South Korea

South Korea to cut army by 100 000 in three years

2019-10-11 20:02

South Korea's army says it will cut its force by 100 000 in the next three years in the face of a shrinking population.

South Korea mayor dumps ton of trash on beach for clean-up day

2019-09-26 12:43

A South Korean mayor who dumped a ton of trash on a clean beach to give environmental campaigners something to pick up has said sorry for his deception.

WATCH | Protesters gather in support of South Korea's ex-president Park

2019-08-29 13:23

Protesters gather in support of South Korea’s ex-president Park Geun-hye. WATCH NOW.

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.


Samsung fixed its folding phone. But it’s still not ready for most

2019-10-09 21:03

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is no longer a $1,980 brick. Six months after launching a device with a strange screen protector and a tendency to crack, the South Korean-technology giant is back with a much-improved product. It’s still not ready for most consumers, though.

WATCH | First swine fever outbreak confirmed in South Korea

2019-09-17 13:36

South Korea has reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide.

PICS: Man creates 'wheelchair' device for disabled goldfish

2019-07-26 13:49

A man has built a wheelchair contraption to help his disabled fish stay afloat.

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.

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