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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Legal battle over Kiwoom Securities' report begins

Korea Times 15 Aug 2019
Kiwoom Securities' building in Yeouido, Seoul / Korea Times file. A legal battle has begun between investors of Soulbrain, a manufacturer of hydrogen fluoride, and Kiwoom Securities which issued a report on the company. A group of 30 investors filed a compensation suit against the securities firm with the Seoul Southern District Court, Aug ... 1 ... ....
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Airbnb offers opportunities for tourism and residents, if done legally

Guam Pacific Daily News 15 Aug 2019
Guam Visitors Bureau invited Steven Kim, public policy manager with Airbnb's Seoul office, and the Department of Taxation and Revenue to discuss e-commerce accommodation opportunities on Guam, and how to be a legal accommodation provider at a workshop in the Guam Museum on Thursday ... Keep it legal....
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S. Korea steps up pressure against Japan over radioactive water

Korea Times 14 Aug 2019
Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist at Greenpeace Germany, speaks at a press conference in Seoul, Wednesday ... Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to continue fighting the move in collaboration with international environmental bodies, such as Greenpeace and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)....
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South Koreans protest outside Japan embassy over ‘comfort women’ compensation

Business Day 14 Aug 2019
Seoul — Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japan's embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime “comfort women” at the centre of a row over the two countries' shared history ... “I was so hungry that I had to eat grass and my hair fell out,” a tearful Kim told reporters in Seoul....
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South Koreans protest, unveil memorial in 'comfort women' row with Japan

Yahoo Daily News 14 Aug 2019
SEOUL (Reuters) - Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japan's embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime 'comfort women' at the centre of a row over the two countries' shared history ... "I was so hungry that I had to eat grass and my hair fell out," a tearful Kim told reporters in Seoul....
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S.Koreans protest, unveil memorial in 'comfort women' row with Japan

This is Money 14 Aug 2019
SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japan's embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime 'comfort women' at the centre of a row over the two countries' shared history ... "I was so hungry that I had to eat grass and my hair fell out," a tearful Kim told reporters in Seoul....
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Spotlight: S.Korea commemorates memorial day for "comfort women"

Xinhua 14 Aug 2019
SEOUL, Aug ... The 1,400th Wednesday rally, first staged in 1992, was held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul earlier in the day, demanding the Japanese government's sincere apology and legal reparation for Japan's wartime crime against humanity....
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South Korea to pull Japan from its preferred trade list

Arkansas Online 13 Aug 2019
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea said Monday that it will remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a retaliatory move after Tokyo's recent decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a diplomatic row ... Seoul said some ......
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South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

The Los Angeles Times 12 Aug 2019
SEOUL, South Korea — . South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move following Tokyo’s recent decision to downgrade Seoul’s trade status amid a diplomatic row....
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S. Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

The News-Gazette 12 Aug 2019
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move following Tokyo's recent decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a diplomatic row....
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Maurizio Sarri: Juventus need to 'cut six players' for Champions League

The National 11 Aug 2019
Maurizio Sarri believes he has no say in Paulo Dybala's future at Juventus but acknowledged he had some awkward decisions ahead of the Serie A's side bid to win the Uefa Champions League for the first time in 24 years ... Read More. Ranked ... Ronaldo. South Korean fans take legal action over 'mental anguish' at Juventus not playing forward in Seoul ... Updated....
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Eugene Robinson: Sensible gun reform requires taking the Senate

The Saratogian 10 Aug 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party may not have pulled the triggers, but they still bear some responsibility for the weekend's atrocities ... In Sydney or Seoul or Stockholm, a delusional racist bent on a killing spree cannot easily, quickly and legally get his hands on an AK-47-style assault rifle. Here, no problem ... .......
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Kang Jung-ho's MLB career hangs in balance after release

Korea Times 09 Aug 2019
AP-Yonhap ... He struck out 60 times in 172 at-bats. The Pirates gave Kang a second chance, following legal trouble stemming from an accident in Seoul three years ago that put his once-promising big league career in limbo. Kang was arrested and convicted for fleeing the scene of a drunk driving accident in Seoul in December 2016. Unable to obtain his U.S....
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