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WATCH: What exactly is the role of Ivanka Trump?

2019-07-02 17:32

The US president's daughter took centre stage alongside world leaders at the G20 summit. Why?

North Korea tells South to stop mediating between North, US

2019-06-27 18:30

North Korea said that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked talks on its nuclear programme.

South Korean babies born December 31 become 2-year-olds next day

2019-04-12 12:29

South Korea's unusual age-calculating system means babies born on December 31 become 2-year-olds the next day.

World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

2019-04-05 08:08

Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.

WATCH: Robots Set To Build Seoul's Upcoming Robot Science Museum

2019-03-06 22:24

A new museum set to open in Seoul, South Korea will be built by robots.

Top South Korean animal rights group slammed for destroying dogs

2019-01-14 14:45

The leader of one of South Korea's largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogs – despite a declared no-kill policy – to ensure a continued stream of donations.

Samsung Electronics flags near-30% slump in Q4 operating profit

2019-01-08 07:56

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged its first quarterly profit drop in two years and painted a grim outlook owing to mounting competition from Chinese smartphone makers and declining chip prices.

Train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit - reports

2019-01-08 06:18

South Korean media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be on his way to Beijing for his fourth summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

South Korea fines BMW $10 million over several engine fires

2018-12-24 07:01

South Korea said it will fine BMW $9.9 million and file a criminal complaint against the company with state prosecutors over an allegedly botched response to dozens of engine fires reported in the country.

South Korea charges 11 with selling Samsung technology to China

2018-11-29 21:00

South Korea has charged nine people and two companies with illegally selling Samsung's bendable screen technology to a Chinese rival.


WATCH: S.Korea, Saudi Arabia sign total $8.3bn worth deals

2019-06-27 20:52

South Korea says it and Saudi Arabia have signed deals worth a total $8.3bn. The deals came as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits South Korea to bolster economic ties between two countries.

Japan rejects South Korea deal over wartime forced labour

2019-06-20 09:50

Japan has flatly rejected as "unacceptable" a South Korean proposal to set up a joint fund to compensate wartime forced labourers.

Firefighters extinguish most of South Korean forest blaze

2019-04-05 14:53

Firefighters extinguished most of a forest fire in South Korea's mountainous northern coast after the blaze destroyed 135 homes and forced more than 4 000 to flee region that hosted the Winter Olympics.

WATCH: South Koreans fight smog their own way - with pork

2019-03-20 20:47

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

WATCH: Hundreds of dogs destined for slaughterhouse rescued in South Korea

2019-02-14 12:32

A rescue operation to save hundreds of dogs in South Korea from the slaughterhouse begins, as pressure mounts on the country to end its custom of killing canines for meat.

Japan should take 'more humble' attitude: South Korea's Moon

2019-01-10 15:02

Japan should take a "more humble" attitude towards the past, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said, with relations between the two US allies and capitalist democracies long strained by disputes over history and territory.

WATCH: Is that a walking car? Hyundai shows off its 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle'

2019-01-08 07:45

Hyundai revealed a unique concept vehicle - a model with robotic legs allowing it to walk or crawl over treacherous terrain.

WATCH: Koreas hold groundbreaking ceremony for railway project

2018-12-26 11:46

South Korean officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for an aspirational project to modernise North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South.

South Korea's Moon still hopes to host Kim this year

2018-12-04 14:01

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could still visit Seoul for the first time in the next few weeks, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said, describing the possible trip as a major boost in efforts to make the peninsula nuclear-free.

Cult leader jailed for the multiple rape of followers

2018-11-22 21:26

A South Korean cult leader was convicted of the multiple rape of eight female followers – some of whom believed he was God – and jailed for 15 years.

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