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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

N Korea 'presses South over pay'

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 9:42

North Korea demands a huge pay increase for its workers at a South Korean-funded industrial park on the border, officials say.
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N Korea 'names Kim's successor'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 6:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Media reports from South Korea say North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has chosen his youngest son to succeed him.
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In pictures

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 11:51

The secret state - as viewed from South Korea
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In pictures

Friday, May 29th 2009, 15:13

Crowds mourn South Korea's former president
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Chinese ships 'quit Korea waters'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 12:53
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

Chinese shipping is said to be leaving North Korean waters after the North's threats of military action against South Korea.
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N Korea threatens military action

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 8:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it is abandoning the truce that ended the Korean war, as tensions rise over its recent nuclear test.
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North Korea conducts nuclear test

Monday, May 25th 2009, 9:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea stages what it calls a "successful" nuclear test, triggering widespread international condemnation.
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S Korea stunned by Roh's suicide

Monday, May 25th 2009, 3:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea is in deep shock at the apparent suicide of former President Roh Moo-hyun, who was beset by bribery claims.
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South Korea grants 'right to die'

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 7:48

South Korea's Supreme Court upholds a landmark ruling giving an elderly brain-dead woman the right to die.
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'Ghost' airports

Monday, May 18th 2009, 23:08

South Korea's international hubs fail to take off
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Seoul 'rescues' N Korean vessel

Monday, May 4th 2009, 11:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Somalia Somalia
related places: Seoul

A South Korean warship foils a pirate attack on a North Korean cargo ship off Somalia, officials in Seoul say.
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S Korea ex-leader in bribe probe

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 8:50

South Korea's former president is being questioned by prosecutors over his alleged involvement in a corruption scandal.
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S Korea avoids entering recession

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:40

South Korea narrowly avoids entering recession after its economy grew 0.1% between January and March.
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Rare Koreas talks last 22 minutes

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 13:21

The first talks between North and South Korea for more than a year last just 22 minutes, amid tensions between the two sides.
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North Korea accuses the South of poisoning its football players

Monday, April 6th 2009, 8:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea accuses South Korea of poisoning its football players before last week's World Cup qualifier match.
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N Korea warned over rocket launch

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 11:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US President Obama and South Korea's Lee Myung-bak agree a "stern, united response" to any North Korea rocket launch.
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S Korea worries over North's plan

Monday, March 30th 2009, 4:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says North Korea's planned satellite launch has worrying implications but should not be tackled militarily.
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S Korea-EU talks yield trade deal

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 5:05

South Korea says it has reached a provisional free trade deal with the European Union after two years of talks.
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Madagascar leader axes land deal

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 15:49
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar's new leader axes a controversial deal for a South Korea firm to lease a vast tract of land to grow food crops.
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N Korea warning over 'satellite'

Monday, March 9th 2009, 8:52
related countries: United States United States

The US and South Korea hold major military exercises amid a war warning from the North over a planned "satellite" launch.
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Seoul, Canberra sign defence pact

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 10:00
related countries: Australia Australia

The leaders of South Korea and Australia sign a defence cooperation pact and announce the start of free trade talks.
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North Korea holds rare UN talks

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 11:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea and the US-led United Nations Command in South Korea hold their first talks in almost seven years.
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N Korea 'deploying more missiles'

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 11:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korea recently deployed new medium-range missiles, bolstered its navy and increased its special forces, Seoul says.
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Thousands mourn S Korean cardinal

Friday, February 20th 2009, 10:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Mourners in South Korea attend the funeral of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, a major figure in promoting democracy.
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Clinton urges N Korean dialogue

Friday, February 20th 2009, 4:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US secretary of state warns North Korea that relations will not improve until it talks to the South and ends its nuclear ambitions.
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US concern over 'unclear' N Korea

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 16:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Hillary Clinton voices concern over North Korea's "unclear" leadership situation, as she arrives in South Korea for talks.
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US Indonesia warmth for Clinton

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 7:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets the Indonesian president, before heading for talks in South Korea.
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Daewoo warns on Madagascar plans

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 13:07
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

South Korea's Daewoo says it may delay its giant corn-planting plan in Madagascar following recent violence.
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North Korea tears up agreements

Friday, January 30th 2009, 16:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it is scrapping all military and political deals with the South over its "hostile intent", as ties worsen.
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Samsung loss adds economic gloom

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 7:20

South Korea's Samsung posts its first ever quarterly loss, helping to send Asian markets downwards.
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