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Moon urges more testing, tracing as new curbs imposed

December 08, 2020 5:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged the country's authorities to undertake more efforts in tracking and tracing coronavirus infections. This comes as tightened measures have failed to reduce daily infections. Yesterday, the country reported 615 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total to 38,161.

South Korea's Moon replaces ministers as sinking ratings put policy agenda at risk

December 04, 2020 5:18 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in reshuffled his cabinet on Friday (Dec 4) as his approval rating sank to a record low amid a backlash over housing policies, rising coronavirus cases and a scandal involving the justice ministry and top prosecutors.

Support for Moon hits record low amid prosecutor clash

December 04, 2020 5:00 AM

SEOUL • South Korean President Moon Jae-in's support rate hit a record low as turmoil over the fate of the country's top prosecutor rocked his government, in a worrisome sign as he enters the latter stages of his administration.

South Korea Moon Jae-in's support hits record low amid prosecutor fight

December 03, 2020 1:16 PM

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in's support rate hit a record low as turmoil over the fate of the country's top prosecutor rocked his government, in a worrisome sign as he enters the latter stages of his administration.

South Korea's Moon, Biden reaffirm commitment to alliance and peaceful peninsula

November 12, 2020 9:32 AM

Mr Moon also said he will work closely with the incoming US administration to tackle global challenges.

The other 2020 elections

Of course, the United States presidential election isn't the only major race on the world stage this year. Ian Bremmer takes a look at a number of highly important elections around the globe this year, including those in New Zealand, Israel and South Korea. One thing is clear - for most democratic political contests in 2020, no matter whose name is on the ballot, coronavirus is on voters' minds. Elections right now are as much a referendum on pandemic response as they are on the politicians running.

Watch the episode: What could go wrong in the US election? Rick Hasen on nightmare scenarios & challenges

Japan PM Suga tells South Korea's Moon both nations need to repair damaged relations

September 24, 2020 11:22 AM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday (Sept 24) he told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the two countries needed to repair their damaged relations, calling South Korea an important neighbour to counter the threat from North Korea.

History still clouds ties between Tokyo and Seoul

August 16, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered the olive branch of dialogue with Japan yesterday amid rapidly chilling relations, but an imminent breakthrough seems unlikely given that neither is willing to budge on positions they hold steadfast.

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