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News: South Korea

We have started to collect the most important news related to South Korea in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to South Korea – overview

South Korea: news

N Korea anger at military drill

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 10:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea begin a massive military exercise to improve combat readiness on the Korean peninsula - sparking a furious North Korean reaction.
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VIDEO: 'Barracks culture' in S Korea army

Friday, August 12th 2011, 4:35

A spate of deaths in South Korea's military, including a number of apparent suicides, have raised questions about the culture inside the country's armed forces.
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Enemy within

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 23:24

South Korea's 'barracks culture' a deadly threat to its soldiers
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N Korea disputes shelling claim

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 4:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea dismisses a reported artillery exchange with South Korea on Wednesday, saying the South mistook construction noise for shelling.
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Fire exchanged near Korea border

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 14:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea twice fires artillery shells near their disputed maritime border, prompting the South to respond with warning shots, South Korean defence officials say.
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S Korea buys gold as safe haven

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 4:29

South Korea's central bank bought gold in July for the first time in 13 years as a safe haven in uncertain economic times.
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VIDEO: Korean clinic treats web addicts

Monday, August 1st 2011, 3:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

The growth of high speed broadband and increasingly sophisticated games has led to a rise in young people who have become addicted to the web. Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul on a new clinic aimed at treating a new condition.
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S Korea deluge hits weapons dumps

Friday, July 29th 2011, 10:16

Days of torrential rain causes chaos in South Korea, killing at least 50 people and washing away weapons, including landmines from a munitions depot.
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VIDEO: Dramatic footage of S Korea landslide

Friday, July 29th 2011, 9:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

At least 71 people are dead or missing after torrential rains lashed the South Korean capital Seoul and surrounding areas, Seoul's National Emergency Management Agency has said.
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VIDEO: S Korea begins floods clean-up

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:13
related places: Seoul

The army has been drafted in to help clean up Seoul, after the capital city was hit by floods and landslides.
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Millions hit in South Korean hack

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:07
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

South Korea has blamed Chinese hackers for stealing data from 35 million accounts on a popular social network.
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Cargo plane crashes off S Korea

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 1:13
related countries: China China

Both pilots aboard a China-bound Boeing 747 cargo jet die when it crashes off South Korea after experiencing mechanical problems.
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S Korea hit by fatal landslides

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 15:17

Heavy rain triggers landslides in a South Korean mountain resort and in the capital Seoul, leaving at least 32 people dead.
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VIDEO: S Korea hit by fatal landslides

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 14:16

South Korea has suffered its heaviest rain in a century, causing mudslides and flooding in various parts of the country and leaving at least 18 people dead.
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S Korea's economic growth slows

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 2:27

South Korea's economic growth slows in the three months to the end of June as exports and manufacturing weaken.
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S Korea allows North aid delivery

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 7:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea allows several humanitarian groups to deliver flour to North Korea for the first time since an attack on a border island last year.
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S Korea and India in nuclear deal

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 6:00
related countries: India India

South Korea's ambitions to enter the Indian energy market receive a big boost as the two countries sign a nuclear deal.
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Japan air boycott draws Seoul ire

Friday, July 15th 2011, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

South Korea protests to Japan after Tokyo tells diplomats to boycott Korean Air in a territorial dispute between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Rain causes chaos in South Korea

Monday, July 11th 2011, 21:47

Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain have killed several people in South Korea.
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Injured Pavey pulls out of Worlds

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 8:54

Injuries force Jo Pavey and Louise Damen to pull out of the marathon for next month's World Championships in South Korea.
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VIDEO: S Korea to host 2018 Olympics

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 15:55

Pyeongchang in South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics after beating off Munich and Annecy as the IOC vote results are announced in Durban.
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South Korea lifts whisky barriers

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 23:45

Trade barriers to Scotch whisky imports have been removed in South Korea under a new EU free trade agreement.
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North Korea 'buys anti-riot gear'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 6:12
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

North Korea has bought large amounts of anti-riot equipment from China in recent months, South Korea's main news agency reports.
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S Korea footballers get life ban

Friday, June 17th 2011, 11:14

The top football league in South Korea imposes lifetime bans on 10 professional players accused of match fixing, in its harshest-ever ruling.
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N Korea's defector call rejected

Friday, June 17th 2011, 6:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul rejects North Korea's demands for the return of nine defectors, saying they have asked to be resettled in the South.
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N Korea demands defectors' return

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea is demanding the return of nine apparent North Korean defectors who crossed to the South by boat, Seoul officials say.
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N Koreans defect to South by boat

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 9:09
related places: Seoul

Nine North Koreans, including four children, land by boat in South Korea, according to Seoul's defence ministry and media reports.
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Star bursts

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 23:44

The dark side of South Korea's sugary pop industry
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S Korea in surprise rate increase

Friday, June 10th 2011, 6:23

South Korea raises the cost of borrowing in a surprise move as consumer price inflation remains at a high level.
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North Korea pessimistic on talks

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:18
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korea says no talks are possible with South Korea, as the South's nuclear envoy starts talks in Beijing.
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S Korea army uses Kim picture for target practice

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 6:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says it will tell its army training units to stop using photographs of North Korea's ruling family for target practice.
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