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  S Korea protesters clash with police in Seoul Map of Seoul South Korea
K-pop superstar T.O.P. in intensive care after overdose  Korean singer T.O.P., one of the biggest stars in Asian music, is recovering in intensive care from a suspected drug overdose Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors  Park Geun-hye is being questioned by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that brought her down Google's AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Se-dol Map of Seoul South Korea
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  A computer program has beaten Lee Se-dol 3-0 in a best-of-five competition, in what is seen as a landmark moment for artificial intelligence
2015 Nov.14    
  Security forces in the South Korean capital Seoul have clashed with protesters during one of the country's biggest street rallies in recent years
2015 Nov.1    
  The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea say they have 'completely restored' trade and security ties, at their first meeting in three years
2015 Jun.4       South Korea doctor 'ignored Mers quarantine order' Map of Seoul South Korea
  A doctor disobeyed an order to stay away from the public after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) from a patient
2015 Apr.27   Appellate court gives captain of S. Korea ferry life sentence  Lee Joon-seok responsible for the disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison 2015 Mar.20       China, Japan and South Korea set for renewed talks Map of Seoul South Korea
  The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea are meeting later for their first talks in three years
2014 Dec.30     Former Korean Air executive arrested over 'nut rage' incident Map of Seoul South Korea
  Cho Hyun-ah arrested for endangering safety by delaying a plane because her macadamia nuts were not served the way she wanted
2014 Sep.7       Ladies' Code singer Rise dies after crash Map of Seoul South Korea
  Kwon Ri-sae, a second member of pop group Ladies' Code has died, four days after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed near Seoul
2014 Aug.17   Pope Francis urges inter-Korean reconciliation  The Pope has called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, on the final day of his visit to South Korea 2014 Aug.15   Pope beatifies South Korea martyrs  Pope Francis has conducted a large open-air Mass to beatify 124 of South Korea's first Catholics at a ceremony in Seoul on Saturday 2014 Aug.13   North Korea fires projectiles as Pope lands in Seoul  As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on, North made its presence felt by firing 3 short-range projectiles 2014 Aug.13     Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years   Pope is on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century, stepping off the plane onto a red carpet and greeting President Park Geun-hye 2014 Aug.11     Two more South Korea conscripts in apparent suicides Map of Seoul South Korea
  2 more conscripts have been found hanged in apparent suicide, amid an ongoing debate over the culture in the nation's military
2014 Jul.2   North Korea tops agenda as China's Xi visits Seoul  Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in South Korea for a two-day visit set to focus on North Korea 2014 Apr.25       Obama: US will persist with Middle East peace effort Map of Seoul South Korea
  The US will not abandon its peace efforts with Israel and the Palestinians, despite the breakdown of talks, Barack Obama has said
2014 Apr.24       Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears Map of Seoul South Korea
  US President Barack Obama is in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern that North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test
2013 Dec.5   Biden in Seoul amid Asia tensions  US Vice-President is meeting South Korean leader Park Geun-hye on the Asian tour dominated by tensions over China's declared air defence zone 2013 Sep.30     South Korea parades cruise missiles Map of Seoul South Korea
  South Korea is staging what officials describe as its largest military parade in a decade, as its president warns of a 'very grave' threat from North
2013 Apr.25     No response from N Korea on talks Map of Seoul South Korea
  North Korea has not responded to South Korea's calls for formal talks on resuming operations at a joint factory park, officials in Seoul say
2013 Feb.24     Park sworn in as S Korea president Map of Seoul South Korea
  Park Geun-hye promised a tough stance on national security and an era of economic revival as she was sworn in as South Korea's president
2012 Sep.14     Funeral held for Reverend Moon Map of Seoul South Korea
  Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral in South Korea of religious leader Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church
