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    1. December 29, 2011

      Kim Jong-eun appears before Pyongyang crowds

      North Korea’s army fired artillery salutes while trains and ships blared their horns to conclude a two-day memorial service...

    2. April 28, 2010

      S Korean president calls for reform of prosecutors

      Lee Myung-bak, South Korea's president, is demanding an overhaul of the country's prosecutorial system, as a corruption...

    1. April 27, 2010

      S Korea leader calls for reform of prosecutors

      Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s president, is demanding an overhaul of the country’s prosecutorial system, as a widening...

    2. June 2, 2009

      North Korea raises missile test fears

      North Korea has told its merchant seamen not to venture into several sectors of the Yellow Sea for the next two months,...

    3. March 8, 2009

      Conservatism pays off for South Korea

      South Korea’s state-run pension fund made small gains on its Won236,000bn (£106bn, €120bn, $150bn) of assets last year as it...

    4. July 17, 2008

      Former Samsung chief guilty of tax evasion

      Lee Kun-hee, former Samsung chairman, was yesterday found guilty of evading Won45.6bn ($45m) in taxes but was allowed to...

    5. July 17, 2008

      Former Samsung chief guilty of tax evasion

      Lee Kun-hee, former Samsung chairman, was yesterday found guilty of evading Won45.6bn ($45m) in taxes but was allowed to...

    6. July 11, 2008

      Samsung prosecutor calls for jail term

      South Korea's special prosecutor yesterday demanded a seven-year prison sentence for Lee Kun-hee, the former chairman of...

    7. July 10, 2008

      Samsung prosecutor demands jail for Lee

      South Korea’s special prosecutor on Thursday demanded a seven-year prison sentence for Lee Kun-hee, the former chairman of...

    8. April 18, 2008

      Succession question faces Samsung with biggest test

      Samsung Group is facing one of its biggest challenges. Yesterday South Korea's largest conglomerate found itself confronted...

    9. April 18, 2008

      Samsung chairman charged over tax

      Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Group, was yesterday charged with tax evasion and breach of trust but cleared of a more...

    10. April 18, 2008

      Samsung chairman charged over tax

      Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Group, was yesterday charged with tax evasion and breach of trust but cleared of a more...

    11. April 17, 2008

      Samsung faces one of its biggest challenges

      Samsung Group is facing one of its biggest challenges. On Thursday, South Korea’s largest conglomerate found itself...

    12. April 17, 2008

      Samsung chairman indicted by prosecutor

      Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of Samsung Group, was on Thursday charged with tax evasion and breach of trust but was cleared of...

    13. April 3, 2008

      Samsung wife in fund questioning

      Hong Ra-hee, the wife of Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was yesterday summoned for questioning over allegations that she...

    14. March 6, 2008

      Seoul bribes allegations cast cloud over poll

      South Korea’s new president, Lee Myung-bak, is under growing pressure generated by a series of corruption scandals ahead of...

    15. February 29, 2008

      Samsung head's son quizzed in probe

      Lee Jae-yong, the son and heir apparent of the chairman of Samsung, was yesterday summoned for questioning over allegations...

    16. February 8, 2008

      S Korea scandal adds to pop art cachet

      A deepening probe into Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, has put Roy Lichtenstein, the late US pop artist, in...

    17. February 5, 2008

      Observer: Friends indeed

      These days Iran seems to be sorely in need of friends - even old buddies China and Russia have put their names to a new...

    18. January 15, 2008

      Samsung offices raided in bribery inquiry

      Special investigators yesterday raided the offices of Lee Kun-hee, chairman ofSamsung, and the homes of some executives as...

    19. January 14, 2008

      Samsung headquarters raided in bribery probe

      Special investigators raided the headquarters building of Samsung on Tuesday as part of a bribery investigation. The move...

    20. November 30, 2007

      Prosecutors raid Samsung unit’s offices

      South Korean state prosecutors on Friday stepped up their investigation into allegations of corruption at Samsung Group with...

    21. November 28, 2007

      Samsung's ripples start to spread

      This week was supposed to be one of celebration for Samsung, as the South Korean group marks 20 years under the leadership...

    22. November 28, 2007

      Samsung's ripples start to spread

      This week was supposed to be one of celebration for Samsung, as the South Korean group marks 20 years under the leadership...

    23. November 27, 2007

      Samsung’s ripples start to spread

      This week was supposed to be one of celebration for Samsung, as the South Korean group marks 20 years under the leadership...

    24. November 27, 2007

      S Korean banks aim to set off a ‘big bang’

      Ten years ago this month, South Korea’s banking sector was in turmoil as overstretched companies defaulted on their loans,...

    25. November 27, 2007

      Samsung insider adds detail to bribery claims

      A former lawyer at Samsung Group, whose allegations of bribery prompted fresh investigations into South Korea's largest...

    26. November 27, 2007

      S Korean banks seek to spark a big bang

      Ten years ago this month, South Korea's banking sector was in turmoil as overstretched companies defaulted on their loans,...

    27. November 27, 2007

      S Korean banks aim to set off a 'big bang'

      Ten years ago this month, South Korea's banking sector was in turmoil as overstretched companies defaulted on their loans,...

    28. November 26, 2007

      Seoul watchdog to rule soon over Lone Star's control of KEB

      South Korea's financial regulator is set to decide within the next month whether Lone Star, the US private equity fund, is...

    29. November 21, 2007

      Regulator to probe Samsung slush fund allegations

      South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service said yesterday that it would launch a probe into allegations that Woori Bank...

    30. November 20, 2007

      Regulator to probe Samsung slush fund claims

      South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service said on Tuesday that it would investigate claims that Woori Bank opened illegal...

    31. November 13, 2007

      Politicians call for Samsung special probe

      Three political parties, which together represent a majority of South Korea’s parliament, plan to submit legislation on...

    32. November 10, 2007

      Spectre of corruption returns to haunt S Korea

      Throughout the 40-odd years of South Korea's industrialisation, the fastest way to get ahead in politics or business has...

    33. November 5, 2007

      Samsung accused of using slush funds

      Samsung ’s legal affairs team on Monday urged prosecutors to investigate allegations that South Korea’s biggest conglomerate...

    34. October 23, 2007

      S Korea pledges financial shake-up

      South Korea’s financial regulator has pledged to reduce on-site inspections of financial companies and allow banks to trade...

    35. September 12, 2007

      Kookmin looking to take on HSBC in KEB fight

      HSBC’s bid to buy Korea Exchange Bank, already under regulatory pressure, could face a challenge from Kookmin Bank, South...

    36. September 10, 2007

      KEB deal faces fresh hurdle

      South Korea’s financial regulator is investigating Lone Star’s legitimacy to be the major shareholder of Korea Exchange...

    37. April 13, 2007

      North Korea replaces prime minister

      The North Korean premier, Pak Pong-ju, has been replaced by another technocrat, the country’s official news agency reported...

    38. October 11, 2006

      N Korea warns against US pressure

      Whether North Korea holds a second nuclear test or not will depend on US policy toward the country, a senior official in...

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