South Korea

Why global fertility is in decline
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Why global fertility is in decline

New report warns that countries worldwide are facing a ‘baby bust’
9 Nov 2018
‘Gwarosa’: why Koreans are working themselves to death
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‘Gwarosa’: why Koreans are working themselves to death

South Koreans work longer hours than almost any other OECD country
6 Nov 2018
North and South Korea agree to remove weapons from border
North and South Korea border guards
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North and South Korea agree to remove weapons from border

Guard posts and firearms set to be removed from demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom
23 Oct 2018
Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea
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Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea

Accepting Kim Jong Un’s invitation would ‘legitimise’ oppressive regime, warn analysts
19 Oct 2018
South Korea unveils plan for ‘one Korea’ dictionary
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South Korea unveils plan for ‘one Korea’ dictionary

PM says that bridging language gap with the North could be a stepping stone to reunification
10 Oct 2018
Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize
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Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize

Bookies had tipped Kim Jong Un to get the honour
5 Oct 2018
South Korea: ex-president Lee Myung-bak jailed for graft
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South Korea: ex-president Lee Myung-bak jailed for graft

Lee to join his successor Park Geun-hye behind bars
5 Oct 2018
US ‘ready to resume talks’ with North Korea
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US ‘ready to resume talks’ with North Korea

Mike Pompeo invites Pyongyang foreign minister to a meeting in New York next week
20 Sep 2018
Korea summit: can Moon Jae-in revive nuclear talks?
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace
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Korea summit: can Moon Jae-in revive nuclear talks?

South Korean president will travel to the north to meet with Kim Jong Un for first time in 11 years
18 Sep 2018
Trump U-turns on South Korea war games U-turn
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Trump U-turns on South Korea war games U-turn

US president contradicts Pentagon statement that joint military drills will continue
30 Aug 2018
South Korea cracks down on Yemeni refugees
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South Korea cracks down on Yemeni refugees

Arrival of hundreds of people fleeing Yemen conflict has sparked panic is Seoul
29 Jun 2018
Who are the three US prisoners released by North Korea?
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Who are the three US prisoners released by North Korea?

Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-chul were repatriated late on Wednesday night
10 May 2018
Cleaner who found gold bars in rubbish bin to get nothing
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Cleaner who found gold bars in rubbish bin to get nothing

Seven bars wrapped in newspaper worth total of £240,000 found in South Korea
4 May 2018
Korea summit: four key takeaways from historic talks
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace
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Korea summit: four key takeaways from historic talks

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in announce peace roadmap - but what does it all mean?
27 Apr 2018
Korean summit: world reacts to leaders’ joint nuclear pledge
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Korean summit: world reacts to leaders’ joint nuclear pledge

First meeting between the two leaders of North and South Korea punctuated by oddly humorous moments
27 Apr 2018
Former South Korea president Park sentenced to 24 years
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Former South Korea president Park sentenced to 24 years

Nation’s first female leader found guilty of abuse of power and coercion
6 Apr 2018
North Korea’s cheerleaders: who are Kim Jong Un’s red coats?
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North Korea’s cheerleaders: who are Kim Jong Un’s red coats?

There’s more than meets the eye to the Winter Olympic’s best-drilled cheerleaders
14 Feb 2018
US suggests North Korean talks without preconditions
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US suggests North Korean talks without preconditions

Pence says ‘maximum pressure’ campaign will intensify ‘but if you want to talk, we’ll talk’
12 Feb 2018
Pictures and reaction: 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
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Pictures and reaction: 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

South Korean and North Korean athletes march together to mark the start of PyeongChang 2018
9 Feb 2018
Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport
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Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport

In Depth: history of the event is marred by political tensions that have sometimes led to violence
8 Feb 2018
Soldiers deployed after norovirus hits the Winter Olympics
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics norovirus outbreak
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Soldiers deployed after norovirus hits the Winter Olympics

PyeongChang 2018 organisers are ready despite quarantine of 1,200 staff and an expected cold snap
6 Feb 2018
North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics
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North Korea may parade missiles on eve of Olympics

Pyongyang reportedly plans to exhibit hundreds of weapons to ‘scare the hell out of the Americans’
31 Jan 2018
Why does South Korea matter so much to Bitcoin?
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Why does South Korea matter so much to Bitcoin?

Authorities announce plans to crackdown on cryptocurrency trading
18 Jan 2018
North and South Korea to march under one flag at Olympics
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North and South Korea to march under one flag at Olympics

PyeongChang games will also see the first ever joint Korean team compete in women’s ice hockey
17 Jan 2018
Winter Olympics 2018: more politics than sports?
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Winter Olympics 2018: more politics than sports?

From North Korea to Russia, this year’s Games looks set to have wide-ranging repercussions
8 Jan 2018
North Korea talks: olive branch or cynical ploy?
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North Korea talks: olive branch or cynical ploy?

Kim Jong Un may be trying to create tension between South Korea and the US
2 Jan 2018
SHINee lead singer Jonghyun dies in apparent suicide
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SHINee lead singer Jonghyun dies in apparent suicide

Police say 27-year-old K-pop star was rushed to hospital in a state of cardiac arrest
18 Dec 2017
Bullets fly as video captures North Korean defector’s escape
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Bullets fly as video captures North Korean defector’s escape

UN footage shows troops shooting fellow soldier as he races to cross border
22 Nov 2017
Trump invites North Korea to ‘make a deal’ on nuclear issue
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Trump invites North Korea to ‘make a deal’ on nuclear issue

US President suggests two powers ‘come to the table’ to settle nuclear tensions
7 Nov 2017
US flies bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force
North Korea claims the right to shoot down American B-1B heavy bombers
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US flies bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force

Donald Trump discusses strategy with defence chiefs amid fears over stolen war plans
11 Oct 2017
Why is Seoul sending North Korea £6m in aid?
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Why is Seoul sending North Korea £6m in aid?

South Korea says aid should be unaffected by geopolitical tensions, but its generosity is likely to irk the US and Japan
22 Sep 2017
South Korea ‘decapitation squad’ to target North’s leaders
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South Korea ‘decapitation squad’ to target North’s leaders

Seoul announces assassination brigade following Kim Jong Un’s nuclear test
13 Sep 2017
Olympic chiefs dismiss Pyeongchang 2018 fears
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Olympic chiefs dismiss Pyeongchang 2018 fears

IOC president Thomas Bach says Winter Olympics will go ahead as planned
12 Sep 2017
Samsung heir's jailing proves bosses not 'too big to jail'
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Samsung heir's jailing proves bosses not 'too big to jail'

Lee Jae-yong's case could have ramifications for former president Park Geun-hye
25 Aug 2017
North Korea rails against US military exercises
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North Korea rails against US military exercises

The joint drill with South Korea will go ahead despite threats from Pyongyang
21 Aug 2017
Could South Korea's election affect relations with Pyonyang?
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Could South Korea's election affect relations with Pyonyang?

A win for presidential favourite Moon Jae-in could see a friendlier approach to country's northern neighbour
9 May 2017
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