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Thousands rally against South Korean president Moon Jae-in despite COVID-19 warning

Some of the marchers reportedly came from a church in northern Seoul that was shut down after it was linked to dozens of infections.

published on : 15th August 2020

Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'

Earlier Thursday, about 20 other activists held a similar anti-dog meat rally nearby. They bowed and laid white flowers before a framed photo of a dog in a mock funeral for the animal.

published on : 16th July 2020

Funeral for Seoul mayor held as allegation details emerge

The allegations have split many in South Korea over how to remember Park Won-soon, who was found dead Friday in a wooded area in northern Seoul.

published on : 13th July 2020

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon takes own life after '#MeToo allegations' surface

A heavyweight figure in the ruling centre-left Democratic party, Park ran South Korea's sprawling capital - home to almost a fifth of the national population - for nearly a decade.

published on : 10th July 2020

Seoul mayor Park Won-sun reported missing, search underway: Police

Police say officers are looking for Mayor Park Won-sun at a Seoul site where his mobile phone signal was last detected.

published on : 9th July 2020

South Korean capital Seoul considers new curbs as coronavirus cases climb

At least 12 of the new cases were linked to international arrivals as the coronavirus continues to strengthen its hold elsewhere around the world.

published on : 29th June 2020

'Black Lives Matter' banner removed at US Embassy in Seoul

The banner removal comes amid large US protests that began after  George Floyd, died after a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into his neck at length as he lay face down and handcuffed.

published on : 16th June 2020

South Korea may reimpose social distancing rules as coronavirus cases increase

Seoul and nearby cities restored some controls in recent weeks by shutting thousands of bars, karaoke rooms and other entertainment venues to slow the spread of the virus.

published on : 27th May 2020

Korean football club fills empty stadium with sex dolls, fined for hurting women fans

With spectators barred because of the coronavirus, FC Seoul came under fire after dozens of dolls wearing T-shirts or holding placards with the logo of a sex-toy seller appeared at Sunday's game.

published on : 21st May 2020

Piped noise, robots and sex dolls: How to liven up empty stadium in post COVID-19 world

After South Korean football club FC Seoul was accused of placing sex dolls in the stands, AFP Sport looks at some of the innovations:

published on : 20th May 2020

Vizag gas leak: Eight-member Korean team arrives at LG Polymers' plant to work on remedial measures

The team will work closely on-ground with the district authorities to resolve the situation and assist with real-time remedial and rehabilitation measures.

published on : 14th May 2020

South Korea counts 18 more coronavirus cases linked to clubgoers

Of the 18 new cases, 17 were linked to a 29-year-old man who visited three clubs in Seoul's Itaewon leisure district last Saturday and later tested positive.

published on : 9th May 2020

South Korean conglomerate boss convicted of rape but given 2.5-year-jail term suspended for four years

Kim Jun-ki, the 75-year-old ex-chairman of DB Group, which has activities in finance and steel, repeatedly violated the two women, the Seoul Central District Court found.

published on : 17th April 2020

Seoul church to face legal action for holding service against govt order on COVID-19

A church official explained that only pre-registered followers were allowed to attend the service, and they were kept at least one meter apart from one another.

published on : 5th April 2020

North Korea and South Korea leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In to meet at military demarcation line before summit

Moon will greet his visitor at the concrete blocks that mark the border between the two Koreas in the Demilitarized Zone, the chief of the South's presidential secretariat Im Jong-seok said.

published on : 26th April 2018
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