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June 18, 2020, 7:33 AM

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
June 18, 2020, 7:33 AM
S. Korea says no suspicious activities by North Korea yet
June 17, 2020, 9:56 AM

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.
June 17, 2020, 9:56 AM
South Korea says it will no longer tolerate irrational remarks by the North
June 15, 2020, 8:55 AM

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
June 15, 2020, 8:55 AM
S Korea's leader calls on North to stop raising tensions
June 14, 2020, 9:12 AM

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
June 14, 2020, 9:12 AM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Students caught cheating on online exams during pandemic
1 month 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.
1 month ago
3D wave art makes a splash in Seoul
1 month ago
Want a glimpse of what's needed to re-open schools? Here's what South Korea is doing
2 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
2 months ago
2 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
2 months ago
South Korea protests border gunfire it says North started
2 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
2 months ago
8 dead, 10 missing in construction site fire in South Korea
4 months ago

A cross-border love story sweeps up South Korea

North Korean defector contributes to script.
4 months ago
A cross-border love story sweeps up South Korea
4 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.
4 months ago
Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea
4 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
4 months ago
2 killed, dozens injured in highway pileup in South Korea
4 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.
4 months ago
Pizzeria raking in dough after 'Parasite' success
5 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.
5 months ago
BTS becomes first South Korean artist to go platinum in the US
5 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
5 months ago
5 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
5 months ago
US ambassador says his mustache is reason for harsh criticism in S. Korea
6 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
6 months ago
South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier
6 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
6 months ago
South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia
6 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.
6 months ago
Storytelling grannies bring traditional tales to South Korean children
7 months 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.
7 months ago
K-pop television show producers admit rigging votes
7 months 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.
7 months ago
TV actor is 3rd South Korean entertainer to die in last 2 months
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Recent deaths highlight tremendous pressures of K-pop stardom
7 months 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
7 months ago
7 months 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.
7 months ago
South Korea says BTS members must serve in the military
8 months ago

South Korean fishing boat catches fire; 1 dead, 11 missing

South Korea’s coast guard says one person died and 11 others are missing from a fishing boat that caught fire in waters near a southern island
8 months ago
8 months ago

Modeling, freestyle dancing: South Korea's creative solutions to keep its rapidly aging population young

In a rapidly aging society, local governments work to keep South Korea’s elderly population healthy and socially engaged.
8 months ago
How South Korea is helping its rapidly aging population stay young
9 months ago

A tiny South Korean village in the DMZ looks to the future with 5G network

5G network is changing the lifestyle of a village in the South Korean DMZ.
9 months ago
A tiny South Korean village in the DMZ looks to the future with 5G network
9 months ago

Fireball in the sky as tanker explodes in South Korea

At least nine sailors were injured when an oil tanker exploded at a South Korean port.
9 months ago
Fireball in the sky as tanker explodes in South Korea
9 months ago

At least 9 people hurt when oil tanker explodes in South Korean port

Plus, video shows a driver in Chicago wielding a baseball bat while driving through traffic
9 months ago
At least 9 people hurt when oil tanker explodes in South Korean port
10 months ago

North Korean-themed restaurant in Seoul removes Kim images

North Korea-themed restaurant in Seoul removes portrait of its leaders and flag as police look into whether owner violated security law
10 months ago
10 months ago

S. Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest minister

The move protests the appointment of an ally of the President as a minister.
10 months ago
S. Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest minister
10 months ago

South Korean reporters grill minister nominee for 11 hours

The nominee justice minister was grilled over suspected ethical lapses.
10 months ago
South Korean reporters grill minister nominee for 11 hours
1 year ago

S. Korea's Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to talk
1 year ago
1 year ago

Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

Tensions over trade and wartime history have flared between the two countries.
1 year ago
Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan
1 year ago

S. Korea, Russia differ over warning shots fired at jets

It is the first such incident between the countries.
1 year ago
S. Korea's claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia
1 year ago

Pirates rob S. Korea ship crew members near Singapore Strait

The identities of the pirates were not immediately known.
1 year ago
Pirates rob S. Korea ship crew members near Singapore Strait
1 year ago

South Korea detains 6 for illegally entering Japan consulate

The incident came amid growing anti-Japanese sentiments in South Korea.
1 year ago
South Korea detains 6 for illegally entering Japan consulate
1 year ago

South Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan's embassy

The death comes at a time of worsening tensions between Seoul and Tokyo.
1 year ago
South Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan's embassy
1 year ago

South Korea and Japan trade dispute could lead to 'dire consequences,' official warns

A trade dispute between South Korea and Japan could lead to "dire consequences."
1 year ago
Trade dispute between South Korea and Japan could lead to 'dire consequences'
1 year ago

Women adopted from South Korea learn they're sisters and grew up 30 minutes apart

Two women who were born in South Korea have developed a close bond after learning they're actually sisters and share the same mother.
1 year ago
Women adopted from South Korea learn they're sisters and grew up 30 minutes apart
1 year ago

Opposing rallies mark 'dog meat day' in South Korea

Dog meat is neither legal nor explicitly banned in South Korea.
1 year ago
Rallies erupt on 'dog meat day' in South Korea
1 year ago

South Korean news anchor resigns after allegation of photo taken without consent

A South Korean TV news anchor Kim Sung-joon is under investigation for spy-cam allegations. Also, actor Kang Ji-hwan was arrested.
1 year ago
News anchor resigns after illicit photo allegation
1 year ago

S.Korea actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams

The South Korean actress was taking part in a reality show stunt.
1 year ago
Actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams
1 year ago

Birds at border prompt S. Korea to launch jets, issue alert

Latest meeting could help revive inter-Korean dialogue and engagement.
1 year ago
1 year ago

South Korea's 'Song-Song' couple seek divorce, stunning fans

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo starred in a successful TV drama.
1 year ago
South Korea's 'Song-Song' couple seek divorce, stunning fans
1 year ago

South Korea offers special schools for YouTubers

Being a YouTuber is one of the top dream jobs among South Korean elementary school students, according to 2018 figures from the Ministry of Education.
1 year ago
South Korea offers special schools for YouTubers
1 year ago

Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea

Spy inspection teams tackle sex crime epidemic in South Korea
1 year ago
Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea
1 year ago

Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea

Known as the "spy cam epidemic," criminals are recording people without their knowledge using hidden cameras.
1 year ago
Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea
1 year ago

South Korea tackles hidden camera epidemic with spy cam inspection team

More than 6,000 crimes related to illegal filming were reported in 2017.
1 year ago
Seoul tackles hidden camera epidemic with spy cam inspection team