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North Korea's leader returns to public view with a vengeance

Seoul - He's baaaack; and there are some 10 senior leaders of the North Korea's ruling Workers Party who are not particularly happy about it.

City of Seoul plans to ban Uber

Seoul - On Monday Uber, a transportation network company that allows people to connect with rides via an app, found itself banned in the capital of South Korea, Seoul.

South Korean officials allow workers to take a nap on the job

Seoul - City workers in Seoul now have a chance to get a bit of extra rest. Between 13:00 and 18:00 they are allowed to take a nap while at work.

After the death tolls: South Korea continues to cope with SEWOL Special

Imagine yourself standing off the coast of an island and watching a ferry sink as workers do everything they can to rescue survivors. Your son, daughter, brother, sister, parent — a loved one is on the ship.

School official kills self as hopes for ferry passengers diminish

Jindo - An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.

Korean woman 'trapped on the Internet'

A mysterious Korean woman known as Chip-chan, at first thought to be dead, has become an Internet sensation as viewers try to piece together who the woman is.

Review: Cop thriller Cold Eyes keeps the tension tight and fast-paced Special

Toronto - How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Op-Ed: North and South Korea agree to talks to reopen industrial complex

Pyongyang - North and South Korea have agreed to hold talks aimed at reopening the Kaesong Industrial complex, a jointly run industrial area that was shut by North Korea during escalating tensions back in April.

'Gangnam Style' inspires tourist campaign in Seoul (video)

Seoul - “You know the song and you know the dance… But what’s Gangnam?” Cashing in on the success of PSY's viral musical video, Seoul officials have started a campaign to attract tourists to the city's Gangnam district.

South Korea halts launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda balloons

South Korean authorities today banned the planned release by anti-North Korean activists of balloons containing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone after threats of a military attack by North Korea if the release went ahead.

Video: 80,000 dance Gangnam style at Psy's free concert in Seoul

Seoul - Korean wrapper Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has become a global hit, recently performed a free concert at the Seoul City Hall to say "thank you" to his home fans for their support. More than 80,000 screaming fans took over the city center for the concert.

North Korea threatens to reduce Seoul to ashes in minutes

Seoul - North Korea's military on Monday issued threats saying it had plans to turn "elements" in Seoul into "ashes." A statement by the "special operation action group" said its action "will reduce all... to ashes in three or four minutes..."

'UFO' filmed flying around passenger plane in Seoul, Korea

Seoul - A video purporting to show an unidentified object flying around a passenger plane in Seoul, South Korea, on April 7 was posted to YouTube. The video is generating some controversy as some allege it is genuine while others say it is fake.

'Virtual shopping' trial a success at subway station in Seoul

Seoul - Fancy shopping from a subway station? Well the concept isn't too far off the West, after UK supermarket Tesco recently trialed the idea in Seoul, South Korea.

Op-Ed: If G20 fails so be it but G2 must succeed

The world’s biggest economies have begun the G20 meeting in Seoul and the intensifying ‘currency war’ between America and China must be addressed before all other issues, including G20 President Sarkozy’s ambitious world economy reform plans.

South Korean police raid local Google HQ

Seoul - Google's Street View data-gathering methods are apparently at the center of a recent raid of the Web giant's main office in Seoul.

Funeral Shoe Thief Caught With 1,200 Pairs

A serial thief in Seoul, South Korea has been caught with over 1,200 expensive but stolen shoes in his warehouse, ready for resale.

Record snowfall brings Beijing, Seoul to a standstill

China and South Korea were hit with a punishing snowstorm today, with Seoul residents experiencing the heaviest snowfall in modern history.

Sodas Banned From Seoul Schools

Soft drinks are about to be ousted from schools in Seoul this year as the South Korean capital wages a war against obesity. The first step will be banning carbonated soft drinks at schools and libraries.

North Korean Ministry Might Get 'Shut Down' In Seoul

Lee Myung-bak, the President-elect of South Korea wants to scrap the ministry that handles relations with North Korea according to what his aides have said. He advocates a tougher stand on North Korea.

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