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South Korean economy joins China in surpassing pre-pandemic peak

April 27, 2021 3:09 pm

Gross domestic product grew 1.6% during January-March from the previous quarter, the Bank of Korea said Tuesday, easily beating economists’ consensus for a 1.1% expansion. That pushed GDP above the level at the end of 2019, before the coronavirus hammered activity.

S.Korea's POSCO C&C says to end Myanmar military-backed joint venture

April 16, 2021 11:30 am

"We hope that our steel business will continue to contribute to improving Myanmar's residential environment and revitalising the economy," POSCO C&C said in a statement.

Fukushima: South Korea summons Japan's envoy over dumping decision

April 13, 2021 5:52 pm

The Japanese government has approved a controversial plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. South Korea expressed 'strong regret' over the decision.

South Korea says ship, captain detained in Iran have been released

April 09, 2021 8:51 am

The chemical tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz off Oman by Iranian authorities who accused it of polluting the waters with chemicals.

India, S Korea discuss strengthening of defence partnership

March 27, 2021 8:05 am

The MoD statement added that Singh “lauded the stellar contribution” of South Korea in pandemic mitigation efforts.

North Korea missile test casts shadow over Biden administration, Japan Olympics

March 25, 2021 8:36 am

The Japanese government said one missile flew about 450 km (280 miles) and landed outside the Japanese exclusive economic zone, indicating it was a short-range missile.

Indians in South Korea say Seoul’s Covid-19 testing order on foreigners lacks clarity

March 21, 2021 6:24 pm

The rapidly changing orders have left many in the Indian community in Seoul and Gyeonggi province unsure of how to proceed.

US-South Korea must keep strong deterrence against the North, officials stress

March 17, 2021 4:00 pm

The US secretaries of state and defense are in Seoul for talks on regional security. North Korea's nuclear ambitions will be high on the agenda, as will China's growing territorial assertiveness.

Kim Jong Un's sister slams the US and South Korea

March 16, 2021 4:25 pm

Kim Yo Jong lashed out at Washington as top US diplomatic and military representatives are set to visit Seoul.

US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops

March 08, 2021 10:05 am

The agreement's Article V says the United States will bear all costs for U.S. troops' maintenance, except those to be borne by South Korea, which included furnishing and compensating for "all facilities and areas and rights of way".


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.