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S.Korean dies after self-immolation at Japanese embassy

The incident comes as relations between Seoul and Tokyo feel the strain over a WWII labour issue.

Vintage fashion: Senior models bridge S.Korea’s age divide

A handful of South Korea's senior citizens become unlikely social media celebrities and influencers in a country where intergenerational conflict is mounting as the population ages.

Sidekick connects visitors in Korea to locals in real-time chat

Sidekick is currently available in Korea but will also be expanded to Japan.

Korea cuts growth forecasts on trade war, chip slump

President Moon Jae-in’s government lowers its growth forecast for this year as South Korea’s economy continues to be battered by a downturn in the tech cycle and global trade woes.

Controversy over South Korean ban on corporal punishment at home

A law allowing South Korean parents to physically discipline their children is to be scrapped, prompting controversy in a country where hierarchical family values still predominate.

Seoul cancels permit for new Japanese embassy building

The previous embassy building was demolished some years ago, with staff moving into offices in the neighbouring high-rises.

South Korea declares national disaster as winds fan giant forest fire

Apocalyptic images on television and social media show walls of flame lighting up the night, buildings engulfed in flames, and clouds of smoke billowing across hillsides during the day.

Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea for ‘missile launch’

South Korea's military begins monitoring N.Korea after satellite images of a missile launch in Pyongyang cause an international alarm.

Seoul replaces minister in charge of relations with Pyongyang

Kim Yeon-chul's appointment comes days after the US and N.Korea held a second summit in Hanoi, but failed to reach an agreement on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

South Korea push for more female lawmakers draws male backlash

South Korean women call for more female lawyers against the male-dominated country.

S.Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

#MeToo movement sweeps across South Korea as accusations on powerful men are flooding the country.

Shh…! S. Korea hushes for crucial exam

Extraordinary measures are taken nationwide to remove anything that could disturb the test-takers.

Sistem Metro Seoul, kecanggihan luar biasa

Metro itu juga mempunyai rekod keselamatan yang boleh dibanggakan, satu kemalangan setiap 51,006,000 km.

Pyongyang asked to delay US talks, says Seoul

North Korea asked the United States to delay planned high-level talks in New York this week, a day after Washington abruptly announced the meeting's postponement.

Me and my (porn) shadow: ‘spycam’ epidemic seizes S. Korea

Seoul is in the grip of a 'spycam' epidemic, with covert footage of sex, nudity and urination posted online in what amounts to a 'social death penalty' for thousands of women forced to live with a pornographic shadow.

S. Korea rejects refugee status for Yemenis seeking asylum

More than 500 Yemenis, many arriving from Malaysia, where a new direct flight to the island was launched from Kuala Lumpur.

Korea Utara-Selatan adakan perbincangan peringkat tinggi 15 Okt depan

Pertemuan terbaru akan diadakan di bahagian selatan perkampungan Panmunjom dalam Zon Bebas Tentera.

Pyongyang: Talks with US ‘productive, wonderful’

Pompeo's trip to Pyongyang occurred amid negative signals from North Korea whose actions have fallen short of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of its nuclear weapons and irreversible steps to give up an arsenal that potentially threatens the United States.

Two dead, one missing as Typhoon Kong-Rey hits South Korea

Typhon Kong-Rey has killed 2 men thus far, while a 76-year-old is missing after falling into a river.

S. Korea ex-president jailed for 15 years over corruption

Lee was also found guilty of accepting nearly six billion won from Samsung Electronics in return for a presidential pardon for its chairman Lee Kun-hee, who was jailed for tax evasion.

Samsung Electronics flags record Q3 operating profit

Sales for the third quarter are expected to reach 65 trillion won, the world's largest maker of smartphones and memory chips said in a statement.

North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

It would also force an extraordinary level of cooperation between two Cold War foes that have no formal avenues for regular contact and are still technically at war.

N. Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

A Seoul visit by Kim would be the first by a Northern leader since the partition of the peninsula decades ago after the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Samsung heir in South Korea’s delegation to North

Samsung's Lee Jae-yong and the heads of the SK and LG groups will all be part of President Moon Jae-in's delegation as he heads for a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong Un.