South Korea

South Korean passenger plane flies with open door, lands safely

A passenger opened an emergency exit door during a South Korean flight Friday, causing air to gust inside the cabin before the plane landed safely.

published on : 26th May 2023

South Korea, US troops hold large live-fire drills near border with North Korea

The U.S.-South Korean firing exercises, called “Combined annihilation firepower drills,” are the biggest of their kind. The drills have been held 11 times since they began in 1977.

published on : 25th May 2023

BigHit asks fans to refrain from sending gifts to BTS member J-Hope as he performs military duties

After Jin, J-Hope became the second member of the septet to enlist for his mandatory military duty on April 18.

published on : 23rd May 2023

Seoul city to turn purple to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BTS next month 

City officials expect the events will help boost Seoul's tourism industry, which has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 22nd May 2023

Canada's Trudeau wants to be 'best of friends' with South Korea

Canadian media outlets also reported on possible meetings between Trudeau and top executives from South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution.

published on : 17th May 2023

US to dock nuclear subs in S Korea for 1st time in 40 years

The planned dock visits are a key element of what’s being dubbed the “Washington Declaration,” aimed at deterring North Korea from carrying out an attack on its neighbor.

published on : 26th April 2023

Netflix to invest USD 2.5 billion in South Korean content

South Korea has cemented its status as a global cultural powerhouse in recent years, thanks in part to the explosive success of the Oscar-winning film "Parasite" and the hit series "Squid Game".

published on : 25th April 2023

South Korea restores Japan on 'white list' three years after downgrading trade status

With Japan's status restored, South Korea now provides preferential treatment to 29 countries –- including the United States, Britain and France.

published on : 24th April 2023

25-year-old actor-singer Moon Bin of 'Boys Over Flowers' fame found dead at home

Last week, 26-year-old actress Jung Chae-yull was found dead at her home. These deaths have sparked concerns on the harsh competition in the fast-growing entertainment industry.

published on : 21st April 2023

US, allies conduct more drills in face of N. Korean threat

Last week, North Korea conducted one of its most provocative weapons demonstrations in years by flight-testing for the first time an intercontinental ballistic missile powered by solid propellants.

published on : 17th April 2023

South Korea to conduct launch of its first commercial-grade satellite

The main satellite is tasked with verifying imaging radar technology and observing cosmic radiation in near-Earth orbit.

published on : 11th April 2023

North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off its east coast: Seoul

The launch comes about a week after Pyongyang test-fired its largest and most powerful missile, a Hwasong-17 -- its second ICBM test this year.

published on : 22nd March 2023

South Korea hits record-low weddings as birth rate plunges

The new data comes as South Korea is grappling with a chronic decline in its birth rate, with the lowest ever number of babies -- 249,000 -- born last year, breaking a previous record low in 2021.

published on : 16th March 2023

N. Korea launches missiles as US, S. Korea kick off major drills

North Korea is not technically banned from firing cruise missiles under current UN sanctions -- although tests relating to its nuclear arsenal are not allowed.

published on : 13th March 2023

Klinsmann arrives in South Korea, targets Asian Cup title

"When the offer came, I was proud and honoured to accept. I have visited Korea several times and it is a good country, with good people and a good team," said the 58-year-old football manager.

published on : 8th March 2023

US Secretary Blinken hails 'historic' South Korean announcement on wartime victims' compensation

The decision by Seoul comes as South Korea and Japan have ramped up security cooperation in the face of growing threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.

published on : 6th March 2023

Seoul announces compensation to victims under Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule 

Around 780,000 Koreans were conscripted into forced labour by Japan during the 35-year occupation, according to data from Seoul, not including women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops.

published on : 6th March 2023

'India undeniably global powerhouse': South Korea on G20 International meet

India is not only a hard power evidenced by economic scale and population but also a soft power equipped with well-known films, cuisines, history and renowned figures, Byungsik Jung said. 

published on : 30th January 2023

World Scout Jamboree: Eight Delhi students with special needs will represent India in South Korea

Along with eight students, two trainers and one contingent leader will be participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree Saemangeum.

published on : 25th January 2023

150-strong player pool, basic skills & a desire to promote field hockey: Inside story of S Korea

Only Asian side still in contention in the ongoing FIH World Cup, Shin Seok Kyo & his wards have created quite a buzz

published on : 25th January 2023
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