South Korea

Republic in East Asia

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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 and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. 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. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.

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It is premature to say whether recent activity at some of North Korea's rocket facilities involved preparation for a missile launch, South Korea's defence..
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It is too soon to tell if recent activity at some of North Korea's rocket facilities is preparation for a missile launch, South Korea's defense minister told a..
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Billboard writer Tamar Herman and K-pop star Tiffany Young weigh in on the sex scandals that have rocked the K-pop industry in South Korea. (March 15)
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Scandals highlight dark side of South Korea's booming, ultra-competitive entertainment industry
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K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Big Bang band member Seungri face police questioning over sex scandals that have roiled South Korea. (March 14)
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Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape..
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SEOUL, March 14 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dipped to the lowest level since he took office in May 2017, a weekly poll..
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K-pop star Jung Joon-young is alleged to have secretly filmed himself having sex with about 10 women and sharing the footage with friends via a messaging app.
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South Korea police are due to question two K-pop stars on Thursday over allegations of sex tapes, secret chat about rape, and deals facilitated by prostitutes,..
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After their stunning retirement announcements, two K-pop stars are facing police questioning over sex scandals that have roiled South Korea for weeks.
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South Korea passed several emergency measures to fight the "social disaster" facing the country in the form of air pollution on Wednesday after record levels of..
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Seoul: A burgeoning K-pop sex scandal claimed a second scalp as a singer who rose to fame after coming second in one of South Korea´s top talent shows admitted..
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Seungri, a member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang, says he's leaving the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country. ......
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The United States should seek the gradual denuclearisation of North Korea because an "all-or-nothing" strategy will not help break an impasse in talks, a special..
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One of the most indelible scenes from the April inter-Korean summit was that of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un conversing..
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After 30 years, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of an American woman living in South Korea speaks out and maintains she’s innocent. "48 Hours"..
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After 30 years, "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant questions the prime suspect in the brutal murder who claims she is innocent
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