All posts tagged "seoul"

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    Miss Korea USA winners ready for Seoul trip

    By The Korea Times Los Angeles staff Miss Korea USA winners are ready for a trip to Seoul for the next stage of the competition in July. Angel Jung, 23, Eun-ae Shin, 24, and Lena Ahn, 21,...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Buddhist believers holding lanterns in the shape of lotus flowers walk around the Gwanghwamun Plaza to celebrate upcoming Buddha's birthday on May 25 in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    World Buddhist leaders to gather in Seoul to pray for peace

    SEOUL, May 15 (Yonhap) — Some 400 Buddhist leaders from around the world will gather in Seoul Friday for a three-day conference to pray for Korean reunification and world peace. Prepared to mark the 70th anniversary of...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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  • A woman works at Google Campus Seoul in Seoul's Gangnam Ward on May 8, 2015, after Google Inc. opened the campus on the same day, where start-ups will be able to receive consulting services from Google experts and have opportunities to exchange ideas with overseas firms based at other Google campuses. (Yonhap)
    Google opens its first Asia startup campus in Seoul

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google’s first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia opened on Friday in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea’s capital Seoul. Google Inc. cited South Korea’s flourishing startup scene and pervasive smartphone...

    • Posted May 8, 2015
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    Elderly outnumber children in Seoul for the first time

    By Kim Rahn Senior citizens in Seoul have outnumbered children for the first time, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday. As of April 30, there were 1,234,181 people 65 or over in the capital, slightly surpassing the...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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  • Lotte Group, South Korea's fifth-largest conglomerate, is mired in a family feud between the corporate founder's two sons who want to take over the leadership from their 93-year-old father, Shin Kyuk-ho. The retail and food giant has been building the Lotte World Tower in the southern Seoul to realize the founder's lifelong ambition, which is set to be the country's tallest structure upon completion. (Yonhap)
    City lifts construction ban on controversial Lotte skyscraper

    SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) — The Seoul municipal government on Thursday decided to lift its partial ban on the Lotte World Tower, nearly five months after it blocked usage of the disputed skyscraper and halted ongoing construction...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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    Fewer Seoulites marry in recent years: data

    SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) — The number of couples marrying in Seoul has dropped nearly 40 percent from more than two decades ago, a study showed Monday, as more people delay their marriages. Last year, 65,000 couples...

    • Posted May 5, 2015
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  • The Korean peninsula's soon-to-be tallest tower, the Lotte World Tower (Courtesy of Seoul Korea via Flickr/Creative Commons)
    [NYT] S. Korea enters the race to build skyscrapers

      When it comes to the skyscrapers of East Asia, no country can match the vertiginous zeal of China. After the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, China’s Shanghai Tower is the world’s second-tallest building, and...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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