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South Korea Olympic boss Thomas Bach Saturday said future Games hosts would have to prove their “sustainability” as he heralded a shake-up of the bidding criteria.
IOC chief to demand 'sustainable' Games

 

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered more than US$10 billion for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent.
Hyundai to pay US$10 billion for Gangnam land

 

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.
US man held for attempt to swim to N Korea

 

Thailand's women soccer players bounced back from a big defeat at the Asian Games by running up a huge 10-0 scoreline against the Maldives on Wednesday.
 

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.
 

South Korea's finance minister said Tuesday that “alarm bells” were ringing over Asia's fourth largest economy, and warned of the sort of protracted slowdown that hit Japan in the 1990s.
 

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington.
N. Korea sentences American to 6 years' hard labor

 

The former head of South Korea's spy agency was handed a suspended jail sentence Thursday, following his trial on charges of meddling in the 2012 election that brought current President Park Geun-hye to power.
 

Organizers of the upcoming Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon have removed all national flags from streets near the venues amid protests about the flying of the North Korean flag.
 

North Korea will put U.S. citizen Matthew Miller on trial next Sunday, state media said, shortly after he made a highly unusual televised plea for help from Washington along with two other detained Americans.
 

Two young soldiers in South Korea's special warfare unit died during training, the military said Wednesday, following a series of incidents and suicides that have unleashed public fury over bullying in the army.
2 S. Korean soldiers die during exercises

 

South Korea's inflation rate slowed to 1.4 percent in August, helped by stable prices of farming goods, government data showed Tuesday.
 

Three U.S. citizens held in North Korea pleaded Monday for help to secure their release but said they have been well treated in the hard-line communist country.
 

North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South.
 
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