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The government has bet on increasing South Korea's birth rate to overcome its demographic crisis. Its efforts have contributed to a modest increase in births but this has not compensated for the long decline since the 1970s.
The Wikileaks founder on 22 February tweeted a post, offering to help South Korea set up a Korean version of WikiLeaks. The offer came after South Korean presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung reportedly proposed a government-backed organisation, ...
South Korea's government Buildings Management Office is ramping up security at public buildings with a facial recognition system following a high-profile illegal entry at one of its offices last year.
Seoul - The South Korean Foreign Ministry has sent an official letter to a district office in Busan asking that a contentious statue symbolizing the women forced into Imperial Japanese military brothels before and during the war be removed from its ...
[Seoul] South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a south-western county, its first such incident in 15 days, the farm ministry said on Wednesday.
The comfort women deal remains highly controversial and unpopular in South Korea and some have called on the South Korean government to return the compensation of 1 billion yen (roughly $9 million) back to Japan. While the deal was largely supported ...
A 2006 attempt to reopen U.S. beef imports, which was to be restricted to boneless beef from cattle under 30 months of age, failed because the South Korean government found bone chips in beef imports at the time. It wasn't until 2008 that South Korea ...
... Hyundai to surrender its patented technologies and thus give U.S. automakers unfair market and technology advantages; (2) hammer Hyundai with a $850 million USD fine; and (3) violate a carefully negotiated and constructed bilateral trade agreement ...
The Republic of Korea's new ambassador to Solomon Islands, Kwak Bum-soo, has expressed much willingness to strengthen bilateral relations with the ...
South Korea's new Center for Investigation & Documentation on human rights in North Korea began its investigatory work at the beginning of the month.
"Our relationship has been very good, we have seen it blossom, South Korea remains strategic partner within the auspices of our international relations," he said.
The IHO-published international standard nautical chart collection "Limits of oceans and sea (S-23)," which serves as a standard for nautical chart development, uses "Sea of Japan" as its official name for the East Sea.
"If China officially takes unfair action against South Korea we would openly move against it, but as long as China says its moves are not related to THAAD and rather, local measures at home, the South Korean government cannot accuse China of ...
For now, Lee is back in the Seoul detention center, and back in his 70-square-foot cell. On Saturday, Lee had been handcuffed and tied with white rope, as he was taken for questioning by South Korean authorities after a night in a cell. Lee, a 48-year ...
We urge the South Korean government to quickly approach the private group that erected the statue and the local government to start discussions for its removal. The temporary pullout of the Ambassador to South Korea Yasumasa Nagamine has now been ...
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Republic of South Korea's new Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Kwak Bum-soo have expressed the commitment of their two countries for enhanced bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation.
The newly posted consul general of South Korea to Pakistan pleased audience in Lahore during a reception by the Chamber of Commerce by stating that Koreans owe their success to Pakistan and referred to the Korean delegation that visited in early 1960s ...
[SEJONG] South Korea's economy is showing positive signs of growth in exports and capital investment, the country's second vice-minister said on Monday, although consumption is still sluggish.
The remarks were the strongest yet by the South Korean leadership linking the North Korean government, led by Kim Jong-un, to the brazen killing of his half brother on Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
To Yun, not everything in South Korea is good. In high ... The Korea Hana Foundation, a South Korean government organization that supports North Korean defectors, says the people who flee as families are especially passionate about education.
South Korea's fifth-largest conglomerate Lotte Group is expected to sign a land-swap deal with the South Korean government at the end of February to "exchange the company's golf course with land owned by the South Korean military for the deployment of ...
Tokyo (Sputnik) - According to the Yonhap news agency, the talks focused on the deployment of Terminal-High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea that is not welcomed by Russia and key issues between the countries such as ...
The Dollar Business Bureau Essar Group on Friday said India must re-evaluate its free trade agreements (FTA) with many partners, including South Korea and ...
