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Politics

Historic Vote Disbands Pro N. Korean Political Party

South Korea's Constitutional Court today ordered the dissolution of the Unified Progressive party. It marks the first outlawing of a political party in South Korea...

President Park Named World’s 46th Most Powerful

South Korean President Park Geun-hye was named the 46th most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine on Wednesday, three notches ahead of...

Feature: Korean Government Seeks to Fix Country`s Sports Fixing Problem


BUSAN , South Korea -- Corruption in sports is nothing new to athletes and fans. But in recent years, South Korea has seen an onslaught of scandals that nearly crippled its domestic sports leagues.

The four major sports in South Korea—baseball, football, basketball and volleyball—have all been scrutinized in the past few years for match-fixing incidents in which hundreds of athletes, officials and even coaches have been indicted or put under suspicion for rigging games, much to the dismay of its recent growing fan base.

PSY’s New Video Banned by Major South Korean Broadcaster

PSY deemed too much for South Korean broadcaster

PSY’s New Video: Making Obnoxious Cool? Or a Clever Piece of Satire?

When I first heard PSY's new song, 'Gentleman', I thought, Meh, nothing special... not bad. It will appease the big fans and is impressive enough for me that I won't turn the dial when it comes on the radio.

Canada-Korea Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations


SEOUL, South Korea -- On January 14, 2013 the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea was celebrated via an exclusive media launch at the Embassy of Canada, kicking off a year-long program of events designed to highlight the close ties between our two nations.   The Celebration 2013 launch event was hosted by Ambassador David Chatterson and featured our celebrity honorary ambassadors – Korean-Canadian K-pop artist G.Na, Canadian singer Shayne, actor Oh Zio and soccer star Lee Young-Pyo.  Painter Kim Duk-Ki and cartoonist Rhie Won-Bok were also awarded certificates of appreciation for graciously acting as the Embassy's artistic partners for Celebration 2013.

Exclusive: PSY’s Anti-America Protesting Past?

BUSAN, South Korea -- The talented 34-year-old rapper Park Jae-sang, known better to the world as PSY, has been a controversial staple of the Korean...

Exclusive: PSY’s Anti-America Protesting Past?

The talented 34-year-old rapper Park Jae-sang, known better to the world as PSY, has been a controversial staple of the Korean music scene since his first full-length album, PSY from the PSYcho World!, debuted back in 2001

South Korea’s Will to Power – The Story of the Shrimp and the Whales

Historically, when describing their geostrategic position between China and Japan, Koreans have saying: “A shrimp's back breaks in a fight among whales.” But is...

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