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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 be ...
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 a ...

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.
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 belligerent ...
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 the ...
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 island ...

SEOUL • South 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 colonial ...
... 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 various ...
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 ...


 

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