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October 28, 2020, 2:47 PM

Almost 200 dogs rescued from South Korea land in US to find new homes

Almost 200 dogs have now arrived in the United States after being rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea, according to the Humane Society International.
October 28, 2020, 2:47 PM
Almost 200 dogs rescued from South Korea land in US to find new homes
October 11, 2020, 11:05 PM

SKorea worries about missile shown in NKorea military parade

North Korea unveiled a suspected new long-range missile during a military parade
October 11, 2020, 11:05 PM
October 9, 2020, 12:34 PM

Korean group must remove Berlin tribute to "comfort women"

A Berlin district has ordered a local Korean group to remove a statue commemorating women used as sex slaves by Japan during World War II, saying Friday it goes beyond what had been approved
October 9, 2020, 12:34 PM
Korean group must remove Berlin tribute to "comfort women"
October 9, 2020, 5:25 AM

Huge fire engulfs apartment high-rise in South Korea

Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate from a 33-story apartment building that went up in flames in Ulsan, South Korea.
October 9, 2020, 5:25 AM
Huge fire engulfs apartment high-rise in South Korea
October 9, 2020, 3:41 AM

Fire in South Korean apartment high-rise hurts at least 88

A fire that was spread up a high-rise apartment building by high winds left scores of people with minor injuries in a South Korean port city
October 9, 2020, 3:41 AM
1 month ago

S. Korea's Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has apologized for the first time for the death of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen
1 month ago
S. Korea's Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North
1 month ago

S. Korea returns Korean War remains of 117 Chinese soldiers

South Korea has returned to China the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War
1 month ago
1 month ago

South Korean government worker shot dead then set on fire on North Korean shores

South Korea's government confirms the death of a civilian in North Korean waters.
1 month ago
South Korean government worker shot dead then set on fire on North Korean shores
1 month ago

A.I. robot serves customers at Seoul restaurant

The robot can deliver food to up to four tables at once.
1 month ago
A.I. robot serves customers at Seoul restaurant
2 months ago

Thousands rally against SKorea leader despite virus warning

Thousands of anti-government protesters armed with umbrellas and raincoats have marched through the soggy streets of South Korea’s capital, ignoring official pleas to stay home amid a surge in coronavirus infections
2 months ago
Thousands rally against South Korean leader despite virus warning
3 months ago

Days of torrential rain in S. Korea leave at least 30 dead

Torrential rain in South Korea has left at least 30 dead and 12 missing.
3 months ago
3 months ago

A red dress creates a political storm in South Korea

A photo of a young female lawmaker sporting a short red dotted wrap dress to work went viral in South Korea sparking a heated discussion.
3 months ago
A red dress creates a political storm in South Korea
3 months ago

S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemic

Thousands of young doctors in South Korea are striking against government plans to expand medical school admissions to resolve a shortage of staff
3 months ago
3 months ago

1 dead, 5 missing as boats overturn in S. Korea floodwaters

One person has died and five others are missing after their boats capsized in floodwaters in South Korea following incessant torrential rains
3 months ago
1 dead, 5 missing as boats overturn in S. Korea floodwaters
3 months ago

Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing

Torrential rain has pounded most of South Korea, leaving six people dead and seven others missing
3 months ago
Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing
3 months ago

Baseball fans in South Korea return to stadiums

Fans are required to wear masks, sit apart and have their temperatures taken before entering the stadium.
3 months ago
Baseball fans in South Korea return to stadiums
3 months ago

South Korea-Japan trade fight moves to global dispute panel

World Trade Organization members have established a dispute panel to consider and rule on a complaint by South Korea against Japanese export restrictions on key components for items like South Korean semiconductors and mobile phone and television displays
3 months ago
Trade dispute panel set up for South Korea-Japan case
3 months ago

South Korea to have solid fuel rockets in major deal with US

South Korea said Tuesday it has won U.S. consent to use solid fuel for space launch vehicles, a move that experts say would enable Seoul to launch its first surveillance satellites and accumulate technology to build more powerful missiles
3 months ago
South Korea to have solid fuel rockets in major deal with US
3 months ago

Baseball fans in South Korea back in stands amid COVID-19

Masked fans have hopped, sang and shouted cheers in baseball stadiums in South Korea as authorities began bringing back spectators to professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic
3 months ago
Baseball fans in South Korea back in stands amid COVID-19
3 months ago

Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'

Activists are rallying against dog meat consumption in South Korea.
3 months ago
Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'
3 months ago

South Korea split over Seoul mayor’s harassment allegations after his death

South Korea split over Seoul mayor Park Won-soon sexual harassment allegations after his death.
3 months ago
South Korea split over Seoul mayor’s harassment allegations after his death
4 months ago

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search

The mayor of South Korea's capital has been found dead after a massive search for him
4 months ago
Police: Seoul mayor reported missing, search underway
4 months ago

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon found dead after being reported missing

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead after his daughter reported his missing earlier in the day.
4 months ago
Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing
4 months ago

Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing

Mayor Park Won-soon’s body was found in Waryong Park in Seoul after his daughter reported him missing.
4 months ago
Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing
4 months ago

