South Korea

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Infectious nightclubs: Covid outbreaks serve as risk alert
Nightclubs across the world have been linked to outbreaks, leading some countries to open up to vaccinated clubbers only

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

20, Jul, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Young North Koreans told to shun slang and ‘cultural penetration’ from South
Editorial in official newspaper calls on youth to follow ‘traditional lifestyles’ and stick to ‘superior’ language

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

19, Jul, 2021 @3:49 AM

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Was John Travolta a waacker? The martial arts disco dance craze that gripped the world
Born in the gay clubs of LA, waacking was popularised by the TV show Soul Train and picked up by John Travolta and Donna Summer. Now it’s an LGBTQ+ hit across Asia

Emma Russell

13, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Global Covid: woman dies in Sydney’s Delta outbreak, 745 new cases in Germany
Australia’s biggest city remains in lockdown while South Korea records 1,324 more infections

Staff and agencies

11, Jul, 2021 @5:23 AM

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South Korea records highest Covid case numbers as wave of infections sweeps Asia Pacific
Delta variant is responsible for a growing wave of new cases in the region, which had previously managed the pandemic with some success

Helen Sullivan and agencies

08, Jul, 2021 @4:02 AM

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Asia Pacific sees sharp rise in Covid infections as Delta strain threatens new wave
From South Korea to Australia, authorities are struggling to contain the highly transmissible coronavirus strain that has caused a surge in UK, Europe and US

Guardian staff and agencies

07, Jul, 2021 @4:22 AM

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The Man Standing Next review – a thrilling scramble for political power in 70s South Korea
Based on a real 1979 military coup, this year’s Oscars submission from South Korea captivates with alliances, betrayals – and a climax worth waiting for

Leslie Felperin

23, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Online sex crimes crisis in South Korea affecting all women, report finds
Human Rights Watch found sex crime prosecutions involving illegal filming rose 11-fold between 2008 and 2017

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, Jun, 2021 @5:03 AM

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South Korea says consensual sex act between male soldiers ‘bordered on rape’
Activists decry discrimination as court finds men guilty of indecency and hands down a six-month suspended sentence

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

15, Jun, 2021 @9:03 AM

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South Korea-Japan ties sour amid fresh military drills near disputed islands
Meeting of leaders at G7 reportedly cancelled over Seoul’s decision to stage exercises around Dokdo islands, which are also claimed by Tokyo

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Jun, 2021 @5:43 AM

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South Korea’s balancing act will test Biden’s plan to get tough with China
Analysis: Seoul’s navigation of geopolitical landscape in east Asia hints at limits of united front with US

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

19, May, 2021 @11:44 PM

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The Swordsman review – thrilling fight scenes in spectacular Korean action drama
An intricate tapestry of 17th-century political intrigue and family feuding is bolstered by fabulous costumes as Chinese invaders are dealt with

Leslie Felperin

12, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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