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2 months ago

A cross-border love story sweeps up South Korea

North Korean defector contributes to script.
2 months ago
A cross-border love story sweeps up South Korea
2 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.
2 months ago
Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea
2 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
2 months ago
2 killed, dozens injured in highway pileup in South Korea
2 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.
2 months ago
Pizzeria raking in dough after 'Parasite' success
2 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.
2 months ago
BTS becomes first South Korean artist to go platinum in the US
2 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
2 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
US ambassador says his mustache is reason for harsh criticism in S. Korea
3 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
3 months ago
South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier
3 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
3 months ago
South Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia
3 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.
3 months ago
Storytelling grannies bring traditional tales to South Korean children
4 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.
4 months ago
K-pop television show producers admit rigging votes
4 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.
4 months ago
TV actor is 3rd South Korean entertainer to die in last 2 months
4 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.
4 months ago
Recent deaths highlight tremendous pressures of K-pop stardom
5 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
5 months ago
5 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.
5 months ago
South Korea says BTS members must serve in the military
5 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
5 months ago
5 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.
5 months ago
How South Korea is helping its rapidly aging population stay young
6 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.
6 months ago
A tiny South Korean village in the DMZ looks to the future with 5G network
6 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.
6 months ago
Fireball in the sky as tanker explodes in South Korea
6 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
6 months ago
At least 9 people hurt when oil tanker explodes in South Korean port
7 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
7 months ago
7 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.
7 months ago
S. Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest minister
7 months ago

South Korean reporters grill minister nominee for 11 hours

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

Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

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

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

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

Pirates rob S. Korea ship crew members near Singapore Strait

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

South Korea detains 6 for illegally entering Japan consulate

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

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

The death comes at a time of worsening tensions between Seoul and Tokyo.
9 months ago
South Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan's embassy
9 months 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."
9 months ago
Trade dispute between South Korea and Japan could lead to 'dire consequences'
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Women adopted from South Korea learn they're sisters and grew up 30 minutes apart
9 months ago

Opposing rallies mark 'dog meat day' in South Korea

Dog meat is neither legal nor explicitly banned in South Korea.
9 months ago
Rallies erupt on 'dog meat day' in South Korea
9 months 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.
9 months ago
News anchor resigns after illicit photo allegation
9 months ago

S.Korea actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams

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

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

Latest meeting could help revive inter-Korean dialogue and engagement.
9 months ago
9 months ago

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

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo starred in a successful TV drama.
9 months ago
South Korea's 'Song-Song' couple seek divorce, stunning fans
9 months 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.
9 months ago
South Korea offers special schools for YouTubers
10 months ago

Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea

Spy inspection teams tackle sex crime epidemic in South Korea
10 months ago
Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Digital sex crimes on the rise in South Korea
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Seoul tackles hidden camera epidemic with spy cam inspection team
10 months ago

Chief of major K-pop label steps down over drug allegations

The man is accused of trying to cover up an artist's drug abuse.
10 months ago
Chief of major K-pop label steps down over drug allegations
10 months ago

S. Korea urges restraint after North's missile test

South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo is fending off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month
10 months ago
1 year ago

South Korea creatively amps up the moviegoer experience

From aroma-pumped theaters to reclining beds and butler service, South Korea aims to lure home movie watchers out to the big screen.
1 year ago
South Korea creatively amps up the moviegoer experience
1 year ago

Young monks shave heads for Buddha's birthday

"There was a lot to learn from the child monks in today’s ceremony."
1 year ago
Young monks shave heads for Buddha's birthday
1 year ago

South Korea's food waste reduction plans feature urban farming and modern garbage bins

South Korea is reducing food waste by using urban farming, purchasable garbage bags, and high tech garbage bins that weigh and charge for waste.
1 year ago
The clever ways South Korea is majorly reducing food waste
1 year ago

South Korea tackles food waste

Food waste recycling rate increased from 2.1% in 1995 to 90.2% in 2016, according to South Korea's Ministry of Environment.
1 year ago
South Korea tackles food waste
1 year ago

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

NKorea's leader has criticized the SKorean leader's role in a failed summit.
1 year ago
South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un
1 year ago

Amid stalled North Korea nuclear talks, Trump welcomes South Korea president after Hanoi summit collapse

This meeting since the Hanoi summit is critical for the future with North Korea.
1 year ago
Trump welcomes South Korean president in 1st big test after Hanoi summit collapse
1 year ago

South Korea claims it launched 1st 5G wireless network in the world, beating Verizon

The country's three telecommunications carriers launched the service Wednesday night.
1 year ago
Inside the tit-for-tat race between S. Korea and Verizon to launch 5G wireless
1 year ago

President Trump schedules meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in next month

The two leaders meet as Trump's relationship with North Korea wavers.
1 year ago
Trump schedules meeting with South Korean leader