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For first time since 2010, South Korea defense report doesn’t refer to North Korea as 'enemy'  USA TODAY

It's the first time since 2010, the same year 50 South Koreans were killed in attacks blamed on the North, that the enemy label hasn't been applied, and a further ...

North American Car of the Year is... from South Korea  NBCNews.com

Two South Korean carmakers overwhelmed the competition as they snapped up trophies in the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards ...

South Korea fines Toyota for misleading ads  Nikkei Asian Review

SEOUL -- South Korean authorities said Tuesday that they have slapped Toyota Motor with an 817 million won ($728000) fine for deceptively advertising.

Nikkei Asian Review
South Korea skating rocked by abuse accusations  CNN

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 ...

South Korea replace fake gold medals for 1960 Asian Cup winners  BBC Sport

South Korea's Football Association gives gold medals to the children of four dead players who received fakes after their 1960 Asian Cup win.

BBC Sport
South Korea's 2 New Year Celebrations  The Diplomat

New Year celebrations in East Asia vary by country. While Japan follows the January 1 date of the Western Gregorian calendar, China celebrates the Chinese ...

The Diplomat
South Korea Seeks Sanctions Relief to Restart Projects  TIME

South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested that he'll push for sanction exemptions to restart economic cooperation projects with North Korea.

South Korea to receive first two F-35A stealth jets in March  UPI News

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin plans to deliver the first two F-35A stealth fighter jets to South Korea in March. The aircraft will arrive in the end of March and be ...

UPI News
South Korea sports chief apologises after Olympic speed skater alleges coach raped her  The Guardian

Country's Olympic committee president says he will impose lifetime ban on sexual offenders.

The Guardian
SOUTH KOREA South Koreans getting older: population grows only 0.9 per cent  AsiaNews

The resident population was 51826059. 50-year-olds are the largest age group. The average household size of dropped to 2.35 members.

North and South Korea Hope to Leave Hostility Behind With a New Railroad Linking the Peninsula  Fortune

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in hope to link the peninsula through a railroad blocked by sanctions.

South Korea’s Speedskating Community Faces Reckoning After Rape Allegations  The New York Times

The speedskater Shim Suk-hee, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, said that in addition to physical beatings, she had been repeatedly raped by her former ...

The New York Times
Moody AFB airman found dead on base in South Korea  WCTV

Officials with Moody Air Force Base are investigating the death of an airman.

South Korea's Kakao Mobility offers olive branch to taxi drivers protesting car-sharing  Channel NewsAsia

A taxi driver walks amid parked taxis to protest against a carpool *service* application launched by Kakao Corp in Seoul, Dec 20, 2018. (File photo: Reuters/Kim ...

Channel NewsAsia
Fine dust and toxic smog are suffocating these Asian countries  CNN

Parts of Asia are chocking under a thick layer of smog, leading at least one country to experiment in extreme forms of weather modification in an attempt to clear ...

What may be easing long-standing tensions between North and South Korea? A passion for soccer.  USA TODAY

North and South Korea had cut off all official communication since 2016, but the two Koreas participated in a soccer tournament in China.

South Korea envisions a building boom in the North. But Pyongyang still relies on ‘forced labor’ brigades.  The Washington Post

SEOUL — When Lee Oui-ryok was accepted as a 17-year-old into North Korea's August 28 work brigade in early 2006, his orphanage celebrated with flowers, ...

The Washington Post
South Korean animal charity 'killed dogs rescued from meat farms'  The Telegraph

The leader of one of South Korea's largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogs, despite a declared no-kill ...

The Telegraph
South Korea Raised Taxes in Bid for Growth. So Far, It’s Not Working.  The New York Times

In contrast to President Trump, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has embraced a pro-labor program of higher wages and taxes. The early results have ...

The New York Times
Talmud-inspired learning craze sweeps South Korea  JTA News

SEOUL, South Korea (JTA) — In 2014, Kim Hye-kyung found herself staring into an educational abyss. The mother of two lives in study-mad South Korea, ...

JTA News
Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas  Arab News

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cabinet met to discuss a series of national and global developments on Tuesday, in a session chaired by King Salman. At the forefront of ...

Arab News
Equinix to build its first South Korean data center  DatacenterDynamics

Equinix plans to build its first South Korean data center in the nation's capital, Seoul. Set to open in the third quarter of this year, the SL1 IBX facility will ...

South Korea: Details of 1,000 North Korean Defectors Stolen | Time  TIME

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea says it's responding to a hacking attack that stole the names and addresses of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors who ...

The U.S.-South Korea alliance can withstand the current diplomatic pressures  The Washington Post

The Trump administration is taking a crucial alliance for granted at a delicate moment.

