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South Korea to launch 'comfort women' foundation with Japanese funding - ‎9 hours ago‎
Japan's acknowledgement of the practice was a diplomatic sticking point until December 2015, when an agreement was reached; Japan, eager for stronger ties with South Korea in the face of military threats from North Korea, apologized for all atrocities ...
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North Korea blames snake infestation on South Korean spy agency - ‎12 hours ago‎
North Korea's Yalu River is the site of a snake roundup by North Korean soldiers. The North Korean government believes an unusually high number of snakes in Ryanggang province is the work of South Korea's spy agency. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI.
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South Korea Pressures First EU State to Deny North Korea Visas

teleSUR English - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Korea has been pressing the few countries that have ties with North Korea to push for changes in the state, which it accuses of keeping two-thirds of the wages of its economic migrants.
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Iran goes down to South Korea in Asia U-18 championship

Press TV - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Iranian men's national junior basketball team has slumped to South Korea at its fourth fixture of the preliminary round of the 2016 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship.
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H.K. cops up South Korea Consulate security after military-linked North defector seeks asylum: media

The Japan Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
China's Foreign Ministry was reportedly notified of the issue. Hong Kong police and South Korean consular officials had no comment, while a staffer who answered the phone at the North Korean Consulate said he was unaware of the report.
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Work Meets With South Korean Minister at Pentagon

Department of Defense - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work yesterday met with South Korea's Vice Minister of National Defense Hwang In-Moo at the Pentagon, Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Trowbridge said today in a statement.
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South Korean officials barred from China beer festival amid missile row - ‎11 hours ago‎
Officials from a South Korean city have been barred from Asia's biggest beer festival as the Chinese city which stages the event cancels an exchange trip amid a row between the two countries over Seoul's deployment of US missiles.

North Korean defects at Hong Kong's South Korean consulate

South China Morning Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Security around the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong has been stepped up after a North Korean defector sought refuge there, the Post has learned.

Report: South Korea Adopts ATSC 3.0

TV Technology - ‎6 hours ago‎
South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning went with ATSC 3.0 over Europe's DVB-T2 for UHD TV broadcasting, following broadcasters there who previously announced they would begin broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 in February.

Warner Bros. to Increase Local Film Production in South Korea

Hollywood Reporter - ‎17 hours ago‎
Korean-language films 'The Bad Lieutenant' and 'A Single Rider,' starring Lee Byung-hun, are in pre-production stages, as part of a slate of up to four local productions for 2017.

Bracelet Nails Are Here From South Korea And They're So Pretty

Huffington Post Canada - ‎9 hours ago‎
All the way from South Korea comes a nail trend that was inspired by the very dainty bracelets you and your BFFs trade on the daily to signify your girl gang status.

Nuclear power key focus of UAE-South Korea ties, ambassador says

The National - ‎9 hours ago‎
ABU DHABI // Nuclear power will be a focus of South Korea's relations with the UAE, the country's new ambassador said, with more Korean experts expected to arrive at Barakah as part of a new agreement.

Scuba Diving Equipment Market in South Korea 2016-2020

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Underwater diving using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus is known as scuba diving. In scuba diving, divers carry their own supply of air for breathing and other necessary equipment.

News in Brief

CoinDesk - ‎8 hours ago‎
One of South Korea's largest banks has inked an agreement with the best funded startup working in the bitcoin space. KB Kookmin announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with bitcoin payments startup Circle, as well as local startup ...

Young Emiratis visit South Korea

The National - ‎10 hours ago‎
A group of young Emiratis travelled to South Korea as part of the National Programme for Youth Leaders. They visited Hyundai Heavy Industries Company and Hyundai Motor Company, which have their headquarters in Ulsan.
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South Korea upset Iran in William Jones Cup battle

Taipei Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
South Korea produced their best performance of the 38th William Jones Cup so far, defeating titleholders Iran 67-50 in a big upset yesterday, while Philippines-Mighty Sports notched another victory to sit atop the standings with four wins and no losses.
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Bruce Djite leaves Adelaide United and A-League for South Korea's Suwon FC

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Adelaide United's all-time leading goal scorer Bruce Djite has left the club for South Korea's Suwon FC in the K-League.
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South Korea investigates Samsung boss prostitution allegations

Irish Independent - ‎15 hours ago‎
... that Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes. South Korean prosecutors are investigating allegations that ailing Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes several times between 2011 and 2013.

South Korean cosmetic brand Laneige's new fashion collaboration is a total hoot

Mashable - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lucky Chouette is the second line of Jardin de Chouette and is basically South Korea's answer to Marc by Marc Jacobs. If you're a fan of graphic prints, youthful silhouettes and owls, Lucky Chouette will be right up your fashion alley.

Could Pokemon Go save a city's economy?

CNN - ‎15 hours ago‎
It turns out Sokcho may be in the only area in South Korea where you can play the augmented reality game, as the result of a technical loophole.