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South Korea wealthy enough to pay more for American troops: US Def Secy Mark Esper

South Korean news reports have said the Trump administration is demanding a five-fold increase in South Korean contributions, to about $4.7 billion for 2020, although Jeong declined to confirm the figure. He said his country was prepared to pay a ``fair and reasonable'' amount.

Flags fly, anthems play, but N orth Korea blacks out World Cup qualifier with South

North Korea and South Korea had last met in a World Cup qualifier in Seoul a decade ago, where the North had lost 1-0 before accusing South Korea of poisoning their players' food ahead of the match.


Japan embassy in Seoul posts nuclear radiation data amid escalating row

The embassy said the radiation reading in Seoul as of Friday was 0.12 microsieverts per hour, around the same as 0.135 in Fukushima City, and higher than Tokyo's 0.036. It will update the data every day the embassy is open, it said.

South Korea police say they may have found serial killer

South Korean police say they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of 10 women some 30 years ago.

South Korea on high alert after first African swine fever case found

The ministry ordered a nationwide movement ban of hogs and related livestock for 48 hours to curb the spread of the virus, while looking into the source of the virus, Kim Hyeon-soo, South Korea's agriculture minister said.

South Korea to file WTO complaint against Japan

In the latest move in a tit-for-tat economic and diplomatic dispute, Seoul has accused Tokyo of unlawfully choking off key materials used in making high-tech smartphones and TVs.


Typhoon leaves thousands of South Korean homes powerless

High winds have toppled trees, grounded planes and left thousands of South Korean homes without electricity as Typhoon Lingling brushed up against the Korean Peninsula

Korean baby bust pushes world's lowest birth rate even lower

South Korea’s fertility rate -- the number of expected babies per woman -- fell to 0.98 in 2018, according to data released by the statistics office Wednesday.

Amid trade dispute, South Korea to end intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

Japan created a "grave change" in the environment for bilateral security cooperation by removing South Korea's fast-track export status, citing security concerns without providing clear evidence, said Kim You-geun, a deputy director of the National Security Council.

Kim Jong Un expresses 'great satisfaction' over North Korea weapons tests

Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency said that following Friday's launches, Kim expressed "great satisfaction" over his military's "mysterious and amazing success rates" in recent testing activity and vowed to build up "invincible military capabilities no one dare provoke."

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

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

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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Thousands tie the knot in South Korea's mass wedding

Thousands of couples from all over the world gather in South Korea to get married at the Unification Church.

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.