South Korea promotes hygiene practices with drone display

A total of 300 drones lit up the night sky in Seoul to remind citizens to wear masks and keep socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic.
4 months ago
South Korea promotes hygiene practices with drone display
4 months ago

S. Korea says no suspicious activities by North Korea yet

South Korea says it hasn’t detected any suspicious activities by North Korea, a day after it threatened with provocative acts at the border in violation of a 2018 agreement to reduce tensions
4 months ago
S. Korea says no suspicious activities by North Korea yet
4 months ago

South Korea says it will no longer tolerate irrational remarks by the North

South Korea expressed regret over North Korea's blow up of liaison office.
4 months ago
South Korea says it will no longer tolerate irrational remarks by the North
4 months ago

S Korea's leader calls on North to stop raising tensions

South Korea’s president has urged North Korea to stop raising animosities and return to talks amid mounting worries about potential provocation by North Korea
4 months ago
S Korea's leader calls on North to stop raising tensions
4 months ago

S Korea urges North to uphold deals amid rising animosities

South Korea has convened an emergency security meeting and urged North Korea to uphold reconciliation agreements, hours after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival
4 months ago
5 months ago

Med school students in South Korea caught cheating on online exams during coronavirus pandemic

A university in South Korea is taking disciplinary action after nearly 100 students were caught cheating on tests that were being administered online due to COVID-19.
5 months ago
Students caught cheating on online exams during pandemic
5 months ago

3D wave art makes a splash in Seoul

A new digital art installation in Seoul is lifting residents' spirits, by displaying what appears to be raging ocean waves in a clear cube.
5 months ago
3D wave art makes a splash in Seoul
5 months ago
Want a glimpse of what's needed to re-open schools? Here's what South Korea is doing
6 months ago

North and South Korean troops exchange fire along border

South Korea says its troops fired warning shots toward North Korea along their tense border in the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities
6 months ago
6 months ago

South Korea protests border gunfire it says North started

South Korea says it protested to North Korea over the exchange of gunfire inside their heavily fortified border
6 months ago
South Korea protests border gunfire it says North started
6 months ago

South Korea construction fire kills 38

At least 38 people were killed when one of South Korea's worst fires in years broke out at a construction site near the capital
6 months ago
8 dead, 10 missing in construction site fire in South Korea
8 months ago

A cross-border love story sweeps up South Korea

North Korean defector contributes to script.
8 months ago
A cross-border love story sweeps up South Korea
8 months ago

Former North Korean diplomat who defected declares run for National Assembly in South Korea

Thae Yong-ho has declared a run for a seat in South Korea’s National Assembly.
8 months ago
Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea
8 months ago

4 killed, dozens injured in highway pileup in South Korea

South Korean officials say four people were killed and 43 others were injured in a highway pileup in snowy weather in the country’s southwest
8 months ago
2 killed, dozens injured in highway pileup in South Korea
8 months ago

Seoul pizzeria raking in dough after 'Parasite' Oscar-win success

Tourists and reporters flock to pizzeria and supermarket featured in Oscar-winner 'Parasite,' while instant noodle sales surge.
8 months ago
Pizzeria raking in dough after 'Parasite' success
9 months ago

BTS becomes first South Korean artist to go platinum in the US

Adrienne Bankert reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
9 months ago
BTS becomes first South Korean artist to go platinum in the US
9 months ago

4 dead, 5 injured in explosion at South Korean motel

Four people have died and five others were injured following an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea
9 months ago
9 months ago

US envoy say it's his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for his sometimes contentious relationship with his host country
9 months ago
US ambassador says his mustache is reason for harsh criticism in S. Korea
9 months ago

South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier

In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery
9 months ago
South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier
10 months ago

South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia

South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks
10 months ago
South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia
10 months ago

Storytelling grannies bring traditional tales to South Korean children

The Korean Studies Institute runs a program to train elderly females in the art of storytelling to help foster communication between generations.
10 months ago
Storytelling grannies bring traditional tales to South Korean children
1 year ago

K-pop television show producers admit rigging votes

Producers for a popular K-pop television audition show "Produce 101" were indicted by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office for business obstruction and fraud.
1 year ago
K-pop television show producers admit rigging votes
1 year ago

TV actor is 3rd South Korean entertainer to die in last 2 months

Fledgling South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead by his manager at his home in Seoul Tuesday.
1 year ago
TV actor is 3rd South Korean entertainer to die in last 2 months
1 year ago

Deaths of Goo Hara and Sulli highlight tremendous pressures of K-pop stardom

Goo Hara is the second notable K-pop star to die by suicide in a month.
1 year ago
Recent deaths highlight tremendous pressures of K-pop stardom
1 year ago

K-Pop star Goo Hara found dead at her Seoul home

South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul
1 year ago
1 year ago

BTS members must serve in the South Korean military

South Korea has decided to maintain its current system of giving no exemptions to K-pop artists in mandatory military service, which means BTS won't be spared after all.
1 year ago
South Korea says BTS members must serve in the military