Recent News Headlines : Seoul - South Korea

LUNAR NEW YEAR: WILL YEAR OF THE DOG MEAN MORE BABIES IN SOUTH KOREA?


Will the Year of the Dog mean more babies in South Korea?... READ MORE

17th February, 2018 6

HOW THE WINTER OLYMPICS IS OFFERING A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR FAMILIES SEPARATED BY THE 38TH PARALLEL


North Korea How the winter Olympics is offering a glimmer of hope for families separated by the 38th parallel... READ MORE

16th February, 2018 50

'WHO IN THEIR RIGHT FREAKING MIND SAYS, "LET'S PUT THE OLYMPICS IN THE SAME WINDOW AS THE LUNAR NEW YEAR?"'


'Standing seats' On a Thursday train bound for Gangneung, one Korean man said he wasn't able to get seating seats, just standing seats... READ MORE

16th February, 2018 395

SEOUL FOOTING RECORD TAB FOR NORTH KOREA AT 2018 OLYMPICS


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea AP -- How much was it worth to Seoul for hundreds of North Koreans to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics?... READ MORE

16th February, 2018 0

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO WATCH WOMEN'S HOCKEY IN SOUTH KOREA?


On a wooded hill, on the path to the Olympic hockey stadium in Gangneong, South Korea, Mike Schofield and his girlfriend are selling sausages... READ MORE

15th February, 2018 1320

SOUTH KOREA WILL PAY NORTH KOREA'S 2018 PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS BILLS


South Korea approved a measure Wednesday that would foot the bills for North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 25

NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA ARE UNITED IN THEIR HATRED OF JAPAN


These swirling emotions were front and center Wednesday as a combined team of North and South Koreans played regional power Japan in women's hockey... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 16

JAPAN'S WORRIES ABOUT NORTH KOREA'S 'CHARM OFFENSIVE'


The North Koreans feel the same as us, South Korean player Choi Ji Yeon said before the game... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 69

SOUTH KOREA COVERS $2.6M BILL FOR NORTH'S OLYMPIC DELEGATION


The International Olympics Committee will cover the costs for the 22 North Korean athletes competing in Pyeongchang, ABC News reported... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 20

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR US TO CONFRONT 'EXISTENTIAL' NORTH KOREA THREAT, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SAYS


America will need to soon decide how to confront the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, a top official said... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 74

IS NORTH KOREA'S OVERTURE A PATH TO PEACE OR SIMPLY A PLOY?


Protestors shadowed the North Korean delegation throughout its visit to the South, shouting insults and defacing posters of Kim... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 514

WHAT WOULD SOUTH KOREANS ASK A NORTH KOREAN?


Bridging the divide What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 1

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF KOREAN ADOPTEE TOBY DAWSON


Found by police but not his parents, he was sent to an orphanage and eventually adopted by Mike and Deborah Dawson, ski instructors from Vail, Colorado... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 33

IN THIS SOUTH KOREAN UNIVERSITY COURSE, DATING ISN'T JUST FOR FUN -- IT'S COMPULSORY


There are lots of people against dating and against relationships these days in Korea, Jang said... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 414

GM KOREA OFFERS WORKERS THREE TIMES ANNUAL WAGE, TUITION FEES FOR REDUNDANCY


A GM Korea source said some 150 factory workers were let go last year under a similar compensation package... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 20

SOUTH KOREA UNION SAYS GM PLANT CLOSURE MOVE IS 'DEATH SENTENCE', THREATENS STRIKE


The main gate to GM Korea's Gunsan factory is seen in Gunsan, South Korea February 13, 2018... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 1233

SOUTH KOREA APPROVES $2.6 MILLION BUDGET FOR NORTH KOREA'S OLYMPIC VISIT


South Korea approved on Wednesday the use of 2.86 billion won 2.64 million to bankroll the cost of hosting hundreds of visiting North Koreans during... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 3

TRUMP THREATENS CHINA SANCTIONS AND VOWS TO REWORK 'DISASTER' SOUTH KOREA TRADE DEAL


Accusing Beijing of decimating American steel and aluminum industries, Trump said he was considering all options, including tariffs and quotas... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 2

SOUTH KOREA TO PAY FOR NORTH AT OLYMPICS


South Korea also paid the expenses when more than 600 North Koreans visited the South during the 2002 Asian Games in Busan... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 487

