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Taekwondo (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Korea - Aug 17, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

World Taekwondo Federation Chief: Taekwondo Must Develop to Stay Relevant at the Olympics

In an interview with Yonhap News Agency, the President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Choue Chung Won said that the Korean martial art of Taekwondo must keep evolving in order to stay significant as a Summer Olympic sport. He also stated that all Olympic sports must be willing to change or make progress to stay in the Olympic program.

Suwon, Korea

Korea - Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

No Medals for South Korea on Day 10 of Rio Olympics

On the 10th day of the 2016 Rio Olympics, South Korea has failed to win any medals due to shocking and unexpected defeats by some of its key athletes.

Girls' Generation Tiffany

K-WAVE - Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

SNSD's Tiffany Under Attack for Controversial Social Media Posts

On Monday, SNSD member Tiffany has come under fire from some Korean netizens after posting photos that show a Japanese flag emoji on her social media accounts. The posts coincide with the celebration of the 71st anniversary of South Korea's Liberation Day from the Japanese colonial rule of the country.

Critic says South Korean president Park Geun Hye's crowd funding project Youth Hope Fund

Korea - Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

SK President Reorganizes High-Level Government Posts

On Tuesday, President Park Geun Hye of South Korea partially reorganized high-level government posts in an attempt to put in momentum into her presidency for the 18 months left of her term.

Father and son playing at the park | By: XiXinXing | Getty Images

Korea - Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Lawmakers in Korea Seek to Establish Longer Paternity Leave

Legislators from both the ruling and opposition parties are presenting bills to enable fathers to take more paternity leaves as a way to safeguard men's rights to raise their children and to boost Korea's record-low birthrate, which is around 1.2 children per woman.

(Photo by: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images News) South Korean President Park Geun Hye visits a front line military base on Christmas eve.

Korea - Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Park Defends Her Position on THAAD

In her speech during the 71st-anniversary celebration of South Korea's Liberation Day on Monday, South Korea President Park Geun-Hye defended her stand to deploy a U.S.-operated missile defense system claiming that the action would protect the Korean people.

Lee Jung-hyun Elected as The New Ruling Party Chief in South Korea

Korea - Aug 15, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Lee Lays Plans for Saenuri's Future

Lee Jung Hyun, the chairman of the Saenuri Party said that for the presidential primary, the Party will welcome all contenders, even those outside the party, and adds that he would focus on the preparations for the 2017 presidential election.

Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong badminton

Korea - Aug 15, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Lee and Yoo Continue Rio Olympics Gold Bid for Badminton

The top-ranked duo of Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong advanced to the quarterfinals in the badminton men's doubles in the ongoing Rio Olympics, this despite their loss last Saturday, August 13.

One of Asia's most affluent countries, South Korea, is the region's third largest economy with he longest working hours in the world. (Photo by Ed Jones / Getty Images)

Business - Aug 15, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

IMF Says South Korea's Economy will Grow by 3 Percent Next Year

On August 13, the International Monetary Fund said that the economy of South Korea is anticipated to expand by 3 percent next year.

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Winter Games sign at Yongpyong Alpine Center | By: Michael Heiman | Getty Images

Trending News - Aug 15, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Fast Facts About the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

Although the 2016 Rio Olympics is still ongoing, much attention is now given to the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, also an international multi-sports event, which will be held from February 9 to 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Foreign tourists are having difficulty navigating some parts of South Korea due to the lack of English-language information. (Photo by Chung Sung Jun/Getty Images)

Korea - Aug 15, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Despite THAAD Dispute, Chinese Tourists Increase in SK

Despite the recent controversy between South Korea and China over the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, more commonly known as THAAD, data shows that the number of Chinese tourists in the country has increased.

South Korean President Park Geun Hye in her New Year's message promised to create more jobs in 2016. (Photo by: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Korea - Aug 13, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

President Park Grants Special Pardon to CJ Group Chairman

To commemorate the 71st anniversary of the National Liberation Day on August 15, President Park Geun Hye granted special pardons to 4,876 convicts that include CJ Group Chairman Lee Jay Hyun on Friday.

'Virtually Jobless' Koreans (Photo by Chung Sung Jun/Getty Images)

Korea - Aug 13, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Gov’t Plans to Help Unemployed Young Jobseekers through Cash Support

The Ministry of Employment and Labor plans on supporting young South Korean jobseekers by offering up to 600,000 won as unemployment allowance.

Ku Bon Chan archery

Korea - Aug 13, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Ku Bon Chan Bags Gold in Archery, Makes History

On Friday, archer Ku Bon Chan grabbed another gold medal for his country when he won against Jean-Charles Valladont in the men’s individual category at the Rio Olympics.

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K-WAVE - Aug 13, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

‘Descendants of the Sun’ Production Site Now a Tourist Spot

The production site of the hit Korean drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’ has officially become a tourist attraction when it opened to the public on Friday, August 12, attracting local and international tourists and fans of the drama.

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