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N Korea demanded $10bn for summit – ex-S Korea leader

2015-01-29 11:09

North Korea demanded an “absurd” $10bn payoff and close to a million tons in aid in 2009 in return for a hope-for summit with Seoul, then-South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak says.

S Korea's economy slows sharply

2015-01-23 09:43

South Korea's economy has slowed sharply in the final quarter of 2014, with growth hovering around six-year lows.

S Korean cops find ISIS images on missing teen's computer

2015-01-19 13:41

A South Korean teenager who went missing in Turkey near the Syrian border had images of what appeared to be ISIS militants on his home computer, police say.

US woman deported from S Korea for praising North

2015-01-12 12:52

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says an anti-North Korea law is needed after a Korean-American was deported to the US for making positive comments about the North.

Korea dropped from 2015 F1 calendar

2015-01-07 08:13

Nobody really believed it would go ahead but the Korean Formula 1 GP has now been officially dropped from the 2015 calendar.

Top BMW M chief heading to Kia, Hyundai

2015-01-06 12:48

From Nürburgring to Namyang: BMW M-division chief Albert Biermann will join South Korea's Hyundai/Kia Group from April 2015.

Dogs bred for meat in S Korea start new life in US

2015-01-06 09:56

A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area to be adopted as pets.

South Korean flown to Germany for Ebola treatment

2015-01-03 18:09

A member of a South Korean medical team treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has been flown to Germany after an injury with a hypodermic needle.


10 feared dead after Chinese boat sinks

2015-01-23 13:30

Ten people have been feared dead after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju, officials say.

'I want to join IS', missing Korean teen tweeted

2015-01-21 13:57

Seoul police say a missing South Korean teenager suspected of joining IS had a twitter account, 'Sunni Mujahideen', on which he tweeted his desire to enrol with the militant group.

Korean Air chair's daughter denies 'nut rage'

2015-01-19 13:00

The daughter of the chairperson of Korean Air Lines have denied conspiring with executives to force flight attendants to lie about her outburst over the way she was served nuts.

South Korea open to summit with North

2015-01-12 11:21

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is open to holding a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any pre-condition and urged Pyongyang to promptly return to dialogue.

'North Korea has cyber army of 6 000'

2015-01-06 22:45

South Korea says North Korea has a 6 000-member cyber army devoted to harassing the South

Hyundai planning R860bn investment

2015-01-06 11:56

Hyundai recently predicted its slowest annual sales growth in more than a decade. Its answer: investing R860bn over the next four years.

Runaway North Korean soldier kills 4 in China

2015-01-05 18:13

A North Korean man, believed to be a runaway soldier, has killed four Chinese citizens during a robbery after he crossed the border into China in search of food, media reports say.

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