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Move over Chanel: North Korea's 'raccoon eye makers' get state push

09 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea is encouraging its beauty-conscious middle class women to choose domestic cosmetics over foreign brands in an effort to boost self-reliance as international sanctions deepen. | Video

No-deal Brexit could end Japan investment boom, envoy tells UK PM rivals

27 Jun 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Japan on Thursday cautioned the two candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May that a no-deal Brexit would be so disruptive for many companies that Japanese capital's 35-year bet on Britain could end.

Grab and throw: South Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher

20 Jun 2019

SEOUL, In a panic after a fire has broken out and can't remember where the fire extinguisher is, let alone how to use it? | Video

South Korea radar and thermal camera system warns 'smartphone zombies' of traffic

19 Mar 2019

ILSAN, South Korea A city in South Korea, which has the world's highest smartphone penetration rate, has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn "smartphone zombies" to look up and drivers to slow down, in the hope of preventing accidents. | Video

Like a son but cheaper: harried South Koreans pamper pets instead of having kids

24 Jan 2019

SEOUL Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and this Lunar New Year holiday will dress him up in a new $50 suit to visit 'grandma', Kang's mother. | Video

South Koreans lock themselves up to escape prison of daily life

23 Nov 2018

HONGCHEON, South Korea For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape. | Video

New generations sustain South Korean church’s mass weddings

27 Aug 2018

GAPYEONG, South Korea Twenty-five years after her parents were married, Iasmin Lumibao traveled from Macau to South Korea to follow in their footsteps and marry alongside thousands of others in a mass wedding that has come to exemplify the South Korea-based Unification Church. | Video

South Korea's diehard Trump supporters hail 'guardian of liberty'

06 Aug 2018

SEOUL Every time an image of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on TV in South Korea, 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran Chung Seung-jin solemnly salutes. | Video

Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

21 Dec 2017

SEOUL Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fuelled health officials' concern about copycat bids. | Video

Mission intangible - 'Warm-hearted' Koreans serve up super-spicy kimchi for a cause

03 Nov 2017

SEOUL Plunging their pink-gloved hands into cartons of cabbages, and slathering the vegetables with a bright-red sauce, more than 2,300 people on Friday got to grips with making the spicy, fermented Korean staple of kimchi.

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