Seoul

Seoul (서울; Korean: [sʰʌ.ul]) – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 14th largest city and second largest metropolitan area. It is home to over half of all South Koreans along with 678,102 international residents.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot. Modern landmarks include the iconic N Seoul Tower, the gold-clad 63 Building, the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, the world's second largest indoor theme park,Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world's longest bridge fountain and the Sevit Floating Islands. The birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism.

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Family of Otto Warmbier, American who died after detention in North Korea, awarded $240,000 in ...

Union Leader 19 Jan 2022
Some justice is probably better than none," said Ethan Hee-Seok Shin, a legal analyst with the Transitional Justice Working Group, a Seoul-based nongovernmental organization founded by human rights advocates ... The Washinton Post's Min Joo Kim in Seoul contributed to this report....
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PETA steps up call for equestrian events to be banned from Olympics as FEI probes German video footage

Inside The Games 15 Jan 2022
In a statement given to the German horse magazine St.GEORG, Beerbaum, who won three gold medals at Barcelona 1992 and one at Seoul 1988, appeared to confirm the footage was genuine but argued the practice was legal. The 58-year-old has also said he will take legal action after describing the horse-abuse allegations as "demonstrably false"....
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S.Korea court exempts teens, supermarkets from vaccine passes

Metro USA 14 Jan 2022
SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Friday ruled that large shops and teenagers should be temporarily excluded from COVID-19 vaccine pass mandates in the capital Seoul, part of an intensifying legal fight over one of Asia’s strictest vaccination policies....
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South Korea court exempts teens, supermarkets from vaccine passes

The Philadelphia Inquirer 14 Jan 2022
... vaccine pass mandates in the capital Seoul, part of an intensifying legal fight over one of Asia's strictest vaccination policies....
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Raped, assaulted, nowhere to find help: Foreign women speak out about their experiences of sexual ...

Korea Times 14 Jan 2022
Criminal court cases are handled by the national judiciary, so it falls on the state to decide the fate of the assailant or defendant in question," said Choi Seung-ho, an attorney at Ondam Law based in Seoul. "The victim's accusations merely serve as evidence in the court, but they themselves are not part of the legal proceedings....
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South Korea gets Iran sanctions exemption

The Manila Times 13 Jan 2022
SEOUL ... Seoul's foreign ministry said it had received a "specific license" from the US Treasury Department allowing the South Korean government to pay compensation to Iran's Dayyani Group ... Last year, Iran threatened South Korea with legal action unless Seoul released more than $7 billion in frozen funds for oil shipments....
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US grants South Korea an Iran sanctions exemption

Urdu Point 13 Jan 2022
Seoul's foreign ministry said it had received a "specific license" from the US Treasury Department allowing the South Korean government to pay compensation to Iran's Dayyani Group ... Last year, Iran threatened South Korea with legal action unless Seoul released the more than $7 billion in frozen funds for oil shipments....
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Iran sanctions: US grants South Korea exemption

The New Arab 13 Jan 2022
Seoul's foreign ministry said it had received a "specific license" from the US Treasury Department allowing the South Korean government to pay compensation to Iran's Dayyani Group ... Last year, Iran threatened South Korea with legal action unless Seoul released the more than $7 billion in frozen funds for oil shipments....
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UK data watchdog seeks talks with Meta over child protection concerns

The Observer 09 Jan 2022
The spokesperson said Meta was also committed to building the Metaverse responsibly and had already announced a $50m (£37m) investment programme to ensure the concept met regulatory and legal concerns, distributing the money among organisations and academic institutions such as Seoul National University and Women in Immersive Tech ... ....
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Same sex couple loses suit against state health insurer over spousal coverage

Korea Times 07 Jan 2022
18, 2021 file photo shows So Seong-wook, left, and Kim Yong-min, a gay couple, standing in front of the Seoul Administrative Court in southern Seoul before filing an administrative lawsuit against the National Health Insurance Service ... It said there was no legal ground to expand the concept of marriage to that of homosexual unions....
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Beleaguered short tracker Shim Suk-hee files for injunction against ban

Korea Times 06 Jan 2022
... hearing by the Korea Skating Union (KSU) at the KSU's headquarters in Seoul ... The source, privy to the legal proceedings, said Shim asked the Seoul Eastern District Court on Monday to nullify a two-month suspension by the Korea Skating Union (KSU), which was issued on Dec....
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Rapper Dok2 appeals court ruling ordering him to pay unpaid bill to LA jeweler

Korea Times 05 Jan 2022
... in Seoul ... Last month, the 31-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Lee Joon-kyung, was ordered by the Seoul Southern District Court to give 41.2 million won ($34,740) and interest on his unpaid jewelry bill to the LA jeweler....
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South Korea to appeal court order exempting private schools from vaccine passes

Asahi News 05 Jan 2022
SEOUL--The South Korean government said on Wednesday it will appeal against a court order to exclude private education facilities from a COVID-19 vaccine pass mandate, the first major legal tussle over vaccinations that have been widely accepted. A Seoul administrative court ruled ......

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