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Mysterious North Korean spy to lead its Olympics delegation

Another sign that the North is making Date : February 22, 2018 Reporter : BNN SEOUL, South Korea - In what many in South Korea are calling another sign that the North is making attempts to improve ties with the country - Pyongyang announced that a high-ranking official will lead its delegation. However, the man named by North Korea to lead its delegation to Sunday’s Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South is believed to have orchestrated a deadly attack in 2010. North Korea said in its announcement that its delegation will be led by Kim ...Full Story

POLITICS

Mysterious North Korean spy to lead its Olympics delegation

Date : February 22, 2018 Reporter : BNN Another sign that the North is making SEOUL, South Korea - In what many in South Korea are calling another sign that the North is making attempts to improve ties with the country - Pyongyang announced that a high-ranking official will lead its delegation. However, the man ...Full Story

BUSINESS

South Korea ranked third among major economies in GDP growth

Date : December 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN GDP Growth rate 1,8 parcent SEOUL, South Korea - In fresh statistics revealed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD), South Korea is said to have been ranked third among major economies in gross domestic product(GDP) growth in the third ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Samsung Electronics enters the automotive tech race, acquires Harman

Date : November 16, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network For Harman $8 billion SEOUL, South Korea - Harman International, leading U.S. automotive player has been acquired by Samsung, which will allow the South Korean electronics giants to step into the rapidly growing automobile industry for connected ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Winter Olympics cyberattack: Internal systems crash

Date : February 12, 2018 Reporter : BNN Days before the opening ceremony PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The internal systems at the Winter Olympics are said to have been hit by a cyberattack on Friday. On Sunday, Olympic officials confirmed the cyberattack, which they said was responsible for an internet and ...Full Story

HISTORY

South Korea fires warning shots at heavily militarized DMZ

Date : December 22, 2017 Reporter : BNN Asian allies, South Korea and Japan. SEOUL, South Korea - Complicating efforts to ease tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea. On Thursday, South ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

South Korea rejects Norths proposal to hold talks a second time

Date : May 22, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Korean Central News Agency SEOUL, South Korea - Weeks after concluding the rare Workers’ Party Congress in the country, North Korea has now extended a second proposal towards neighbours and regional rivals, South Korea - to engage in military talks.> Big ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Dozens killed in major blaze at South Korean sports centre

Date : December 21, 2017 Reporter : BNN 29 people died and leaving dozens injured JECHEON, South Korea - In a horrific incident on Thursday, a major fire broke out at a public sauna in South Korea killing at least 29 people and leaving dozens injured. Officials said on Thursday, the major blaze broke out at a ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Owner of South Korean sunken ferry found dead

Date : July 23, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Business tycoon in the fatal ferry disaster that killed 300 people in April SEOUL, South Korea - The fugitive business tycoon in the fatal ferry disaster that killed some 300 people in April has been found dead, thus ending one of the massive manhunts in South Korean history, police said Tuesday. Yonhap ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

South Korea has the best 4G availability in the world

Date : June 8, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network South Korea the best nations for 4G availability SEOUL, South Korea - In its latest State of LTE report, on the performance of mobile networks through crowdsourced data, OpenSignal has revealed the world’s best nations for 4G availability.> BNN   The report, that ...Full Story

TRAVEL

S. Korea’s foreign visitors number to grow 64 percent by 2020

Date : January 25, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Report by the Hyundai Economic Research Institute (MENAFN) The number of annual foreign visitors to South Korea is expected to grow 64 percent, surpassing 20 million, in about five years, a private think tank report said, QNA reported. In a report by the Hyundai Economic Research ...Full Story

SPORTS

Olive branch? Kim Jong Un invites Moon Jae In to North Korea

Date : February 11, 2018 Reporter : BNN Winter Olympics in South Korea. SEOUL, South Korea - On Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae In’s office confirmed that he had received an invitation to visit North Korea from its leader Kim Jong Un. The invitation was reportedly extended by Kim Jong ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Curious Olympics visitors crowding South Korea's Penis Park

Date : February 14, 2018 Reporter : BNN Haeshindang Park PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Thanks to the Winter Olympics, the South Korean ‘Penis Park’ has become an unlikely tourist hotspot in the country. The South Korean park, filled with penis statutes sculptured out of ...Full Story

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