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South Korea and Japan put military intelligence pact on hold after outcryupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 05:33:00

South Korea and Japan on Friday postponed the signing of a landmark military intelligence pact after the prospect stirred discontent among Koreans.

In Wednesday's election, South Koreans seek something newupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 01:51:00

With a new corruption scandal emerging regularly, South Koreans appear to be turning away from traditional political parties and toward the unaffiliated underdog. In response, the major parties are panicking, changing their candidates, their policies and even their names in preparation for Wednesday's parliamentary election.

South Korea prepares for high-profile nuclear summitupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 22:38:00

It may not be on the official agenda, but North Korea's ears will be burning during the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

North Korea says it will admit delegations from Southupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 00:52:00

North Korea will admit delegations from the South that wish to visit Pyongyang to express their condolences following the death of the leader Kim Jong Il, according to a statement posted on a government website run by the North.

One year on, South Koreans reflect on North's deadly attackupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 01:40:00

The sense of security that South Koreans had enjoyed for almost 60 years was shattered one year ago, when the North launched an attack on the civilian island of Yeonpyeong, killing two marines and two civilians.

South Korea rams through US trade dealupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 08:13:00

Despite scuffles and a tear gas attack in parliament, South Korea's governing party rammed through a free trade agreement between Seoul and Washington Tuesday after painstaking weeks of negotiations.

Seoul's new mayor vows to scale back on his predecessor's projects updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 06:12:00

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, whose recent landslide win against the ruling party sparked a public frenzy, vowed to invest heavily in city welfare and scale back on major projects put in place by his predecessor.

S. Korea to send $6.9 million in aid to the Northupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 05:25:00

South Korean officials said Tuesday the country has approved $6.94 million in aid to be sent to its neighbor through the World Health Organization.

S. Korea to review sending aid to North updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 06:00:00

Signaling South Korea may be attempting to cool tensions with its neighbor, Seoul has vowed to actively review sending humanitarian aid to North Korea through third channels.

Korea stakes claim in post-Ghadafi Libyaupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 14:47:00

As the regime of Moammar Gadhafi crumbled, the value of South Korean construction firms rose.

Historic rains kill at least 51 in South Koreaupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 22:55:00

Massive downpours in South Korea -- the heaviest rains in a century -- are blamed for 51 deaths, the country's Central Disaster Relief Agency reported Friday.

South Korean military apologizes for firing at commercial jetupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 03:20:00

The South Korean military apologized Monday for shooting at a commercial airplane carrying 119 passengers and crew.

South Korean military fires on planeupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 03:20:00

South Korean military fired at a civilian plane mistaking it for a North Korea military plane. Paula Hancocks reports.

Two small bombs explode at Seoul railway, bus stations, police sayupdated: Fri May 13 2011 00:07:00

Investigators believe a single person is responsible for planting two small bombs at Seoul's main railway station and bus terminal, South Korean officials said Friday.

Koreas talks stall after North delegation walks outupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 07:08:00

Talks between North and South Korea collapsed Wednesday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on securing high-level military discussions during preparatory meetings held in the border area of Panmunjom.

Official: North Korea targets South Korea in propaganda driveupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 19:23:00

North Korea is sending an onslaught of faxes to South Korea, blaming its neighbor for tensions over a disputed island, an official said Wednesday.

Seoul 'hot line' possibleupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 23:18:00

North Korean military leaders agree in principle to a hot line with Seoul and offer to return U.S. remains.

North Korea manufactured this crisisupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:47:00

Yesterday afternoon, the worst artillery attack since the end of the Korean War happened in the vicinity of Seoul. North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island, killing two civilians and two marines, and destroying a number of buildings there.

The Koreas clashupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:47:00

Mike Chinoy reports on the exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea.

South Koreans react to crisisupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 06:04:00

Two viewers who live in South Korea tell CNN how they are reacting to news of the crisis.

Seoul endures life under the gunupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 06:04:00

On the surface, Seoul, the capital of economic powerhouse South Korea, is one of the most impressive cities in East Asia: Sprawling and prosperous, hi-tech and self confident.

Korea, 60 years ago and nowupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 06:50:00

A bronze statue was unveiled in Seoul on June 22, honoring a young American hero who fell in the battlefield in September 1950. A doctorate candidate of honor at Harvard University, William Hamilton Shaw did not hesitate to answer the call to defend Korea and protect freedom and peace.

