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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

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The festival's second place award went to French-Senegalese director Mati Diop's feature-film debut, "Atlantics"
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“Parasite”, a suspenseful dark comedy about class struggles directed by South Korea’s Bong Joon-Ho, won the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film..
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The Cannes jury has awarded the coveted Palme d’Or to “Parasite” by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, wrapping up a hotly contested 72nd edition of..
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from..
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TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the trade standoff between the U.S. and China might expand put investors in a selling mood...
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U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the..
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The endangered crested ibis has reportedly been reintroduced to South Korea 40 years after it went extinct in the Asian country. Forty of the rare wading birds..
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North Korea has often unleashed crude insults against U.S. and South Korean politicians
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Japan is preparing to escalate a dispute with South Korea over compensation for wartime labour to the International Court of Justice if Seoul does not agree to..
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Kim Jong Un’s language skills were a topic of much debate as the world awaited his historic summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore in June 2018. But..
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Art & Culture: His paintings to be exhibited in World Calligraphy Biennale in South Korea in Sept
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The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions re-emerge..
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SEOUL, May 17 (Xinhua) -- South Korea will push for 8 million U.S. dollars of humanitarian aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) through..
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