North Korea policy, according to local news reports. After Joe Biden took office in January, the U.S. began a review of its North Korea policy, but Pyongyang ignored suggestions to return to the negotiating table

Iran releases detained South Korean tanker

Iran has freed South Korea’s Hankuk Chemi tanker and its crew after the vessel was stopped in January in the Persian Gulf, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday, citing the South Korean Foreign Ministry. According to the agency, the …

South Korea agrees to partially unfreeze Iran's assets

After weeks of intense negotiations, Iran and South Korea reached an agreement Monday to unfreeze $1 billion of Iranian assets in Korean banks. Governor of Iran’s Central Bank Abdolnasser Hemmat met in Tehran with South Korean …

Why South Korea still hasn’t vaccinated anyone

South Korea has earned international plaudits as a model for its success in COVID-19 mitigation. Employing systematic approaches for testing, contact tracing, segregation, and quarantine, South Korea has, throughout the pandemic, managed to …