Avatar-style South Korean manned robot takes first baby steps
27 December 2016 | 4:00 pm
A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps.
24 Aug 2019
anet Tsang, Asia Pacific and emerging markets investment specialist at JPMorgan Asset Management, talks about South Korean and Hong Kong stocks. She speaks with David Ingles, Rishaad Salamat and Yvonne Man on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
19 Nov 2019
A large fire burns near an entrance to a besieged Hong Kong campus after protesters threw Molotov cocktails to fend off a police advance on the university, according to AFP reporters at the scene.
23 Nov 2019
Washington wants Seoul to pay more to keep US troops on its soil and to extend military information-sharing agreement – but South Korea is resisting the pressure. Analysts say it poses a security threat to the region.
16 Feb 2020
South Korean press is jubilant after Bong Joon Ho's victory for the film “Parasite”.
20 Feb 2020
Leo Ramirez, Hector Retamal and Sebastien Ricci, reporters with Agence France Presse, are among the few journalists who covered the new Coronavirus outbreak from the epicentre of the disease in Wuhan, China, before being repatriated to France and quarantined at the Carry-le-Rouet centre.
12 May 2020
Seoul has once again closed down its bars and nightclubs after an increase in coronavirus infections was linked back to the South Korean capital’s entertainment district. Most new cases have been traced back to one man.
6 Jun 2020
Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of Nabil Hasan al-Quaety, a Yemeni journalist who contributed to AFP, two days after he was killed in the southern city of Aden. Raising his portraits and describing him as a "martyr", angry crowds shouted slogans against groups that are hostile to freedom of expression in Yemen, praising the talents of the young photographer and videojournalist who died aged 34, leaving behind young children and a pregnant widow.
19 Jun 2020
In an exclusive interview with AFP in Rome, Italian Prime minister Giuseppe Conte remembers the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses the Black Lives Matter movement saying 'internal policies' need to be put in place to stop racism and discrimination from occurring, while also commenting on the M5S fundings allegations and the future of the EU as he sees it. President of the Council since June 2018, at the head of a coalition first with the far-right, and today with the centre-left, Giuseppe Conte, 55, a law professor still unknown two years ago, has emerged stronger from the coronavirus pandemic.
25 Sep 2020
A South Korean official reads out a rare apology from Kim Jong Un over what the North's leader described as the "unexpected and disgraceful" killing of a South Korean at sea. A fisheries official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers, and Seoul says his body was set on fire while still in the water, apparently as a precaution against coronavirus infection.
4 Dec 2020
Forty years after South Korea's spy chief Kim Jae-gyu was executed for shooting dead his boss, dictator Park Chung-hee, the assassin's sister is seeking to clear him of treason, arguing the killing was in the service of the country.
16 Jan 2021
It's the first civilian legal case in South Korea regarding so-called "comfort women" who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II. The unprecedented ruling is likely to spark ire in Japan.
11 Jan 2021
AFP photographer Saul Loeb captured some of the most iconic photos from inside the US Capitol when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed Congress. In an interview outside Congress the day after, he talks about his eventful day, starting with a security officer telling him how quiet it was in the morning to initially thinking only a dozen protesters made it inside, and finally what happened when "hundreds and hundreds of protesters [were] streaming into the Rotunda from seemingly every direction." Loeb then describes what it was like inside Nancy Pelosi's highly-secure office after it was breached, where he captured a rioter with a foot on a desk and a note left behind that read "We will not back down."
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We take a look at why only 11.3 percent of voters turned out in Tunisia's second round of parliamentary elections. We then discuss a tax scandal in the UK that’s hurting the ruling Conservative Party. We also see how the Australian and Serbian press are covering Novak Djokovic's historic win at the Australian Open. Finally, an opinion writer for The New York Times argues that the French are – and are not – lazy.
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An eminent scientist is calling for urgent new work to protect and even enhance underground fungal networks that could provide part of the solution to climate change.
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Pope Francis starts a historic trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday - two countries where protracted conflicts have displaced millions.
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Chelsea reportedly bid 120 million euros for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez in what would be break the record for the largest British transfer.
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Warsaw has announced "unprecedented" plans to ratchet up spending on its military and security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Poland is already among NATO's top spenders when adjusted for its GDP.
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The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations that ratified it are bound to it by international law. One of them is Mozambique. But in fact, the country has developed into a major hub of child trafficking in southern Africa.