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South Korea: Republic in East Asia
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.

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South Korean officials to press for Iran sanction waiver in U.S.

South Korean government officials are expected to press for extending a sanctions waiver on Iran's petroleum exports that expires in May on a visit to Washington this week.
Reuters - Published

North Korean officials return to liaison office after pullout

North Korea reversed a decision to withdraw its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office by sending some back to work on Monday, South Korea said, in a turnaround that came after U.S. President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Videos for South Korea

Trump to withdraw some N. Korea sanctions [Video]Trump to withdraw some N. Korea sanctions

North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with the South in a major setback for peace efforts. The news coincided with the implementation and then sudden withdraw of some sanctions by the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

North Korea quits liaison office with South [Video]North Korea quits liaison office with South

North Korea has pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

North Korea Pulls Staff From Liaison Office With South Korea [Video]North Korea Pulls Staff From Liaison Office With South Korea

The office was established last year as a way to help the two countries communicate directly with each other instead of via phone or fax.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

South Koreans fight smog their own way: with pork [Video]South Koreans fight smog their own way: with pork

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise due to an old belief. Grace Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Wall Street sheds gains on trade talk news [Video]Wall Street sheds gains on trade talk news

The benchmark S&P 500 index ended flat Tuesday as investor optimism regarding the Federal Reserve's expected affirmation of its dovish policy stance was offset by reports of fault lines emerging in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Ski champion Hirscher delays decision on professional future [Video]Ski champion Hirscher delays decision on professional future

Eight-time Alpine World Cup overall champion Marcel Hirscher says deciding his future in the sport will be a "joint decision"

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

South And North Korea Seek To Host Women's World Cup [Video]South And North Korea Seek To Host Women's World Cup

According to CNN, enthusiasm, and interest is beginning to stir surrounding the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. South Korea and North Korea have expressed a common interest in jointly bidding to host the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

South Korea tries a flashy fix for its 'smartphone zombies' [Video]South Korea tries a flashy fix for its 'smartphone zombies'

A city in South Korea has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn “smartphone zombies” to look up and drivers to slow down, in the hope of preventing accidents. Grace..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

'Shoplifters', Jaejoong, Samal Yeslyamova, Yakusho Koji win big at Asian Film Awards [Video]'Shoplifters', Jaejoong, Samal Yeslyamova, Yakusho Koji win big at Asian Film Awards

Stars from across Asia attend a glitzy gala ceremony for the 13th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

North Korea reconsiders nuclear talks, missile ban: reports [Video]North Korea reconsiders nuclear talks, missile ban: reports

After a failed summit in Hanoi, North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States, according to news reports form the North's capital. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Sex, lies and video: K-pop world rocked by sex scandals [Video]Sex, lies and video: K-pop world rocked by sex scandals

South Korea police are questioning two K-pop stars, including boyband Big Bang's Seungri, over allegations of sex tapes, secret chat about rape, and deals facilitated by prostitutes. Grace Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

South Korea's K-pop world rocked by sex scandals [Video]South Korea's K-pop world rocked by sex scandals

South Korean police questioned two K-pop stars on Thursday as allegations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked South Korea’s music world.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

K-Pop Star Seungri Arrives at Police Station for Prostition and Hidden Camera Probe [Video]K-Pop Star Seungri Arrives at Police Station for Prostition and Hidden Camera Probe

After their stunning retirement announcements, two K-pop stars including a member of the superstars Big Bang are facing police questioning over a series of interlocking scandals that have roiled South..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:45Published

Multiple Countries Ban Use of Boeing 737 MAX Planes [Video]Multiple Countries Ban Use of Boeing 737 MAX Planes

The decisions come after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

K-pop star quits showbiz amid sex bribery scandal [Video]K-pop star quits showbiz amid sex bribery scandal

Seungri, a member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang, says he's leaving the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country. Grace Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Fans shocked by K-pop Big Bang member's retirement after alleged sex bribery goes viral [Video]Fans shocked by K-pop Big Bang member's retirement after alleged sex bribery goes viral

Seoul residents react to Seungri news of providing prostitutes to foreign investors in his private club, resulting in him saying he would leave the entertainment industry. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

K-pop Big Bang member Leaving Show-Business After Sex Bribery Case [Video]K-pop Big Bang member Leaving Show-Business After Sex Bribery Case

Reuters reports A member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country. The decision..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Singapore, Australia Ban Use of Boeing 737 MAX Planes [Video]Singapore, Australia Ban Use of Boeing 737 MAX Planes

The decisions come after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Trump Administration Seeks More Money From Countries With US Troops [Video]Trump Administration Seeks More Money From Countries With US Troops

The Trump administration is discussing how to get countries hosting U.S. troops to give them more money. They want these countries to pay more of the cost of keeping U.S. troops stationed during times..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

US and South Korea Sign Cost-Sharing Military Deal [Video]US and South Korea Sign Cost-Sharing Military Deal

Under the new agreement, South Korea will pay about 8 percent more in 2019 for the U.S. troops stationed on its soil.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

 

South Korea staffs liaison office despite North Korea pull out

A convoy of dozens of South Korean officials left for an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea on Monday in a bid to maintain fragile gains in relations with Pyongyang, despite North Korea's..
Reuters - Published

South Korean figure skater accuses American Mariah Bell of injuring her with skate

International skating officials say there is "no evidence" an American figure skater intentionally injured a rival, ahead of the World Championships in Japan. During training Wednesday, 22-year-old..
CBS News - Published

U.S. skater accused of injuring rival in warmups

International Skating Union says there is "no evidence" that American figure skater Mariah Bell intentionally harmed a South Korean rival
CBS News - Published

North Korea pulls out of liaison office with South: Unification Ministry

North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with South Korea just north of their armed border, in a setback for South Korean President Moon Jae-in's effort to end hostility and in the wake of..
Reuters - Published

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested, charged with sharing sex videos taken without consent

South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.
USATODAY.com - Published

South Korea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests

South Korean police have arrested two men for using illegal spy cameras at motels to film and livestream videos of about 1,600 guests, raking in about 7 million won ($6,200) over the past three months,..
Reuters - Published

Guests at South Korean hotels secretly filmed, live-streamed for paying customers

On Wednesday, South Korean police arrested two people for live-streaming 1,600 guests at at least 30 motels throughout the country.
USATODAY.com - Published

In wake of Hanoi summit, South Korea's Moon left with less room to maneuver

The breakdown at last month's U.S.-North Korea summit has left South Korean President Moon Jae-in with little room to maneuver and exacerbated divisions within his government over how to break the..
Reuters - Published

Son calls for patience as Koreans turn to youth for 2022

The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup, but the continent's biggest star Son Heung-min has called for patience from South Korean fans
USATODAY.com - Published

Pork for pollution? South Koreans fight smog with grease

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise.
Reuters - Published

Korean plan among 9 possible bids for 2023 Women's World Cup

FIFA says nine soccer federations are interested in hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup including South Korea, which could jointly bid with North Korea
USATODAY.com - Published

No sign of imminent North Korea missile launch: South Korea defence chief

It is premature to say whether recent activity at some of North Korea's rocket facilities involved preparation for a missile launch, South Korea's defence minister told a parliamentary hearing on..
Reuters - Published

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