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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SK divorce case enters new phase following court's correction of error

Korea Times 18 Jun 2024
SK Group Chariman Chey Tae-won enters a press conference room in Jongno District, Seoul, June 17 ... Chey, who was ordered by the Seoul High Court last month to ... In the first place, the top court will decide whether the revision of the written verdict by the Seoul High Court was legal....
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South Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike over medical school plan to return to work

Newsday 18 Jun 2024
SEOUL, South KoreaSouth Korean ... The striking doctors suffered a significant legal setback in May, when the Seoul High Court rejected their request to block the government plan, which would raise the yearly medical school enrollment quota by 2,000 from the current cap of 3,058....
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Golf legend Pak Se-ri wants to keep personal, professional matters separate in seeking charges vs. father

Korea Times 18 Jun 2024
Pak Se-ri speaks during a press conference in Gangnam District, Seoul, June 18 ... Overcome with emotions while discussing an ongoing legal situation involving her father, Korean golf legend Pak Se-ri said Tuesday she will try to keep her professional work and private matters separate....
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South Korean court dismisses NGO’s demand to unblock illegal abortion pill website

Life Site 17 Jun 2024
Presiding Judge Lee Seung-han of the Seoul High Court declared in a statement that “the appeal is ... In a separate statement, the Archdiocese of Seoul proclaimed. ... We expect to have legal and institutional arrangements to protect the life of both pregnant women and the fetus....
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PM asks medical professors to cancel planned walkout

Korea Times 14 Jun 2024
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo speaks during a meeting at Boramae medical center, Dongjak district, Seoul, June 14 ... Prime Minister Han Duck-soo appealed to medical professors Friday to cancel their planned walkout next week, saying doctors have a "legal constraint" to protect people's lives....
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BlockSquare Seoul to enhance crypto price analysis service

Korea Times 14 Jun 2024
AFP-Yonhap. By Lee Yeon-woo. BlockSqaure Seoul, a firm offering cryptocurrency price prediction services, announced on Friday that it will introduce enhanced market analysis functions starting in July ... "BlockSqaure Seoul provides in-depth analysis of the cryptocurrency market within legal boundaries," an official from BlockSqaure Seoul said ... ....
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Pak Se-ri files complaint against her father for forgery involving project in Saemangeum

Korea Times 14 Jun 2024
Yonhap ... The preferred negotiator is entitled to receive 6 billion won with the securities from Seoul Guarantee Insurance. Pak Se-ri speaks at the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship's media conference at the Westin Chosun, Seoul, Feb ... Legal action led by Pak Se-ri ... Pak Se-ri, being one of the directors, agreed to the legal action against her father." ... ....
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Patients demand withdrawal of SNU hospitals' walkout plan, vow to review legal action against doctors

Korea Times 12 Jun 2024
Patients walk around the Seoul National University hospital in Jongno district, Seoul, June 12 ... Cancer patients and others with critical medical conditions on Wednesday demanded the withdrawal of the Seoul National University Hospital doctors' plan to launch a walkout and warned of reviewing legal actions against them....
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N. Korea sends more balloons, Kim's sister warns of 'new counteraction'

The Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Jun 2024
... retaliation for balloons laden with anti-Pyongyang propaganda floated northwards by activists in the South, which Seoul legally cannot stop....
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N Korea sends more balloons as Kim’s sister warns of ‘new counteraction’

The News International 10 Jun 2024
SEOUL ... In recent weeks, North Korea has sent hundreds of balloons into the South, carrying trash like cigarette butts and toilet paper, in what it calls retaliation for balloons laden with anti-Pyongyang propaganda floated northwards by activists in the South, which Seoul legally cannot stop....
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North Korea warns of new counteraction against South Korea

Al Bawaba 10 Jun 2024
... the South floating balloons bearing pro-Pyongyang propaganda northward, which Seoul is legally unable to halt....
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N. Korea sends hundreds of trashfilled balloons in new blitz

The Daily Tribune - Bahrain 10 Jun 2024
Pyongyang sent nearly a thousand balloons carrying cigarette butts and toilet paper across the border early June, before calling off its campaign, but it restarted Saturday in response to new launches last week by the activists, which Seoul’s government is legally powerless to prevent....
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North Korea sends more trash balloons to South as it warns of ‘new counteraction’

Hindustan Times 10 Jun 2024
In recent weeks, North Korea has sent hundreds of balloons into the South, carrying trash like cigarette butts and toilet paper, in what it calls retaliation for balloons laden with anti-Pyongyang propaganda floated northwards by activists in the South, which Seoul legally cannot stop....

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