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Moon Jae-in

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Moon Jae-in: President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in is a South Korean politician and human rights lawyer serving as President of South Korea since 2017. Prior to this, he served as chief of staff to then-president Roh Moo-hyun (2007–2008), leader of the Democratic Party of Korea (2015–2016) and a member of the 19th National Assembly (2012–2016).

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South Korea scrambles to contain new coronavirus outbreak [Video]

South Korea scrambles to contain new coronavirus outbreak

South Korean officials scrambled on Monday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak that is threatening to spread throughout the densely populated capital city of Seoul, leading the country to reconsider..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published
Moon Jae-in tells South Koreans not to lower guard in virus fight [Video]

Moon Jae-in tells South Koreans not to lower guard in virus fight

South Korea's president says there is no reason to panic after a new coronavirus outbreak in Seoul linked to nightclubs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
New coronavirus cases fall to single digits in South Korea [Video]

New coronavirus cases fall to single digits in South Korea

South Korea has extended its social distancing policies for another 16 days, but offered some relief to churches and sporting fixtures, as it reported just eight new coronavirus cases - the lowest..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published
South Korea kicks off voting in masks and gloves [Video]

South Korea kicks off voting in masks and gloves

With plastic gloves and hand sanitizer for everyone, South Korea showed how the country is conducting parliamentary election in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published
South Korea allows absentee voting in election [Video]

South Korea allows absentee voting in election

About 4,000 patients now receiving treatment can cast their ballot by mail or as an early absentee at the upcoming parliamentary elections, South Korean officials said Thursday. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

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China willing to further cooperate with South Korea on coronavirus prevention and control

Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday that China is willing to further cooperate with South Korea on coronavirus prevention and control, state television..
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Trump discusses coronavirus pandemic with South Korea, Mexican leaders

President Donald Trump spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday and expressed appreciation for his country's help in procuring COVID-19 tests for the United States, the White House said.
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South Korea's coronavirus battle propels Moon's party to election win

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, results on Thursday showed, a landslide victory propelled by successes in the country's efforts to..
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South Korea election: Ruling party wins amid coronavirus outbreak

President Moon Jae-in's party won a decisive victory in an election held under tight virus controls.
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South Koreans brave coronavirus to vote, ruling party set for win

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party is projected to win a general election on Wednesday, exit polls showed, as mask-wearing voters cast their ballots under strict precautions against the..
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South Korea's ruling party is projected to win majority in parliamentary election: exit polls

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party is projected to win a majority in a parliamentary election held on Wednesday, according to exit polls jointly conducted by three major local TV..
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South Korea's coronavirus crackdown a boon for Moon ahead of polls

South Korea's fierce battle against the coronavirus has turned the pandemic into an unlikely boon for President Moon Jae-in and his ruling party as campaign season kicks off on Thursday ahead of..
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South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impact

South Korea will make emergency cash payments to all but the richest families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact of the coronavirus..
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South Korea to pay cash to families, bring in extra budget relief

South Korea will make an emergency cash payment to most families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak,..
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South Korea doubles rescue package to $80 billion amid coronavirus woes

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government will double a planned rescue package to contain mounting economic and financial fallout from the coronavirus to 100 trillion won ($80..
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South Korea pledges $39 billion emergency funding for coronavirus-hit small business

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday pledged 50 trillion won ($39 billion) in emergency financing for small businesses and other stimulus measures to prop up the country's coronavirus-hit..
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South Korea's Moon expresses 'growing confidence' in overcoming coronavirus outbreak

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he was increasingly confident the country would overcome the coronavirus as the rate of new infections continued to drop, although authorities noted..
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South Korea designates regions hit hardest by coronavirus as disaster zones

South Korea on Sunday reported 76 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, marking the first time in over three weeks that new cases have dropped to double-digits, as President Moon Jae-in declared the..
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North Korea's Kim sends 'get well soon' wishes for South's coronavirus battle

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter expressing hope for South Korea to overcome a coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in's office said on Thursday, as the South battles the biggest..
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In missive, North Korea's Kim hopes South Korea will overcome virus outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed the hope that neighboring South Korea will overcome a coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in's office said on Thursday.
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South Korean President Moon cancels planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey over coronavirus

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday canceled his planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey in mid-March, over coronavirus, according to the presidential Blue House.
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South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get going

South Korean health authorities aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge of new coronavirus cases as President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the situation was "very..
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South Korea may consider supplementary budget to head off virus impact

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday said the government should start reviewing whether a supplementary budget should be drawn up to head off the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Asia's..
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South Korea to raise disease alert level to highest as coronavirus cases climb

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that the government will raise the country's disease alert by one notch to the highest level in a bid to contain a surge in new cornavirus cases.
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Defectors from North Korea run in South's elections to battle flawed policies

Politics in South Korea is drawing high-profile North Korean defectors in numbers not seen before, aiming to remedy what they call failures by President Moon Jae-in's administration to protect refugees..
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South Korea's Moon flags steps for virus-hit economy, boosting rate cut expectations

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to cushion the economic impact from China's coronavrius outbreak, boosting expectations of further..
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South Korea's president calls for 'all possible measures' to help virus-hit economy

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to boost the economy as it comes under pressure from a coronavirus outbreak.
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South Korea's Moon urges calm amid protests over virus quarantine sites

President Moon Jae-in urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday, as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in..
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Inter-Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean..
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South Korean president takes heart from Trump's birthday wishes to North Korea's Kim

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in hailed U.S. President Donald Trump for sending birthday wishes to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as "a great idea" to improve chances of restarting..
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South Korea could pursue projects with North Korea despite sanctions: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean cooperation..
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North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
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South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in..
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South Korea-Japan summit sees hope for better relations

South Korea's Moon Jae-in and Japan's Shinzo Abe try to smooth a rough patch in bilateral relations.
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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-U.S. dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between..
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China, Japan, South Korea reaffirm commitment to dialogue over North Korea

China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday after a summit with South Korean President Moon..
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U.S., North Korea talks 'more important than anything', South Korea tells China

It is "more important than anything" to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on..
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China says supports South Korea's efforts to improve ties with North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday that China supports South Korea's efforts to improve ties with North Korea and inject new impetus into promoting peace..
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Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..
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South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang,..
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South Korea's Moon to visit China for trilateral with Japan amid North Korea tension

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States,..
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