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Asian Cup: South Korea knocked out by Qatar in quarter-finals

2022 World Cup hosts Qatar produced a shock result by knocking out South Korea in the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi. Tottenham forward Son Heung-min played the full 90 minutes for Korea but could not prevent defeat.


An influence-peddling scandal ensnares South Korea’s top court

FOR A MAN expressing remorse, Yang Seung-tae looked remarkably defiant. Standing outside South Korea’s Supreme Court on January 11th, the former chief justice said he felt sorry for “causing concern to people” regarding “events” during his term at the court, which ended in 2017. “I should take respo


Dogs Rescued From South Korea Dog Meat Farm Feel Grass and Freedom for the First Time in Months

A group of four dogs named for members of Queen (because they all just want somebody to love) were able to break free – and are about to have it all. In 2018, Freddie, May, Taylor, and Johnnie – also known as the “Bohemian Woof-sody” – were all stuck in the inhumane squalor of a South Korea dog meat


South Korea’s mobile payment market diversifies as competition grows | #AsiaNewsNetwork

With growing opportunities, smartphone-based payments have drawn interest from multiple players including information and technology companies, credit card companies and the government.


Adoptee deported by U.S. to sue South Korea, adoption agency

SEOUL, South Korea — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth. Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he's been expelled to four decades after being


South Korea Report: Major Exchanges Join Forces to Combat Money Laundering

Four major South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges have reportedly joined their forces in order to combat money laundering, sources told local news agency The Korea Herald on Monday, Jan. 28.


Second Trump-Kim Summit Is "Last Chance" to Denuclearize Peninsula, Warns South Korea

South Korean media are speculating that the talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un could provide the last real chance at a genuine deal for denuclearizing the peninsula.


Amid tensions with Japan, South Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses

DAVOS, Switzerland/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities, including sexual violence against its women, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told Reuters.


Crypto Exchange CEO in South Korea Goes to Prison for Giving False Trading Data to Investors

Top workers of the Korea-based Komid crypto exchange will be spending a few years in prison for giving investors false data on trading volumes. Hyunsuk Choi, the head of the Komid crypto platform located in South Korea, has received a sentence of three years in jail for taking part in falsifying the


Why a military spat between Japan and South Korea could snowball into crisis

(CNN)Japan and South Korea are engaged in a heated military dispute that analysts say could damage the already tenuous geopolitical situation in northeast Asia if the two sides do not reach a resolution.


South Korea's Moon calls for early warning system with China to fight dirty air

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s president said on Tuesday he was “truly ashamed” of his government’s inability to clear air pollution that has blanketed Seoul and parts of the country for weeks, and proposed an early warning system with China.


South Korea Will Interview Thousands Of Athletes After Rape And Abuse Allegations

South Korea's human rights commission is launching a sprawling investigation into sexual abuse and violence in sports, following multiple allegations that coaches mistreated and attacked athletes.


Oscars: South Korea Stands Proud as 'Burning' Fails to Get First Foreign-Language Nom

The Academy did not include Lee Chang-dong's intellectual thriller among the final five contenders. Film lovers in South Korea had been hoping that Tuesday would see Burning, the critically acclaimed thriller from Lee Chang-dong, land the country its first-ever Oscar nomination in the best foreign-l


South Korean prosecutor jailed in major #MeToo case

Seoul (CNN)A former top prosecutor whose actions helped kick off South Korea's #MeToo movement has been jailed. Ahn Tae-geun was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday, the first major conviction since sexual assault and harassment allegations began circulating last year -- fueled in part by jun


Get Defensive in South Korea With These 5 Stocks

It was a 2018 to forget for South Korean stocks. Despite the sunnier geopolitical outlook thanks to rapprochement between the two Koreas, investors devoted their attention to bad memory.


Accusations fly between South Korea and Japan over ‘threatening’ maritime maneuvers

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan has tried to draw the line under its dispute with South Korea over allegations one of the latter’s Navy ship directed its fire control radar against a Japanese patrol aircraft, but the regional allies of the U.S. have almost immediately become embroiled in a fresh contro


South Koreans Aren’t Marrying or Even Dating, Report Says

South Koreans are losing interest in marriage that some have forgone dating altogether, a new report suggests. Only three to four in 10 South Koreans between the ages of 20 and 44 are dating, with the employed being more likely to do so than the unemployed.


South Korean Exchange Loses $5 Million in Accidental Bitcoin Airdrop

South Korean crypto exchange Coinnest is looking to take back cryptocurrencies accidentally sent to clients in an airdrop. The exchange announced last week that some 6 billion Korean won (around $5.3 million) in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were sent to customers due to a computer error, accor


South Korean animal rights group director accused of secretly euthanizing hundreds of dogs

The director of one of South Korea's most prominent animal rights groups is being asked to step down by employees of one of the country's largest shelters, after being accused of secretly euthanizing hundreds of dogs despite operating on a "no kill" policy.


South Korea says troop talks deadlocked as U.S. demands 'unacceptable' funding increase

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are struggling to narrow differences over the share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops after a U.S. demand for a 50 percent increase in the South’s contribution, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday.