South Korea President Invites Russia’s Putin to 2018 Olympic Opening Ceremony

VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited by his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, to attend the 2018 Olympic opening ceremony in PyeongChang, the president’s aide said

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New South Korean president vows to address North Korea and other broader tensions ‘urgently’

South Korea’s new liberal President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the difficult tasks of addressing North Korea’s advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions

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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’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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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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South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye Caught in Clinton-esque scandal

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye faces calls to quit, as a national security scandal inflames political uncertainty in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. In a rare televised public apology this week, the

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Viewers bash PyeongChang video featuring dancing frenzy

A video being used by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to promote the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is the subject of heated criticism over what

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PyeongChang committee learns from Rio Olympics

By Park Jae-hyuk The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) members said on Wednesday that they are acquiring Olympic knowhow and insights from the 2016

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Humanoids, virtual reality, drones for South Korea’s high-tech 2018 Winter Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Robots will help guard Pyeongchang 2018 and specially designed technology will lower language barriers in the most high-tech Winter Olympics yet, the Games’ chief organiser told AFP.

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Soldiers on world’s deadliest border practice ballet to relax

Soldiers in South Korea’s army don’t just learn how to move across the battlefield. They also learn how to move on the dance floor. After a long, tense day of

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