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South Korea

Country archive · 416 posts


Latest stories about South Korea

7 April 2014

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Satirist’s ‘KFC’ Podcast is Litmus Test for South Korean Free Speech

A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.

2 April 2014

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South Korea Launches Probe of Violence and Rape Culture in Sports World

South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.

26 March 2014

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South Korea Singles Out Elderly Drives With ‘Silver Mark’

Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.

4 March 2014

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The Best in Korean Street Food: From Sweet Pancakes to Live Baby Octopus

From sweet pancakes, to wriggling baby octopus eaten alive, Korean street food has attracted foodies worldwide.

22 February 2014

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South Korean Figure Skater Yuna Kim's ‘Robbed’ Sochi Gold Becomes Photoshop Meme

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova took gold in the free skating event, but many, not limited to South Koreans, questioned the result.

16 February 2014

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Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia

Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.

11 February 2014

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South Korean Film About Samsung Worker's Death Slowly Winning Over Moviegoers

In a country where electronics giant Samsung has enormous influence, the film is receiving little promotion and few screenings, but it is being met with positive reviews online.

31 January 2014

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Have Acne? South Korea Will Tax Your Treatment

Taxing your pimple outbreak? It is indeed a creative way to collect more taxes.

29 January 2014

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Samsung Withdraws Controversial University Quota Policy in South Korea

South Korea isn't notoriously nicknamed "The Republic of Samsung" for nothing.

21 January 2014

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Korean Seniors Prompt Boycott of McDonald's and Get McResolution

Korean elderly made headlines in New York City, as they loitered at McDonald's from early in the morning till well after dark - a not unfamiliar scene to South Koreans.

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