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Prime Minister makes special call for cooperation with efforts to contain coronavirus

Prime Minister makes special call for cooperation with efforts to contain coronavirus

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun made a special call on Saturday for South Korean citizens to cooperate with the government's efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, calling the latest infections a "grave situation."

South Korea strongly protests Japan's renewed claims to Dokdo

South Korea strongly protests Japan's renewed claims to Dokdo

South Korea lodged a strong protest Saturday against Japan's renewed claims to South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo. Seoul's foreign ministry called in Hirohisa Soma, a senior official at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, and expressed regret over Japan's annual event meant to publicize its territorial claim to Dokdo.

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Seoul to restrict international marriage visa for domestic violence offenders

Seoul to restrict international marriage visa for domestic violence offenders

The Ministry of Justice said Friday that it had revised a related law in order to prevent South Korean nationals with records of domestic violence or sex crimes to invite foreigners here for the purpose of marriage.

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Trump again complains about 'Parasite' winning best picture Oscar

Trump again complains about 'Parasite' winning best picture Oscar

U.S. President Donald Trump complained again Friday that this year's best picture Oscar went to the South Korean movie, "Parasite," saying he likes to see the United States get honored.

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US says much work remains for defense cost deal with South Korea

US says much work remains for defense cost deal with South Korea

Much work remains to narrow the gap in defense cost-sharing negotiations between South Korea and the United States, a State Department official said Friday, calling on Seoul to compromise.

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Military beefs up efforts to stop coronavirus spread into barracks

Military beefs up efforts to stop coronavirus spread into barracks

The Ministry of Defense is beefing up efforts to stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading further into barracks, after cases of infection were confirmed at the Army, Navy and Air Force. From Saturday, the ministry will restrict all enlistees from vacationing or staying outside their bases.

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