SOUTH KOREA APPROVES RECORD $2.6 MILLION BUDGET FOR NORTH KOREANS' OLYMPIC VISIT


South Korea approves record 2.6 million budget for North Koreans'..... READ MORE

14th February, 2018 64

KIM YO-JONG AND NORTH KOREA'S SECRET WEAPON


This kind of idolisation of a leader is alien to South Korea's younger generation who are not so easily seduced by North Korea's arrivals... READ MORE

13th February, 2018 584

FORMER SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT'S FRIEND SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN CORRUPTION CASE


The Seoul Central District Court said Choi Soon-sil was convicted on abuse of power, bribery and other charges... READ MORE

13th February, 2018 10

CHINA SENDS BIGGEST DELEGATION TO WINTER OLYMPICS


Analysts noted that Seoul still needs to show more sincerity to China's national interests to fix Sino-South Korean ties to the level before THAAD's deployment... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 0

BAN KI-MOON WEIGHS IN ON A HISTORIC HANDSHAKE BETWEEN THE KOREAS AND TRUMP'S 'NUCLEAR BUTTON'


A bomb planted by North Korean agents detonated on an passenger plane to Seoul, killing all 115 people on board... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 94

OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY IN SOUTH KOREA DRAWS HUNDREDS OF ANTI-NORTH KOREA PROTESTERS


About 800 demonstrators marched toward the venue for the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 184

IOC BOSS TO VISIT NORTH KOREA AFTER WINTER OLYMPICS


International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of an agreement between the IOC... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 4

HEAD HELD HIGH, KIM'S SISTER RETURNS TO NORTH KOREA


In her first appearance on the global stage, Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had her every move closely scrutinized... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 1663

CANADIAN TALENT BOLSTERS HOPES FOR KOREA'S MEN'S OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM


The moment couldn't feel more Canadian to a hockey fan, but this conversation is taking place halfway around the world in Incheon, South Korea, near Seoul... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 1014

JAPANESE, SOUTH KOREAN POLITICIANS MEET IN SEOUL, AGREE TO SEEK A DENUCLEARIZED NORTH KOREA


Oshima is leading a delegation of nine Japanese nonpartisan lawmakers for talks with 16 South Korean counterparts, including National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, in Seoul... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 22

PENCE RAISES PROSPECT OF U.S. TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA


The statement from the Ministry of Unification came after the North Korean delegation concluded its three-day visit... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 129

Trending News Headlines : Seoul

JAPAN WARNS CITIZENS THEY MIGHT HAVE ONLY 10 MINUTES TO PREPARE FOR A NORTH KOREAN MISSILE


In 1998, North Korea fired a Taepodong-1 missile -- ostensibly for launching a satellite -- over Japan and into its economic zone on the Pacific Ocean side... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 19616

NORTH KOREA BLAMES TRUMP AND HIS 'AGGRESSIVE' TWEETS FOR TENSIONS


North Korea could react to Trump's tougher rhetoric with new provocations of its own... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 18181

KIM JONG-UNS SISTER TURNS ON THE CHARM, TAKING PENCES SPOTLIGHT


I think North Koreans and South Koreans were all together as one family, and we come from the same root... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 15001

OLYMPICS OPEN WITH KOREAS MARCHING TOGETHER OFFERING HOPE FOR PEACE


The Seoul Olympics ended up being a turning point for South Korea as it pulled away from North Korea economically, politically and culturally... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 10029

NORTH KOREA'S KIM INVITES S KOREAN LEADER TO PYONGYANG


North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has extended a rare invitation to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 8749

NBC ANGERS SOUTH KOREANS WITH COMPARISON TO JAPAN


The network faced a backlash after an Olympic commentator said that every South Korean sees Japan as a model for their nations rapid development... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 7318

KIM JONG UN INVITES SOUTH KOREA'S MOON JAE-IN FOR TALKS


Talks between North and South Korean leaders have happened in the past without yielding any significant changes in North Korea's behavior... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 4161

KIM JONG UN INVITES SOUTH KOREA'S MOON TO SUMMIT IN PYONGYANG


The last summit was held in October 2007 between Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Jong Il, the father of the current North Korean leader... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 4091

