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Samsung heir arrested in corruption scandal

2017-02-17 06:36

Prosecutors arrested the de facto head of South Korea's largest conglomerate, Samsung, on bribery and other charges related to a political corruption scandal that triggered the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye.

That's how it's done! Drivers clear way for EMS vehicles after tunnel crash

CCTV footage taken from inside a tunnel shows South Korean motorists moving their cars to clear the way for emergency service vehicles.

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Seoul says North Korea has fired its security chief

2017-02-03 07:26

South Korea says North Korea fired its state security minister last month, presumably over corruption, abuse of power and torture committed by his agency

US, S Korea to 'strengthen' defences against N Korea

2017-01-30 10:40

US President Donald Trump and South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn vowed Sunday to "strengthen" their joint defense capabilities against the belligerent North, the White House said.

South Korea justice urges rapid ruling on Park

2017-01-25 16:03

South Korea's top judge urged his colleagues to come to a quick verdict on the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye Wednesday, at his last hearing before stepping down.

South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

2017-01-18 09:30

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said,

Ex-UN chief back in S Korea, hints at presidential bid

2017-01-12 14:15

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has returned to native South Korea amid widespread expectations he'll run for president.

Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

2017-01-10 18:56

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

South Korean protesters demand president's removal, ferry salvage

2017-01-07 20:48

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Seoul, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

South Koreans rally to demand 'Park-free' 2017

2016-12-31 21:34

More than half a million South Koreans have marked New Year's Eve with a massive protest calling for the immediate arrest and ouster of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.


North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

2017-02-12 07:02

North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile in what would be its first such test of the year, and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump

US threatens overwhelming response to North Korea nuclear attack

2017-02-03 12:04

Any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an "effective and overwhelming" response, US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said.

Former UN chief Ban won't run for South Korea presidency

2017-02-01 10:25

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure in the scramble to replace impeached President Park Geun-hye.

Hyundai's profit tumble on weak car sales

2017-01-26 08:24

Hyundai Motor Co. says its fourth-quarter income sank 39% to the lowest level in seven years, hit by weak demand in South Korea and the United States and higher costs from strikes and sales incentives

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

2017-01-19 13:48

A Seoul court says it has denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir as bribery suspect

2017-01-16 08:24

Prosecutors have requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea's biggest company, on bribery and other charges.

Samsung heir quizzed as suspect in Park scandal

2017-01-12 07:20

Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was grilled by South Korean prosecutors after becoming a criminal suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Man dies after setting himself ablaze over Japan sex slave deal

2017-01-10 07:34

A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after he set himself on fire to protest the country's deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves.

German police nab Russian wanted for 13 years by South Korea

2017-01-02 22:17

German police say they have arrested a Russian man who has been sought by South Korea for more than 13 years as a suspected accessory to murder.

Fury over website that shows how many women in your city can have a baby

2016-12-30 10:32

The South Korean government has closed its website that drew fury for showing the number of women in childbearing age by each city district and region.

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