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Son Heung-min's South Korea overcame China, but Team Dragon still have Wu Lei to call on

South Korea have Son Heung-min, and China have Wu Lei. The two may not be at the same level in terms of talent or renown, but the Chinese attacker is as important to Marcello Lippi's side as Son is to Paulo Bento's. This was made all the more clear on Wednesday when the teams met in their final grou


South Korea says mystery hackers cracked advanced weapons servers

The South Korea Ministry of National Defense says 10 of its internal PCs have been compromised by North Korea unknown hackers . Korea's Dong-A Ilbo reports that the targeted machines belonged to the ministry's Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the office in charge of military procurement.


South Korea's top sports body apologises for sex assault cases

SEOUL: The head of South Korea's top sports body Tuesday (Jan 15) apologised for a litany of sexual assault cases between young athletes and their coaches and vowed to impose lifetime bans on offenders.


Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Speed Skater Shim Suk-hee Accuses Former Coach of Repeated Rape

Shim Suk-hee, a two-time Olympic gold medalist with South Korea's short track speed skating team, accused former coach Cho Jae-beom of repeatedly raping her since she was 17, according to Choe Sang-Hun of The New York Times.


South Korea’s approach to planning is starkly unsentimental

THE MOSQUE will be left standing. It is perched on top of a hill not far from Itaewon station, at the foot of Namsan, the mountain that towers over central Seoul. Its forecourt offers a commanding view of a jumble of low-rise houses set along winding streets, which give into ever narrower lanes garl


Too cool for school? South Korea cancels K-Pop stars' diplomas for non-attendance

(CNN)They might have legions of adoring fans, but seven famous K-Pop stars have fallen foul of South Korea's Ministry of Education. The popular entertainers, who are all male, have officially had their college diplomas revoked because they were busy rehearsing and performing when they should have be


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.


Fine dust and toxic smog are suffocating these Asian countries

(CNN)Parts of Asia are chocking under a thick layer of smog, leading at least one country to experiment in extreme forms of weather modification in an attempt to clear the toxic brown skies.


BTS fandom worth billions to South Korean economy

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Fans of the seven-member boy band BTS are driving a global surge in the popularity of the "Korean Wave" and adding $3.5 billion a year to the South Korean economy, according to new research.


Talmud-inspired learning craze sweeps South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (JTA) — In 2014, Kim Hye-kyung found herself staring into an educational abyss. The mother of two lives in study-mad South Korea, a nation where parents fork over a combined $17 billion on private tutoring every year. Children start early – 83 percent of 5-year-olds receive privat


5G technology experience activity held in Seoul, S.Korea

People wear VR devices for an audio-visual experience at KT Corp.'s "5G Bus" in Seoul, capital of South Korea, Jan. 16, 2019. South Korean telecom operator KT Corporation organized a 19-day 5G technology experience activity at a bus in Seoul where people can enjoy sports event broadcasts and 360-deg


South Korea’s Speedskating Community Faces Reckoning After Rape Allegations

SEOUL, South Korea — When the #MeToo movement started gaining traction in South Korea last year, many people here looked to the country’s sports communities, which have long been dogged by allegations of corruption and physical abuse. But few victims spoke out.


South Korea unveils hydrogen economy plans

Ambitious plans to have 80,000 hydrogen (H2)-powered fuel cell vehicles on South Korea’s roads by 2022 were unveiled by President Moon Jae-in today as he announced his government’s determination to build a so-called H2 economy.


South Korean Government Decides to Include VAN and PG Companies to Zero Pay

South Korean Government is working on bringing in VAN (Value Added Network) and PG (Payment Gateway) companies to expand its simple payment system called Zero Pay. Although its initial plan was not to include VAN companies to reduce the cost of fees, it has decided to take a step back. It realized t


south korea based kim keunsoo fuses wood and plastic in 'embrace' furniture series

kim keunsoo has created the ’embrace series’ to articulate the relationship between man and nature. the south korean based designer has used both natural and man-made materials to create the simple yet striking furniture collection, which comprises of chair and table design.


South Korea beats Romania at CFA Team China Int'l Women's Football Tournament

Jung Seolbin (C) of South Korea competes during the match between South Korea and Romania at the CFA Team China International Women's Football Tournament Meizhou Wuhua 2019 in Wuhua, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 17, 2019. South Korea won 3-0. (Xinhua/Deng Hua)


Blockchain Research Now Granted Tax Credit in South Korea

South Korea’s government has added blockchain to the fields of research and development eligible for a tax credit meant to boost innovation, English-language local media TheNews.Asia reports on Jan. 8.


Son Hueng-min: Tottenham investigate racism claim against South Korea winger

Tottenham are investigating an allegation of racism against winger Son Hueng-min by one of their own supporters during Sunday's 1-0 loss to Manchester United at Wembley. It is understood the club has spoken to the supporter who made the allegation on social media during the Premier League match.


S Korea to investigate whether conscientious objectors played violent video games

Seoul (CNN)Do you enjoy playing violent video games? Then you can't avoid military service. That appears to be the message South Korea is sending conscientious objectors. Prosecutors said they were investigating whether a number of men seeking exemption from military service played "online shooting


South Korean chemical manufacturing giant pays courtesy call on CM

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg received a courtesy call from a delegation from Dongjin Semichem of South Korea at his office at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building here today.