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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea, is a state in East Asia, located on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to the north. Its capital is Seoul. South Korea lies in a temperate climate region with a predominantly mountainous terrain. Its territory covers a total area of 100,032 square kilometers and has a population of over 50 million.

Articles About South Korea

Australia 'Weak' in Bridging Digital Divide

By IBTimes AU

Australia has fallen from 9th post to 18th place in the 2014 Global Information Technology Report. (11:30 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BROADBAND

Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asia Markets: Tech Sector Brightens as Apple Jumps 8 Percent

By Reuters

Asian markets could get a lift on Thursday after tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, sending their stock up sharply and boosting Nasdaq futures. (9:23 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, GOLD, GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

President Barack Obama begins his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday
Obama to Use Japan Visit to Reassure Asian Allies

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. (9:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, JAPAN, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

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Android v4.4.2 KitKat Update Slated for Samsung Galaxy Note 2, S3 Variants Leaked; Firmware Tipped to Roll Out in May

By IBTimes IN

Amidst growing concerns on whether Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 will get the latest KitKat update or not, a report has surfaced online, suggesting that the South Korean company is keen to release the new OS firmware to its 2012 flagship phones probably by next month. (6:18 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HP, SAMSUNG, JAPAN, MANAGEMENT, ANDROID

A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 2012.
Obama Says Disputed Islands within Scope of US-Japan Security Treaty

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's defence. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, JAPAN

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LG G3 Mini Specifications Leak Online; to Boast HD 720p Display, 8.0-MP Camera

By IBTimes IN

Before the South Korean company could officially announce the 2014 flagship smartphone LG G3, its compact variant G3 Mini specifications has surfaced online. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

A man writes a message wishing for the safe return of missing passengers of the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized in the sea off Jindo last week, at a port in Jindo April 21, 2014. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of
South Korea Ferry Disaster: Death Toll Reaches 100, Fears Many Among Dead are Youngsters (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

The death toll from the ferry sinking disaster in South Korea has reached 100. Another 198 remain missing. People feared that many among the dead would be youngsters. (Apr 21)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Test Model Lands in India; Launch Expected Soon
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Test Model Lands in India; Launch Expected Soon

By IBTimes IN

Though the South Korean company has publically denied working on a premium Galaxy S5 model, Samsung's 2K-display Galaxy S5 model along with other yet-to-be announced devices have reportedly landed in India for testing. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Japan PM Sends Offering to Yasukuni Shrine
Japan PM Sends Offering to Yasukuni Shrine - Japanese Media

By Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, media reported on Monday, a move likely to further strain ties with China and South Korea. (Apr 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, COURT, LAWSUIT

A South Korean Passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, mostly high school students has capsized. In the Picture, a girl is being rescued (Photo: Reuters)
Bodies Found Trapped Inside Sunken South Korean Ferry - Coastguard

By Reuters

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship's captain was arrested. (Apr 18)

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