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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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S Korea chief prosecutor resigns

Friday, November 30th 2012, 9:25

South Korea's chief prosecutor resigns after a year in the job that has seen the service blighted by corruption scandals.
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Ericsson in Samsung patent claim

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 3:45
related countries: United States United States

Ericsson files a lawsuit in the US against South Korea's Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing its patents.
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UK education sixth best in world

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Finland Finland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An international education league table puts the UK among a leading group of countries headed by Finland and South Korea.
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South Korean poll campaign starts

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 5:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Formal campaigning begins in South Korea ahead of a 19 December presidential poll pitting the ruling party's Park Geun-hye against challenger Moon Jae-in.
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S Korea drops Petraeus-case woman

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 4:43
related countries: United States United States

South Korea is to relieve a US woman embroiled in the scandal that felled CIA director David Petraeus of the post of honorary consul, officials say.
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South Korea marks island attack

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea marks the anniversary of a deadly North Korean attack on a border island, amid further threats from its northern neighbour.
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South Korea party fury at artist

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 12:22

South Korea's ruling party demands an apology from an artist over a satirical painting of its presidential candidate giving birth to her father.
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S Korea shuts nuclear reactors

Monday, November 5th 2012, 6:33

South Korea is set for "unprecedented" power shortages after shutting down two nuclear reactors where uncertified parts have been used.
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Activists send N Korea leaflets

Monday, October 29th 2012, 7:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Activists in South Korea float propaganda leaflets to the North, a week after Pyongyang threatened military action over a similar launch.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Friday, October 26th 2012, 1:48

South Korea's economy grows at its slowest pace in nearly three years as global slowdown hurts demand for its exports and firms cut their investment.
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VIDEO: South Korea blocks leaflet launch

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean police have blocked activists from sending propaganda leaflets over the border, after threats of military action from North Korea.
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Japan ministers in shrine visit

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:08
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Beijing, Seoul, Yasukuni

Two Japanese ministers visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine, as Beijing and Seoul criticise opposition leader Shinzo Abe's visit a day earlier.
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China protests death of fisherman

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 3:03
related countries: China China

China protests to South Korea over the death of a fisherman killed after coastguards shot him with a rubber bullet during a raid.
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South Korea in defection apology

Monday, October 15th 2012, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's defence minister issues a formal apology over the defection of a North Korean soldier that border guards failed to spot.
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South Korea cuts interest rates

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 1:44

South Korea's central bank cuts interest rates for the second time in the space of four months amid concerns about a slowdown in its economy.
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N Korea warns US on missile range

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Two days after Seoul unveiled a US missile deal, North Korea says its missiles can hit the US mainland - despite previous rocket launch failures.
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S Korea leak area 'disaster zone'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 5:27

South Korea designates an area around a plant where an explosion led to a toxic chemical leak a special disaster zone.
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S Korea extends reach of missiles

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 8:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

South Korea announces a deal with the US to extend the range of its ballistic missile system, saying it will counter the threat from North Korea.
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VIDEO: Tiny Asian islands hotly disputed

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:30
related countries: Japan Japan

The Dokdo islands, which are only inhabited by handful of people, are being contested by Japan and South Korea.
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Stepping ashore a disputed island

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:25

The islands at the heart of South Korea-Japan row
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School where South Korea's dropouts flourish

Monday, October 1st 2012, 23:35

Reaching pupils who fall off South Korea's education conveyor belt
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South Korea's Park issues apology

Monday, September 24th 2012, 3:27

Presidential hopeful Park Geun-hye, daughter of South Korea's ex-leader Park Chung-hee, apologises for rights violations during his rule.
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IMF cuts S Korea growth forecast

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:02

The International Monetary Fund cuts its growth forecast for South Korea, citing risks from further intensification of the eurozone crisis.
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Funeral held for Reverend Moon

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 4:14

Tens of thousands attend the funeral in South Korea of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, who died this month at the age of 92.
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Fresh stimulus for South Korea

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 4:22

South Korea unveils a fresh stimulus plan, its second in four days, in a bid to revive growth in its economy.
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