South Korea

Coordinates: 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128

South Korea ( listen), officially the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국; hanja: 大韓民國; RR: Daehanminguk,  listen) and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the ancient Kingdom of Goguryeo, also known as Koryŏ. Highly urbanized at 92%, Koreans lead a distinctive urban lifestyle with half of them living in the Seoul Capital Area, the world's second largest city with over 25 million residents and a leading global city with the fourth largest economy, rated in 2016 as the world's most livable megacity and safest city to live in. Highly mountainous, Korea is a popular winter sport destination in Asia, hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The earliest Korean pottery dates to 8000 BC, with three kingdoms flourishing at 1st century BC. One of them, Goguryeo, ruled Northeast China, parts of Russia and Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Since their unification into Silla and Balhae in the 7th century, Korea enjoyed over a millennium of relative tranquility under long lasting dynasties with innovations like Hangul, the unique alphabet created by Sejong the Great in 1446, enabling anyone to easily learn to read and write. Its rich and vibrant culture left 17 UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, the third largest in the world, along with 12 World Heritage Sites. Korea was annexed by Imperial Japan in 1910 due to its strategic and central location, after whose surrender in 1945, it was divided into North and South Korea. A North Korean invasion lead to the Korean War (1950–53). Peace has since mostly continued with the two agreeing to work peacefully for reunification and the South solidifying peace as a regional power with the world's 10th largest defence budget and strong global alliances. In 2016, Korea was rated as the world's safest country to live in, with the lowest crime rate.

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Mike Trout, Tommy La Stella bring mixed emotions to All-Star Game

Orange County Register 09 Jul 2019
CLEVELAND — Mike Trout is a regular at the All-Star Game, which is the biggest party of the baseball season. He has figured out all the do’s and don’ts and how to get the most out of the two days ...It’s been pretty chaotic,” La Stella said ... He was asked to sing a song, to say something in Spanish and to say hello fans in Japan and South Korea....
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Trump’s Twitter Invitation to Kim Set Off 24-Hour Scramble

Yahoo Daily News 02 Jul 2019
President Trump surprised his own advisers when he ......
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Trump, Kim DMZ Summit Changed Little, Experts Say

Voa News 02 Jul 2019
After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon) ... Trump, whose schedule in South Korea included a visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) tweeted an invitation to Kim on Friday, suggesting they meet at the border separating the two Koreas....
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The Latest: Trump defends meeting, North Korea efforts

Cadillac News 01 Jul 2019
Speaking to Korean business leaders in Seoul, South Korea, Trump says, "I understand they want to meet and I'd love to say hello." ... Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"....
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The Latest: Moon says Trump and Kim to meet in DMZ

Caledonian Record 01 Jul 2019
Speaking to Korean business leaders in Seoul, South Korea, Trump says, "I understand they want to meet and I'd love to say hello." ... Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"....
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Nuclear talks back on after Trump meets Kim at DMZ

Irish Independent 01 Jul 2019
The historic move had been initiated by a spur-of-the-moment tweet by Mr Trump on Saturday, when the US president invited Mr Kim to come to the highly fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea to "shake his hand and say hello"....
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Trump’s breathtaking ignorance was on display for the world during his latest overseas train wreck

Alternet 01 Jul 2019
But the big news of the trip, of course, was the spontaneous reunion with Kim Jong-un at the DMZ between South and North Korea. Trump basically sent out a “call me maybe” tweet asking if they might say hello when he was in South Korea and Kim agreed....
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Trump, Kim to meet at Inter-Korean border

The Siasat Daily 30 Jun 2019
Seoul [South Korea] ... Trump, who reached South ... Before his much-anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump took to Twitter and said he is willing to meet Kim at the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, even if it is just to “say hello.”....
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The Latest: Trump: 'Let's see what happens' with Kim, DMZ

Provo Daily Herald 30 Jun 2019
Speaking to Korean business leaders in Seoul, South Korea, Trump says, "I understand they want to meet and I'd love to say hello." ... Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"....
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The Latest: Moon: Trump-Kim handshake would be 'historic'

Winston-Salem Journal 30 Jun 2019
Speaking to Korean business leaders in Seoul, South Korea, Trump says, "I understand they want to meet and I'd love to say hello." ... Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"....
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The Latest: Trump says he looking forward to Kim meeting

Atlanta Journal 30 Jun 2019
Speaking to Korean business leaders in Seoul, South Korea, Trump says, "I understand they want to meet and I'd love to say hello." ... Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"....
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The Latest: Possible Trump, Kim DMZ meeting 'a 'good thing'

Provo Daily Herald 30 Jun 2019
Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!" ... He tweeted that while he is in South Korea, "if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"....
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Carefree houseboy debunks Korean War blues

Korea Times 30 Jun 2019
From the perspective of a young South Dakotan farmer, Korea was a country full of wonder ― pristine nature and beautiful scenery remained intact despite the three-year war and farmers still relied on ... Jung said "Hello Korea" is post-war Korea seen by a young South Dakotan farmer....

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