The Washington Post
Escape the corset: How South Koreans are pushing back against beauty standards  CNN

The 'escape the corset' movement has seen women shun cosmetics in protest against gender discrimination, misogyny and unrealistic beauty ideals.

Son Heung-min: Tottenham investigate racism claim against South Korea winger  BBC Sport

Tottenham are investigating an allegation of racism against winger Son Heung-min by a fan in the home end during Sunday's 1-0 loss to Manchester United at ...

BBC Sport
Famine to feast: North Korean defectors awestruck by food choices in South  The Guardian

Lee Oui-ryuk was on the verge of dying of starvation when he stole a block of tofu in a market in North Korea at the height of a nationwide famine. Too weak to ...

The Guardian
Should South Korea Participate in China's Belt and Road?  The National Interest Online

Last year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared that the Republic of Korea wanted to participate in the Chinese One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative in ...

The National Interest Online
Why International Beauty Brands Are Piling into South Korea  The Business of Fashion

SEOUL, South Korea — Walking down the streets of Seoul, it's impossible not to see the vast influence of K-beauty, shorthand for South Korea's local beauty ...

The Business of Fashion
South Korea's conservatives demand jailed ex-president's release  Aljazeera.com

Conservatives say they've lost their voice in politics after Park Geun-hye was removed from office.

South Korea's Right Wing Is Rising, and Could Scuttle Trump's 'Peace' With Kim Jong Un  The Daily Beast

South Korea's political pendulum may be swinging back toward rightists who would like to see Kim Jong Un dead. Not good news for Donald Trump's happy-talk ...

The Daily Beast
Japan shows video of alleged radar lock-on by South Korean warship  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

TOKYO >> Japan released video footage today it said proved a South Korean warship locked its fire-control radar onto a Japanese warplane off the ...

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
College entrance exam in South Korea slammed over BTS requirement  The Straits Times

SEOUL - Is it a fair test of your abilities if you are asked to "draw an object based on your image of BTS"?. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times
Cho So-hyun: West Ham United Women sign South Korea captain  BBC Sport

West Ham United Women have signed South Korea captain Cho So-hyun from Norwegian side Avaldsnes. The midfielder, 30, is South Korea's all-time leading ...

BBC Sport
Ship returning trash to South Korea arrives in Philippines, solon says  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Sunday reported that the ship that would take back the tons of trash from South Korea has arrived in the Philippines. Rep.

Philippine Star
BMW fined $10 million by South Korea over response to engine fires  MarketWatch

South Korea says it will fine BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.9 million) and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly ...

South Korea's crypto craze is over, but a blockchain boom has just begun  Quartz

Brian Jeong remembers the frenzy that swept through South Korea this time last year. From coffee shops to fast food joints across the sprawling capital city of ...

Regal Replacing South Korea-Based CJ CGV at Tangram in Flushing  Commercial Observer

A year and three months after announcing that South Korea-Based CJ CGV would be the theater operator at Tangram, the developers of the ...

Commercial Observer
N. Korean leader calls for more talks with South in new year  WIS10

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in calling for more talks between the leaders in the ...

Galaxy S9 and Note9 Android Pie rollout continues with India and South Korea - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Samsung continues to update its latest flagship devices to Android Pie, the Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Note9 with the next on the list being India and South...

Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Ho-sung Choi, with golf’s craziest swing, lands invite  San Francisco Chronicle

Golf's wackiest, craziest, most unconventional swing is coming to Pebble Beach. South Korea's Ho-sung Choi, who hits a golf ball unlike Tiger Woods ever did, ...

San Francisco Chronicle
South Korea to provide $3 billion in financial support for auto suppliers  ETAuto.com

The government said it had raised its target for use of electric cars in the country to 430,000 vehicles by 2022 from a previously announced 350,000, in a bid to ...

What Happens in Korea Now That Mattis Is Gone?  The National Interest Online

Next week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will leave office. His position will be filled by an acting deputy. The U.S. Senate will eventually confirm his ...

The National Interest Online
South Korea Rolls Out Tax Credits for Blockchain Industry  Ibinex News

The Government of South Korea has decided to extend tax exemption benefits for the blockchain companies in order to promote further research in the field of ...

Ibinex News
Asian Cup 2019: Son Heung-min may need a rest, warns South Korea coach  Times Now

London: South Korea's coach warned that Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min may have to be eased in gently when he arrives at the Asian Cup after a ...

Times Now
Little Mix Hope For A Collaboration With South Korean Group, BLACKPINK  Capital FM

Little Mix recently responded to a question on Twitter, saying they'd like to collaborate with the South Korean girl group, BLACKPINK, in the future.

Capital FM
North and South Korea commit to 'era of no war'  CNN

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of "international experts" and potentially destroy its primary ...

South Korean peace efforts look 'out of sync' with elimination of North Korean nukes  CNBC

As the two Koreas make steady progress toward reconciliation, fears are mounting that peace efforts may overshadow the denuclearization of North Korea.

