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Hyonhee Shin

Explainer - History, islets and rulings behind tension between South Korea, Japan

23 Oct 2019

SEOUL The animosity between Japan and South Korea is entwined with the history of Japan's 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula, the mobilisation of forced labour at companies and women in wartime brothels, and a row over the ownership of islets in the sea between the two nations.

North Korea's Kim vows to clear 'shabby' South Korea relics from Kumgang resort

23 Oct 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korea's "backward" and "shabby" facilities at the North's Mt Kumgang resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, in the latest sign of cooling relations between the neighbours.

South Korean students climb into U.S. envoy's residence in protest against troop presence

19 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korean police detained 19 students on Friday after several climbed over the wall into the grounds of the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul in protest against the U.S. troop presence in the country.

South Korean soldier who lost legs to DMZ landmine aims for Paralympic gold

18 Oct 2019

SEOUL Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21 rounds of surgery to find this peace. | Video

The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

17 Oct 2019

SEOUL Whatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instil confidence that they have a man of strength and destiny holding the reins of power.

'It was like war,' says South Korea after Pyongyang match

17 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korea were happy to have made it back from Pyongyang in one piece after Tuesday's brutal 2022 World Cup qualifier, with a Korean FA official describing the physical encounter as being "like war".

S.Korean soldier who lost legs to landmine aims for Paralympic gold

17 Oct 2019

SEOUL, Oct 17 Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21 rounds of surgery to find this peace.

RPT-K-pop singer decries cyber bullying after death of 'activist' star Sulli

17 Oct 2019

SEOUL, Oct 16 Sulli, a former South Korean singer-actress, was a rare taboo breaker in a world where K-pop stars' every move is strictly monitored by their management, but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze.

North Korea World Cup qualifier with South played to empty stands

16 Oct 2019

SEOUL Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in the stands and Pyongyang refused to broadcast the game live.

K-pop singer decries cyber bullying after death of 'activist' star Sulli

16 Oct 2019

SEOUL Sulli, a former South Korean singer-actress, was a rare taboo breaker in a world where K-pop stars' every move is strictly monitored by their management, but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze. | Video

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