All posts tagged "seoul"

  • Mapo Bridge in Seoul / Yonhap
    Don’t blink, you may miss Seoul in Marvel’s Avengers 2 trailer

    Scarlett Johansson is seen racing in the streets of Gangnam, southern Seoul, on a motorcycle in the trailer for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” released Thursday. Given that the production team spent several days filming here this...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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    16 dead at Seoul K-pop concert

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. Photos of the scene in...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Park Won-soon is receiving mixed reactions from South Korean citizens after openly supporting gay marriage. (Korea Times file)
    Seoul Mayor receives backlash for supporting same-sex marriage

    By Jung Min-ho Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has put himself at the center of controversy after he expressed his support for same-sex marriage during his recent trip to the United States. Talking to the San Francisco Examiner,...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • A giant rubber duck deflates on Seokchon Lake in Jamsil, eastern Seoul, Tuesday, the first day of its one-month run in Korea.  (Yonhap)
    Giant duck ‘passes out’ on Seoul lake

    By Lee Ji-hye A gigantic rubber duck brought to Seoul to celebrate the opening of the Lotte World Tower partially deflated Tuesday, inviting a slew of sarcastic online comments. Citizens spotted the 300-kg, 54-foot tall duck as...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon openly supports same sex marriage. (Yonhap)
    Seoul mayor supports same-sex marriage

    By Kim Young-jin Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon backed same-sex marriage in an interview with a U.S. newspaper, a move likely to draw opposition from conservative groups. “I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals,” Park told the...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • An artist's concept for an elevated road near Seoul Station after it is turned into a park, resembling High Line Park in Manhattan, New York City
/ Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Seoul to have its own ‘High Line Park’

    By Jung Min-ho Seoul will have its own version of Manhattan’s High Line, a grassy elevated park, Mayor Park Won-soon said Tuesday. During his visit to New York City, Park revealed a plan for converting an elevated...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Seoul to block Uber taxi application

    By Kim Se-jeong Seoul will block the app-based ridesharing service Uber, calling it an illegal “call taxi” business. “We are consulting with the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) to cut off the Uber app, which is unregistered,”...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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