South Korean Companies Accused of Illegally Importing Coal From North  The New York Times

A South Korean agency said three companies violated sanctions by bringing more than 30000 tons of North Korean coal into the South, falsely identifying it as ...

The New York Times
South and North Korea want a peace treaty. What happens if the US doesn't?  CNN

South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants more than just peace with North Korea, he envisions an economic and diplomatic push that will transform northeast ...

For First Time in a Decade, a South Korean Train Rolls Into the North  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean train on Friday crossed into North Korea for the first time in a decade, as the two countries began a joint study on ...

The New York Times
Declare End to Korean War, South’s Leader Urges U.S.  The New York Times

President Moon Jae-in said that Kim Jong-un, the North's leader, saw a formal end to the conflict as an important step toward denuclearization.

The New York Times
South Korea’s Leader Vouches for Kim’s Sincerity, as Critics See Deception  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in of South Korea takes every opportunity to describe Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, as a “young and candid” ...

The New York Times
Will Kim Jong-un Visit Seoul This Month? South Korea Is Holding Its Breath  The New York Times

South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, said a visit by Kim Jong-un to Seoul could happen this month. But Mr. Kim has yet to accept the invitation.

The New York Times
South Korean Court Orders Mitsubishi of Japan to Pay for Forced Wartime Labor  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's Supreme Court ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan on Thursday to compensate South Koreans forced to work ...

The New York Times
North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace  BBC News

North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other's territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were ...

BBC News
South Korea reveals plan to break stalemate in U.S.-North Korea talks  The Washington Post

South Korea is proposing that the United States hold off on a demand for an inventory of North Korea's nuclear weapons and accept the verified closure of a key ...

The Washington Post
North and South Korea Open Full-Time Liaison Office at Border  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea on Friday opened their first joint liaison office, a facility that will be staffed by personnel from both countries, ...

The New York Times
South Korea Signals End to ‘Final’ Deal With Japan Over Wartime Sex Slaves  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said on Wednesday that it would shut down a Japanese-funded foundation created to help Korean women who were ...

The New York Times
North and South Korea Get U.N.’s Go-Ahead to Study Joint Rail Project  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has approved a plan by North and South Korea to conduct a joint field study on connecting their ...

The New York Times
In Landmark Ruling, South Korea’s Top Court Acquits Conscientious Objector  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday acquitted a man who refused to serve in the military because of his religious beliefs, a ruling ...

The New York Times
South Korean Train Heads To The North For The First Time In More Than A Decade  NPR

South Korean trains crossed over into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade. South Korea is pushing to link the two countries' railways, despite ...

South Korea Backtracks on Easing Sanctions After Trump Comment  The New York Times

The U.S. president said Seoul could “do nothing” about embargoes on the North without Washington's approval, a remark that drew rebukes in the South.

The New York Times
Hawks Will Only Drive South Korea Away From America  Foreign Policy

The Korean Peninsula moved from 2017's “fire and fury” to 2018's historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, ...

Foreign Policy
North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms  The New York Times

Kim Jong-un of North Korea and Moon Jae-in of the South agreed to work to formally end the Korean War and rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.

The New York Times
South Korea president unveils 'peace gift' puppies  BBC News

North Korean "peace gift" dog Gomi gave birth two weeks ago, and the South has revealed the photos.

BBC News
South Korea sends a train into North for the first time in a decade  The Washington Post

TOKYO — A South Korean train rolled across the heavily militarized frontier into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Seoul pushed ahead with ...

The Washington Post
North and South Korea tear down border guard posts  RTE.ie

North Korea and South Korea have begun destroying 20 guard posts along their heavily-fortified frontier under a plan to reduce tensions on the border.

North Korea and South Korea removing land mines along DMZ at Panmunjom and Arrow Head Hill  CBS News

SEOUL, South Korea -- Seoul said on Monday that the rival Koreas had begun removing mines and other explosives at two sites inside their heavily armed ...

CBS News
Troops cross North-South Korea Demilitarized Zone in peace for 1st time ever  CBS News

INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE -- Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world's most heavily armed border Wednesday as they ...

CBS News
Kim Jong Un hugs Moon Jae-in as inter-Korean summit starts  CNN

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his arrival in Pyongyang Tuesday for their third summit this year, as the two ...

As clock ticks, South Korea looks for a leap of faith from Washington over North Korea  The Washington Post

South Korea has led the way on outreach to Kim Jong Un's regime. But conflicting demands between Washington and Pyongyang raise questions about how far ...

The Washington Post
Dozens of South Koreans entering North Korea to reunite with relatives  CBS News

SEOUL, South Korea -- Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives ...