South Korea: Policy of engagement with North is a failureupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 07:19:00

South Korea has denounced a policy that called for a peaceful engagement with North Korea as a failure.

Ten killed as fire rips through South Korean nursing homeupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 22:33:00

An early-morning fire tore through a South Korean nursing home, killing ten people and injuring another seventeen, according to police.

South Korea to deploy largest force ever for G-20updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 04:48:00

South Korea will mobilize its largest security force ever in anticipation of widespread protests during the G-20 summit next month in Seoul, the Yonhap news agency said.

Greece: Global currency common groundupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 22:38:00

Greece's Finance Minister says there is common ground for countries to resolve the current global currency spat.

Record rain leaves 2 missing, drives thousands from homes in S. Koreaupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 02:24:00

Record rainfall that flooded roads, subway lines and buildings has left two fishermen missing in northeastern South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.

Kim, Carter on missions around tense peninsulaupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 09:53:00

A frenzy of diplomatic activity was underway around the tense Korean peninsula Thursday, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly traveling through China, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visiting Pyongyang, and the Chinese envoy to six-party denuclearization talks landing in Seoul.

Helium balloons float propaganda into North Koreaupdated: Mon May 31 2010 08:52:00

Park Sang Hak and his family jammed 150,000 sheets of paper, dollar bills, DVDs and tiny AM/FM radios inside bags attached to giant inflatable helium balloons.

Jail for couple whose baby died while they raised online childupdated: Fri May 28 2010 07:46:00

A couple whose baby starved to death while they raised a virtual child in an online fantasy game was sentenced Friday, their defense attorney said.

Will South Korea blame the North for sinking warship?updated: Wed May 19 2010 00:11:00

As South Korea awaits the results of a probe into the sinking of a warship, expected to be made public Thursday, debate is already underway over the policy options open to Seoul if the investigation holds North Korea responsible.

South Korea holds funeral for 46 sailorsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 10:11:00

The mood was somber in South Korea Thursday as the nation officially honored the sailors who were lost when their warship went down near disputed waters off North Korea last month.

South Korea honors fallen sailorsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 10:11:00

The South Korean navy honors 46 sailors killed or left missing when a ship sank in waters near North Korea.

In my census, boxes multiply into a blurupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 09:46:00

We know the point of the 2010 Census is to count us, one by one, to tally every last resident, but the massive project of course has more prying, if limited, interests.

Police: Couple nurtured virtual child while real baby starvedupdated: Sun Mar 07 2010 08:21:00

Police have arrested a South Korean couple whose toddler starved to death while they were raising a virtual child online, authorities said.

How's the environment doing? Ask the buildingsupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 20:14:00

Imagine that you could double the size of your apartment as a reward for saving electricity, water and gas. It's an idea proposed by the Seoul-based design collective Randomwalks and architect Lee Min-soo for the green redevelopment of Incheon, outside the South Korean capital.

Weapons testing turns deadly in S. Koreaupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 02:49:00

An explosion at a state-run weapons research lab north of Seoul killed one person and injured five on Thursday, South Korea's semiofficial Yonhap news agency reported.

Look into your Seoul for a hit of Korean flavorupdated: Fri May 29 2009 04:09:00

Seoul is a bit of curio. On the surface it's as modern as any city could hope to be, addicted as it is to technology and modern design.

Bill Clinton to cities: Act on climateupdated: Wed May 20 2009 04:20:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Tuesday urged urban leaders and policymakers they need to take the lead now in fighting climate change.

NYC landmark goes 'green'updated: Wed May 20 2009 04:20:00

The owners of New York's Empire State Building are spending millions to go "green." CNN's Maggie Lake reports

Referee abuse taking its tollupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 01:05:00

England's Football Association is struggling to improve sportmanship on the pitch. ITN's Richard Pallot reports.

South Korea probes deadly blaze at protestupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 05:52:00

South Korean authorities have launched an investigation into a deadly fire that broke out during a police standoff with protesters, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Time.com: 2 Koreas Hold Military Talks Amid Tensionupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 01:40:00

Working-level military officers from North Korea and South Korea met Monday to discuss improving their lines of communication amid strained ties between the divided nations, officials said.