The South Korean government has attempted to clarify that the curriculum's silence should not be taken as exclusionary, with an official saying that, "The fact that the guideline does not contain sexual minorities does not necessarily mean that ...
The South Korean government confirmed the arrest of the Missionaries, Breitbart reported. Last September, the government arrested the Vatican-appointed coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, Msgr. Peter Shao Zhumin, because he hadn't been approved by ...
The installation - and the South Korean government's failure to stop it - went against the spirit of the accord to "finally and irreversibly" resolve a protracted dispute over the comfort women issue.
A group of artists is suing the South Korean government for putting them on a blacklist that barred them from receiving state funding or support.
But those creditors in 2016 pulled the plug on Hanjin's lifeline and the South Korean government refused to step in, forcing the shipping company once regarded as one of the world's largest - and which at one point accounted for 8 percent of U.S ...
Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles will soon hit the South Korean market as early as May, following an approval issued by the country's Ministry of Land, ...
Patently Apple was first to report on Apple working on opening an Apple Store in South Korea on December 01 and then a confirmation from Apple follow-up report on January 06, 2017.
Samsung is one of South Korea's chaebols -- large, family-controlled Conglomerates that have dominated the country's economy for decades.
The South Korean government categorically denied the allegations by the paper. In the letter, the government stressed that it has not intervened in the foreign exchange market to weaken the Korean currency citing reports from the International Monetary ...
The South Korean government, meanwhile, declared that it will "make an effort to appropriately resolve" the issue of a statue symbolizing the women that was erected in 2011 by a citizens' group in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
The South Korean government held a ministerial meeting on February 16, presided over by Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn. There, Minister of science, ICT & Future Planning Choi Yang-hee announced that multiple South Korean ministries and government ...
The company says it is "disappointed" with a South Korean government ruling that it used devices to bypass regulations on a 1.6-litre Qashqai diesel engine.
Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips.
South Korea has nearly the worst air quality among advanced economies, with its level of fine dust soaring over the past 25 years, a report revealed Thursday.
On January 22, 2016, the Ministry of employment and Labor published two sets of guidelines called "Guidelines on Rules of Employment," and "Guidelines on Fair Personnel Management," respectively.
Hanjin shipping will declare bankruptcy on Friday, with the former Titan of the global shipping industry and one of South Korea's powerful family-run "chaebol" ...
The South Korean government has filed a criminal complaint against Nissan's Korean unit for allegedly manipulating the results of fuel-economy tests of its Infiniti Q50 diesel model.
A few Apple executives have had meetings with South Korean financial authorities, spurring a rumor that the Cupertino company is beginning to make headway in its attempt to launch Apple Pay in the country.
[Seoul] South Korea's Special Prosecutor's office said on Wednesday it had expanded charges against Samsung Group chief Jay Y Lee to include hiding the proceeds of a criminal act before it decided to seek a warrant for his arrest for a second time.
"We've always aspired to introduce Korean culture and lifestyle at a global level," In Young Cheong, deputy director of the Ministry of Culture, sports and Tourism in South Korea, said in an interview. He continued: "A form of true artistic expression ...
South Korea's TV Chosun, a cable television network, said that Kim was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport by two women believed to be North Korean operatives, who were at large, citing multiple South Korean government sources. The South Korean ...
... Korean artists have filed a lawsuit against impeached President Park Geun-hye, Park's former chief of staff Kim Ki-choon, and former culture minister Cho Yoon-sun.
[Seoul] South Korean Special Prosecutor's office will decide no later than Wednesday whether to request an arrest warrant for Samsung Group chief Jay Y Lee, a suspect in a graft investigation that may topple President Park Geun-hye.
A South Korean court has upheld a government investigation finding that the Nissan Qashqai used a defeat device to pass its oxides of nitrogen (NOx) tests.
KCNA said the launch "was conducted by the high-angle launching method instead of firing range, taking the security of the neighboring countries into consideration.


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