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20 Jul
The Quad Leaders' meeting came at the end of Joe Biden's first trip to Asia as President. The rivalry with China still defines US policy in the region and Biden made it a point to visit two of the US's oldest security allies in the region, Japan and South Korea.
6 Jul
President Yoon Suk-yeol is going all in on nuclear power, both at home and abroad, marking a shift from his predecessor's undecided approach.
13 Jun
The industry association representing 32 petrochemical companies in South Korea said the average daily ex-factory shipments of their member companies had plunged by 90% due to the strike, now in its seventh day. The 22,000-strong union is protesting against soaring fuel prices and demanding minimum pay guarantees.
8 Jun
South Korea and the US are sending a signal to North Korea, which had fired eight short-range missiles a day prior.
1 Jun
After charming the Cannes jury with "Shoplifters" in 2018, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to the Croisette with "Broker", an elegant reflection on family, fate and life-changing decisions that's set in South Korea. Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us about the tender tone of this latest film, which starts with the search for an adoptive family for a newborn baby.
15 May
At his inauguration ceremony, President Yoon Suk-yeol has proposed an "audacious" economic plan to aid North Korea, if it gives up its nuclear program.
24 Mar
Earlier this month, South Korea held one of its most closely contested presidential elections in recent history. Conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol weaponised a sexist blacklash against feminism and won the race by just over 263,000 votes. Despite the slim margin, South Korean feminists fear the consequences for women will be severe, especially for a country that already has the largest gender pay gap among developed nations. Journalist and author Hawon Jung joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
10 Mar
South Koreans went to the polls on Wednesday March 9 to elect a new president. Perhaps unsurprisingly for one of the most connected countries in the world, candidates for the top job used technology in a bid to connect with as many voters as possible, especially younger ones. Our correspondents report on the digital tools that have shaped the election campaign, from AI-generated clones of candidates to metaverse virtual reality platforms.
8 Mar
South Korea's presidential candidates formally began campaigning on Tuesday. It's set to be the tightest race in 20 years between the two main parties. The two leading candidates have been dogged by scandals and are plagued with high disapproval ratings.
25 Feb
South Korea's prime minister has asked people to not "panic" as the country sees a record high in daily COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, Hong Kong will test its entire population in March. DW has the latest.
1 Jan
Park Geun-hye was due to serve 24 years for corruption and abuse of power following her impeachment in 2017. The current president said her pardon was in the interest of "national harmony."
24 Dec 2021
South Korea Justice Ministry seeks to "heal social conflicts" ahead of the March 2022 elections. The two main candidates are neck-and-neck in the polls.

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