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One of the world's largest cities may soon have its own cryptocurrency, at least if Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon succeeds in his bid to launch "S-Coin." Park, who will seek a third term as mayor in the June elections, told CoinDesk Korea that S-Coin -- as the cryptocurrency is tentatively named -- could ...

A South Korean court says it'll allow a live broadcast of the verdict Friday at the trial of disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye. Park was arrested last year on a slew of corruption charges after being removed from office following months of huge rallies calling for her ouster. Prosecutors are demanding ...
Over seven years, from March 1947 to September 1954, between 25,000 and 30,000 islanders lost their lives in what is by far South Korea's biggest-ever case of ... Jeju was branded the 'Red Island' by the USAMGIK and, later, the new South Korean government (inaugurated under Syngman Rhee on Aug. Jeju Island
Another spring on the Korean Peninsula, another round of war games by the U.S. and South Korean militaries. This week's drills, however, will feature a new and unusually low-key approach, with the allies resisting bringing in their big guns, and the North, for the time being, avoiding its usual ... South Korea

South Korean singer Cho Yong-pil, right, talks with North Koreans at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, March 31, 2018. From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight ...
Haesindang Park, commonly known to outsiders as Penis Park, welcomes some 12,000 visitors every year with 60 percent of them women to the tiny volcanic island of Jeju. Located in the rough waters of the Korean Strait, just off the southern tip of South Korea, the park sits on the eastern edge of the ... Jeju Island
SEOULSouth Korea has summoned Tokyo's ambassador to protest against new educational guidelines requiring high school students to be taught that disputed islands belong to Japan. Seoul has controlled the islets in the Sea of Japan, also known as East Sea, since 1945, when Tokyo's brutal ...
... just some of the freebies South Korean companies are offering to anyone named Yeong-mi (yuhng-MEE), the first name of the lead sweeper for the women's curling team that won an unexpected silver medal at the recently completed Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The five-member team, ...
Critics say South Korea could have had a better shot at saving the forest had it embraced the International Olympic Committee's "Agenda 2020" initiative announced in 2014. It called for creating a more compact games and allowing host cities to use existing venues to lower costs. Then, South Korean ...
... are just some of the freebies South Korean companies are offering to anyone named Yeong-mi (yuhng-MEE), the name of the lead sweeper for the women's curling team that won an unexpected silver medal at the recently completed Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The five-member team, ...
The island attracted about 1,200 visitors from China last year during the popular fall holiday known as Chuseok — down from roughly 8,800 visitors during the ... In addition to sending fewer tourists to South Korea, China also limited domestic distribution of South Korean entertainment, such as streaming of ...
The revelations about South Korean atrocities during the Vietnam War, which began in the early 2000s, sparked a debate about the country's culpability for the US-led conflict. This reckoning, which jarred with South Korea's own history of abuse by foreign powers and mass killings, is still going on today ...
In that previous role, he was accused of planning an attack in 2010 on the Cheonan, a South Korean warship, that killed 46 sailors, and the shelling of South Korea's Yeonpyeong island the same year. As CBS News' Jacqueline Alemany reported earlier this week, Ivanka Trump's visit to the Olympics was ...
North Korea has urged South Korea to join forces in rejecting Japan's claims to a tiny set of disputed islets in the Sea of Japan, called the East Sea by the Koreas. Both Koreas consider the two islands and their surrounding rocks—known collectively as Dokdo in Korean, Takeshima in Japanese and the ...
South Korea is trying to find out what President Donald Trump meant when he made remarks linking the recently renegotiated South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement with talks on denuclearizing North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office said Friday that it is working through ...

