Duda: 'Only Ukraine has the right to decide its future'
Outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in staked his legacy on improving ties with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Moon's conservative successor is expected to handle things differently.
17 Oct 2021
Simple, sweet, and fictionally fatal: the stallholder who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in the global cultural phenomenon "Squid Game" -- a snack once associated with post-war poverty -- has hit a real-life jackpot.
1 Oct 2021
Five Siberian tiger cubs, born on 27th June this year at a South Korean zoo, were shown to the public for the first time on Thursday. The Siberian tigers (also known as 'Korean tigers' in South Korea) are listed as endangered species and protected by the government. A zookeeper at Everland theme park in Yongin says it's 'rare' for five tiger cubs to be born at once. The cubs' names -- 'Areum', 'Daun', 'Oori', 'Nara', 'Gangsan' (which means 'Our country's beautiful landscape' when read together) were selected by an online vote.
20 Sep 2021
Learning a third language such as German, Japanese or Mandarin seems to have gone out of fashion. Some students are turning to non-traditional alternatives such as Arabic, computer programming or coding, to succeed.
13 Aug 2021
Seungri, once part of South Korea's K-pop 'royalty,' was convicted on charges related to arranging sex workers for potential investors in his entertainment firm.
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.
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.
15 Jul 2020
Almost 1 million people watched a broadcast of the funeral of South Korean capital's Mayor Park Won-soon, who died in an apparent suicide after a secretary filed a police complaint for sexual harassment against him.
16 Feb 2020
South Korean press is jubilant after Bong Joon Ho's victory for the film “Parasite”.
10 Jan 2020
Multinational taxi service, Uber, presented a full-scale model of a flying car, alongside South Korean manufacturer Hyundai, at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It will form part of a fleet of Uber Air Taxis, set to accommodate four passengers each. When operational, the air taxis will be flown by a pilot, but the goal is for the cars to become autonomous over time.
2 Dec 2019
We look at the story of a South Korean Go champion who opted to retire rather than continue competing against unbeatable artificial intelligence. But first, French papers hope for European support in counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel region. Mexican papers react to Donald Trump's plan to label drug cartels as terrorist groups - a move many see as an excuse for US military intervention. Plus, we discover Thanksgiving helplines for turkey-basting emergencies!