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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Seoul

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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.
Meet South Korea's new 'Gangnam Style' tourist police
The new force was “formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in Seoul”.
In pictures: The jet crash in San Francisco that killed two and injured 182
The FBI said there was no indication that terrorism was to blame for the crash.
Confirmed: 10 injured in San Francisco plane crash
Eight adults and two children have been confirmed as being critically injured into today’s crash landing at San Francisco International Airport.
North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions
The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.
North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting
The agreement comes after intense talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of tension and threats of nuclear war.
North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'
Pae Jun-Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime.
Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?
The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.
North Korea declares 'state of war' with South
North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.
Sports Film of the Week: 9.79'
Remember Ben Johnson’s world record breaking gold medal in ’88? Not for long.
South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles
The government is reportedly looking at mandatory software to block swear words, purportedly to stop cyberbullying.
These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare"
The Presbyterian church in Seoul is being decked out in lights from today – a display which North Korea sees essentially as a rude gesture at Pyongyang.
How much money will PSY make from ‘Gangnam Style’?
An investigation reveals he could make significantly more money from YouTube than he ever might from music sales.
Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video
The South Korean smackdown of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district surpasses Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with 812 million views.
What is ‘Gangnam Style’? 2012′s biggest viral phenomenon, explained
It’s the most ‘liked’ video in YouTube history. But what does it all mean? Hayley Millar is here to help.
Olympic themes: the best and worst of Summer Games songs
How does the London 2012 theme shape up to those of yester-Olympics?
Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.
Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea
The pair stole the data, including the customers’ names, contact details and registration numbers, to sell onto telemarketers.
Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married?
South Korea says mystery woman recently spotted accompanying the new leader is his wife.
Meet the new boss: North Korea names new army chief
Some analysts say that the departure of Ri Yong-Ho and the arrival of his replacement Hyon Yong-Chol is an attempt by new leader Kim Jong Un to tame the power of the country’s vast military.
Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea
Burma’s president has confirmed that his country has bought weapons from North Korea over the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so.
In pictures: Obama enjoys himself in South Korea
It’s not all dull being the leader of the free world, you know…
Obama warns North Korea and Iran over nuclear ambitions
He also admitted that the US has more nuclear weapons than it needs.
'I'm a better swimmer now' - Thorpe
Despite seemingly being past his peak, the Australian athlete claims he is a technically improved swimmer.
South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang
The five men are accused of providing sensitive military and political information to North Korea.
North Korea seizing South's assets at Diamond Mountain resort
Seoul’s refusal to re-start tourist trips to the joint resort after a South Korean tourist was shot dead three years ago has angered Pyongyang.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Dublin in the running to be World Design Capital for 2014
Ireland’s capital city hopes to beat off competition from 53 other cities around the world.
North Korea vows military action against South over target practice photos
Seoul admitted a few days ago that its military had used photos of Pyongyang’s ruling family for target practice.
South Korea man escapes jail for retweeting North Korean messages
A 55-year-old who retweeted messages from North Korea’s official news agency is given a two-year suspended sentence.
North and South Korea talks 'break down'
Talks between the two countries have broken down after the North Korean delegation reportedly stormed out of the meeting.
North and South Korea begin dialogue after months of escalating tension
The two Koreas have begun their first meeting since a South Korean island was shelled in November.
G20 leaders agree to avoid global 'currency war'
Good news for the EU, as world leaders pledge not to aggressively devalue currencies – but there’s no concrete action.
G20 agrees on 'biggest ever reform' of the IMF
The world’s biggest economies agree a deal that gives emerging economies a bigger role in the IMF’s affairs.