All posts tagged "seoul"

  • In this photo taken on June 24, 2016, in KEB Hana Bank's dealing room, traders handle foreign exchanges while the Brexit decision roils the local stock and curency markets. (Yonhap)
    Brexit rocks Seoul’s financial markets

    SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) — South Korean shares fell by more than 3 percent Friday, the biggest daily loss in over four years, with its currency sinking compared to the U.S. dollar by the greatest amount in...

    • Posted June 24, 2016
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  • The Banpo Bridge (Courtesy of City of Seoul)
    Seoul city to switch on extra lighting on bridges

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The city of Seoul said Tuesday it will turn on extra external lighting on five bridges across the Han River this year in a bid to liven up the riverscape and attract more tourists....

    • Posted March 22, 2016
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    Seoul to provide free WiFi at all public places by 2017

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The Seoul metropolitan government said Tuesday it will provide free WiFi networks at every public place by 2017 as part of its efforts to strengthen its digital platform. It said free WiFi would also...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • Ham Seo-hee out slugged Cortney Casey Saturday night in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    Korean fighters take home 5 victories at UFC Seoul event

    By Brian Han It’s a rare sight to see a Korean fighter in the octagon, so to have eight going in one night with the stands filled with hometown fans proved to be one of the Ultimate Fighting...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Gangnam Style: The district records Seoul’s highest crime rates

    Psy’s 2012 mega-hit “Gangnam Style” painted an eccentric portrait of the Gangnam district, arguably the most upscale part of Seoul. It also put part of South Korea’s capital into the global consciousness. The unfortunate reality is that...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon (Yonhap)
    Seoul mayor defends ‘I.Seoul.U’ slogan, no turning back

    By Jung Min-ho The Seoul Metropolitan Government will stick to its new slogan, “I.Seoul.U,” Mayor Park Won-soon said Monday. “Many slogans of cities around the world receive negative feedback at first,” he said during a luncheon with...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon (Yonhap)
    Seoul, Beijing agree to boost environment cooperation

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Mayors of Seoul and Beijing agreed Wednesday to set up an environment team within a joint committee in charge of various exchange projects, Seoul officials said. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, during his visit to...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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