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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Facebook to create 1,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

The Observer 18 Oct 2021
Facebook’s policing of vitriol is even more lackluster outside the US, critics say. Read more ... Last month the company announced a $50m investment programme to ensure the metaverse meets regulatory and legal concerns, with the money distributed among organisations and academic institutions such as Seoul National University and Women in Immersive Tech....
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'Symposium established Korea as leading legislative country'

Korea Times 17 Oct 2021
Ministry of Government Legislation to hold 9th symposium with Asian legal experts ... legal system is important ... Legal experts from Korea attend the eighth Asian Legislative Experts Symposium at a hotel in Seoul while those from other Asian countries participate online, in this Nov....
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Chinese war blockbuster fuels anger in South Korea

Indian Express 14 Oct 2021
China is very powerful economically and they are becoming more aggressive towards their neighbors, and it appears they think that power gives them the right to alter history,” said Han Ye-jung, a lawyer in the Seoul office of an international legal firm ... ‘Another example of propaganda’ ... What happened at Lake Changjin? ... Tags ... ....
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Samsung leader pleads guilty to unlawful use of sedative

Shenzhen Daily 13 Oct 2021
But Lee’s legal troubles continued on Tuesday at the Seoul Central District Court where, in a short first hearing on the matter, Lee said he received propofol - a sedative used in anaesthesia - 41 times from 2015 through 2020....
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Samsung leader Lee set to stand trial for alleged unlawful use of sedative

Gulf Daily News 12 Oct 2021
SEOUL ... But Lee is having to refocus on his legal troubles, with the Seoul Central District Court scheduled to hold its first hearing of a case in which Lee is suspected of receiving propofol - a sedative used in anaesthesia - outside of medical purposes at a clinic in Seoul....
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Samsung’s leader admits to unlawful use of sedative

Taipei Times 12 Oct 2021
Reuters, SEOUL ... However, Lee’s legal troubles continued yesterday at the Seoul Central District Court, where, in a short first hearing on the matter, Lee said he received propofol — a sedative used in anesthesia — 41 times from 2015 through last year....
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Samsung leader Lee set to stand trial for alleged unlawful use of sedativeJay Y Lee's ...

Deccan Herald 12 Oct 2021
But Lee is having to refocus on his legal troubles, with the Seoul Central District Court scheduled to hold its first hearing of a case in which Lee is suspected of receiving propofol - a sedative used in anaesthesia - outside of medical purposes at a clinic in Seoul ... Samsung leader Jay Y Lee's legal troubles....
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Samsung boss Lee pleads guilty to unlawful use of sedative

Business Day 12 Oct 2021
Seoul — Samsung conglomerate leader Jay Y Lee plead guilty in court on Tuesday to a charge of unlawful use of a controlled substance, as legal woes continue to haunt the executive even after his release on parole in August after a bribery conviction ... But Lee’s legal troubles ......
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Samsung leader Lee pleads guilty to unlawful use of sedative

Reuters 12 Oct 2021
SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Samsung conglomerate chief Jay Y ... But Lee's legal troubles continued on Tuesday at the Seoul Central District Court where, in a short first hearing on the matter, Lee said he received propofol - a sedative used in anaesthesia - 41 times from 2015 through 2020....
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Samsung chief Jay Y Lee pleads guilty to use of illegal substance

Al Jazeera 12 Oct 2021
But Lee’s legal troubles continued on Tuesday at the Seoul Central District Court where, in a short first hearing on the matter, Lee said he received propofol – a sedative used in anaesthesia – 41 times from 2015 through 2020....
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Lee Jae-myung wins South Korea ruling party's presidential primary

Democratic Underground 10 Oct 2021
SEOUL -- The son of street cleaner from outside South Korea's political elite was named Sunday as the ruling Democratic Party's candidate for the presidential ... Lee went on to read legal studies at Chung-Ang University in Seoul and passed the bar in 1986....
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Pak Seon - A scapegoat for regicide

Korea Times 10 Oct 2021
Nowhere were the changes more evident than in Seoul, as people from all over the country sought opportunities ... However, not all opportunities were legal. Seoul was awash in crime, and walking the streets at night could not only deprive a person of their hard-earned money but also their life....
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Tehran row with Seoul escalates over US sanctions that keep funds frozen

The Arab Weekly 08 Oct 2021
TEHRAN--A row between Iran and South Korea is intensifying, with Tehran threatening legal action unless Seoul releases more than $7 billion in funds for oil shipments, frozen because of US sanctions ... If Seoul fails to unblock the funds, the government would allow Iran’s central ......
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