South Korea

Endangered bird returned to South Korean wild 40 years after extinction

The crested ibis is listed as South Korea's National Monument number 198, but was last seen in the wild in 1979 in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula.

published on : 22nd May 2019

North Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

The North Korean statements implied that Saturday's weapons launch counters joint military drills conducted by the US and S Korea.

published on : 9th May 2019

What missile? US and Koreas play down weapons test

South Korea's military initially said the North had fired "short-range missiles" but within an hour was describing them as "projectiles".

published on : 7th May 2019

Favourite Son: Spurs star's brother details tough path to the top

Son's transformation from Korean hopeful to European star was catalysed by the youth academy at Hamburg SV

published on : 7th May 2019

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea

If it's confirmed that the North fired banned ballistic missiles, it would be the first such launch since the North's November 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

published on : 4th May 2019

Explained: How do South Korean babies born on December 31 turn two-years-old the next day?

Parents whose babies are born in December often worry about their kids falling behind other children born earlier in the same year, though worries gradually disappear as their children age.

published on : 12th April 2019

China and North Korea open new border crossing

After the opening ceremony, the first 120 tourists crossed the border. Chinese tourism to the North has picked up as relations between the countries have improved in recent years.

published on : 10th April 2019

N Korea convenes top-level meeting over 'tense situation': KCNA 

Trump and Kim held their first landmark summit in Singapore last June, where the North Korean leader signed a vaguely-worded deal on the "denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

published on : 10th April 2019

South Korea launches 5G smartphone networks ahead of schedule

The carriers say 5G-enabled smartphones are capable of downloading data 20 times faster than existing 4G devices, which in theory would enable users to download movie files almost instantly.

published on : 5th April 2019

South Korea considering sending special envoy to North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who facilitated US-North Korean talks last year, is to travel to Washington next week to discuss nuclear diplomacy with Trump.

published on : 4th April 2019

South Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids.

published on : 3rd April 2019

South Korean ship detained for allegedly providing oil to North Korea 

Seoul's foreign ministry said a South Korean ship and three others had been detained in the country, suspected of undermining the economic measures against the North.

published on : 3rd April 2019

India concede last-minute goal, play out 1-1 draw against South Korea

The five-time winners India won their second penalty corner early in the second quarter but the flick was saved by the Korean goalkeeper.

published on : 24th March 2019

Hundreds of couples filmed, live-streamed via spycam in South Korean motel

Police said that the couples were filmed via small cameras fitted in hairdryer holders, wall sockets and digital TV boxes in 42 rooms in 30 motels.

published on : 21st March 2019

Third K-pop star embroiled in sex video scandal 

Thousands of women protested in Seoul last year on several occasions against spycam and revenge porn videos, as part of the country's ongoing #MeToo movement.

published on : 14th March 2019
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