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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Harris promises to address Seoul's concerns on IRA

Korea Times 30 Sep 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris during their meeting at the former's office in Yongsan District, Seoul, Thursday ... According to deputy presidential spokesperson Lee Jae-myoung, Harris made those remarks during her 85-minute meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul, Thursday....
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Court jails South Korean stalker accused of killing colleague 

Hong Kong Standard 29 Sep 2022
A South Korean man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stalking a woman he is accused of later killing, in a high-profile case which prompted outraged demands for legal reform.  ... He reportedly told investigators that he was enraged by the legal problems his victim had caused him....
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South Korean court jails man who stalked colleague 300 times before killing her in a Seoul subway restroom

Khaleejtimes 29 Sep 2022
A South Korean man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stalking a woman he is accused of later killing, in a high-profile case which prompted outraged demands for legal reform ... He reportedly told investigators that he was enraged by the legal problems his victim had caused him....
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Harris offers silver lining to Seoul's concerns on IRA

Korea Times 29 Sep 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris during their meeting at the former's office in Yongsan District, Seoul, Thursday ... According to deputy presidential spokesperson Lee Jae-myoung, Harris made those remarks during her 85-minute meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul, Thursday....
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EDITORIAL: Kishida-Yoon talks should start effort to resolve bilateral issues

Asahi News 23 Sep 2022
In South Korea, the legal process of selling off Japanese corporate assets to pay compensation to former Korean wartime laborers is under way ... But Seoul has been making steady and serious efforts to find a solution, such as ascertaining legal grounds for measures it is considering....
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Kim Sun-a returns to small screen as prosecutor in 'The Empire'

Korea Times 23 Sep 2022
Actress Kim Sun-a is returning to the small screen as a privileged, high-class prosecutor in JTBC's new legal crime series, "The Empire," set to air on Saturday ... So when I first got the script, I found it was very realistic and had the details only people in the legal world would know ... "The legal jargon is difficult....
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Leaders of S. Korea, Japan agree to strive to improve ties

Metro USA 22 Sep 2022
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and Japan agreed to accelerate efforts to mend ties frayed over Japan’s past colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula as they held their countries’ first summit talks in nearly three years on the sidelines of the U.N....
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Kishida, Yoon hold talks, agree to improve Japan-S Korea ties

Al Jazeera 22 Sep 2022
Seoul, too, downgraded trade ties with Tokyo, while South Koreans launched a damaging boycott of Japanese goods ... Seoul needs to untie the legal and domestic political knots over wartime compensation while Tokyo should show greater efforts for historical reconciliation and cooperation on trade,” he said in emailed comments....
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Japan and the Unification Church: The Case Before the UN Human Rights Committee

Bitter Winter English 17 Sep 2022
Japanese courts have finally agreed with their Western counterparts that deprogramming is illegal, but the lawyers in the Network continue both to slander and to attack the Unification Church through legal actions, accusing it of fraudulently collecting donations through what they call “spiritual sales.”....
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Suriname threatens legal action over South Korean hit Netflix show 'Narco-Saints'

Canoe 15 Sep 2022
SEOULSuriname will explore legal action against the producers of South Korea’s hit Netflix series “Narco-Saints” which fosters negative images of the country by portraying it as a “narco state,” its government has said ... Suriname threatens legal action over South Korean hit Netflix show 'Narco-Saints' Back to video....
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Suriname threatens legal action over South Korean hit Netflix show

Gulf News 15 Sep 2022
Seoul. Suriname will explore legal action against the producers of South Korea's hit Netflix series "Narco-Saints" which fosters negative images of the country by portraying it as a "narco state," its government has said ... Ramdin said he would consider taking legal action against ......
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Clendon Park case: Arrested woman being taken to Seoul for extradition hearing

RNZ 15 Sep 2022
Inspector Suh said the woman was currently held in custody in Ulsan, but would soon be transferred to the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's office, where she is fo face an extradition hearing ... The Interpol Bureau in Seoul was unable to confirm whether the woman had legal representation yet....
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Suriname threatens suit over show

Taipei Times 15 Sep 2022
Reuters, SEOUL. Suriname is to explore legal action against the producers of South Korea’s hit Netflix series Narco-Saints, which fosters negative images of the country by portraying it as a “narco state,” its government has said ... Ramdin said that he would consider taking legal ......

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