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A new smartphone app developed in Seoul aims to help North Korean refugees overcome one of the biggest challenges they face in adjusting to life in South Korea -- speaking Korean.
App helps N. Korea refugees 'speak Southern'


South Korea's top mobile messenger operator launched a new web-based cab-hailing service Tuesday to compete with California-based Uber, whose service has been subjected to crackdowns from state regulators.

South Korea's two retail giants Lotte and Shinsegae are duking it out to attract the growing number of rich Chinese shoppers visiting the country.

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.
Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees


The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday harshly criticized North Korea for the "systematic abduction" of foreigners, after a U.N. investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.

North Korea on Thursday denied involvement in cyberattacks on South Korea's nuclear power plant operator, accusing Seoul of fabricating a story to shift the blame for high cross-border tensions.

South Korea announced Thursday it would seek membership of the Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), despite U.S. opposition to the new multinational lender which Washington sees as a threat to the World Bank.

Workers from South Korean company Hydis, which was combined with Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc. (元太科技) in 2008, protested in front of the Labor Ministry yesterday against E Ink's closing of their South Korean factory.

South and North Korea blocked access to their Kaesong joint industrial zone Monday after a fire broke out near a cross-border road and spread across the closely guarded frontier, officials said.

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan pledged to set up a trilateral leadership summit at "the earliest" opportunity as they met in Seoul on Saturday for the first time in nearly three years.
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Asian powers to seek leadership summit


A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time.

Dozens of dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm were in rough shape both physical and mentally when they arrived in Northern California this week to start new lives.

South Korea and the United States will launch a massive landing drill next week, the climax of an ongoing joint military exercise which North Korea views as an invasion rehearsal.
S.Korea, US forces to start massive military landing drill


A group of 14 South Korean businessmen on Wednesday traveled to the Kaesong joint industrial zone for talks with North Korean officials to resolve an escalating row over wages at the park.
S. Koreans visit factory park amid row with North

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