South Korea

Conservative South Korean MPs seek to undermine LGBT rights.

Campaigners condemn attempt to remove protection for ‘sexual orientation’ from new legislationCampaigners in South Korea have condemned an attempt by conservative MPs to remove homophobia and transphobia from a list of violations of a proposed ant...

U.S. Offers North Korea ‘Act of Good Will.’ Not Enough, North Says.

A canceled military drill was not enough to get the North Koreans back to the table to discuss denuclearization.

South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan

Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.

South Korea Stops Stream of Blood From Culled Pigs

Towns near the border with North Korea were alarmed when a stream turned red after pigs were culled over fear of African swine fever.

North Korea hails test of 'super-large multiple rocket launcher'.

Kim Jong-un ‘expressed satisfaction’ with the test and congratulated weapons scientists, state media said North Korea conducted another test of super-large multiple rocket launchers on Thursday afternoon, calling it a success, the state news agenc...

Quarter of world's pig population 'to die of African swine fever'.

World Organisation for Animal Health warns spread of disease has inflamed worldwide crisisAbout a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die as a result of the African swine fever (ASF) epidemic, according to the World Organisation fo...

Caught in U.S.-China Crossfire, Eastman Orchestra Cancels Tour

The renowned music school decided to cancel a tour of China after facing pressure from students and alumni upset over Beijing’s denial of visas to three South Korean students.

South Korea compares Japan's 'rising sun' flag to swastika as Olympic row deepens.

MPs voice outcry as Tokyo 2020 organisers say they have no plans to restrict use of flag that Seoul says has militaristic rootsSouth Korea is intensifying its campaign to ban the Japanese “rising sun” flag from being displayed at next year’s Tokyo...

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Kim Jong-un orders razing of South's 'unpleasant' Mount Kumgang buildings.

North Korean ruler demands makeover of joint resort, saying South Korean facilities are like ‘temporary buildings at construction sites’Kim Jong-un has ordered the demolition of “unpleasant-looking” South Korean facilities at the Mount Kumgang res...

Uniqlo accused of mocking wartime sexual slavery victims.

Japanese clothing company pulls advertisement from South Korean TV after outcryThe Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has pulled an ad from South Korean TV after it was accused of mocking victims of wartime sexual slavery.The company said it had st...

North Korea played like it was 'waging war' in Pyongyang match, says South.

South considering complaint over match, played in empty stadium amid media blackoutNorth Korea’s football team played like it was “waging a war” during Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang against South Korea, the South’s manager has said.Th...

South Korea uses snipers, drones to stop swine fever spreading from North Korea.

Feral hogs are thought to be a main reason for its spread, and North Korea has been snubbing the South's repeated calls for joint quarantine efforts, officials say.

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No fans, no media and no goals as Koreas play out World Cup qualifier in empty stadium.

North meets South in Pyongyang amid blackoutBoth national anthems played and flags displayedLong-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed...

Sulli, former member of South Korean girl band f(x), found dead.

Sulli debuted with the five-member f(x) in 2009. It became one of the most popular girl groups in South Korea and helped fuel the global K-pop craze.

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South Korean Politician Resigns After Weeks of Protests.

Ever since the appointment of Cho Kuk as justice minister, South Korea has been rocked by huge rallies for and against him.

In Seoul, Crowds Denounce a Divisive Politician. Days Later, Others Defend Him.

Vast rallies have called for the ouster of South Korea’s justice minister. But huge counterprotests have assailed the prosecutors who are investigating him.

K-pop group BTS criticised for Saudi Arabia concert.

Group performs in Riyadh despite appeals by human rights groups and its own fansA historic concert by K-pop superstars BTS has caused accusations of “whitewashing” an authoritarian regime. The Korean group were the first non-Arab artists to play a...

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South Korea bans men with history of abuse from marrying foreign women.

Legal amendment brought in after footage of man beating his Vietnamese wife sparked outcrySouth Korea is to enact legislation that will ban men with a history of domestic violence from marrying foreign women, the justice ministry has confirmed.The...

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Horse-shaped pottery unearthed at South Korean Tomb site.

A horse-shaped earthenware object, the largest of its kind in the country’s history, has been excavated at the Geumryeongchong Tomb site in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. The presence and location of the objects excavated within and around t...

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North Korean Missile Delivers a Message: There’s Little Japan Can Do.

The launch reinforced how deeply Japan has been sidelined as President Trump tries to restart nuclear talks with North Korea despite a string of missile tests.

Man Confesses to Brutal Killings That Terrorized South Korea, Police Say.

A 56-year-old man has confessed to raping and murdering 14 women more than two decades ago, the police said in naming the suspect.

South Korea: woman reportedly kills herself after being secretly filmed by doctor.

Family said she was suffering nightmares and trauma after the incident as nation’s spy cam epidemic continuesA woman in South Korea has reportedly killed herself after discovering she had been secretly filmed in a hospital change room, amid growin...

North Korea launches projectile ahead of US talks on weekend.

Denuclearisation negotiations have been locked in stalemate since failed February summitNorth Korea carried out another projectile launch on Wednesday, the South Korean military and Japan’s Coast Guard said, a day after Pyongyang announced it woul...

North Korea fired at least one projectile off east coast: South Korea.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday didn't immediately confirm what the weapons were and how far they flew.

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Huge fireball from South Korean oil tanker caught on dashcam – video.

Eyewitness footage shows flames spread across two oil tankers near Ulsan Bridge as cars drive by following an explosion that injured 10 people Continue reading...

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