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According to "Society at a Glance 2016," the OECD's collection of statistical data on social indicators, Korea ranked lowest in the "percentage of people who report having relatives or friends they can count on" for those aged above 50.
One of Newcastle United's biggest fans has travelled all the way from Korea to watch his favourite team play a couple of home games.
[JURIST] According to a U.S. prosecutor, the U.S. asked South Korea to arrest Ban Ki-sang, brother of former U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-Moon [UN Profile], for his involvement in a bribery scheme [Reuters report] to sell a Vietnamese building complex.
Nissan Motor Co. said Friday it appointed Huh Sung-joong as new president of Nissan Korea Co. Huh will replace outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Takehiko Kikuchi and take office on Feb. 1. He has become the first Korean head of Nissan Korea since ...
Tampa, FL (WFLA) - Fourteen dogs flew to Tampa on Friday after being rescued from breeders in South Korea, who were breeding them for their meat.
Korea is a 24/7 country. For that reason, everything is very convenient and often right on your doorstep. Compared to the New Zealand, the cost of living is a little bit cheaper; a ride across Seoul on one of the 16 subway lines will cost you little ...
Ki-Won Rhew, president of the Willows Memorial Foundation of Korea's First aviation school and Air Corps, stands in front of the former schoolhouse in Willows, Calif.
"Over the past year, North Korea has crossed technical thresholds that were previously thought to be beyond their reach for years," Victor Cha, senior adviser and Korea Chair at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, said during a panel ...
Although the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement was not mentioned this time, concerns are high in Seoul that Trump may touch the issue anytime.
Although he chose to move to Korea because it offered English teachers a high salary, Philip Brett says it has opened up a world of opportunity to him that he would never have had at home.
None, however, will come as close on the Richter scale as rising instability on the Korean Peninsula, powered first and foremost by a North Korean nuclear and ballistic-missile program that is advancing in both quality and quantity. Indeed, just like ...
Korea Customs Service figures provided by Meat Export Federation South Korea director Ji-Hae Yang show South Korea's January-November overall pork imports very slightly dipped from 422,766 to 421,123 metric tons. During the same period, imports from ...
Youku.com, China's biggest online video sharing website, has allegedly become the latest addition to the North Korean authorities' range of overseas online platforms used to spread propaganda materials in an effort to improve the image of North Korea ...
President Donald Trump wasted no time launching the most radical agenda of any president in living memory, vowing to build a nuclear missile defence system to counter attacks from North Korea and Iran, and announcing a plan to eviscerate his ...
South Korea and Japan have been feuding over a pair of tiny, barely inhabited (and even then, only to gain an upper hand in the dispute) volcanic islands almost exactly halfway between the two countries for over half a century.
Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) - Fourteen dogs are flying to Tampa this afternoon after being rescued from breeders in South Korea, who were breading them for their ...
The US government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex.
South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-hye.
South Korea's culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun is to be arrested in connection with the blacklisting of 9,000 artistes. An arrest warrant, citing abuse of authority, was issued on Saturday morning local time by the Seoul Central District Court following a ...
Broward County, Fla. - A group of dogs that was rescued by the Humane Society International from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, arrived in Broward County on Thursday. Six animal shelters in Florida picked up the dogs in Vero Beach and took ...
Liberal websites accuse Trump of wanting 'Red Square/North Korea-style parade' A Russian Yars RS-24 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system drives during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2015.
(CNN) In November, the United Nations imposed their strongest sanctions yet on North Korea, targeting their exports of coal and precious metals.
The U.S. ambassador was highly regarded and popular in South Korea for his engaging style. He was often spotted casually interacting with South Korean people at baseball games, and as he walked the streets of Seoul with his small children and two dogs.
As tipster Sang points out, the Blizzard-backed show will be hosted by Choi Hyun-seok, a famous chef in South Korea known for his TV appearances.
South Korean Go players will be banned from using smartphones during official tournaments in the future, and it's all thanks to Google's AlphaGo AI.
Gigantic volcano could be far deadlier than first thought, scientists have warned.
Al Jazeera showcases expert commentary on key topics of global interest. Iran; North Korea; Palestine; China. Roxane Farmanfarmaian is an Affiliated Lecturer in International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa at University of Cambridge.
Donald Trump is commander of the American nuclear arsenal, and Kim Jong Un has announced that North Korea is in the "final stage" of perfecting an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that could travel 5,900 miles, reaching the U.S.
A woman named BAE, seen in a photograph from 2008, once worked as a prostitute near an American military base in South Korea. Former prostitutes say that few of their fellow citizens knew how involved their government once was in the sex trade.
"I CRIED when I heard," writes one blogger, recalling the moment she learned that her baby was a boy. Those were bitter tears.
One unique memory of his days in Korea involved him and a good friend, Kenny Meacham, who was also from Mason City and was in Korea at the same time Harris was. "He was a couple of years behind me in school but we knew each other," he said.
GM Korea, the U.S. carmaker's local affiliate in Korea, has unveiled the new Chevrolet Cruze compact car here. The popular sedan is the carmaker's best-selling model that has sold a total of 4 million cars in 115 countries since it was introduced to ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - In July 2016, Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea's Seongju County amid growing tensions in the region spurred by North Korea's ballistic and nuclear ...
Seoul - Japan has filed a protest with South Korea over a plan to place a "comfort women" memorial statue on disputed islets in the Sea of Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
CAMP HOVEY, South Korea, Jan. 17, 2017 - Spending long periods of separation is one of the many challenges military families have to face.
State-owned North Korean press agency KCNA slammed additional sanctions filed by the US Department of the Treasury's Office Of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), calling the move a "hostile policy" and the "last-ditch efforts" of an administration "whose ...
Indeed, as he appears to realize, the threat from North Korea may be the most urgent security challenge he will face as president.
South Korean prosecutors have requested the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the Samsung vice chairman, for bribery linked to the corruption scandal around President Park Geun-hye.
prosecutors in South Korea are seeking an arrest warrant for Jay Y Lee, the de facto head of Samsung, accusing him of making bribes in exchange for government support.
A South Korean protester wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kneels in mock apology in front of the 'comfort women' statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan.
Korea is gearing up to move to a so-called "coinless society," with the central bank announcing plans to pilot a service in which consumers would get change back from merchants onto a prepaid card.
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after China's Liaoning aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan strait. The order was executed only hours after Japan and South Korea deployed fighters after sighting Chinese military aircraft between the ...
Metallica brought out 'Now That We're Dead' and 'Halo on Fire' for the first time live during their show in Seoul, South Korea.
The awards ceremony will return to Hong Kong this year, after being held in Macau for the past three years, to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of ...
Two-hundred dogs rescued from South Korea are now one step closer to finding new homes. Human Society International rescued the dogs from a meat farm.
Pyongyang, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of - North Korea has been getting some pretty high praise lately from the stoner world.
Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong is being questioned at the prosecutor's office in Seoul as a suspect in South Korea's biggest political corruption scandal.
The radar, whose home port is in Hawaii, has deployed several times in the past to monitor North Korean missile activity. But it can only remain at sea for a certain, undisclosed, period of time, so military officials try to calculate the most ...


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