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Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

Published 15/01/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month’s Winter Olympics in [more…]

South Korea says planned ban on cryptocurrency market not yet finalize

South Korea says planned ban on cryptocurrency market not yet finalize

Published 15/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoSEOUL (Reuters) - South [more…]

Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea

Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea

Published 12/01/2018

A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies at Bithumb cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kim [more…]

Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suici

Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suici

Published 21/12/2017

A portrait and the coffin of Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, is carried during his funeral at a [more…]

South Korea fin min says in talks with ministries on regulation of bit

South Korea fin min says in talks with ministries on regulation of bit

Published 11/12/2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s finance minister said on Monday that relevant ministries are in talks to decide whether trading of bitcoins should be regulated. [more…]

Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

Published 24/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Lee Cook-jong, a South Korean surgeon who operated the defected North Korean soldier with gunshots, speaks during an interview with Reuters at a [more…]

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

Published 20/11/2017

A flag is pictured outside the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct [more…]

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

Published 19/11/2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the [more…]

China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

Published 14/11/2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported. [more…]

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Published 14/11/2017

A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him. [more…]