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South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

2017-10-20 07:36

South Korea has decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.

Hollande slams Trump's 'double fault' over Iran nuclear deal

2017-10-17 22:00

Former French president Francois Hollande has slammed Donald Trump's hardline stance on the Iran nuclear deal, which Paris helped to negotiate, as a "double fault".

Defence lawyers for South Korea's Park quit over alleged bias

2017-10-16 14:08

Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's defence lawyers have resigned en masse in protest at what they called a biased corruption trial, as the ex-leader described the proceedings as "political revenge".

Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea

2017-09-21 12:58

South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

2017-09-12 18:49

Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

North Korea is 'begging for war', says US

2017-09-05 05:46

The US has accused North Korea of "begging for war" and pushed for the "strongest possible measures" on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

South Korea simulates attack on North's nuke site after test

2017-09-04 08:48

South Korea's military fired missiles into the sea in a simulation of an attack on North Korea's nuclear testing site a day after Pyongyang set off its largest ever nuclear test explosion.

Billionaire Samsung heir sentenced to five years in prison

2017-08-25 08:52

A South Korean court has found billionaire Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealing profit from criminal acts and perjury.

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with extended range

2017-08-18 09:37

Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580km between fill-ups.

South Korea's Moon urges calm on North Korea, says war unthinkable

2017-08-14 15:58

South Korean President Moon Jae-In called Monday for calm in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula.

 

North Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

2017-10-19 15:56

The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence industry.

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

2017-10-17 21:43

The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.

North Korea hacked Seoul's war plan - report

2017-10-10 16:51

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea, including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, says a report.

Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatch revealed at Frankfurt

2017-09-18 11:25

Hyundai has revealed its new i30 N, its first high-performance car under its N line-up, at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show.

Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

2017-09-07 10:50

The leaders of Russia and South Korea condemn North Korea's latest nuclear test but seem far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions

South Korean media urges Seoul to develop own nukes

2017-09-04 10:05

South Korean media has called for Seoul to consider building its own nuclear weapons amid growing doubts over its decades-old alliance with Washington following North Korea's sixth nuclear test.

North Korea and its missiles: what next?

2017-08-31 12:12

Tensions between North Korea and the United States are spiking again in the aftermath of Pyongyang's latest weapons test, when it lobbed an intermediate range missile over northern Japan.

Let’s learn from South Korea’s success

2017-08-20 06:17

South Africans are sitting on a ticking economic time bomb, and we need to do all we can to ensure that it does not detonate, writes Thuli Nhlapo.

South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

2017-08-17 07:34

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Here is what we know about North Korea's nuclear weapons

2017-08-11 09:26

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a 'decapitation strike', and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent.

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