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Climate fund signs up first partners

2015-03-27 22:25

The global fund created to spearhead climate change financing has selected its first partners to channel funds to developing countries.

Hyundai-led group agrees to $10bn land deal

2014-09-26 11:00

Hyundai and its two affiliates have approved Asia's biggest property deal since the financial crisis.

Samsung says sorry to chip workers

2014-05-15 07:29

South Korean technology giant Samsung has apologized to employees who say they suffered cancer as a result of chemical exposure in its chip factories.

S. Koreans flood banks after data leak

2014-01-21 15:06

Tens of thousands of South Koreans flooded banks and call centres to cancel credit cards following the theft of the personal data of at least 20 million people.

Tunisian woman first GCF boss

2013-06-26 21:49

Hela Cheikhrouhou, a Canadian-educated Tunisian, has been named the first executive director of the Green Climate Fund, which will spearhead funding to combat climate change.

New sanctions a punishment for N Korea

2013-03-07 22:19

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test.

Psy's Gangnam Style - one billion views

2012-12-21 16:19

Psy's Gangnam Style video is galloping towards the one-billion-view mark on YouTube a fresh milestone in the global craze.

Koreans drive smartphone boom

2011-11-02 11:40

Technology-obsessed South Koreans fell in love with the smartphone relatively later, but are making up for the lost time at astonishing speed.

LG puts hopes on 'next gen' 3D TV

2011-02-16 16:46

LG Electronics, which thinks it has an edge, says competition is heating up in the global battle to woo viewers to 3D TV.

Koreas may talk about attacks, nukes

2011-01-10 18:44

South Korea has rebuffed a North Korea proposal for talks to ease tensions but extended its own offer to discuss last year's two attacks.

 

Ogunode sets 100m Asian record

2014-09-28 20:38

Qatar's Femi Ogunode has won the Asian Games 100m gold in a new continental record time, despite wet conditions in Incheon.

Naver goes global with messaging app

2014-07-08 16:00

The founder of Naver is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a messaging app developed to overcome communications wiped out after the 2011 tsunami.

Heartbreaking video shows students as ferry sinks

2014-05-01 16:09

A video from a dead boy's cellphone shows students joking, worrying as the South Korean ferry sinks. Warning: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Hagel tours last Cold War frontier

2013-09-30 22:57

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has toured the South-North Korean border ahead of talks on switching command of combined US and South Korean forces in the event of war.

SA expert wants 'killer robots' stopped

2013-05-23 21:33

A South Africa human rights investigator has called for all states to declare a moratorium to prevent so-called "killer robots" being deployed on the battlefield.

Samsung shows bendable phone screen

2013-01-10 18:07

Samsung has shown a phone with a bendable screen at CES, hinting at a future with screens that fold like a map.

Samsung also reveals Android camera

2012-11-29 19:13

Samsung is taking aim at its rivals with an Android-powered digital camera that allows users to swiftly and wirelessly upload pictures to social networking sites.

Samsung sell 10 million Galaxy S II's

2011-09-25 22:32

Samsung, the world's second-largest mobile phone maker after Nokia, say they have sold 10 million Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide since April.

South accepts North Korea defence talks

2011-01-20 20:41

South Korea has accepted a North Korean proposal to hold high-level defence talks a day after the US and China called for better communication between the two Koreas.

South Korea to train despite threat

2010-12-18 18:55

South Korean troops geared up for artillery drills on a border island shelled by North Korea last month despite Pyongyang's threat to retaliate again.

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