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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area.

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Underwater Santa puts on a show at Seoul aquarium [Video]

Underwater Santa puts on a show at Seoul aquarium

An acquatic Santa swims with the fish at an aquarium in South Korean capital Seoul. Visitors can watch the festive diver feed fish and perform bubble tricks with air.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Spicy delights shared at South Korea's annual kimchi making festival [Video]

Spicy delights shared at South Korea's annual kimchi making festival

More than 150 people joined Buddhist monks to prepare the traditional dish to give to South Korean families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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South Koreans pitch in to make fiery kimchi food dish at mass event [Video]

South Koreans pitch in to make fiery kimchi food dish at mass event

In Seoul, Buddhist monks joined about 150 others to prepare kimchi, a hot national dish made with chili and salted cabbage.

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Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90 [Video]

Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

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Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan, the 'Butcher of Gwangju' dies at 90 [Video]

Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan, the 'Butcher of Gwangju' dies at 90

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South Korea's pavilion at Expo 2020 hosts traditional contests popularized by Netflix's "Squid Game" [Video]

South Korea's pavilion at Expo 2020 hosts traditional contests popularized by Netflix's "Squid Game"

South Korea's pavilion at Dubai's Expo 2020 is hosting the traditional children's games popularized by the Netflix most viewed series "Squid Game" – but without the deadly consequences

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Squid Game-themed climate protest staged outside COP26 venue in Glasgow [Video]

Squid Game-themed climate protest staged outside COP26 venue in Glasgow

Activists and protesters call on world leaders to "stop playing climate games" and to fulfil their climate pledges at a protest inspired by "Squid Game", the South Korean dystopian show that became a..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Meet the woman changing the face of South Korea's TV dramas [Video]

Meet the woman changing the face of South Korea's TV dramas

Kim Eun-hee is the scriptwriter behind Netflix’s hit zombie series ‘Kingdom,’ and she is helping to bring Korean thrillers into the mainstream.

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North Korea test fires ballistic missile into the sea, says South Korea | Oneindia News [Video]

North Korea test fires ballistic missile into the sea, says South Korea | Oneindia News

North Korea test fired a ballistic missile into the sea, according to the South Korean military. In recent weeks North Korea tested a long range cruise missile, sparking global concern. #NorthKorea..

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North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile off eastern coast [Video]

North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile off eastern coast

North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile from its eastern coast, according to South Korean and Japanese officials. CNN’s Paula Hancocks has more.

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North Korea is slamming 'Squid Game.' Here's why [Video]

North Korea is slamming 'Squid Game.' Here's why

North Korea is criticizing Netflix’s worldwide hit show “Squid Game,” slamming it for highlighting the negative aspects of South Korean culture, including consumerism and inequality. CNN’s..

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South Korea skating rocked by abuse accusations (January, 2019) [Video]

South Korea skating rocked by abuse accusations (January, 2019)

South Korea has dominated the Olympic sport of short track speed skating for decades, but there is a dark side to that success. A KSOC report earlier this week detailed 124 assault cases in the last..

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Hunt: UK had three lockdowns due to Test and Trace delay [Video]

Hunt: UK had three lockdowns due to Test and Trace delay

Health and Social Care Committee chair Jeremy Hunt says the UK suffered three lockdowns throughout the Covid pandemic due to the delay in setting up the Test and Trace system. He adds the country..

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Squid Game TV Series on Netflix | World's deadliest Game to Play | OneIndia News [Video]

Squid Game TV Series on Netflix | World's deadliest Game to Play | OneIndia News

The South Korean series Squid Game is on the way to becoming the most successful Netflix series of all time. In South Korea, Netflix is now being sued for generating so much online traffic. Netflix's..

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