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News: South Korea

We have started to collect the most important news related to South Korea in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to South Korea – overview

South Korea: news

S Korea's consumer sentiment dips

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 4:47

South Korea's consumer confidence posts its biggest fall in nine months on growth concerns due to the eurozone debt crisis.
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Ex-first lady meets Kim Jong-un

Monday, December 26th 2011, 13:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's former First Lady Lee Hee-ho meets the North's designated new leader Kim Jong-un during a trip to Pyongyang, Seoul officials say.
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N Korea 'to admit South mourners'

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea says it will accept all South Korean delegations wishing to pay respects to late leader Kim Jong-il - but Seoul is restricting numbers.
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'Nature mourns' North Korea's Kim

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Strange natural phenomena have been witnessed in North Korea since the death of Kim Jong-il, state news agency KCNA reports.
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N Korea urged on 'path of peace'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:58
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to pursue a "path of peace" following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, as it holds urgent talks with regional powers.
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Statue honours Korea sex slaves

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 18:13
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women kept as sex slaves in World War II put up a statue outside the Japanese embassy at their 1,000th protest rally in Seoul.
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VIDEO: S Korea WWII sex slave row continues

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:33
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women who were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War Two have sparked a diplomatic tussle by unveiling a statue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
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S Korea building 'resembles 9/11'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:25

Outrage over South Korea's '9/11' building design
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VIDEO: Korean building reminiscent of 9/11

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

An apartment complex design in Seoul, South Korea, attracts criticism for its similarity to the World Trade Center's final moments after the 9/11 attacks.
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S Korean anger at China stabbing

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 5:44
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

South Korea promises tough measures to halt illegal Chinese fishing, a day after a coast guard is stabbed to death in a fight at sea.
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Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:53
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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South Korea cuts growth forecast

Monday, December 12th 2011, 5:48

South Korea's government has surprised investors by cutting its economic growth forecast, due to a projected slump in exports.
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N Korea warns on Christmas lights

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 10:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has warned of "unexpected consequences" if South Korea goes ahead with plans to light up a Christmas tower near the border.
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Rates on hold on eurozone worries

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 3:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Central banks in New Zealand and South Korea keep interest rates on hold on Thursday, citing fears of the impact of the debt crisis in Europe.
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N Korea claims nuclear 'progress'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it is "progressing apace" with the building of a nuclear reactor, in a dramatic snub to the US and South Korea.
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S Korea's Lee dons thermal pants

Monday, November 28th 2011, 4:57

South Korea's president says he is wearing thermal underwear to save energy, as he urges citizens to take measures to avoid power shortages.
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K-pop firm rallies on trade debut

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 4:43

South Korea's music company YG Entertainment rallies on its first day of trading on the stock exchange, doubling its share price.
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S Korea remembers island attack

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 4:12

South Korea holds ceremonies to remember an attack by the North on Yeonpyeong island a year ago, which sparked an international crisis.
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VIDEO: Tear gas thrown in S Korea parliament

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

A politician has set off a tear-gas canister in South Korea's parliament, shortly before a free-trade deal with the US was ratified.
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South Korea passes US trade deal

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:52
related countries: United States United States

South Korea's parliament ratifies a free-trade deal with the US after years of wrangling, amid chaotic scenes and tear gas in parliament.
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New mayor shakes up South Korean politics

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 1:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

New mayor reshapes South Korea's political scene
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South Korea household debt rises

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:07

South Korea's household debt rises 12.7% in the year to the end of March, raising fresh concerns about its impact on economic growth.
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Tackling South Korea's suicide rates

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 1:09

South Korea works to reduce its high suicide rate
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N Korean 'defectors' found adrift

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 16:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says 21 North Koreans, some of them children, have been found adrift in a boat off the west coast of South Korea.
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VIDEO: Lost in Seoul

Friday, November 4th 2011, 14:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

A guide to getting around the huge and confusing South Korean city Seoul - with no maps and no smart technology.
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US and Seoul in security pledge

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

The US and South Korea say they will deepen military co-operation to counter attacks by North Korea, as defence chief Leon Panetta visits Seoul.
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US tariff on South Korean fridges

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 21:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Mexico Mexico, United States United States

The United States puts preliminary anti-dumping duties on some fridge freezers from South Korea and Mexico.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 4:49

South Korea's economic growth slows to 0.7%, due to less corporate investment in sectors such as semiconductors.
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Colombia head hails US trade deal

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 9:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Panama Panama, United States United States

President Juan Manuel Santos hails a "historic day" as the US Congress approves a free trade deal with Colombia, along with deals with Panama and South Korea.
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US passes South Korea trade deal

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

US lawmakers approve a long-delayed free trade agreement with South Korea, calling it the most significant in 16 years.
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US nears South Korea free trade

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 3:19
related countries: United States United States

The free trade pact between the US and South Korea has cleared the first hurdle four years after the deal was first agreed.
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Kim Jong-il grandson on Facebook

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 10:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Facebook account thought to belong to the North Korean leader's 16-year-old grandson causes a stir in South Korea.
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Japan sends N Korea nine to South

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 6:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan flies nine North Korean refugees found floating off its west coast three weeks ago to South Korea for resettlement.
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