North Korea gives strongest sign yet of Pyeongchang 2018 participation

North Korean officials have reportedly declared the country’s intent to take part in next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Talks are said to have taken place

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South Korea still hoping to see NHL players in Olympics

South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year’s Winter Games despite the National Hockey League’s insistence it won’t happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for

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Russia eyes 2018 PyeongChang Olympics as chance to revive global sports reputation

Russia is setting the highest possible aims for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s PyeongChang in order to restore the reputation of the country’s athletes on the

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South Korean ex-president Park arrested

South Korea’s disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was arrested early Friday local time on charges including bribery and abuse of power, the latest chapter in a dramatic downfall for the U.S.

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South Korea raises 2016 GDP growth to 2.8%

Asia’s fourth-largest economy grew slightly more than previously thought last year, South Korean authorities said Tuesday (Mar 28). The central Bank of Korea raised its figure for the 2016 economic

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Pyeongchang 2018 add rice company to list of official supporters

Local rice company Cheorwon Odae-ssal have become the latest partner of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang after they signed a deal with the Organising Committee in Cheorwon

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South Korea’s Lotte family owners go on trial

Four members of the family who control South Korea’s troubled retail giant Lotte, including its 93-year-old founder, went on trial Monday (Mar 20) for embezzlement, tax evasion and fraud. The

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Success of PyeongChang Olympics would not be affected by impeachment: Pellerin

South Korea is expected to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics successfully regardless of the recent impeachment of its president, former French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said Monday, vowing to

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NHL commissioner reveals no progress on Pyeongchang 2018 participation

National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman has claimed there are no meetings scheduled between his organisation and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the participation of players at Pyeongchang 2018.

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South Korea Leads List of Life Expectancy Gains

A new study predicts that South Korean women will be the first group in the world to have an average lifespan of more than 90 years. Researchers at Imperial College

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