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Pokemon Go unleashed on game-mad South Korea six months late

Jan 24 2017

SEOUL Nintendo Co's smash hit Pokemon Go was unleashed on South Korea on Tuesday, six months after it was released elsewhere in the world, a delay caused by security fears over Google Maps.

Scandal, gaffes mar ex-U.N. chief's presidential prospects in South Korea

Jan 24 2017

SEOUL It has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favorite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a skeptical press.

Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

Jan 10 2017

WONJU, South Korea "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. | Video

Placenta shots and fake names: South Korean president's treatments raise eyebrows

Dec 16 2016

SEOUL At the start of President Park Geun-hye's term, physician Kim Sang-man was a frequent guest at Seoul's Blue House, exempt from thorough security checks, giving injections derived from human placenta to South Korea's most important patient.

South Koreans question vodka ad taking shape of protests

Dec 13 2016

SEOUL An advertisement featuring historic South Korean protests against President Park Geun-hye, with the crowd seen from above in the shape of a vodka bottle, has stirred debate over whether it is right to use such a sober movement to sell alcohol. | Video

South Koreans question vodka advert taking shape of protests

Dec 13 2016

SEOUL An advertisement featuring historic South Korean protests against President Park Geun-hye, with the crowd seen from above in the shape of a vodka bottle, has stirred debate over whether it is right to use such a sober movement to sell alcohol.

South Koreans question vodka advert taking shape of protests

Dec 13 2016

SEOUL, Dec 13 An advertisement featuring historic South Korean protests against President Park Geun-hye, with the crowd seen from above in the shape of a vodka bottle, has stirred debate over whether it is right to use such a sober movement to sell alcohol.

South Korea mulls joining Sochi skeleton boycott

Dec 13 2016

SEOUL South Korea, host nation of the next Winter Olympics, is considering pulling out of next year's bobsleigh and skeleton world championships in Sochi after Latvia decided to boycott the event in protest at Russian doping.

After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume

Dec 10 2016

SEOUL Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court. | Video

Slogans, placards and food: South Korean protests a boon for restaurants

Dec 04 2016

SEOUL As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the center stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. | Video

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