26 May 2017
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09/05/2017 11:59

Activist, lawyer, president: South Korea's Moon

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The projected winner of South Korea's presidential election is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer.

09/05/2017 07:24

South Koreans vote in historic election

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South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

08/05/2017 07:16

South Korea candidates in final push as North assails conservatives

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South Korea's presidential hopefuls made a final push for votes Monday, with the left-leaning candidate a clear favourite, as the North assailed the outgoing conservative government a day before the polls.

05/05/2017 08:33

China, Japan, South Korea to jointly combat financial instability

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East Asia's three biggest economies vowed Friday to work together to help prevent market instability as tensions run high over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

05/05/2017 03:05

Strike-delayed European rocket launches in French Guiana

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An Ariane 5 rocket carrying two telecommunications satellites for South Korea and Brazil blasted off Thursday in a launch which had been delayed since March 20 due to a crippling strike in French Guiana.

21/04/2017 06:23

Next South Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

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When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

20/04/2017 09:43

Kim family values on show at North Korea parade

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Before tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians marched before him, along with some of the most fearsome weapons at his command, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his audience were shown portraits of his grandfather and father.

18/04/2017 05:52

Trump to North Korean leader: «Got to behave»

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US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll Monday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: «Got to behave»

17/04/2017 05:46

Peace along the border despite North Korean threats

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One soldier enjoys a cigarette, another sits reading quietly on the riverbank: seen from the Chinese side of the border, North Korea's army does not appear to be on a war footing despite all the bellicose language.

16/04/2017 06:33

North Korea missile test fails after showcase parade

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A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic...

16/04/2017 06:22

VP Pence jets into Seoul with Korea tensions high

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Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response.

15/04/2017 07:53

Kim oversees North Korea display of military strength

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Saturday saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions.

17/01/2017 07:32

Money and power: Samsung embroiled in South Korea scandal

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Major industrial firms are so intertwined with power in South Korea that citizens joke they live in the «Republic of Samsung». Now the heart of that republic is in the eye of a political storm.

11/12/2016 03:11

South Korea crisis: What will the North do?

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These are euphoric but anxious days for South Korea, as the heady impeachment of a deeply unpopular president leaves the country without a recognised leader at a time of military tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

27/10/2016 09:55

Samsung scion joins board as profits tank on Note 7

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Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-Yong took a major step towards control of the family-run conglomerate on Thursday, joining the board as the company reported a 30 percent profit dive following a highly damaging recall crisis.

19/10/2016 10:15

South Korea «surprised» by 2020 Games relocation reports

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South Korean sports officials voiced surprise on Wednesday at reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was considering moving some 2020 Tokyo Olympic events to the country.

07/10/2016 10:35

Samsung flags profit jump despite damaging recall

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Samsung Electronics on Friday flagged a 5.5-percent rise in operating profits, even as it struggles with a damaging global smartphone recall and a shareholder push to split the family-run conglomerate in two.

23/09/2016 15:23

Smoking Samsung phone sparks alert on Indian flight

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A smoking Samsung phone sparked alarm on an Indian flight on Friday, the airline said, weeks after the manufacturer recalled 2.5-million units of its latest model when batteries began catching fire while charging.

20/09/2016 11:26

North Korea hails «successful» test of new rocket engine

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North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said Tuesday, a move Seoul said was designed to showcase its progress towards being able to target the US east coast.

19/09/2016 15:34

Exploding phone battery: Samsung begins South Korea exchange

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Samsung rolled out replacements for Galaxy Note 7s plagued by exploding batteries in South Korea on Monday, but only a handful of customers appeared to have taken the opportunity to swap their handsets.

12/09/2016 16:04

Samsung shares plunge over smartphone explosion debacle

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Samsung shares plunged Monday after the South Korean electronics giant urged global consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries that raised alarm around the world.

12/09/2016 12:25

North Korea ready to conduct another nuclear test: Seoul

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North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry said Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test.

11/09/2016 13:59

US must recognise North Korea as «nuclear weapons state»

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A defiant North Korea Sunday restated its demand for recognition as a «legitimate» nuclear-armed state, as world powers pondered ways to punish Pyongyang for its latest and largest atomic test.

11/09/2016 05:08

US, Japan scramble for «strongest» sanctions against NKorea

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Washington and Tokyo are seeking «the strongest possible» measure to be taken against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top US envoy said on Sunday.

28/03/2016 22:54 Video

Washington under nuclear attack, the propaganda of Pyongyang

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In the images we see a nuclear missile launched from a submarine that attacks and destroys Washington, colpedo the front of the Lincoln Memorial area. The movie closes with American flags on fire. For weeks, Pyongyang has stepped up propaganda against South Korea and the United States.

28/03/2016 11:04

Dreams of fame at the School of Go

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For the past two years, 12-year-old Cho Sung-Bin has spent nearly all his waking hours focused on a wooden board covered with black and white stones, honing the skills he hopes to translate into a lucrative career as a professional Go player.

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