Slow ticket sales not a worry for South Korean Olympic officials
26 September 2017 | 11:01 am
Kim says South Korean Winter Olympic ticket sales will pick up.
1 Mar 2018
Investors in South Korea have become accustomed to belligerence and regular missile tests from the country's hostile northern neighbour, but now there's a new factor in their regional risk assessments - U.S. President Donald Trump.
1 Apr 2018
North Korea's state-run television station KRT released video footage on Saturday (March 31) of South Korean singers and staff arriving at Pyongyang International Airport for a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
13 Apr 2018
Cast members of Marvel Studio's 'Avengers: Infinity War' meet South Korean fans during a red carpet event in Seoul.
12 Jun 2018
With thawing Inter-Korean relations, a South Korean man hopes to meet his relatives in North Korea soon.
14 Oct 2018
A group of South Korean climbers and their Nepali guides have been killed after a storm hit their camp on a Himalayan peak in west Nepal, officials said on Saturday.
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."
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”.
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.
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.
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North Dakota is a hub of the US hydraulic fracturing industry and the country's second-biggest oil producer. Surging demand for fracked oil and gas amid the Ukraine war means booming business, sidelining green energy.
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A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what's happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr. Habiba Sarabi, a former Afghan minister for women's affairs and former governor of Bamiyan province. She urged the international community to "take responsibility for the Afghan people and Afghan women in particular".
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Firefighters in the German capital are still trying to secure an explosives disposal site amid a continuing wildfire. Parts of the wooded area are reportedly also littered with munitions.
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Sports coach and aspiring model Patience Ramavhale battled depression and anxiety throughout a troubled childhood. But her love of sports and passion for coaching not only developed her young athletes, but also helped Patience improve her mental health. Don’t Hold Back’s Nozibele Qamngana Mayaba catches up with Patience over the customary snack on how using sports can improve your mental health.
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A young Nigerian graduate has embarked on an ambitious drive to address Nigeria's worrying levels of voter apathy. He says he's troubled by the "emotional detachment" from political activities by most people — especially in northern Nigeria.
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A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. A key pledge was to address women's rights.