2012 Apr.4     N Korea 'needle assassin' jailed Map of Seoul South Korea
  A North Korean defector has been jailed in South Korea for plotting to kill a high-profile activist with a poison-tipped needle
2012 Mar.27       Obama calls for 'balanced approach' to Pakistan Map of Seoul South Korea
  President Barack Obama met with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for the first time since a string of damaging episodes last year
2012 Mar.26   Leaders warn over nuclear threat  World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul 2012 Mar.24       Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit Map of Seoul South Korea
  President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea on Sunday for a three-day trip centered on an international nuclear security summit in Seoul
2011 Dec.22       South Korea showing no animosity to North Map of Seoul South Korea
  President Lee Myung-bak: South Korea's actions were intended to show that Seoul does not have animosity toward the North
2011 Jul.28     Historic rains kill at least 49 in South Korea Map of Seoul South Korea
  Massive downpours in South Korea -- the heaviest rains in a century. 16 were killed by the landslides in Seoul
2010 Nov.11       G20 leaders face fractious talks Map of Seoul South Korea
  Talks between leaders of the group of major economies are entering their second day in Seoul, with key nations locked in fractious talks
2010 Oct.9     Leading N Korea defector 'dies' Map of Seoul South Korea
  The most senior official ever to defect from North Korea, Hwang Jang-yop, has died after an apparent heart attack at his home
2010 May.19   N. Korea responsible for sinking warship  A North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sunk the Cheonan, a South Korea warship in March, investigators announced in Seoul 2010 Mar.13     Kissinger admitted to S. Korean hospital Map of Seoul South Korea
  Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to a hospital in Seoul with a stomach virus
2009 Aug.21     North and South Korea hold talks Map of Seoul South Korea
  The first meeting between North and South officials in nearly two years has taken place unexpectedly in Seoul
2009 May.29   Koreans turn out in force for Roh  Tens of thousands have turned out in Seoul for the funeral of former President Roh Moo-hyun, who killed himself last week 2008 Jun.28     Scores hurt in beef protests Map of Seoul South Korea
  Thousands of protesters battled riot police in downtown Seoul after a rally opposing S. Korea's decision to import U.S. beef turned violent
2008 May.26     Protests over US beef Map of Seoul South Korea
  At least 29 protesters have been arrested after a 3,000-strong rally against a US beef import deal ended in clashes
2008 Apr.17     S Korea 'due to lift US beef ban' Map of Seoul South Korea
  Seoul's farm ministry: South Korea has agreed to relax restrictions on beef imports from the US
2007 Dec.19   Lee set for landslide  Lee Myung-Bak, a former Seoul mayor and Hyundai executive, claimed victory in presidential election
 Lee is currently facing investigation amid allegations of fraud. Both his main rivals had earlier conceded defeat
2007 Sep.1     Freed Koreans return home
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  The 19 church workers freed from captivity in Afghanistan have arrived home in Seoul, after being held by the Taleban for 6 weeks
2007 Apr.18   South Korea shocked by U.S. shooting link  The Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui was born, and lived for 8 years, in Seoul. President Roh Moo-Hyun held a special meeting 2007 Feb.9   New bird flu outbreak  Health workers have begun to cull thousands of chickens after an outbreak was discovered near Seoul 2003 Apr.27       Seoul tells N.Korea to scrap nukes Map of Seoul South Korea
  Seoul: North's declared possession of nuclear weapons is a security threat that broke a 1991 nuclear-free declaration
2003 Mar.22     N. Korea suspends talks with South Map of Seoul South Korea
  North Korea is blaming Seoul's heightened military alert status
2003 Jan.26       U.S. U-2 spy plane crashes Map of Seoul South Korea
  A plane crashed near Seoul after its pilot ejected. The plane injured 3 people on the ground, and heavily damaged a house
2003 Jan.23     Koreas to peacefully resolve standoff Map of Seoul South Korea
  The 2 sides hammered out a joint declaration after cabinet-level talks in Seoul
2002 Dec.14     Huge anti-US rally Map of Seoul South Korea
  About 50,000 have rallied in Seoul in protest over the deaths of 2 girls killed by US servicemen in a road accident
2002 Aug.11     Koreas resume peace talks Map of Seoul South Korea
  Officials have begun 3 days of high-level talks in Seoul aimed at restarting the reconciliation process

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