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N Korea ends peace pacts with South

Friday, March 8th 2013, 9:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline and a border crossing, hours after the UN passed new sanctions.
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South Korea warns on North threat

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 7:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's military warns it will respond to any provocation from North Korea, after Pyongyang's threat to scrap the Korean War armistice.
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S Korea's Park warns over 'deadlock'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 5:44

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye warns political deadlock over plans to reorganise government is damaging the economy and security.
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VIDEO: S Korea swears in first female president

Monday, February 25th 2013, 5:41

The daughter of South Korea's former dictator Park Chung-hee has made history after she was inaugurated as the country's first woman president.
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Park sworn in as S Korea president

Monday, February 25th 2013, 4:38

Park Geun-hye promises a tough stance on national security and an era of economic revival as she is sworn in as South Korea's president.
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Park Geun-hye's economic challenge

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 22:20

Can the new president fix South Korea's economy?
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North Korea threatens South Korea

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 18:05

North Korea has been criticised for remarks about the "final destruction" of South Korea made during a UN debate on disarmament
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VIDEO: Moonies' mass wedding in S Korea

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 13:57

Some 3,500 couples have been married in South Korea in the first mass wedding ceremony organised by the Unification Church since its founder's death.
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Thousands at Moonie mass wedding

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 5:58

Thousands of people are married in South Korea in the first mass wedding organised by the Unification Church since the death of its founder.
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North Korea tests nuclear device

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea carries out its third, most powerful nuclear test despite UN warnings, and says "even stronger" action may follow.
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'Multiple' N Korea tests warning

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US and South Korea warn North Korea not to carry out another nuclear test, as South Korea's president suggests more than one test could be planned.
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South Korea-US naval drills begin

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

South Korea begins three days of joint naval exercises with the US, in a show of strength as the North threatens to carry out a nuclear test.
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S Korea jails key business leader

Friday, February 1st 2013, 4:52

The chairman of one of South Korea's largest conglomerates, SK Group, is sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling company funds.
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S Korea satellite 'communicating'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 2:50

South Korea says the satellite launched on Wednesday has made contact with a ground station and is sending data.
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VIDEO: S Korea launches space rocket

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 12:13

South Korea says its third attempt at launching a rocket to put a satellite in space has been a success.
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South Korea launches space rocket

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 9:50

South Korea says its third attempt at putting a satellite into space has been a success, weeks after a similar move by North Korea.
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VIDEO: S Korea 'relief' at rocket launch

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 9:21

South Korea has launched a rocket in its third attempt to place a satellite into space.
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S Korea president pardons aides

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 6:15

South Korea's outgoing President Lee Myung-bak denies abusing power after granting pardons to former aides and associates convicted of bribery.
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VIDEO: S Korea hopes for space race success

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 0:53

South Korea is preparing its third and final attempt to launch a space satellite this week, after two previous attempts failed.
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N Korea warns South on sanctions

Friday, January 25th 2013, 10:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea issues another warning - this time to Seoul - a day after announcing plans for a third nuclear test.
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N Korea rocket was 'home-made'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The long-range rocket launched by North Korea last month was largely made using domestic technology, South Korea says.
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LG plans to increase investment

Monday, January 7th 2013, 6:38

South Korea's LG Group announces plans to increase investment, in an attempt to boost its market share amid increased competition.
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Japan tries to soothe S Korea row

Friday, January 4th 2013, 13:26
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

A Japanese special envoy meets the South Korean president-elect in Seoul in a move aimed at helping soothe relations between the two countries.
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Ground-breaking OLED TV on sale

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 14:25

The first large OLED television, which promises higher image quality than LCD sets, goes on sale in South Korea.
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Drop in N Korea refugees to South

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 9:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

There is a significant decrease in the number of refugees from North Korea to South Korea in 2012 compared with 2011, data from South Korea shows.
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VIDEO: North Korea's unexpected NY message

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 9:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers an unexpected new year message and calls for an end to confrontation between his country and South Korea.
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S Korea approves reactor restart

Monday, December 31st 2012, 9:06

South Korea approves the restart of a nuclear reactor in Yeonggwang county that was shut down over safety concerns in November, officials say.
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South Korea cuts growth forecast

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 6:15

South Korea cuts its growth forecast for this year and for 2013, underlining the effect of a slowdown in its key export markets on its growth.
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In picture: South Korea mass dating event

Monday, December 24th 2012, 16:12

Images from a mass dating event for single South Koreans
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VIDEO: Fears over S Korea Christmas tree

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Church groups in South Korea have illuminated a giant Christmas tree tower near the border with North Korea for the first time in two years.
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S Korea faces 'grave' North test

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 3:59

South Korea's President-elect Park Geun-hye highlights a "grave" security challenge from the North, a day after her election win.
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Park wins South Korean election

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:59

South Korea's president-elect, Park Geun-hye, has said her victory will help the country's economy recover as her liberal rival admits defeat.
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S Korea rivals in final poll push

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 4:08

Final campaigning is taking place in South Korea ahead of Wednesday's tightly-contested presidential election.
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North Koreans mark rocket success

Friday, December 14th 2012, 7:23

North Koreans rally to celebrate Wednesday's long-range rocket launch, as South Korea's navy retrieves the rocket's first stage for analysis.
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Samsung promotes chairman's son

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 4:43

Samsung Electronics promotes its chairman's son to vice chairman, amid increasing scrutiny for South Korea's family conglomerates, or "chaebols".
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N Korea 'preparing launch site'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 13:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has already installed the first part of a three-stage rocket ahead of a planned launch later this month, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.
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