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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Seoul

This year
Hundreds of South Koreans protest Japan's plan to release Fukushima plant water into sea
Over 1 million cubic metres of water accumulated at the Fukushima plant which went into meltdown following the 2011 tsunami.
British man detained after climbing to 72nd floor of world's fifth-tallest skyscraper in Seoul
He was named in reports as free climber George King-Thompson.
South Korean police seek manslaughter charges over deadly crush
158 people died in a crush in Seoul during Halloween festivities last year.
Last year
Seoul says warning shots were fired after North Korean drone enters territory
South Korea fired warning shots and deployed fighter jets and attack helicopters.
North Korea fires barrage of artillery shells into maritime buffer zone with the South
About 130 artillery rounds were simultaneously fired today at 14:59 pm (05:59 Irish time) from two separate sites.
South Korea police admit crowd surge response was 'insufficient'
At least 156 mostly young people were killed, and scores more injured, in a deadly crowd surge on Saturday.
South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims
Calls for accountability were growing this morning in the press and online, as potential lapses of crowd control and policing emerged.
South Korea in shock and grief as at least 151 die in Halloween crowd surge
Many of the deceased were in their teens and 20s.
Over 145 people killed and 150 injured in crush in central Seoul during Halloween celebrations
Police also confirmed that dozens of people were being given CPR on Itaewon streets while many others have been taken to nearby hospitals.
North Korea fires two cruise missiles, ending brief weapons test lull
North Korea has conducted a blitz of sanctions-busting tests throughout this year.
Eight dead in Seoul after torrential rain turns streets into rivers
Six others are missing after the heavy rain hit South Korea’s capital.
South Korea’s president calls for peace with North in farewell speech
Moon Jae-in leaves office tomorrow following a single five-year term.
North Korea fires 'multiple rocket launchers', Seoul says
Four shots were fired into western waters during a span of an hour from 7.20am.
All time
South Korea sees latest surge in coronavirus cases
The country’s caseload currently stands at 55,902.
South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.
South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue
The country’s education minister said there’s been an “alarming emergence of mass infections” since the start of the month.
Mayor of Seoul found dead a day after being accused of sexual harassment
Authorities have said Park Won-soon took his own life.
South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb
Almost half of the new cases were reported from capital Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas.
South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer
A propaganda war is fuelling the escalating tensions between the two countries.
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, according to South Korean military chiefs
It comes after Pyongyang carried out another military drill on Saturday.
Hole-in-one leaves Kim in clear at Texas Open, Graeme McDowell in the hunt
The 23-year-old from Seoul delivered another dazzling outing at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course to pull clear of a crowded field.
Hundreds of couples livestreamed having sex in South Korea without their consent
The footage was streamed 24 hours a day to a subscription website with about 4,000 members.
'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation
Kim was flanked by his sister and close adviser Kim Yo Jong.
China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing
It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.
South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video
“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.
South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets'
Park Geun-Hye, detained at a centre near Seoul, was officially charged today.
North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20
The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan without navigational warning being given to that country.
Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room
The 35-year-old man infected 82 people including other patients, healthcare workers and visitors.
South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes
The country goes to the polls today.
This couple have found an unusual way of dealing with a long-distance relationship
He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.
This couple's photo project will resonate with anyone in a long-distance relationship
He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.
Ex-airline executive walks free after bizarre 'nut rage' court case
Cho Hyun-Ah became enraged when a flight attendant served her some nuts in a bag, rather than on a plate.
Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea
The move followed warnings of military reprisals.
American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester
The assailant was arrested immediately.
Uber's boss has been indicted in South Korea and is facing a possible jail term
Officials say the ride-sharing app and a local rental company have been running an illegal taxi service.
Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing
Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.
That 'Irish alcoholism' job rejection? There's now a Craigslist response from Seoul...
… who is pretending to be a drunk James Joyce.
Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit
Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.
Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South
South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.