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South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

2018-08-14 07:27

South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component.

WATCH: North, South Korea agree to Pyongyang summit

2018-08-13 16:23

North Korea and South Korea agree to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more high-level talks.

WATCH: Trump fans in South Korea hail 'guardian of liberty'

2018-08-06 17:20

Many conservatives in South Korea that have been embracing Donald Trump's hardline approach to North Korea say they support the US President, even after his change of tune at the Singapore summit.

Prominent South Korea politician found dead in apparent suicide

2018-07-23 10:43

A prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide.

5 dead in helicopter crash at South Korean marines base

2018-07-17 16:47

South Korea's military says five people died in a helicopter crash at a marines base in the southeastern city of Pohang.

Hyundai union warns motor vehicle tariffs could hurt US jobs

2018-07-12 08:54

Hyundai motor company's labour union says steep motor vehicle tariffs could cost US jobs.

Bitcoin slides to 2018 low as rising scrutiny feeds skepticism

2018-06-24 18:10

The cryptocurrency dropped to its lowest level this year as pressure continues to mount on the embryonic digital-currency sector.

Bear necessities: Cooler home for South Korea's last polar bear

2018-06-22 08:33

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers say.

'Still risks' that North Korean peace won't happen - Pompeo

2018-06-14 14:13

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that there are "still risks" that could derail efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula following Donald Trump's summit with North Korea's leader.

Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

2018-06-12 18:43

Pentagon officials scrambled for a clear message about the US military presence in South Korea, after President Donald Trump vowed at his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un to cancel "provocative" joint drills.

 

Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up leaders' summit

2018-08-13 21:05

Koreas begin talks to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea frees South Korean detainee arrested in July - Seoul

2018-08-07 14:25

Pyongyang released a South Korean detainee "arrested for entering the North illegally", Seoul's unification ministry said, as ties improve between the two countries following a summit between their leaders in April.

BMW Korea apologises over engine fires caused by hardware problem

2018-08-06 11:49

BMW's Korean unit apologised over engine fires that prompted recalls and an investigation, seeking to allay concerns over images of cars engulfed in flames.

South Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

2018-07-21 07:19

A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean president Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws.

Emerging market sell-off is only going to get worse - survey

2018-07-13 07:40

With the Federal Reserve still boosting interest rates and President Donald Trump still raising tariff threats, the bottom for emerging markets remains some way away, market players say.

Female founder of South Korea's largest porn site arrested

2018-06-27 12:05

A woman who co-founded South Korea's largest pornography website has been arrested after living as a fugitive in New Zealand for years, police have said.

US to send caskets to North Korea to return war remains - reports

2018-06-23 14:30

South Korean media say the US military plans to send 215 caskets to North Korea through a border village so that the North could begin the process of returning the remains of US soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules South Korean court

2018-06-21 22:22

A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists say could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

Trump says US to halt South Korea 'war games' after Kim summit

2018-06-13 07:04

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit with the US president pledging "security guarantees" to the North.

Cryptocurrencies lose $42 billion after South Korean bourse hack

2018-06-12 05:45

The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies has deepened, wiping out about R552bn of market value over the weekend, and extending this year’s slump in Bitcoin to more than 50%.

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