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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 growth at nine-month high

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 3:37

South Korea's economy grows at a better-than-expected pace in the first three months of the year buoyed by rising exports.
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Anzac Day marked at services

Monday, April 25th 2011, 8:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand remember their war dead on Anzac Day, with the leaders of both countries attending ceremonies abroad.
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China, Japan, S Korea seek pact

Monday, April 25th 2011, 2:00
related countries: China China

Trade ministers of China, Japan and South Korea agree to step up efforts towards forming a trilateral free trade agreement.
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S Korea raises inflation forecast

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 4:16

South Korea raises its inflation forecast for the current year, a global food and oil prices remain volatile.
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US citizen 'detained in N Korea'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 4:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US calls for the release of a US citizen it says is being held in North Korea, days before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to visit South Korea.
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S Korea contemplates oil tax cut

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:51

South Korea may cut oil taxes if crude prices continue to rise further, the government has said.
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S Korea inflation soars in March

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:52

Consumer prices in South Korea rose in March, speeding up inflation to a 29-month high.
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South Korea envoys in sex scandal

Friday, March 25th 2011, 10:22
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

South Korea is to discipline 10 current and ex-diplomats at its consulate in Shanghai, in connection with a sex scandal involving a Chinese woman.
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Unemployment rises in South Korea

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 6:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean unemployment rate rises to 4% in February, its highest level in a year, despite a spike in manufacturing jobs.
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N Korea agrees repatriation deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea agrees to accept the repatriation of 27 out of 31 of its citizens who drifted into South Korea last month, after four ask to stay.
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S Korea 'sex for secrets' scandal

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:39
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

South Korea is investigating an alleged scandal involving sex and visas at its consulate in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
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US in South Korea trade deal push

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 6:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US government is pushing Congress to ratify a free trade agreement with South Korea, amid opposition from Republicans.
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N Korea offers talks on refugees

Monday, March 7th 2011, 9:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea calls for a meeting with South Korea to try to resolve a row over 31 North Koreans whose boat crossed the maritime border in thick fog last month.
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South Korea hit by cyber attacks

Friday, March 4th 2011, 10:40

Up to 40 high-profile websites in South Korea have been hit by a denial-of-service attack.
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Korea inflation jumps in February

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 2:17

Consumer prices in South Korea rose more-than-expected in February, speeding up inflation to a 27-month high.
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S Korea offers talks amid drills

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 7:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

South Korea's president says the South is ready for talks with the North, amid heightened tensions as the South and US hold large-scale military drills.
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N Korea issues threat over drill

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 10:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea threatens "all-out war" in response to military exercises by South Korean and US troops starting on Monday, which it says are a pretext for invasion.
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Korea fines Deutsche Bank 1bn won

Friday, February 25th 2011, 5:03

Deutsche Bank gets 1bn won ($887,000) fine after South Korea's regulators say its staff manipulated the stock market.
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Deutsche Bank in Korea market fix

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 6:31

Deutsche Bank gets trading ban after employees manipulated South Korea's stock market, financial regulators say.
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Seoul probes 'spy break-in' claim

Monday, February 21st 2011, 11:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

South Korea says it will investigate claims its spies broke into an Indonesian official's hotel room to access information on a possible arms deal.
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EU-South Korea trade deal passed

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:40

The European Parliament ratifies a free-trade pact between the EU and South Korea - clearing the way for the deal to come into effect from July.
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VIDEO: Record snowfall hits South Korea

Monday, February 14th 2011, 16:54

The heaviest snowfall in more than a century on South Korea's east coast is causing widespread chaos.
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S Korea holds rates in price war

Friday, February 11th 2011, 4:20

South Korea leaves its main interest rate unchanged at 2.75%, bucking a trend of rises in Asia as policymakers try to slow inflation
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Korea military talks 'break down'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Military talks aimed at easing tensions between North and South Korea have broken down, officials in Seoul say.
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First Korean talks since shelling

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 4:21

Officials from North and South Korea are holding their first meeting since the North shelled a Southern island last November, killing four people.
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S Korea intercepts N Korean boat

Monday, February 7th 2011, 13:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea intercepts a North Korean fishing boat carrying 31 workers, a few kilometres south of the disputed sea border.
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Koreas agree date for joint talks

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 8:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North and South Korea agree to hold preliminary military talks on 8 February, in an attempt to defuse tensions on the peninsula.
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Park quits international football

Monday, January 31st 2011, 10:23

Manchester United and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires from international football.
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Somali 'pirates' flown to Seoul

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Somalia Somalia
related places: Seoul

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea are flown to Seoul to face possible criminal charges.
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Kim Jong-il 'opposed succession'

Friday, January 28th 2011, 10:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's Kim Jong-il was against a third-generation succession but named his youngest son next leader to ensure stability, his eldest son says.
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South Korea battles freak cold spell

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 1:22

South Korea is so concerned about power blackouts during a freak spell of cold weather that the government has told some businesses to start limiting their heating.
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