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South Korea turns to surveillance as ‘ghost surgeries’ shake faith in hospitals

May 16, 2022 12:38 pm

The surreptitious surgeries began occurring at plastic surgery clinics in South Korea in the 2010s, after the government started promoting medical tourism as an economic driver, according to legal experts.

S Korea’s next leader faces escalating N Korean threat

May 08, 2022 3:36 pm

North Korea has a history of trying to rattle new governments in Seoul and Washington to gain leverage in future negotiations. But if Kim orders a nuclear test, Yoon would be left with very limited options to deal with Kim at the start of his presidency.

Could North Korea 'pre-emptively' use nuclear weapons?

May 02, 2022 8:55 pm

Should the world be worried about comments made by North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un signaling an apparent change in nuclear doctrine from the secretive dictatorship?

Kim warns North Korea could 'preemptively' use nuclear weapons

April 30, 2022 6:13 pm

Kim's comments suggested he would continue a provocative run in weapons testing to dial up the pressure on Washington and Seoul.

Young South Koreans dread revival of work dinners as pandemic eases

April 28, 2022 5:10 pm

Even before the pandemic, an increasing number of South Koreans, particularly younger workers, were already souring on company dinners and similar events, such as company retreats or weekend hiking with co-workers.

A South Korean researcher has gleaned insights from what other people throw away

April 23, 2022 9:20 am

Kang Dong Wan has found — as so many private eyes searching for clues do — that what people throw away can, with the right interpretation, yield a treasure trove of information.

First female referee for Asian CL game, Melbourne City win

April 22, 2022 11:30 am

Yoshimi Yamashita and assistant referees Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi " all of Japan " comprised the first all-female trio to officiate an Asian Champions League match, having been appointed by the Asian Football Confederation.

Korean leaders exchange friendly letters in rare break from tensions

April 22, 2022 7:48 am

The exchange of letters came against a backdrop of strained cross-border ties since a failed North Korea-US summit in 2019.

Crash Landing on You star Son Ye-jin wows in three stunning looks for wedding with Hyun Bin

April 04, 2022 12:46 pm

For the wedding festivities, the actor donned three exquisite gowns from Maison Valentino, Vera Wang and Elie Saab — each displaying stunning craftsmanship and intricate detailing

North Korea condemns South Korea's remarks on military ability, warns of destructive action

April 03, 2022 10:06 am

That comes after the South Korean minister, Suh Wook, said on Friday that his country's military has a variety of missiles with significantly improved firing range, accuracy and power, with "the ability to accurately and quickly hit any target in North Korea.


South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister handpicked by President Moon Jae-in

October 10, 2019 7:01 am

Thousands of protesters rallied in South Korea's capital Seoul to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors.

In Pictures: PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea

February 22, 2019 1:59 pm

PM Narendra Modi dedicated the USD 200,000 prize money to 'Namami Gange Programme', which is flagship programme of his government to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of River Ganga.

Prison Inside Me: South Koreans lock themselves up to escape daily life

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

A downturn in South Korea's high-tech, export-driven economy has intensified a hyper-competitive school and work environment that experts say adds to a high incidence of stress and suicide

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

August 23, 2018 10:13 am

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

Brutal knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea

March 05, 2015 12:43 pm

The attack happened at a venue in a performing arts center in Seoul, as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture.

South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

March 01, 2015 12:30 pm

South Koreans celebrate this day as the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule in Seoul.


UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.