A North Korean general blamed for killing 46 South Korean seamen is attending the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gen Kim Yong-chol met President Moon Jae-in hours after families of the victims and South Korean conservative MPs tried to block entry at the border. The Korean ...
A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday's closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials. Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president's daughter and adviser, will also attend the ceremony.
The announcement came after Gen Kim Yong-chol met South Korean President Moon Jae-in ahead of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. ... Kim has been accused of orchestrating attacks on the Cheonan warship and Yeonpyeong Island in 2010, leading to the death of 46 South Korean sailors.
A North Korean general blamed for killing 46 South Korean seamen is attending the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gen Kim Yong-chol met President Moon Jae-in hours after families of the victims and South Korean conservative MPs tried to block entry at the border. The Korean ...
The revelations about South Korean atrocities during the Vietnam War, which began in the early 2000s, sparked a debate about the country's culpability for the US-led conflict. This reckoning, which jarred with South Korea's own history of abuse by foreign powers and mass killings, is still going on today ...
SEOUL, South Korea -- Ivanka Trump arrived to a red-carpet welcome in South Korea on Friday to attend this weekend's closing ceremony for the Winter ... an attack in 2010 on the Cheonan, a South Korean warship, that killed 46 sailors, and the shelling of South Korea's Yeonpyeong island the same year.
British daily The Times has offered an apology for describing South Korea's Jeju Island as a Japanese territory. In its recent article about the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, The Times described Jeju Island on the unified Korea flag as a Japanese territory called Takeshima.
South Korean officials shocked Winter Olympics fans (and pretty much everyone, everywhere) when they announced that South Korea and North Korea would be walking under the ... Per CNN, Korea's unification flag depicts North and South Korea's silhouette in blue, in addition to surrounding islands.
Gyodong Island is South Korea's closest and most accessible border area to hermit nation North Korea, with just a two mile sliver of the Yellow Sea and a fence between them. When the Korean War began in 1950, North Korean locals were told to swim from their coast to the island to stay safe until North ...
"We cannot accept the flag in light of Japan's stance over the sovereignty of Takeshima and it is extremely regrettable," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference, referring to the South-Korean controlled, Japanese-claimed islands that are called Dokdo in Korean. Suga said Tokyo will ...
The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating immense wealth but also deep unease in South Korea, source of a large share of the computer chips that make them work. Soaring demand for microchips used in smartphones, computer servers and data centers is driving ...
Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, released the following statement after Victor Cha confirmed that he is no longer being considered to serve as the ambassador to South Korea: “One year into his presidency, Donald Trump has yet to nominate an ambassador to South Korea — one of our closest allies in a volatile ...
The Chinese military aircraft is said to have entered South Korea's ADIZ over Socotra Rock, which is south of Jeju Island off the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, according to a South Korean military official. The plane then entered Japan's ADIZ before flying back toward China, the official said. Yonhap ...
The Olympic visa waiver program would be the first such program South Korea rolls out outside of Jeju Island, one of the most popular destinations in the region ... However, according to reports in South Korean media, South Korean legislators have only come as far as deciding to “consider” the limited visa ...
South Korea accused China of flying a military aircraft into its air defence identification zone on Monday without giving prior notification. “Our military first detected the unidentified flight in the southwest of Ieo Island,” its Joint Chiefs of Staff was quoted as saying in a report by the Yonhap news agency.
SEOUL, South Korea — The last time South Korea hosted an Olympics, in 1988, the North not only refused to take part, it blew up a South Korean airliner .... torpedo attack, killing 46 sailors, and North Korea launched a rocket barrage on a South Korean island that killed four people, including two civilians.
Though South Korean president Moon Jae-in is hailing the agreement as a significant achievement in his bid to bring peace on the Korean peninsula, it isn't .... Beijing Asian Games, the two Koreas agreed that the flag would only include the peninsula and Jeju island, which lies to the south of South Korea.
SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The current cold wave hitting South Korea persisted on Friday (Jan 12), with lows of minus 15 deg ... by heavy snowfall on some parts of the west coast, Jeju Island and the islands of Ulleungdo and Dokdo, the Korea Meteorological Administration.
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A snowplough clearing snow on a runway at Jeju International Airport, after the island was hit with heavy snowfall, on Jan 11, 2018. ... SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Extreme cold gripped South Korea on Thursday (Jan 11) - with a wind chill of minus 16 deg C in Seoul in the ...
Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban. The country's ... The stock of Long Island Iced Tea Corp. soared last month after the company said it plans to change its name to Long Blockchain Corp. The company said it ...
SEOUL, South Korea — It's been more than a decade since the leaders of the two Koreas have held a summit. Could it happen now? South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters Wednesday that he remains open to a meeting with North Korea's leader, if it would improve the strained relations ...
Over the past decade, the island has turned into Korea's tourism hub with many luxury hotels and resorts, thanks to an increasing number of visitors from overseas and other parts of the country. But the island's commercial success has come at a steep cost. An overwhelming amount of garbage and noise ...
South Korea said Friday that it was holding a Hong Kong-flagged ship and its crew members for allegedly violating U.N. sanctions by transferring oil to a ... in international waters in the East China Sea on Oct. 19, after leaving the South Korean port of Yeosu, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said.
A police guard holds a rifle before a South Korean aircraft carrier with helicopters on board, on the remote islands known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan, in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), on August 10, 2012. South Korea began two-day military drills in the waters near these disputed islands on ...
(CNN) South Korea's coast guard said it fired almost 250 rounds of ammunition from a machine gun and other weapons during a confrontation with dozens of ... More than 40 Chinese ships crossed into South Korean waters near Gageodo Island, off the country's southwest coast, the coast guard said.
North Korea has urged South Korea to join forces in rejecting Japan's claims to a tiny set of disputed islets in the Sea of Japan, called the East Sea by the Koreas. Both Koreas consider the two islands and their surrounding rocks—known collectively as Dokdo in Korean, Takeshima in Japanese and the ...
North Korea supports South Korea's stance. In Japan “Takeshima” means bamboo islands; “Dokdo” means solitary islands in Korean. But despite the tranquil imagery, there has been a six-decade long territorial dispute over the islands. The islets are guarded by approximately 37 South Korean police, ...
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea on Thursday (Jan 25) demanded the “immediate closure” of a new Tokyo museum devoted to two sets of disputed islands – just hours after it opened. The museum, run by the Japanese government, displays documents and photographs defending Japan's claims over the ...
The other islets are a pair of rocks in the Sea of Japan that are controlled by South Korea. They are known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. “We demand its immediate closure,” the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Japanese government should stop immediately its ...
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9. South Korean media said North and South Korea have begun talks at ...
South Korea's K9s saw their own baptism by fire under less than auspicious circumstances on the afternoon of November 23, 2010, at Yeonpyeong Island, at the extreme western tip of the North-South border. Apparently feeling provoked by a South Korean naval exercise earlier in the morning, North ...
And, rather than reduce risks, it may embolden the North to return to risky conventional pressure on South Korea, such as in 2010, when it sank a South Korean corvette, killing 46 seamen, and shelled South Korean islands. US policy options are limited. One is the limited use of force. Lieutenant General ...


 

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