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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Speed skater sues ex-teammate over mental damage following Olympic controversy

Korea Times 20 Jan 2021
The suit was filed last November, said Kim's lawyer, Heo Won-rok of the Seoul-based firm Q1 ... Following the first hearing on the suit at Seoul Central District Court later Wednesday, Noh's legal representative, Lee In-jae of the Seoul law firm Woo Sung, said she plans to countersue Kim....
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Disgraced ex-K-pop figure Lee Seung Hyun, aka Seungri, faces gang-related charges

Hong Kong Standard 18 Jan 2021
Prosecutors on Thursday added the charge for the 31-year-old, according to the general military court under the Ground Operations Command in Yongin, about 50 kilometers southeast of Seoul, Yonhapo reports. Seungri, whose legal name is Lee Seung Hyun, was at the center of a major ......
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Samsung's Lee receives 30-month prison term in bribery trial

Yahoo Daily News 18 Jan 2021
Lee arrives at a court in Seoul ... Monday's sentencing by the Seoul High Court can be appealed to the Supreme Court within seven days, but legal experts said that because the Supreme Court has already ruled on it once, chances are low that its legal interpretation will change....
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Samsung's Jay Y. Lee on cusp of stepping out of father's shadow

Yahoo Daily News 17 Jan 2021
Lee, leaves the Seoul high court in Seoul ... SEOUL (Reuters) - For years, legal troubles have cast a cloud over Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y ... "But Samsung hasn't really seen big changes in new business such as AI since its 2016 Harman acquisition, except increasing the foundry business, because of continued legal risk....
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Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee on cusp of stepping out of father’s shadow

Metro USA 17 Jan 2021
SEOUL (Reuters) – For years, legal troubles have cast a cloud over Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y ... “But Samsung hasn’t really seen big changes in new business such as AI since its 2016 Harman acquisition, except increasing the foundry business, because of continued legal risk....
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Ex-BIGBANG member Seungri indicted for mobilizing gang members to threaten people

Korea Times 15 Jan 2021
Prosecutors on Thursday added the charge for the 31-year-old, according to the general military court under the Ground Operations Command in Yongin, about 50 kilometers southeast of Seoul. Seungri, whose legal name is Lee Seung-hyun, was at the center of a major sex and drug ......
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Shincheonji: Korean sect leader not guilty of breaking virus law

BBC News 13 Jan 2021
The leader of a South Korean religious sect has been found not guilty of breaking virus control laws ... At one point it was linked to 36% of cases in the country. In March last year, the Seoul city government filed a legal complaint to prosecutors against Mr Lee and 11 other leaders of the sect ... Mr Lee was arrested in August, following an investigation....
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Comfort women court ruling complicates ties between Seoul and Tokyo: Korea Herald

Straits Times 12 Jan 2021
SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Efforts to build forward-looking relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been held back by issues related to Japan's 1910-45 colonisation of the Korean Peninsula ... If Seoul takes legal steps to enforce the ruling, Tokyo is certain to make a more serious and far-reaching response....
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Prospects appear murky for early release of seized South Korean oil tanker in Iran

Korea Times 12 Jan 2021
The Iranian officials reiterated that the seizure is a "technical" issue subject to "legal and judicial" regulations, while calling for Seoul to give Tehran access to its money frozen in Korea under U.S ... During Monday's meeting with Choi, Kharrazi accused Seoul of "surrendering to U.S....
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Iran Tells South Korea Not to Politicize Tanker

Kayhan 11 Jan 2021
Foreign reports have tried to accuse the Islamic Republic of holding the ship to force Seoul to release $7 billion in oil revenues that it owes Tehran ... Iran’s deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi also told South Korea’s Choi that Seoul "should refrain from politicizing the issue and fruitless propaganda and allow the legal proceedings to proceed”....
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Iran tells S. Korea not to politicise seizure of tanker

Straits Times 11 Jan 2021
... and said it was Seoul that was holding Iran's funds "hostage". Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told Mr Choi that Seoul "should refrain from politicising the issue and fruitless propaganda and allow the legal proceedings to proceed", Iran's state TV reported....
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Iran tells S.Korea not to politicize seized vessel; demands $7 billion

The Jerusalem Post 11 Jan 2021
Iran's deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told South Korea's Choi that Seoul "should refrain from politicizing the issue and fruitless propaganda and allow the legal proceedings to proceed," Iran's state TV reported ... In our view, this is more because of Seoul's lack ......
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Iran tells South Korea not to politicise seized vessel, demands release of funds

Straits Times 11 Jan 2021
... said it was Seoul that was holding Iran's funds "hostage". Iran's deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told South Korea's Mr Choi that Seoul "should refrain from politicising the issue and fruitless propaganda and allow the legal proceedings to proceed", Iran's state TV reported....
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