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South Korea shoppers line up before dawn ahead of expected Chanel price hike

13 May 2020

SEOUL More than a hundred shoppers waited in line to enter a store of French luxury brand Chanel in Seoul on Wednesday, as they rushed to buy products in the hope of beating price increases expected to kick in later in the week.

South Korean artist turns to bioplastics for Earth-friendly furniture

20 Apr 2020

For South Korean artist Ryu Jong-dae, it's important that his works not only push the envelope of modern design, but also explore environmentally friendly choices. | Video

BTS fans keep fervour alive amid coronavirus outbreak

18 Mar 2020

SEOUL South Korea's BTS may have cancelled their April concert in Seoul over coronavirus fears, but the K-pop group's fervent fans are rallying in small groups and emulating their idols in donating money for coronavirus relief. | Video

South Korean mother given tearful VR reunion with deceased daughter

15 Feb 2020

SEOUL Wearing virtual reality goggles, Jang Ji-sung burst into tears as her 7-year-old daughter, Na-yeon, emerged from behind piles of wood in a neighbourhood park, her playground until she died from blood-related diseases three years ago. | Video

K-pop star Koo Hara left 'pessimistic' note: police

26 Nov 2019

SEOUL K-pop singer Koo Hara left a "pessimistic" note, police said on Monday, a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead. | Video

Admissions scandal in background as South Koreans sit for grueling college exam

14 Nov 2019

SEOUL A record low number of South Korean students sat for the annual college entrance exam on Thursday, a test that many of them have prepared for since day one at school, and for which the country delayed work hours and put flights on hold.

Admissions scandal in background as S.Koreans sit for gruelling college exam

14 Nov 2019

SEOUL, Nov 14 A record low number of South Korean students sat for the annual college entrance exam on Thursday, a test that many of them have prepared for since day one at school, and for which the country delayed work hours and put flights on hold.

Move over Chanel: North Korea's 'raccoon eye makers' get state push

08 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea is encouraging its beauty-conscious middle class women to choose domestic cosmetics over foreign brands in an effort to boost self-reliance as international sanctions deepen. | Video

No-deal Brexit could end Japan investment boom, envoy tells UK PM rivals

28 Jun 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Japan on Thursday cautioned the two candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May that a no-deal Brexit would be so disruptive for many companies that Japanese capital's 35-year bet on Britain could end.

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