Heavy rains trigger flooding along Seoul’s Han river | AFP

Heavy rains lashed South Korea at the weekend with flooding forcing road closures in parts of Seoul on Monday, and parkways along the Han River submerged. Authorities said Monday six people were dead, nine were missing and more than 1,500 temporarily evacuated from their homes after a deluge swept across the capital and surrounding provinces Sunday, causing flash flooding and landslides in some parts of the country. More rain is forecast in the coming days.

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China on UK Huawei ban: “The world is big, the United Kingdom is relatively small” | AFP

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying says China strongly opposes Britain’s ban on Huawei, adding “the world is big, the United Kingdom is relatively small”. She also says that media in Hong Kong should not be worried about reporting in the city, as long as they “follow laws and regulations when reporting” after the New York Times said it was moving its digital news hub from the city to South Korea as a result of a newly imposed security law.

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Public memorial to late mayor of Seoul opens | AFP

The public pays tribute to Park Won-soon, late mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korea’s next president and a former human rights lawyer, who took his own life a day after he was accused of sexual harassment. IMAGES

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Taiwan exhibition showcases 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests | AFP

An exhibition marking the first anniversary of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests is held at Taiwan Comic Base in Taipei. It features more than 100 artworks ranging from hand drawings, posters and multi-media projects from artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. The recent imposition of a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island.

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South Korea marks 70th anniversary of Korean War | AFP

South Korea on Thursday held a ceremony to mark 70 years since the start of the Korean War. The conflict broke out on 25 June, 1950 and ended three years later – with an armistice rather than a formal peace treaty – after the two sides and their allies fought to a standstill.

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North Korea Is Provoking South Korea, But the Real Enemy Is the U.S.

Escalating tensions between North and South Korea came to a head this week when North Korea blew up a joint liaison office and threatened to move troops into the demilitarized zone.

VICE News explores the significance of the symbolic move by North Korea and what it means for the future of diplomacy between the neighboring countries.

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border | AFP

South Korea releases surveillance footage that shows the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. The video shows smoke rising from a long-shuttered industrial zone, where the office was set up less than two years ago. Analysts say Pyongyang may be seeking to manufacture a crisis to increase pressure on Seoul while nuclear negotiations with Washington are at a standstill.

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North Korea blows up inter-Korea liaison office

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on Tuesday in a dramatic display of anger that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. (16 June)

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border | AFP

South Korea releases surveillance footage that shows the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. The video shows smoke rising from a long-shuttered industrial zone, where the office was set up less than two years ago. IMAGES

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N.Koreans protest S.Korean authorities and ‘defectors from the North’ | AFP

People in North Korea take to the streets in an organised march against South Korean authorities and “defectors from the North” on Monday. Large groups of young men and women parade down the street with fists raised as a car with loudspeakers follows. On Tuesday, state media reported that North Korea will cut military and political communication links to South Korea, after threats over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. +ATTN CLIENTS : ORDINARY NORTH KOREANS CONSISTENTLY VOICE UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND ITS POLICIES WHEN SPEAKING TO FOREIGN MEDIA+

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Students return to school in South Korea | AFP

Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students return to school as educational institutions begin reopening after the coronavirus lockdown. Strict hygiene measures are in place and temperatures are taken at school gates. Students lined up for temperature checks and were given sanitisers to wash their hands as they entered school premises while teachers greeted them with smiles and occasional elbow bumps.

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Lawyer Tactics That White House Press Can Learn From

President Trump’s coronavirus task force press briefings are known for his tense interactions with reporters. The president often responds to questions from the White House press corps with deflection and diversion. We asked Kent Zimmermann, a legal analyst and former attorney, to reveal courtroom tactics that lawyers would use in similar situations. One approach is treating the president as a so-called “hostile witness.” Once a witness is designated as hostile by a judge in a courtroom setting, the attorney is permitted to ask “leading questions,” which can steer a witness toward necessary answers.

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Facemasks, silence and social distancing as pro golf resumes in S. Korea | AFP

South Korea’s KLPGA Championship begins amidst the coronavirus pandemic on a closed course with no spectators present.

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday May 13th: NY investigates illness possibly linked to COVID-19; South Korea won’t reinstate distancing rules; Prominent attorney represents family of woman killed by Louisville police; Pompeo in Israel.

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South Korean nurse takes on COVID-19 | AFP

They are among the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic: Hong Yeon-hee, a 32 year old nurse in Daegu, South Korea, has spent months away from her four-year-old daughter while treating patients inside the country’s coronavirus epicentre.

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Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of second virus wave | AFP

South Korea’s capital has ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second coronavirus wave. The nation has been held up as a global model in how to curb the virus, but the order from the Seoul mayor on Saturday followed the new infection cluster in Itaewon, one of the city’s busiest nightlife districts.

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‘This gives you chills’: Californian paramedic on COVID-19 frontline | AFP

They are among the many heroes of the pandemic, working flat out to stave off the worst effects of the coronavirus. Seven frontline health workers around the world allowed AFPTV access to their workplaces and homes — from Brazil to Senegal to South Korea. They tell us about their lives, hopes and anxieties during the crisis, as they go about their life-saving jobs. In this video report we meet 61-year-old Yvonne Estrada who says she has never seen a crisis like this in her 25 years as a paramedic. “This gives you chills,” she says.

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Normal life back in South Korea as social distancing rules eased | AFP

South Korea returned largely to normal as workers went back to offices, and museums and libraries reopened under eased social distancing rules after new coronavirus cases dropped to a trickle. Daily lives return as culture facilities such as museums and galleries are reopened, and schools are planned to re-start steadily within the month of May. The government, however, still encourages distancing in daily life. Hence, whilst still taking precautions, people are now less reluctant to gather around outdoors and enjoy each other’s company.

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Crowds pack Seoul beach as new virus cases drop | AFP

Crowds throng a beach in Seoul during the ongoing long weekend with public holidays on April 30 (Buddha’s birthday) and May 5 (Children’s Day). South Korea appears to have turned a corner in its aggressive fight against the coronavirus but an air of caution remains among the public. “I feel cautious since we are still supposed to be social-distancing. So it is not easy to truly relax and enjoy the holiday,” says one man while trying to destress at the beach Saturday.

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Buddha’s birthday marked in South Korea with prayers for coronavirus victims | AFP

People light incense and pray under multi-coloured swinging lanterns to celebrate Buddha’s birthday at a Seoul temple, with many offering prayers for those affected by the coronavirus.

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