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South Korea: Republic in East Asia
South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

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United States 'very actively' asking North Korea to return to talks - South Korea

The United States is "very actively" trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea's national security adviser said on Sunday, as a year-end North Korean deadline for U.S...
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North Korean defectors decry South's expulsion of two fishermen

South Korea's expulsion of two North Korean fishermen set a bad precedent that has spread fears in the North Korean defector community and could lend legitimacy to its widely criticized judicial..
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Videos for South Korea


China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory [Video]China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory

Thousands of esports fans gathered in Paris to watch two teams go head-to-head at the "League of Legends" world championship tournament final.

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Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world [Video]Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world

A team of five young European men will seek on Sunday (November 10) to overthrow Asia's supremacy at the "League of Legends", a world-known online video game whose sky-rocketing success has drawn..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

South Korea holds funerals for the living [Video]South Korea holds funerals for the living

More than 25,000 people have attended mass funerals for the living in South Korea. Their aim? To help appreciate their lives, by simulating their deaths. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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Korean Air creates K-pop style safety video with boyband SuperM [Video]Korean Air creates K-pop style safety video with boyband SuperM

South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air unveiled a safety video starring K-pop supergroup SuperM and singer BoA, which has been playing on their planes from Monday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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MTV EMAs celebrate women in music, Liam Gallagher wins rock icon [Video]MTV EMAs celebrate women in music, Liam Gallagher wins rock icon

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher took home the first ever MTV Rock Icon award at Sunday's MTV Europe Music Awards, where the big winners of the night were Taylor Swift, newcomer Billie Eilish and South..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers' [Video]North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers'

North Korea confirmed that Thursday's missile launch used "super-large multiple rocket launchers," a new weapon that first debuted in August. The test sparked a fiery response from a U.S. lawmaker, who..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains [Video]Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains

A Nepalese mountain climber and former British soldier has smashed the world record for climbing the world's highest 14 mountains in just over six months, beating the previous best of nearly eight..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Vlatko Andonovski To Take Jill Ellis Spot As Head Coach Of USWNT [Video]Vlatko Andonovski To Take Jill Ellis Spot As Head Coach Of USWNT

Former head coach Jill Ellis led the United States Women’s National Team in two World Cup victories. Now the coach is stepping down after finishing their “Victory Tour” in a 1-1 draw with South..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution [Video]South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution

Government points to longer-term solutions, such as increasing number of electric and hydrogen cars to a third of all vehicles in the next 10 years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Uniqlo ad sparks protests and parody in S. Korea [Video]Uniqlo ad sparks protests and parody in S. Korea

A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers, reopening deep wounds..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

'It was like war': S.Koreans describe aggressive match against North Korea [Video]'It was like war': S.Koreans describe aggressive match against North Korea

Returning South Korea players and management say World Cup qualifier against North Korea was tougher than expected

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Tate stages retrospective of South Korean video artist Nam June Paik [Video]Tate stages retrospective of South Korean video artist Nam June Paik

London's Tate Modern is staging what's thought to be the first retrospective on South Korean-born artist Nam June Paik. Paik - who died in 2006 - is credited with inventing video art, collaborated..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Singer's death exposes the dark side of K-pop [Video]Singer's death exposes the dark side of K-pop

South Korean music star Sulli was suffering from severe depression before her suspected suicide. Her passing puts a focus on cyber bullying, which Sulli had been a vocal critic of. Francis Maguire..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan [Video]Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan

South Korean carmaker Hyundai said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Seoul showcases new weapons to world [Video]Seoul showcases new weapons to world

South Korea shows off its military might at one of the biggest defence industry trade shows in the region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team [Video]Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Tearfuil Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

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North Korea says test was submarine missile [Video]North Korea says test was submarine missile

North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile from the sea, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

5G network in South Korea in DMZ border with North [Video]5G network in South Korea in DMZ border with North

South Korean village in Demilitarised Zone gets 5G network, perhaps sending hint of denuclearisation perks to North.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Children around the word join climate strike [Video]Children around the word join climate strike

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg spearheaded a climate change strike on Friday in Montreal where U.N. aviation leaders are gathering to debate plane emission targets, as protesters around the world join..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit [Video]Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would want to know what would result from a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un before agreeing to hold it. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

South Korea on high alert after swine fever found [Video]South Korea on high alert after swine fever found

South Korea's farms are on high alert after the first case of swine fever was found there. Now officials hope to avoid the fate of China, where hundreds of millions of hogs could be lost. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

South Korea opposition leader shaves head in protest [Video]South Korea opposition leader shaves head in protest

The leader of the Liberty Party, South Korea's main opposition party, Hwang Kyo-ahn shaved his head in Seoul to show dissent over South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Justice Minister Cho Kuk.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

South Korea expels two North Koreans suspected of killing 16 fishermen

South Korea expelled on Thursday two North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 colleagues before crossing the border into the South last week, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.
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Moon-Abe meeting 'encouraging' for Seoul-Tokyo ties: senior U.S diplomat

The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions that could undercut three-way..
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Top U.S. diplomat says Moon-Abe meeting is 'encouraging sign' for relations

The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security..
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Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons

A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living.
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North Korea criticizes 'hostile policy' as U.S. diplomat visits South Korea

A U.S. report calling North Korea a sponsor of terrorism shows a "hostile policy" that prevents progress in denuclearisation talks, the isolated nation said on Tuesday, as a senior U.S. diplomat was..
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North Korean hackers targeted Tamil Nadu Nuclear plant, top nuclear scientists: South Korean intel group


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North Korea, U.S. could resume talks in mid-November: South Korean MP

North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by the North, a member of South Korea's..
Reuters - Published

