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  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 10 hours 42 minutes ago

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim Seong-Ju and KBS emcee Yun Su-yeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon Yesterday

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • Asian Games football: Indian Women go down to Korea Republic 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian women went down 0-10 to a superior Korea Republic in their second Group A match of the Women's Football Competition in the Incheon Asian Games. Korea Republic led five-nil at the interval. Four goals from Yoo Younga, hattrick from Jeon Gaeul, a brace from Jung Seoblin and one...
  • Asian Games torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes. The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South Korea's capital Seoul before being carried on the final...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 15-0 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea 4 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme 6 days ago

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Protests about North Korea flag ahead of Asian Games 1 week ago

    Seoul: South Korea have removed the flags of all competing nations from their streets ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon because of protests about the flying of rival North Korea's flags. The national flags of the 45 countries, including North Korea, had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' 1 week ago

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • South Korean shooter Jin wins 50m Pistol world title, breaks world record September 10, 2014

    Triple Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a long-standing record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean scored a combined 583 points on the way to winning the title in...
  • Big names missing in football at Asian Games 2014 September 9, 2014

    Singapore: Short of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament's struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity. With the Incheon Games not part of world governing body FIFA's calendar, top international sides in Asia have...
  • Asiad gives South Korea chance to end awful 2014 on a high September 9, 2014

    South Korea's sporting reputation has taken a battering of late with a dire World Cup campaign in Brazil and disappointing medal haul from the Sochi Olympics, but a shot at redemption is at hand as 10,000 athletes from around the region pour into Incheon for the 17th Asian Games. South Korea...
  • Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider', Deepika Padukone's 'Finding Fanny' to be screened at Busan Film Fest September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian films like "Finding Fanny" and "Haider" will be screened at the forthcoming Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. The two films, along with "Margarita, With A Straw", "Labour Of Love", "Goli Soda" and "Zahir" from the country, will be showcased as part of the 'A Window on...
  • South Korea: North Korea fires short-range projectile into sea September 1, 2014

    Seoul, South Korea:South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting in 2014. A Defense Ministry official says the projectile flew about 220 kilometers (135 miles) before landing in waters off the North's east...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill August 17, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • How Samsung is changing its culture August 7, 2014

    Seoul: As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself - to be more innovative, but not lose the rigour and focus that made it a global powerhouse. One effort this summer to foster a more worker-friendly environment and a more...
  • North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South July 18, 2014

    North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part. A rare meeting between the two sides on Thursday ended with no agreement on the size...
  • World Cup 2014: South Korea coach Hong resigns after World Cup exit July 10, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea coach Hong Myung-bo apologised to the nation and announced his resignation on Thursday to shoulder the blame for his team's early exit from the World Cup in Brazil. The announcement came just a week after Huh Jung-moo, vice- president of the Korea Football Association (KFA), said it had...
  • North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul July 9, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests on Wednesday, South Korea said. A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the North had fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles from its western...
  • World Cup 2014: Toffee insult for South Korea on return July 1, 2014

    Seoul: In a 'bitter-sweet' experience, the South Korean football team that finished last in Group H was pelted with "toffees" on their arrival here at Incheon airport. As unsavoury post-World Cup welcomes go it may not have been up there with Italy's tomato-pelting in 1966 or Hungary's lengthy hideout in Tata...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test June 30, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of about...
  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles June 29, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters on Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defence Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, said the...
  • North Korea hails test of 'breakthrough' guided missile June 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday the successful test of a new high-precision, tactical guided missile, as its army threatened a "devastating" retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the "cutting-edge" missile was watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium top Group H, face US in last 16 June 27, 2014

    Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup. With a late goal yet again, Belgium made the difference in the 78th minute when defender Jan Vertonghen...
  • World Cup 2014: Asian football sinks to bottom in Brazil June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Three of the four Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-member teams have already packed their luggage for their return home with only South Korea clinging to a slim chance of advancing to the next round at the ongoing World Cup. The latest setback for the Asian teams came on Wednesday...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany to miss South Korea match June 26, 2014

    Belgium will start their final Group H encounter with South Korea without Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, both of whom will miss the match through injury, coach Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. "Everything had gone smoothly over the last month but we have two minor injuries," Wilmots told reporters at the...