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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

VIDEO: Redeveloping Seoul's shanty town

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:26
related places: Seoul

As cities around the world face growing inequality, South Korea is grappling with a shanty town beside one of Seoul's most expensive areas.
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Obama to visit Korea border zone

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 2:48
related places: Seoul

President Barack Obama is due to visit the demilitarised zone on South Korea's border with the North on Sunday before a nuclear summit in Seoul.
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S Korea-US free trade deal starts

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Seoul

The long-delayed free trade agreement between South Korea and the US is in effect, amid protests in Seoul.
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VIDEO: S Korea US trade agreement begins

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

The free trade agreement between South Korea and the United States comes into effect on Thursday.
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VIDEO: South Korean wave of political satire

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 4:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea is in the grip of an unlikely political agitator, as it prepares for elections next month: A weekly podcast of satirical conversations between four middle-aged political commentators.
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S Korea and Japan see output rise

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 6:03
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea and Japan post rises in their factory outputs, easing concerns about the impact of eurozone crisis on their economies.
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Early Match Play exit for Donald

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 7:58

World number one and defending champion Luke Donald is beaten by Ernie Els in the first round of the WGC Match Play in Arizona.
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S Korean drills despite threats

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:05
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea holds live fire military drills from islands near disputed sea borders despite threats of attack by the North.
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How should you brand South Korea?

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 22:22

How to tackle economic powerhouse's branding problem
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Raids in S Korea 'diamond scam'

Monday, January 30th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

South Korea prosecutors raid foreign ministry offices over claims that government officials rigged share prices in a diamond mine in Cameroon.
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Samsung in year end sales boost

Friday, January 27th 2012, 2:24

South Korea's Samsung Electronics announces a 17% rise in profits in the last three months of 2011, as smartphone sales boosted earnings.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 2:42

South Korea's economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2011, as the eurozone debt crisis hit exports, the central bank says.
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'Path open' for North Korea talks

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 3:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A "path is open" for a return to stalled North Korea nuclear talks, the US, Japan and South Korea say, as a North Korean official says Kim Jong-un is ready to lead.
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Samsung eyes $42bn expansion plan

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 5:54

South Korea's Samsung Group says it will invest 47.8tn won ($41.7bn; £27bn) this year to expand its various businesses.
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Samsung and LG get price-fix fine

Friday, January 13th 2012, 1:09

South Korea's antitrust regulator fines Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics for fixing the prices of some appliances.
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S Korean fund gets China go-ahead

Monday, January 9th 2012, 6:38
related countries: China China

South Korea's largest pension fund, the National Pension Service (NPS) gets approval from authorities to invest in Chinese securities.
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S Korea inflation exceeds targets

Friday, December 30th 2011, 3:28

South Korea's inflation rate stays above the central bank's target range in December, despite attempts to slow price growth.
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S Korea output sees domestic dip

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 1:59

South Korea's industrial output shrank in November as weaker domestic demand weighed on the construction and service sectors.
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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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