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North Korea fires long-range ballistic missile
by Kang Jin-kyu - July 13, 2023 - 9:23am
North Korea has fired a long-range ballistic missile, the South Korean military said Wednesday, days after Pyongyang threatened to down US spy planes that violated its airspace.
Orchestra-conducting robot wows audience in S. Korean capital
by Kang Jin-kyu - July 1, 2023 - 11:11am
The robot successfully guided compositions, both independently and in collaboration with a human maestro who was standing next to it for about half an hour, entertaining the more than 950 audience members who had...
Passenger opens plane door mid-air on Asiana flight
by Kang Jin-kyu - May 27, 2023 - 10:44am
A passenger opened an emergency exit on an Asiana Airlines flight as it was preparing to land on Friday, the carrier told AFP, adding that the plane landed safely but several people were hospitalized.
Seoul announces plan to compensate victims of Japan wartime forced labour
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 6, 2023 - 1:23pm
South Korea announced plans Monday to compensate victims of Japan's forced wartime labour, aiming to end a "vicious cycle" in the Asian powers' relations and boost ties to counter the nuclear-armed North.
South Korean capital launches self-driving bus experiment
by Kang Jin-kyu - November 26, 2022 - 11:08am
South Korea's capital launched its first self-driving bus route on Friday, part of an experiment that engineers said aims to make people feel more comfortable with driverless vehicles on the roads.
North Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' response
by Kang Jin-kyu - November 18, 2022 - 7:53am
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Thursday, Seoul's military said, the latest in a record blitz of launches as Pyongyang warned of a "fiercer" military response to the United States and its alli...
Seoul distress calls show four hours of mayhem, police inaction
by Kang Jin-kyu - November 2, 2022 - 3:05pm
South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo vowed on Wednesday to hold police accountable for Seoul's deadly Halloween crowd surge, after a log of emergency calls showed authorities were slow to respond.
South Korea's Halloween crowd surge: What we know
by Kang Jin-kyu - November 1, 2022 - 9:20am
South Korea is investigating the exact cause of a deadly crowd surge that killed 154 people at a Halloween event, as public outrage grows over perceived policing and crowd control failures.
Nearly 150 killed in Halloween stampede in Seoul
by Kang Jin-kyu - October 30, 2022 - 9:56am
The crowd surge and crush happened in the capital's popular Itaewon district, where local reports said as many as 100,000 people had gone to celebrate Halloween on Saturday night, clogging the area's narrow alleyways...
South Korean president's office denies US hot-mic insult
by Kang Jin-kyu - September 23, 2022 - 3:56pm
South Korea's president has denied insulting key security ally the United States, claiming to have been mistranslated, prompting further domestic incredulity on Friday.
South Korea arrests woman over dead children in suitcases in New Zealand
by Kang Jin-kyu - September 15, 2022 - 3:50pm
South Korean police said Thursday they have arrested a woman accused of murdering her two children, whose remains were found in suitcases in New Zealand last month.
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, Seoul military says
by Kang Jin-kyu - May 25, 2022 - 8:21am
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it had "detected at around 0600 (2100 GMT), 0637 and 0642 the firings of ballistic missiles launched from Sunan area."
Anger as South Korean transgender soldier found dead
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 4, 2021 - 10:09am
South Korea remains deeply conservative about matters of sexual identity and is less tolerant of LGBT rights than some other parts of Asia, with many gay and transgender Koreans living largely under the radar.
Second chance: Faded K-pop star competes for comeback
by Kang Jin-kyu - November 25, 2020 - 12:50pm
When Ryu Sera made her debut with K-pop girlband Nine Muses, the years of intense training and ruthless competition seemed worthwhile, her dreams of stardom finally coming true. 
Shares in managers of K-pop's BTS sizzle on stock market debut
by Kang Jin-kyu - October 15, 2020 - 12:55pm
Shares in the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS more than doubled on their stock market debut Thursday, making an instant multi-billionaire of its chairman and boosting the seven band members' own...
Samsung heir charged with fraud over succession-linked deal
by Kang Jin-kyu - September 1, 2020 - 6:41pm
South Korean prosecutors indicted the heir to the Samsung empire Tuesday over a controversial merger of two business units seen as a key step towards his succession, in the latest legal blow to the sprawling...
Seoul mayor in apparent suicide after #MeToo allegations
by Kang Jin-kyu - July 10, 2020 - 11:38am
The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent suicide a day after being accused of sexual harassment.
Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first female anchor
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 2, 2020 - 11:25am
Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.
North Korea says weapons test involved 'long-range' capability
by Kang Jin-kyu - May 10, 2019 - 9:14am
North Korea said Friday it had tested a long-range weapon, a claim that was likely to raise tensions on the peninsula and contradicted accounts from the South and in the US that Pyongyang had fired short-range ...
South Korea spycam crimes put hidden camera industry under scrutiny
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 29, 2019 - 11:37am
Spycam crimes have become so prevalent that female police officers now regularly inspect public toilets to check for cameras in women's stalls. 
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