Moon, Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday suggested high-level talks to resolve a deepening political and trade row with Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Moon's..
Reuters - Published

Bangkok: PM Modi to attend RCEP Summit today

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among 10 ASEAN countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam and their six FTA..
IndiaTimes - Published

South Korean divers find crashed Airbus chopper, seven people missing

Divers from South Korean rescue services on Friday located an Airbus chopper which fell into the sea with seven people on board off the disputed islets of Dokdo late on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

South Korea seeks tougher penalties against child porn after dark web site bust

South Korea is moving to clarify its definition of child pornography and increase sentences for people convicted of owning such imagery following a global investigation into a South Korea-based dark..
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No sign of survivors from crashed South Korean Airbus chopper with seven on board

South Korean rescue services have found no sign of seven people missing after an Airbus helicopter crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo late on Thursday, officials said.
Reuters - Published

North Korea says it conducted successful test of multiple rocket launchers

North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of super-large multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success, but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South..
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South Korea searches for survivors of helicopter crash off disputed islands

Rescue services were searching for seven missing passengers of a South Korean fire department helicopter that crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo on late Thursday, officials said on..
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North Korea launches two suspected missiles after warnings to Washington

North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in..
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U.S. monitoring reports of North Korean missile launch: State Department

The U.S. State Department is monitoring reports of a North Korean missile launch after Japan and South Korea said the reclusive country had fired two projectiles on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea projectiles were short-range, South Korean military says

The two projectiles fired by North Korea on Thursday were "short range", South Korea's military said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

North Korea launches two possible 'ballistic missiles' into sea, Japan says

North Korea fired two projectiles, which Japanese authorities said appeared to be ballistic missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to the Japanese coast..
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North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South Korea military

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile towards the sea to its east on Thursday afternoon, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said.
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim sends condolences over deceased mother of South Korea's Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said on Thursday, despite Pyongyang's aloofness and frosty..
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North Korea rejects offer for talks over tourism site: South Korean ministry

North Korea has rejected a South Korean offer to hold talks about the future of joint tourism facilities that leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered dismantled, the South's Unification Ministry said on..
Reuters - Published

Japan, South Korea reject report of WWII forced labor economic plan

Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a joint economic program that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in..
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Japan, South Korea to study fund to ease wartime forced labor issue: Kyodo

The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries which aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in..
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South Korea proposes talks with North to discuss Mt Kumgang resort

South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the North's Mt Kumgang resort, once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas, which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties,..
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North Korea tells South Korea it wants 'shabby' Mt Kumgang resort rebuilt

North Korea has notified Seoul that it wants to discuss the rebuilding of facilities constructed by South Korea at the North's Mount Kumgang resort, an important symbol of cooperation between the..
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Judge asks Samsung heir to be humble at bribery trial

A South Korean judge overseeing Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee's bribery trial told him on Friday to "humbly accept" whatever the outcome of the trial, which could result in a tougher sentence for the..
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North Korea notifies South Korea about removal of Mount Kumgang facilities: Yonhap

North Korea has sent a notice to South Korea to discuss the removal of facilities built by South Korea at the North's Mount Kumgang resort, Yonhap news agency said on Friday.
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Samsung heir appears at court for his bribery trial

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee appeared at a Seoul courtroom on Friday for the start of a bribery trial that could result in a tougher sentence after South Korea's top court ordered a review of his..
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Japan trade minister resigns amid melon donations scandal

Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara resigned on Friday, following accusations of election law violations just a month after taking up the key post charged with handling a trade dispute with..
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Japan's Abe renews call on South Korea to keep promises to mend ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues, seeking to rebuild relations amid a..
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South Korean retailer drops flavored liquid e-cigarettes

South Korea's top convenience store chain suspended the sale of flavored liquid e-cigarettes made by U.S. company Juul Labs on Thursday, a day after the government warned the public to stop using such..
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South Korea to start Samsung heir Lee's bribery trial on Friday

A bribery trial involving the heir of South Korea's Samsung Group will start on Friday after the country's top court ruled earlier this year that the case should be reviewed by a lower court, raising..
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Abe says South Korean court ruling last year overturned Japan relations: official

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Thursday that a South Korean court ruling last year "fundamentally overturns the basis of Japan-South Korean..
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South Korea's top convenience store chain stops selling flavored liquid e-cigarettes

South Korea's top convenience store chain GS25 has stopped selling flavored liquid e-cigarettes, the parent company GS Retail said on Thursday.
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Japan, South Korea leaders say ties should not be left in difficult state: South Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon shared the view that the neighbours' relations should not be left in their current difficult state, South Korea's foreign..
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Japan's Abe, South Korean Prime Minister Lee meet amid bitter row over history, trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon began talks on Thursday with a handshake but no smiles amid a bitter feud over history and trade that has dragged..
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Wife of South Korea's former justice minister arrested in corruption scandal

South Korean authorities arrested the wife of a former justice minister on Thursday who was at the center of a graft scandal and was a close political confidant of President Moon Jae-in after a court..
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North Korea's Kim vows to clear 'shabby' South Korea relics from Kumgang resort

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korea's "backward" and "shabby" facilities at the North's Mt Kumgang resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, in..
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South Korea warns of 'serious risk' from vaping, considers sales ban

South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major..
Reuters - Published

Kim Jong Un: South Korean facilities in Mt. Kumgang resort must be removed - KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Mount Kumgang tourist resort must be removed by agreement with South Korean authorities, and rebuilt in a modern way by North Korean..
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South Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone, the latest in a series of such incidents.
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Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as South Korea-Japan dispute flares

A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking..
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North Korea says U.S., South Korea must present new solutions for conflict

The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies..
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