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North Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China

06 Dec 2019

SEOUL North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and therapy for tumors.

South Korea, China agree to step up exchanges to re-set ties after missile defence row

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to "completely normalise" ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. anti-missile systems in 2017, Seoul officials said on Wednesday.

North Korea's Kim celebrates completion of 'modern mountainous city'

03 Dec 2019

SEOUL North Korea has celebrated the completion of leader Kim Jong Un's signature construction project, a new city near the sacred mountain where his family claims its roots, with state media on Tuesday calling it the "epitome of modern civilisation". | Video

Senior Chinese diplomat set for first visit to South Korea in five years amid missile defence row

03 Dec 2019

SEOUL A high-ranking Chinese diplomat is visiting Seoul this week for the first time in five years as the two countries seek to improve ties amid a spat over a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

29 Nov 2019

SEOUL A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a video capturing the act in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the country's lucrative entertainment industry. | Video

North Korea's Thanksgiving Day test shows improving speed for missile crews

29 Nov 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "great satisfaction" over the latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher, state media said on Friday, a launch that experts said showcased improving performance by the system and its crews. | Video

North Korea test fires rockets in Thanksgiving reminder of year-end deadline for U.S.

29 Nov 2019

SEOUL Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers, South Korea's military said. | Video

NGO accuses North Korea of institutionalised child sex abuse

27 Nov 2019

SEOUL North Korean children are "constantly in danger" of sexual abuse and resulting social stigma without any chance to seek legal protection, a Seoul-based rights group said on Wednesday.

K-pop star Koo Hara left 'pessimistic' note - police

26 Nov 2019

SEOUL K-pop singer Koo Hara left a "pessimistic" note, police said on Monday, a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead. | Video

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