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  1. August 25, 2014

    South Koreans alarmed by prospect of extinction by 2750

    In the year 2621, in the northwestern province of Gyeonggi-do, the last South Korean will enter the world – according to an...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Pope Francis lands in Seoul for first Asia papal trip in 15 years

    Pope Francis has begun the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years, arriving in Seoul on Thursday in an effort to boost the...

  1. August 14, 2014

    South Korea looks to revive growth with rate cut

    The Bank of Korea has cut the country’s interest rate for the first time in 15 months, bowing to government pressure to spur...

  2. August 8, 2014

    Conscript’s alleged murder prompts soul-searching in South Korea

    South Korea’s entire 640,000-strong military suspended normal duties on Friday for lectures on human rights, amid national...

  3. July 24, 2014

    S Korea reveals $40bn stimulus package as growth slows

    South Korea unveiled a $40bn stimulus package to boost the country’s flagging economy, as data on Thursday showed that...

  4. July 22, 2014

    S Korea police identify decayed body as fugitive ferry owner

    The body of a fugitive businessman sought over April’s tragic ferry sinking was found last month in southern South Korea,...

  5. July 6, 2014

    Drugmakers warn on South Korea pricing policy

    International pharmaceutical companies have warned Seoul that they are holding back new medicines from the country’s market,...

  6. June 22, 2014

    Feedback: South Korea’s elites

    Simon Mundy’s article, ‘South Korea’s millionaire tutors’, looked at the country’s unease about the vast sums of money...

  7. June 16, 2014

    South Korea’s millionaire tutors

    Kim Ki-hoon has risen to stardom of a sort that exists in few places outside South Korea. As the country’s highest-earning...

  8. June 10, 2014

    Trial of South Korean ferry crew opens amid angry scenes

    Most of the surviving crew members of South Korea’s Sewol ferry went on trial on Tuesday in proceedings that will provide a...

  9. May 21, 2014

    South Korean sect ends stand-off over Sewol ferry disaster

    A nine-day stand-off between South Korean law authorities and members of a religious cult ended peacefully on Wednesday,...

  10. May 19, 2014

    South Korea president vows to disband coastguard

    South Korea’s president has vowed to disband the country’s coastguard, as part of a sweeping set of reforms in response to...

  11. May 15, 2014

    South Korea ferry captain charged with homicide

    Prosecutors in South Korea have charged the captain and three senior crew members of a ferry that sank in April with...

  12. April 27, 2014

    South Korea PM quits over ferry disaster

    Chung Hong-won, South Korean prime minister, has tendered his resignation, after becoming a lightning rod for criticism of...

  13. April 22, 2014

    Owner of capsized South Korea ferry faces financial probes

    The official death toll from last week’s ferry disaster topped 120 on Tuesday as the blame game began in South Korea, with...

  14. April 20, 2014

    South Korea ferry death toll reaches 58

    Vigil for ferry victims as search continues After more than three days of frantic searching for hundreds of people still...

  15. April 18, 2014

    South Korea ferry disaster: Families of victims demand answers

    “We came to meet our children after the initial announcement that most of them had been rescued,” said relatives of the 274...

  16. April 18, 2014

    S Korea arrests ferry captain

    Vigil for ferry victims as search continues The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized leaving at least 300 people...

  17. April 17, 2014

    Grief turns to anger over S Korean ferry rescue

    Desperate search for S Korea ferry crash victims South Korea on Thursday accelerated its desperate search for almost 300...

  18. April 14, 2014

    Samsung whistleblower returns to court

    It took just four years for Kim Yong-chul to go from chief lawyer at Samsung to manning the till in a bakery. During that...

  19. March 30, 2014

    Hugo Boss taps S Korean star power in China

    As Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and face of Hugo Boss, sparked headlines about the end of her marriage last week, the German...

  20. February 27, 2014

    North Korea fires missiles into sea off east coast

    North Korea on Thursday fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, Seoul said, in an apparent response...

  21. February 25, 2014

    Korean reunions spark questions over fate of abductees

    Park Yang-su set to sea as a fisherman aged just 16 to support his family – little suspecting that he would be separated...

  22. February 17, 2014

    South Korean politician jailed for 12 years for rebellion plot

    A South Korean court has sentenced a leftwing lawmaker to 12 years in prison for plotting an insurrection in support of...

  23. February 16, 2014

    South Korean moviemaker focuses on Samsung safety record

    When Kim Tae-yun decided to make a film about the death from leukaemia of a young Samsung Electronics factory worker, his...

  24. February 7, 2014

    S Korea’s elderly left behind by speed of change

    slideshow: Growing older and getting poorer in South Korea As she shuffles down the snow-dusted lanes beside her home,...

  25. February 5, 2014

    North and South Korea agree cross-border family reunions

    Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to hold reunions later in February of family members separated since the Korean war, amid a...

  26. February 3, 2014

    S Korea lawyers seek 20-year jail term for treason case politician

    As soon as the first shots rang out across the inter-Korean border, prosecutors say, Lee Seok-ki would have set in motion a...

  27. November 19, 2013

    South Korea’s $21bn alternative to Seoul lacks transport and soul

    Stretching from the top of the transport ministry to that of the prime minister’s office, the undulating rooftop garden...

  28. October 7, 2013

    South Korea struggles to cut suicide rate as change takes toll

    “Tomorrow’s sun will rise,” reads one of the messages on a digital display spanning Seoul’s Mapo Bridge, aimed at dissuading...

  29. September 17, 2013

    S Korea struggles to take in foreign workers

    As Sri Lankan music blares from an electronics shop across the road, Sherzod is struggling to count the nationalities of the...

  30. September 16, 2013

    Kaesong reopens amid easing of Korean tensions

    North and South Korea on Monday resumed operations at the Kaesong industrial complex in a sign of improving inter-Korean...

  31. August 21, 2013

    North Korean defector prevented from going home by the South

    Son Jong-hun fled North Korea fearing for his life in 1998, after spending three months in a freezing prison cell without...

  32. July 15, 2013

    South Korean contract workers struggle for rights

    Two disgruntled contract workers at Hyundai Motor have become a cause célèbre for millions of South Korean temporary...

  33. July 2, 2013

    Seoul’s start-up generation

    Jay Mok’s family were shocked: 29 years old, recently married, a graduate from a top Seoul university with a good job at a...

  34. June 17, 2013

    Samsung under pressure amid growing health fears

    As thousands of workers stream out of Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor plant in the South Korean town of Hwaseong, Mr Lee,...

  35. June 11, 2013

    South Korean women face glass ceiling in workforce

    Mrs Kim has been thinking about quitting her job at a Seoul brokerage for a while, as she finds it hard to juggle her career...

  36. May 26, 2013

    Why the game is up for the Kim dynasty

    The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia, by Andrei Lankov, Oxford University Press,...

  37. May 7, 2013

    Japan’s tourists stay away from South Korea

    Noriko Nakanishi, a 61-year-old Japanese housewife living in Saitama prefecture, travelled to Seoul twice in the past few...

  38. April 19, 2013

    Suburbia feels distant Korean tremors

    Escalating tension over the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea has raised the temperature in Seoul, Tokyo, Washington –...

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