NORTH KOREA CLAIMS IT COULD WIPE OUT MANHATTAN WITH A HYDROGEN BOMB


North Korea's making a lot of threats these days... READ MORE

13th March, 2016 3313

THE QUIET DIPLOMACY TO SAVE THE OLYMPICS IN A NUCLEAR STANDOFF


But getting North Korea to attend the Games was a diplomatic puzzle in itself, especially amid escalating tensions... READ MORE

8th February, 2018 3065

NORTH KOREA HEADS FOR DIPLOMACY GOLD MEDAL AT OLYMPICS


Seafood, once a major North Korean export, was now more widely available at home after U.N... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 3007

KIM JONG UN INVITES SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT FOR SUMMIT


Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit South Korea... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 2978

DOW INDUSTRIALS DROP 400 POINTS AS MARKET LOSSES DEEPEN


The Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 400 points... READ MORE

8th February, 2018 2888

KIM'S SISTER IN SOUTH KOREA ON LANDMARK OLYMPIC VISIT


There has been an apparent thaw in relations between North and South Korea in recent weeks... READ MORE

9th February, 2018 2841

HANDSHAKE BETWEEN SOUTH KOREA'S MOON JAE-IN AND KIM YO JONG GOES VIRAL


The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, shaking hands with a member of North Korean royalty, First Sister Kim Yo Jong... READ MORE

9th February, 2018 2709

KIM JONG UN INVITES SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT FOR SUMMIT


Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit South Korea... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 2446

NORTH KOREA'S KIM INVITES SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT FOR SUMMIT


North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit South Korea... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 2439

SOUTH KOREA'S MOON HOSTS NORTH KOREAN TALKS AS PENCE KEEPS UP PRESSURE


Moon hosted talks and a lunch with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 2253

IN A LAND OF WORKAHOLICS, BURNED-OUT SOUTH KOREANS GO TO 'PRISON' TO RELAX


Many South Koreans are seeking reprieve from the pressures of modern life in a mountain retreat that specializes in solitary confinement, writes Matt Kwong... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 2130

NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN'S SISTER, KIM YO JONG, VISITS SOUTH KOREA FOR THE OLYMPICS


Kim Jong Un's smiling younger sister has surprised South Koreans with her low-key approach... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 2066

SOUTH KOREA: CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM AFTER NORTH'S VISIT


'Longing for reunification' On the last day, President Moon bade farewell to the North Korean delegation at a North Korean art troupe's music concert in Seoul... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 1808

EXCLUSIVE US IOC MEMBER SUGGESTS KOREAN TEAM FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE


Last month, the North agreed with South Korea to send 22 athletes and a 230-strong cheering squad to the winter Games... READ MORE

12th February, 2018 1669

KIM JONG UN INVITES SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN TO PYONGYANG


U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults as tensions rose... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 1576

SOUTH KOREA WARNS IT CAN DESTROY NORTH BEYOND RECOVERY AFTER MISSILE LAUNCH


South Korea detected North Korean launch preparations on Thursday, and President Moon ordered a live-fire ballistic missile drill if the launch happened... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1485

NORTH KOREA'S KIM JONG UN HAS INVITED SOUTH KOREA'S MOON JAE-IN TO PYONGYANG


A total of about 500 North Koreans, including 22 athletes and 140 musicians, arrived in South Korea this week for the Olympics... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 1380

NORTH KOREA STAGES MILITARY PARADE ON EVE OF OLYMPICS


Low profile annual affair in Pyongyang as North gets ready to march under one flag with South Korea at Winter Olympics... READ MORE

8th February, 2018 1240

NORTH KOREAN LEADER INVITES SOUTH KOREA'S MOON TO THE NORTH


North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North president... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 1236

CANADA'S SARAH MURRAY LEADS UNIFIED KOREAN HOCKEY TEAM INTO THE UNKNOWN


Murray had little time to integrate 15 North Korean players with South Korean members of the team... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 1190

N KOREA INVITES SOUTH PRESIDENT FOR VISIT


The South Korean president requested both that North Korea re-open dialogue with the US, and that the Koreas hold talks... READ MORE

10th February, 2018 1154

PHILIPPINES INKS $233M DEAL WITH CANADA FOR COMBAT UTILITY HELICOPTERS


Last month, during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, the Philippines president indicated that he might purchase the guns from India... READ MORE

6th February, 2018 1053


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