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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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S Korea in $5.2bn stimulus boost

Monday, September 10th 2012, 6:28

South Korea unveiled a fresh stimulus package, in a bid to boost domestic demand as a slowdown in exports continues to hurt its economy.
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VIDEO: South Korea's hunger for whaling

Friday, September 7th 2012, 8:44

A major four-yearly conservation conference is taking place in South Korea this month, with a fresh focus on the country's commitment to the whaling ban.
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S Korea in islands military drill

Friday, September 7th 2012, 4:32
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea's coast guard leads military exercises near islands also claimed by Japan, amid ongoing tension over the territorial row.
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Wake for 'Moonies' founder begins

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 5:09

Mourners gather at the headquarters of the Unification Church in South Korea as the 10-day wake for leader Sun Myung Moon begins.
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S Korea growth misses estimates

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 1:12

South Korea's economy grows at a slower pace than expected, hurt by fall in capital investment and a slowdown in exports, figures show.
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VIDEO: 'Moonie' Church mourns founder

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:31

Members of the South Korea-based Unification Church are in mourning following the death of their founder, self-proclaimed messiah Sun Myung Moon.
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'Moonie' Church mourns founder

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 14:11

Members of the South Korea-based Unification Church around the world mourn its founder, Sun Myung Moon, who has died at the age of 92.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Bolaven hits Korean peninsula

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:52
related countries: China China

Typhoon Bolaven has left at least nine people dead and several others missing on the Korean peninsula.
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China fishermen killed in typhoon

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:27
related countries: China China

At least five Chinese fishermen are killed and 10 others are missing after their boats capsize as Typhoon Bolaven hit South Korea, officials say.
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Payout for killed Korea activists

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The Supreme Court in South Korea orders the government to compensate the families of a group of suspected North Korean sympathisers killed during the Korean War.
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Okinawa typhoon heads to S Korea

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon heads towards South Korea after lashing the Japanese island of Okinawa, causing power cuts and paralysing transport.
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South Koreans have bans reduced

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Korea's Olympic badminton coach Sung Han-kook has a lifetime suspension cut following controversy at London 2012.
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Tech for glasses-free 3D cinemas

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:19

Technology that could lead to the creation of glasses-free 3D cinemas has been developed by in South Korea.
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