CBS News
Peace pups: North Korea gives two dogs to South Korea  CNN

US President Donald Trump claims he and Kim Jong Un are "in love" but he's not the one getting gifts from the North Korean leader.​

South Korea blows up its own guard posts as part of deal with North Korea  Military Times

CHEORWON, South Korea — South Korea exploded one of its own front-line guard posts Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the ...

Military Times
Japan to skip naval event after South Korea protests over 'Rising Sun' flag  Reuters

Japan has decided not to take part in an international fleet review in South Korea next week after Seoul effectively asked Tokyo not to fly its "Rising Sun" flag on ...

North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions  CNBC

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern ...

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting  CNN

The leaders of North and South Korea held a surprise meeting Saturday, their second in a month, two days after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a ...

Train project linking North and South Korea stopped in its tracks by US  The Guardian

The US military has refused to allow a field study to test the feasibility of a rail project meant to link North and South Korea.

The Guardian
South Korea longs for a train to Europe — but U.S. sanctions on North Korea block the way  The Washington Post

GOSEONG, South Korea — Every week for the past 12 years, a small team has headed past military checkpoints and barbed wire fences to the farthest ...

The Washington Post
Troubling signs in US-South Korea alliance | TheHill  The Hill

Washington appears to be taking the steps to issue a respectful but firm warning to Seoul about the consequences of moving too quickly, too rashly with North ...

The Hill
South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash  The Spokesman-Review

South Korea's liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate ...

The Spokesman-Review
South Korea’s Leader Opens a Door to the North  The New York Times

Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang was a promising step. But the North Korean nuclear threat remains.

The New York Times
North and South Korea agree to destroy 22 front-line guard posts by November  USA TODAY

SEOUL, South Korea – The North and South Korean militaries agreed Friday to completely destroy 22 front-line guard posts by the end of November as they ...

Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea confirmed on Wednesday that it had been in talks with American and North Korean officials about negotiating a peace ...

The New York Times
South Korea closes largest dog meat slaughterhouse  CNN

South Korea has shut down its largest dog slaughterhouse in a move hailed by animal rights campaigners as a major blow against the country's canine meat ...

How South Korea Pulled Trump and Kim Back From the Brink  The Atlantic

To be in South Korea in mid-May—when North Korea released American hostages and Donald Trump announced his summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un ...

The Atlantic
South Korean envoys make trip to North after U.S. halted Pompeo visit  The Washington Post

TOKYO — South Korean delegates delivered a letter from their president to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday in preparation for a planned ...

The Washington Post
North and South Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September  CNN

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a second summit in Pyongyang in September, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

North Korea blows up 10 guard posts to ease tensions with South  USA TODAY

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Tuesday blew up some of its front-line guard posts as part of an agreement to ease tensions along its heavily fortified ...

South Korea says 'nothing new' in report identifying North Korean bases  NBC News

SEOUL, South Korea — If any country should be worried about Kim Jong Un's nuclear weapons, it's South Korea, technically still at war with North Korea and ...

NBC News
US, South Korea Rift Grows on How to Denuclearize North Korea  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

As South Korea extends its engagement with North Korea, there appears to be a widening rift between Washington and Seoul over how to achieve North ...

ខ្មែរ (VOA)
The US is trying to nail down terms with Pyongyang, while 'South Koreans aren't wasting time'  CNBC

One month since the U.S-North Korea summit, skepticism about Kim Jong Un's commitment to denuclearization still hangs over Washington. But in South Korea, ...

Few Signs of Progress on Denuclearization as U.S., South Korea Cancel Another Major Military Exercise  Foreign Policy

The U.S. Defense Department and South Korea decided to cancel another major joint exercise on the Korean Peninsula this year, despite a distinct lack of ...

Foreign Policy
How the U.S. Helped Prevent North Korea and South Korea From Reaching Real Peace in the 1950s  TIME

In the long history of Korea, nothing compares to the 20th century division of the peninsula or the war that followed. That war has not finished, and a peace treaty ...

South Korea's talks with North are going well, unlike Trump's  NBCNews.com

North Korea and South Korea are continuing peace negotiations, even though talks between Washington and Pyongyang have all but ground to a halt.

Don't Forget the Dark Side of Living in South Korea  TIME

Ahead of the Trump-Kim summit, we should remember that South Korea has sacrificed human rights in the name of security too.

China's Xi intends to visit North Korea next year, South Korea says  CNBC

Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea said in a ...

North Korea-South Korea Summit may be Kim Jong Un's first attempt at bridging the economic divide  CNBC

When North Korean Premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit across from each other on April 27 to discuss peace, they will share a ...

South Korea Frees 58 Conscientious Objectors in Wake of Landmark Ruling  The New York Times

South Korea has imprisoned thousands of men for refusing mandatory military *service*. But the practice is coming to an end after a Supreme Court ruling this ...

The New York Times

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