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North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2-million mark

North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared two million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population

A day after admitting COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea says nearly 190,000 people in quarantine

Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread "explosively" across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after acknowledging a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic.

North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns

North Korea said it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. A website run by the North's sports ministry said the decision was made during a national Olympic Committee meeting on March 25.

Shares for company behind South Korea's hit band BTS soar on Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Big Hit Entertainment's shares nearly doubled after their initial public offering netted more than $800 million US — an expected strong start given BTS' huge fan base.

Korean speed skater, 2-time Olympic gold medallist, banned 1 year for alleged assault

South Korea's skating body has decided to ban two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon for a year over allegations that he assaulted two teammates during several international competitions.

South Korea hopes to boost slow ticket sales for Pyeongchang

With five months to go before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open, the Games are barely an afterthought for most South Koreans, with slow local ticket sales amid the biggest political scandal in years and a torrent of North Korean weapons tests.

Yuna Kim reveals Olympic torch in countdown to 2018 Games

The one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began Thursday with Yuna Kim revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations.

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