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Seoul: Capital of South Korea
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Seoul has a population of 9.7 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Ranked as an alpha world city, Seoul was the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$635 billion in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. International visitors generally reach Seoul via AREX from the Incheon International Airport, notable for having been rated the best airport for nine consecutive years (2005–2013) by the Airports Council International. In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis, with the GDP per capita (PPP) in Seoul being around $40,000. In 2017, the cost of living in Seoul was ranked 6th globally. In 2018, Seoul's real estate market was ranked 5th in the world for the price of apartments in the downtown center. Seoul was one of the host cities for the official tournament of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which was co-hosted by South Korea and Japan.

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Seoul Mayor's Suicide Leaves South Koreans Reeling [Video]

Seoul Mayor's Suicide Leaves South Koreans Reeling

When Korea's mayor of its capital city, Seoul, took his life last week, the country was left divided. According to CNN, Park Won-soon certainly had an impressive resume. The 64-year-old former human..

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The mayor of Seoul, South Korea has been reported missing. According to CNN, local police have launched a massive search for 64- year-old Park Won-soon. Park was reported missing by his daughter on..

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A South Korean drone display has reminded citizens to wear a face mask and keep socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic.The display, which took place above the capital Seoul, saw more than..

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North Korea says 'no intention' to talk to U.S.

North Korea has no intention to sit down with the United States and urged South Korea to "stop meddling," a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, just as a U.S. envoy was due to visit Seoul in an effort to..

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Hundreds of drones light up South Korean sky with virus messages [Video]

Hundreds of drones light up South Korean sky with virus messages

Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.View on euronews

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S Korea on alert after threat from sister of North Korean leader [Video]

S Korea on alert after threat from sister of North Korean leader

Seoul holds urgent security meeting after the sister of North Korea's leader threatened military action.

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N Korea to redeploy troops near border amid tensions [Video]

N Korea to redeploy troops near border amid tensions

Pyongyang says it will resume military exercises, but Seoul says it will no longer tolerate its unreasonable behaviour.

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South Korea says North blew up liaison office as tensions rise [Video]

South Korea says North blew up liaison office as tensions rise

Pyongyang has made several threats against Seoul in recent days and had threatened to destroy the office set up in 2018.

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North Korea seen reinstalling border loudspeakers [Video]

North Korea seen reinstalling border loudspeakers

Loudspeakers blaring propaganda across the border were seen reinstalled in North Korea on Tuesday (June 23) after such systems were taken down when the two Koreas signed an accord in 2018 to cease "all..

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South Korea says it is battling 'second wave' [Video]

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Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul. Francis Maguire reports.

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Search for birth parents leads to adoption ruling [Video]

Search for birth parents leads to adoption ruling

Decades after she was sent for adoption in the United States, Kara Bos' quest to find her birth parents in South Korea moved a step closer on Friday (June 12) when a Seoul court ruled that a South..

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N. Korea says it will sever hotlines with South: KCNA [Video]

N. Korea says it will sever hotlines with South: KCNA

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported. Libby Hogan reports.

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Protests Worldwide Support 'Black Lives Matter' Movement [Video]

Protests Worldwide Support 'Black Lives Matter' Movement

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands took to the streets across Europe and Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul, in support of days of U.S. protests against police brutality. The rolling,..

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Testing the waters: South Korea's largest waterpark opens [Video]

Testing the waters: South Korea's largest waterpark opens

A handful of rubber floats tumbled down the giant slide at South Korea's largest waterpark Caribbean Bay on Friday, its first day back in business since the coronavirus pandemic hit. This report..

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Robot bartender serves up safe booze to South Koreans [Video]

Robot bartender serves up safe booze to South Koreans

In a tailored jacket and bow tie, Cabo turns a block of ice into a perfect spherical ice ball to serve up a classic whiskey on the rocks. But Cabo is no human bartender, but a purely electronic,..

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Lessons from lockdown: Cities to share experiences with COVID-19 [Video]

Lessons from lockdown: Cities to share experiences with COVID-19

Seoul hosts a teleconference for mayors of 40 major cities to share their experiences dealing with the coronavirus.

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Robot greeter fights coronavirus in South Korea [Video]

Robot greeter fights coronavirus in South Korea

Checking temperatures, enforcing social distancing and ensuring mask-wearing: a new high-tech 5G powered robot greets visitors to SK Telecom in Seoul. Caroline Malone reports.

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Art installation brings ocean waves to city [Video]

Art installation brings ocean waves to city

A realistic animation of waves in South Korea's capital Seoul is making a pleasant diversion for those who are unable to travel amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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World's Biggest Virtual Wave Crashes Against Glass In Giant Optical Illusion [Video]

World's Biggest Virtual Wave Crashes Against Glass In Giant Optical Illusion

A giant virtual wave crashes against a glass box in an epic art installation in South Korea. It appears on Seoul's Smtown Coex Building & Is described as an "anamorphic illusion". Appearing for exatly..

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BTS star Jungkook tests negative for Covid-19 [Video]

BTS star Jungkook tests negative for Covid-19

BTS member Jungkook has tested negative for Covid-19 after visiting a restaurant and bar in an area of Seoul, South Korea hit by a new coronavirus outbreak.

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