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South Korea: Republic in East Asia
South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. 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. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

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No pass for South Korean boy band BTS on military service

The group of 7 young men have achieved rare global stardom, but the military has ruled that from next year, a very different job beckons
CBS News - Published

South Korea suspends move to end intelligence pact with Japan

South Korea suspended a decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Friday, just hours before it was due to go into effect, providing the first signs of compromise after several months..
Reuters - Published

Videos for South Korea


SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant [Video]SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant

Japan’s SoftBank Corp plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media [Video]North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort [Video]U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

US calls on Seoul to pay more on US troops presence [Video]US calls on Seoul to pay more on US troops presence

President Donald Trump wants $5bn a year from Seoul for having 28,000 US soldiers stationed in South Korea which is more than 5 times what it pays now.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark' [Video]South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark'

Entertainment company SmartStudy struck Youtube gold when it added a K-pop beat to an old campfire song, "Baby Shark." Now, it says it's working on a new character and a big new market. Eve Johnson..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Trump Angers South Korea [Video]Trump Angers South Korea

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper went to South Korea to discuss new threats from “enraged” North Korea. According to CNN, he would also try and ease strain caused by President Donald Trump. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory [Video]China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory

Thousands of esports fans gathered in Paris to watch two teams go head-to-head at the "League of Legends" world championship tournament final.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world [Video]Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world

A team of five young European men will seek on Sunday (November 10) to overthrow Asia's supremacy at the "League of Legends", a world-known online video game whose sky-rocketing success has drawn..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

South Korea holds funerals for the living [Video]South Korea holds funerals for the living

More than 25,000 people have attended mass funerals for the living in South Korea. Their aim? To help appreciate their lives, by simulating their deaths. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Korean Air creates K-pop style safety video with boyband SuperM [Video]Korean Air creates K-pop style safety video with boyband SuperM

South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air unveiled a safety video starring K-pop supergroup SuperM and singer BoA, which has been playing on their planes from Monday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

MTV EMAs celebrate women in music, Liam Gallagher wins rock icon [Video]MTV EMAs celebrate women in music, Liam Gallagher wins rock icon

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher took home the first ever MTV Rock Icon award at Sunday's MTV Europe Music Awards, where the big winners of the night were Taylor Swift, newcomer Billie Eilish and South..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers' [Video]North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers'

North Korea confirmed that Thursday's missile launch used "super-large multiple rocket launchers," a new weapon that first debuted in August. The test sparked a fiery response from a U.S. lawmaker, who..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains [Video]Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains

A Nepalese mountain climber and former British soldier has smashed the world record for climbing the world's highest 14 mountains in just over six months, beating the previous best of nearly eight..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Vlatko Andonovski To Take Jill Ellis Spot As Head Coach Of USWNT [Video]Vlatko Andonovski To Take Jill Ellis Spot As Head Coach Of USWNT

Former head coach Jill Ellis led the United States Women’s National Team in two World Cup victories. Now the coach is stepping down after finishing their “Victory Tour” in a 1-1 draw with South..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution [Video]South Korea dust crisis: Budget rise aims to tackle pollution

Government points to longer-term solutions, such as increasing number of electric and hydrogen cars to a third of all vehicles in the next 10 years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Uniqlo ad sparks protests and parody in S. Korea [Video]Uniqlo ad sparks protests and parody in S. Korea

A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers, reopening deep wounds..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

'It was like war': S.Koreans describe aggressive match against North Korea [Video]'It was like war': S.Koreans describe aggressive match against North Korea

Returning South Korea players and management say World Cup qualifier against North Korea was tougher than expected

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:19Published

Tate stages retrospective of South Korean video artist Nam June Paik [Video]Tate stages retrospective of South Korean video artist Nam June Paik

London's Tate Modern is staging what's thought to be the first retrospective on South Korean-born artist Nam June Paik. Paik - who died in 2006 - is credited with inventing video art, collaborated..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Singer's death exposes the dark side of K-pop [Video]Singer's death exposes the dark side of K-pop

South Korean music star Sulli was suffering from severe depression before her suspected suicide. Her passing puts a focus on cyber bullying, which Sulli had been a vocal critic of. Francis Maguire..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan [Video]Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan

South Korean carmaker Hyundai said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Seoul showcases new weapons to world [Video]Seoul showcases new weapons to world

South Korea shows off its military might at one of the biggest defence industry trade shows in the region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team [Video]Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Tearfuil Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

North Korea says test was submarine missile [Video]North Korea says test was submarine missile

North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile from the sea, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

5G network in South Korea in DMZ border with North [Video]5G network in South Korea in DMZ border with North

South Korean village in Demilitarised Zone gets 5G network, perhaps sending hint of denuclearisation perks to North.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

 

Japan foreign minister says he plans to meet South Korean counterpart at G20

Japan's foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart during the Group of 20 meetings in the central city of Nagoya, he said on Friday, after Seoul decided not to end an..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe says South Korea made strategic choice in keeping intelligence-sharing pact

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said South Korea made a strategic choice in deciding to stick with an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that it had earlier said it would withdraw from..
Reuters - Published

South Korea tells Japan it will reverse decision to end intel-sharing pact: NHK

South Korea on Friday told the Japanese government it will continue to share real-time intelligence on North Korea, reversing an earlier decision to end a cooperation pact amid a spat over trade and..
Reuters - Published

South Korean minister to visit Japan ahead of deadline on intelligence pact

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Japan on Friday for a meeting of the Group of 20 big economies, a diplomatic source said, as the neighbors' pact to share intelligence is set to..
Reuters - Published

Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon denies report U.S. mulls pulling up to 4,000 troops from South Korea

The United States on Thursday denied a South Korean news report that it was considering withdrawing up to 4,000 troops from South Korea if it does not pay more for maintaining a 28,500-strong U.S...
Reuters - Published

North Korea says 'pointless' for Kim to attend South Korea ASEAN summit

North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be "pointless" due to strained ties, North..
Reuters - Published

BTS won't be exempt from South Korean military service, says government official

BTS won't receive any special treatment when it comes to fulfilling military duties, a mandatory service nearly every South Korean man must undergo.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. considers pulling up to 4,000 troops from South Korea: Chosun Ilbo

The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon chief says unaware of any threat to pull U.S. troops from South Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he was unaware of any plans to withdraw 4,000 U.S. troops from South Korea if talks on cost-sharing fail.
Reuters - Published

Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no 'free ride'

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and Japan over the costs of hosting..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says no interest in Trump summit until 'hostile policy' removed

A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea's Yonhap news..
Reuters - Published

South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release

Japan's reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries' efforts to minimize the impact, the head..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis release captured South Korean, Saudi vessels

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement released three vessels and 16 people it had seized, South Korea's foreign ministry and a Houthi military source in Yemen said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

South Korean nationals, vessels released by Yemen's Houthis: South Korea Foreign Ministry

Three vessels and 16 people, including two South Korean nationals, who had been seized by Yemen's Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy cuts short troop funding negotiations in South Korea

With Kim Jong Un's deadline for diplomacy looming, the U.S. and its close ally South Korea can't agree on who is paying to keep 28,000 American boots on the ground
CBS News - Published

U.S. breaks off defense cost talks, as South Korea balks at $5 billion demand

The United States broke off talks with South Korea on increasing Seoul's contribution to the costs of hosting U.S. troops, after the two sides failed to narrow their differences on Tuesday in a row..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say they will release seized ships if Korean

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says South Korea can do more on costs after talks break down

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he believed South Korea "can and should" contribute more on cost-sharing for hosting the U.S. military, after Seoul broke off the talks earlier in the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. never raised issues of troop reduction or pullout from South Korea: Seoul official

The United States has never mentioned the issues of reducing or withdrawing troops from South Korea during talks on the sharing of defense costs, Seoul's negotiator told a news conference on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S., South Korea break off defense cost talks amid backlash over Trump demand

South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said, amid a public backlash over a..
Reuters - Published

Two South Koreans aboard vessel seized by Yemen's Houthis: ministry official

Two South Korean nationals are on board one of the vessels seized by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement of Yemen in the southern end of the Red Sea, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea

The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis seize vessel in Red Sea: official

Yemeni Houthi forces seized a "suspect vessel" in the Red Sea but will release it if it proves to belong to South Korea after legal procedures are completed, a senior Houthi official said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

U.S., South Korea resume defense cost-sharing talks amid protests of 'robbery'

South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion gap in how much they want Seoul to pay for the cost of hosting the American military amid public protests of "highway..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint..
Reuters - Published

Japan tells U.S. 'no one could be optimistic about North Korea'

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told his U.S. and South Korea counterparts on Sunday that "no one could be optimistic about North Korea," shortly after Washington and Seoul announced plans to..
Reuters - Published

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster North Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move..
Reuters - Published

Esper pushes South Korea for "substantial increase" in troop funding

Reports the Trump administration is seeking a 5-fold increase in Seoul's defense contribution have drawn a harsh rebuke from South Koreans
CBS News - Published

South Korean, Chinese students face off over Hong Kong protests

Kim Ji-mun, a 23-year-old South Korean university student, had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon's Esper says it is crucial South Korea pays more for U.S. troops

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian..
Reuters - Published

South Korea, U.S. defense chiefs reaffirm commitment to defend against North Korea

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North, the South's..
Reuters - Published

Japan wants 'sensible response' from South Korea over intelligence pact

A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a "sensible response" regarding Seoul's decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact, known as GSOMIA, with the..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says it will remove Mt Kumgang resort facilities if South insists on talks

North Korea said on Friday it had sent South Korea an "ultimatum" about its Mt Kumgang tourist resort, saying it will unilaterally remove South Korea's facilities there if Seoul insists on talks about..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says will unilaterally remove South Korean facilities at Mt Kumgang if South insists on talks

North Korea said on Friday that it had sent South Korea an "ultimatum" on Monday about North Korea's Mt Kumgang tourist resort, saying that it will unilaterally remove South Korea's facilities there if..
Reuters - Published

U.S. ready to use 'full range' capabilities to defend South Korea

A top U.S. military officer reaffirmed on Thursday that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its capabilities to defend South Korea from any attack, a joint statement after a meeting..
Reuters - Published

Admissions scandal in background as South Koreans sit for grueling college exam

A record low number of South Korean students sat for the annual college entrance exam on Thursday, a test that many of them have prepared for since day one at school, and for which the country delayed..
Reuters - Published

U.S. defense officials converge in Seoul to discuss troop costs, Japan pact

Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American..
Reuters - Published

North Korea warns of retaliation against U.S-South Korea military drills

North Korea threatened on Wednesday to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea, ramping up pressure on Washington to change course as a year-end North..
Reuters - Published

Korean survivor says Japan's no-show at 'comfort women' case in Seoul lacks honor

A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case..
Reuters - Published

A $5 billion bill and Japan tensions in focus as U.S. defense heads visit South Korea

A $5 billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense..
Reuters - Published

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