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

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

Donald Trump to meet South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in April

It would be their first meeting since Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi last month collapsed due to disputes on US-led sanctions.


North Korea says Trump was open to easing sanctions with 'snapback' clause: report

Donald Trump said on Friday he decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea quits liaison office in setback for South after new US sanctions

North Korea said it was quitting the joint liaison office set up in September in the border city of Kaesong after a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in early last year.

South Korea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests

More than 6,600 cases of illicit filming were reported to police last year, or about a fifth of all sexual abuse cases investigated, up from 3.6 per cent in 2008, prosecutors have said.

Pork for pollution? How South Koreans fight smog with grease

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. This quirky correlation stems from an old belief attributed to coal miners, that the slippery pork oil helped cleanse dirt from their throats.


'All-or-nothing' US approach toward North Korea won't work: Moon Jae-in adviser

South Korea had hoped that a deal would bring an easing of US sanctions and that would clear the way for a resumption of inter-Korean economic projects, including a factory park and tourism zone.

South Korea's Moon names new point man on N.Korea after Hanoi summit breakdown

Ahead of the summit in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi, a rift opened within Moon's administration over how to advance Korean ties without undercutting international sanctions and the alliance with the United States.

South Korea's Moon calls for quick resumption of nuke talks

Moon lobbied hard for the revival of nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang following a period of tension over the North's missile and nuclear tests and Trump's threats to bring down "fire and fury" on the North.

A Korean War peace deal at last? Here’s what that might mean

The first thing to know about the Korean War, which ran from 1950 to 1953, is that it was halted by an armistice, or truce, rather than a negotiated peace treaty. Strictly speaking, that means the fighting might have ended, but the war did not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

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.