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North Korea warns of countermeasures after activists break flyer ban

North Korea toughened its tone towards Seoul on Sunday after South Korea activist said they sent half a million leaflets criticizing the autocratic leadership...
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Samsung heirs to pay US$10.8 billion in inheritance taxes

The heirs of Lee Kun Hee, the chairman of the telecommunications giant Samsung who died in October, will pay more than 12 trillion won...
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Hyundai Motor Q1 profit surges on strong sales volume

Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. (HYMLF.OB, HYMTF.OB) reported Thursday that its first-quarter net profit including non-controlling interest increased 175.4 per cent to 1.52 trillion Korean...
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South Korean court dismisses “comfort women” case against Japan

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A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled against the South Korean sex slavery victims during World War II demanding damages from the Japanese government,...

Former interior minister to become South Korea’s new premier

(dpa) - Former South Korean interior minister Kim Boo Kyum is to become the country's new prime minister, the presidential office in Seoul announced...
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Electric carmakers breathe easy as South Korean battery makers end tiff

(dpa) - SK Innovation (SKI) and LG Energy Solution - two key South Korean car battery manufacturers - have set aside a dispute centred...
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Iran releases South Korean-flagged tanker held for three months

(dpa) - Iran released a South Korean-flagged tanker seized three months ago in the Gulf, the foreign ministries in Seoul and Tehran said Friday. "The...
FILED - A visitor holds an LG G Flex 2 smartphone at the consumer electronics show CES 2015. The South Korean electronics manufacturer LG is closing its loss-making mobile phone business. Photo: Britta Pedersen / dpa

LG Electronics reports climbing sales with first quarter data

(dpa-AFX) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc (LGEPF.OB, LGEJY.OB, LGEIY.OB, LGEAF.OB) reported on Wednesday that its first quarter consolidated operating income increased 39.2 per...
FILED - A visitor holds an LG G Flex 2 smartphone at the consumer electronics show CES 2015. The South Korean electronics manufacturer LG is closing its loss-making mobile phone business. Photo: Britta Pedersen / dpa

LG phones are no more. Will you miss them? More than you might think

(dpa) - After weeks of rumours, LG has confirmed that its struggling line of smartphones has come to an end. The news comes just months...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

North Korea won’t take part in Tokyo Olympics, cites pandemic

(dpa) - North Korea does not plan to take part in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, a website run...

South Korea’s LG to shut down its loss-making mobile phone business

(dpa) - The South Korean electronics manufacturer LG is closing its loss-making mobile phone business. The board of directors approved the move on Monday, LG...
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North Korea deems Biden’s response to missile tests a ‘provocation’

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dpa/GNA - North Korea deemed US President Joe Biden's criticism of its missile tests this week a wrong first step, in a statement...
HANDOUT - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a missile launch from a site near the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. Two missiles tested by North Korea on Thursday were a "new-type [of] tactical guided weapon" and their launch was meant to send a "solemn warning" to Seoul, the country's state-run news agency KCNA has reported. Photo: -/KCNA/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

North Korea fired ballistic missiles, Seoul and Tokyo say

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dpa/GNA - North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in its latest weapons test in the early hours of Thursday, South...
HANDOUT - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a missile launch from a site near the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. Two missiles tested by North Korea on Thursday were a "new-type [of] tactical guided weapon" and their launch was meant to send a "solemn warning" to Seoul, the country's state-run news agency KCNA has reported. Photo: -/KCNA/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

Report: North Korea fired ballistic missiles over weekend

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dpa/GNA - North Korea fired multiple short-range missiles over the weekend, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Wednesday. Pyongyang fired two cruise missiles...

KCNA: North Korea to cut ties with Malaysia over citizen’s US extradition

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dpa/GNA - North Korea said it will cut off diplomatic ties with Malaysia over the extradition of one of its citizens to the...
FILED - South Korean marines patrol a beach of the western border island of Yeonpyeong in September. A top North Korean official has vowed to ignore US attempts to establish contact until Washington has met Pyongyang's conditions, indicating any movement on the debate about its nuclear weapons programme remains a long way away. Photo: -/YNA/dpa

North Korea vows to ignore United States attempts to establish contact

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dpa/GNA - A top North Korean official has vowed to ignore US attempts to establish contact until Washington has met Pyongyang's conditions, indicating...
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Blinken says report shows China undermined HK electoral system

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dpa/GNA - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said the latest update to the Hong Kong Autonomy Act report showed that China's...
Armored helicopters convoy cargo helicopters during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

US seeks to reassure South Korea about strength of defence alliance

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dpa/GNA - The US commitment to South Korea remains strong, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin assured on Wednesday during his first trip to...

North Korea warns United States against ‘causing a stink’ ahead of Seoul visit

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dpa/GNA - Ahead of the new US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's visit to South Korea, Pyongyang has issued a warning to the...
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Hyundai launches first model with dedicated electric vehicle platform

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Hyundai Motor, South Korea's biggest car producer, on Tuesday launched its first model with a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. The...
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Samsung heir not to appeal 2.5-year imprisonment ruling in corruption scandal

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will not appeal the ruling that sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for corruption...
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Reports: Samsung heir sentenced to prison during corruption trial

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dpa/GNA - The heir to Samsung's corporate empire, Lee Jae-yong, has again been sentenced to prison in a reopened corruption trial, local media...
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Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was jailed Monday for corruption linked to his management succession. The Seoul High Court sentenced Lee,...

Samsung launches new Galaxy S21 smartphones

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dpa-AFX/GNA - South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday launched three Galaxy S21 smartphones, including flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra. Galaxy S21 Ultra...
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Court upholds South Korean ex-president Park’s 20-year jail sentence

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dpa/GNA - South Korea's highest court upheld the 20-year prison sentence of ex-president Park Geun Hye on Thursday. The Supreme Court in Seoul said...
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Kim again calls for strengthening of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

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dpa/GNA - North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un has reiterated his call for an expansion of the isolated country's nuclear capabilities at the close...
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North Korea’s Kim consolidates power with new title

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dpa/GNA - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has consolidated his position at the top of the country's ruling Workers' Party and has...
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Kim calls US North Korea’s ‘biggest enemy’ regardless of president

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dpa/GNA - Kim Jong Un called the United States his country's "biggest enemy" and threatened to continue advancing North Korea's nuclear programme, state media...
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Samsung expects jump in last quarter profit thanks to demand for memory chips

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dpa/GNA - Samsung is expecting a jump in its profits for the last quarter of 2020. In the last year, Samsung has benefited from...
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S.Korean court orders Japan to pay damages to WWII sex slavery victims

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A South Korean court on Friday ordered Japan's government to pay damages to the South Korean victims who were forced into sex slavery for...