Time.com: 6 Killed in S. Korean Arson, Stabbing Spreeupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 12:00:00

A financially strapped South Korean man went on an arson and stabbing rampage in Seoul on Monday, leaving six people dead and seven others wounded, police said

Time.com: The Real Crisis in North Korea? Foodupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 07:00:00

While the world speculates on Kim Jong Il's health and whether Washington can get nuclear talks back on track, millions of North Koreans are running out of food

Time.com: N Korea Reneges on Nukes -- Againupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 09:05:00

North Korea's rejection this week of the Six Party nuclear disarmament terms didn't shock the diplomats who helped make them. But it did inspire a few choice words: Here we go again

Time.com: S Korea Reveals First Dog Clonesupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 17:00:00

An American woman received five puppies Tuesday that were cloned from her beloved late pitbull, becoming the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service

Time.com: North Korean Soldier Kills Touristupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 05:00:00

A North Korean soldier fatally shot a South Korean tourist Friday at a mountain resort in the communist north

Time.com: S. Korea Raids Anti-US Beef Groupsupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 12:00:00

South Korean police raided the offices of civic groups that have led weeks of protests against a government plan to resume U.S. beef imports

Scores hurt in S. Korea beef protestsupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 11:21:00

Thousands of protesters battled riot police in downtown Seoul early Sunday morning after a rally opposing South Korea's decision to import U.S. beef turned violent. More than 100 were wounded, the state news agency reported.

Time.com: South Koreans' Beef Over Beef updated: Tue Jun 10 2008 16:00:00

A deal to resume imports of U.S. beef may have sparked the demonstrations in Seoul, but the unrest feeds off a menu of grievances

Time.com: Officials Kill All Seoul Poultryupdated: Mon May 12 2008 11:00:00

South Korean officials said Monday they have killed all poultry in Seoul, the capital, to curb the spread of bird flu following a new outbreak of the disease in the city

Time.com: The Next Great North Korean Famineupdated: Tue May 06 2008 11:00:00

A catastrophe is poised to strike the most isolated and dangerous country in the world, spurred by the global food crisis and Kim Jong Il's pride

Time.com: Can Korea Protect Its Historical Sites?updated: Wed Feb 13 2008 07:00:00

After a suspected arsonist destroys one of Seoul's most important landmarks, questions are being raised over why South Korea isn't doing more to protect its architectural heritage

Touring the Korean DMZupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 20:00:00

It all starts on the sixth floor of the five-star Lotte Hotel, in the center of Seoul. After booking my place for Panmunjom Travel Center's Combined Tour, I show up at the agency office at 7:45 on a chilly Friday morning in December to begin my adventure.

Eye on South Korea: Your e-mailsupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 01:27:00

South Korea is reputed to be the most wired country in the world. CNN has asked readers to weigh in on the topic. How is technology affecting daily life in South Korea, and influencing the rest of the world? Below is a selection of responses, some of which have been edited for length and clarity:

North, South Korean leaders meetupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 00:07:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il greeted South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun Tuesday at the start of only the second-ever summit between leaders of the two nations, but Kim won't meet formally with Roh until Wednesday.

Time.com: South Korea Warms Towards the North updated: Fri Sep 14 2007 03:00:00

With his term ending, President Roh Moo Hyun wants a dÉtente with Pyongyang to cap his political career. Not everyone is convinced

Freed hostages return homeupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 23:11:00

Freed hostages return home

Time.com: The Two Koreas Plan to Meet Againupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 11:00:00

Seven years after a historic but virtually fruitless meeting, the rivals schedule a summit. But will it be any more successful?

South Korea shocked by U.S. shooting linkupdated: Tue Apr 17 2007 23:25:00

South Koreans expressed shock Wednesday, as new details revealed that the Virginia Tech shooter was Cho Seung-Hui, who was born -- and lived for eight years -- in Seoul.

S. Korea-U.S. summit comes at critical momentupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 19:59:00

South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun sits down for a summit meeting with President George W. Bush on Thursday at a time when the security alliance between the two countries that has helped maintain stability in Northeast Asia for more than half a century faces unprecedented challenges.

Seoul braces for 'red wave'updated: Mon Jun 12 2006 03:40:00

A huge "red wave" is expected to engulf downtown South Korea's capital Tuesday as the nation kicks off its participation in World Cup 2006.

South Korea can 'surprise' at cupupdated: Thu May 11 2006 04:13:00

South Korea coach Dick Advocaat named 10 World Cup veterans Thursday in his squad for the finals in Germany and hopes to repeat the semifinal showing of four years ago.

South Koreaupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 10:57:00

Group G | World ranking: 29

CNNMoney: Report: Developer plans 2,000-foot towerupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 07:01:00

An American real estate developer is planning to build one of the world's tallest buildings near Seoul, South Korea, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Oily concernupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 05:40:00

An upturn in oil prices could overcome some positive corporate news to send stocks lower when markets open Thursday.

Koreas agree on nuke issue updated: Thu Jun 23 2005 09:26:00

Delegates from North and South Korea have agreed to seek a peaceful resolution to the North's nuclear standoff with the international community, but they failed to set a date for stalled disarmament talks to resume.

N. Korea wants to re-start talks with Seoulupdated: Fri May 13 2005 23:02:00

North Korea has proposed working-level meetings with South Korea early next week, ahead of the five-year anniversary of the historic inter-Korean summit, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Saturday.

Korean bloggers making a differenceupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 06:57:00

It's a typical newsroom in downtown Seoul: reporters rush to meet deadlines and editors eye copy for mistakes.

Fortune: Broadband Wonderland Nearly everyone in South Korea has Internet access that puts Americans' to shame. Result: This little natioupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 00:01:00

The sky is the color of cement, hallmark of the rainy season in South Korea. For weeks, low clouds shroud the tops of Seoul's skyscrapers and make the seemingly endless clusters of nearly identical...

Mystery as more defectors landupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 00:45:00

A second wave of defectors believed to be North Koreans has arrived in the South in a secretive mass defection that has seen the refugees flown in from an unidentified Southeast Asian nation.

Asia follows Wall St. gainsupdated: Sun Jun 06 2004 20:38:00

Japanese stocks are sharply higher in early trade Monday, building on a firm finish for Wall Street and expectations of better corporate earnings.

Tokyo up, but Seoul weakensupdated: Thu May 13 2004 22:37:00

Japanese stocks are slightly higher at midday Friday, recovering a little of the previous day's 3 percent fall, but other Asian markets are down.

Tokyo, Seoul back in the redupdated: Thu May 06 2004 03:19:00

Asian stocks closed mainly lower Thursday, with Japan and South Korea down sharply after coming back from holidays this week.

Extraordinary scenes in Seoulupdated: Thu Mar 11 2004 22:43:00

Extraordinary scenes unfolded in Seoul on Friday, as politicians physically battled each other in the country's first impeachment bid since the nation was founded in 1948.

Seoul looks to boost air defensesupdated: Sun Feb 22 2004 23:18:00

South Korea is to buy four airborne surveillance aircraft to beef up its defenses against North Korea.

Fortune: Infobank: Stock Trading On The Runupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Every few minutes in Seoul thousands of workers guiltily exit their offices, punch a few keys on their mobile phones, and then scurry back to work. Why? Many Korean managers have told employees tha...

Fortune: HOW BUSINESSMEN DO DINNER IN SEOULupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

As their Japanese counterparts still do, South Korean salarymen used to drink away their stress in after-work binges at their favorite bars. Now many head instead to indoor-fishing-holes-cum-restau...

Fortune: AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO SEVEN CITIES From Seoul to Singapore, the most frequent Asian stops on the business updated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

GLOBAL competition is making Asian business travel almost commonplace, but the typical Western visitor -- overbooked, exhausted, or fearful -- often sticks close to hotels and meeting places. Indee...

Fortune: ASIA'S NEW YUPPIES In Taiwan, South Korea, and other fast-growing countries, young professionals have up to 20 times the spendinupdated: Mon Jun 04 1990 00:01:00

YOU'RE THE TOP, you're a lazy Sunday . . . you're a lunch on Monday, you're a blue-chip stock . . .'' Listen to the beguiling female voice croon a television commercial pitching Chivas Regal whisky...

Fortune: HOW TO QUIT LOSING IN THE OLYMPICS Business pours millions into the games, yet the payoff is paltry: more money for less gold. Iupdated: Mon Apr 24 1989 00:01:00

ON A RECENT FLIGHT to Denver from Grand Junction, Colorado, a business executive asked Terry Liskevych, coach of the U.S. women's Olympic volleyball team, why the United States doesn't win more med...

Fortune: KOREA'S BIG PUSH HAS JUST BEGUN If you thought the Hyundai car was a hot product, you haven't seen anything yet. The Koreans plaupdated: Mon Mar 16 1987 00:01:00

AS YOU DOUBTLESS have noticed on shopping trips, South Korea has burst into U.S. markets like a hungry tiger. The Koreans are underpricing the Japanese on everything from steel to TVs, VCRs, cars, ...

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