South Korea Rations Face Masks in Coronavirus Fight

SEOUL—Just before 1 p.m. on Friday, Son Jae-son marched to his local pharmacy, seeking a prized item in South Korea: his weekly ration of two face masks. South Korean health officials have urged all citizens, even healthy ones like Mr. Son, to wear filtered masks, causing…

North Korea Fires Projectiles – WSJ

SEOUL—North Korea launched three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, Seoul’s military said, in Pyongyang’s second weapons test in a week after a period of inactivity. South Korea’s military said the projectiles were fired from the Sondok area of the North’s South Hamgyong…

Coronavirus: South Korea sect leader to face probe over deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been growing growing public anger towards the Shincheonji Church of Jesus The leader of a religious sect in South Korea will be investigated over some of the country’s coronavirus deaths. The city government of the capital Seoul…

Italy, South Korea Work to Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks

South Korea reported a surge in coronavirus cases centered on a church where a thousand people have been exposed to the disease, as Italy worked to contain an outbreak in two clusters that by late Saturday had left about 50 people infected and two dead….

Kim Says North Korea Will Unveil a ‘New Strategic Weapon’

SEOUL—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the world will witness a “new strategic weapon” from the isolated regime in the near future as he sees little reason to stick with his country’s suspension of testing long-range missile technology. But Mr. Kim left vague whether…