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    1. May 13, 2015

      North Korea executes minister by anti-aircraft fire, says Seoul

      North Korea has executed its defence minister by anti-aircraft fire for crimes including falling asleep at a meeting in...

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      May 11, 2015

      Praying for Buddhas birthday

      A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming...

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    1. April 27, 2015

      Hyundai looks to placate investors with shareholder rights body

      Hyundai Motor has bowed to foreign investors’ requests for it to establish a board-level committee protecting outside...

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      April 24, 2015

      Sitting protester

      An elderly woman sits on the ground as she is blocked by a barricade of policemen while marching down the street during a...

    3. April 21, 2015

      South Korea PM offers to resign amid ‘war on corruption’

      South Korea’s prime minister has offered to resign after finding himself embroiled in the “war on corruption” he declared...

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      April 17, 2015

      Sewol face-off

      A relative of the victims of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during an...

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      April 15, 2015

      Donating to Buddha

      A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday...

    6. March 27, 2015

      South Korea to join China-led development bank

      South Korea is to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest US ally to defy Washington’s pleas for...

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      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    8. March 19, 2015

      Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

      The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend for the first time in three years, in...

    9. March 13, 2015

      Attack in S Korea prompts calls for vigilance

      Outside a Seoul police station on Friday, a few dozen elderly protesters gathered to voice their fury over the attack last...

    10. March 12, 2015

      Samsung to trade renminbi in S Korea

      Samsung Electronics has outlined plans to start trading renminbi in South Korea, giving a boost to the nascent local market...

    11. March 11, 2015

      ‘Nut rage’ flight attendant sues Korean Air

      A Korean Air flight attendant at the centre of an in-flight tantrum over a packet of nuts is suing the carrier and daughter...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Seoul rallies for Lippert

      A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a...

    13. March 6, 2015

      Uber hits brakes on S Korea ride-sharing service

      Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service in South Korea, bowing to pressure from authorities considering a ban on the...

    14. March 5, 2015

      US ambassador suffers knife attack in South Korea

      The US ambassador to Seoul was attacked on Thursday by a knife-wielding assailant apparently motivated by anger at US-South...

    15. March 4, 2015

      Samsung: Ring the changes

      Deep inside the soaring glass towers of Samsung Electronics’ Seoul headquarters, Nam Myoung-woo and his fellow sound...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2015

      Korea exercises

      South Korean army soldiers move during their military exercise near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas in Paju,...

    17. March 2, 2015

      US diplomat angers Seoul with comments on regional tension

      South Korean lawmakers have accused a top US diplomat of failing to understand their region’s history after she voiced...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      February 23, 2015

      Masked selfie

      A couple on bicycles in Seoul, South Korea, wear masks as the city is covered with thick haze caused by yellow dust. The...

    19. February 17, 2015

      China’s Anbang steps up buying spree with $1bn Tongyang deal

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that recently acquired New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, has continued...

    20. February 13, 2015

      Boris’s London tunnel vision raises questions on cost

      It has been done in Sydney and Seoul, Oslo and Madrid, and now Boris Johnson wants it done in London. But is the mayor’s...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Ice with a twist

      Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating...

    22. February 9, 2015

      S Korea ex-spy chief jailed for election smears

      The former head of South Korea’s spy service has been sentenced to three years in prison over a secret online drive by...

    23. February 3, 2015

      Watchdogs home in on financial technology

      When watchdogs from around the world convene in Seoul this month the disruptive impact of technology on financial regulation...

    24. February 2, 2015

      K-pop’s production line for Gangnam Style wannabes

      At a rented theatre on a Saturday night in Seoul, 20 self-conscious young talents stand awkwardly, some of them in tears, in...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2015

      Anti-terrorist preparations

      South Korean firefighters wearing protective gear take care of a mock victim during an exercise against a possible terrorist...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2015

      South Korean anti-terrorism exercise

      A South Korean police SWAT team members move into a building during an anti-terror drill in Seoul. ...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Skating along the river Han

      A skateboarder passes alongside the Han river at dusk in Seoul. South Korea‘s central bank slashed its 2015 economic growth...

    28. January 16, 2015

      Hyundai wins reprieve with court ruling on wages

      Hyundai Motor has avoided extra payments to staff that could have run to hundreds of millions of dollars, after a Seoul...

    29. January 14, 2015

      South Korean activist arrested over pro-North comments

      South Korean authorities have arrested a reunification activist for making favourable comments about North Korea, in the...

    30. January 8, 2015

      Samsung confirms drop in full-year profit

      Samsung Electronics confirmed its first full-year profit decline since 2011, but its shares ticked up after fourth-quarter...

    31. January 6, 2015

      KRX to make sweeping derivatives reforms

      The Korea Exchange is to launch a new venue for trading equity, interest rate and renminbi currency futures as part of...

    32. December 24, 2014

      Uber chief indicted in South Korea

      Uber has suffered another blow in its aggressive expansion drive in Asia, after its chief executive was indicted in South...

    33. December 22, 2014

      Hyundai poaches BMW engineer in quality drive

      Hyundai Motor has hired BMW engineer Albert Biermann to develop performance cars and improve its product quality, as part of...

    34. December 19, 2014

      North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation

      North Korean state media routinely boasts of the country’s military force, from its vast standing army to the “treasured...

    35. December 18, 2014

      Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

      Asia’s capital-raisers are finishing the year with a flourish. Just this week, Hong Kong priced the world’s biggest property...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      "Nut rage" inquest

      Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives...

    37. December 7, 2014

      N Korea denies being behind Sony attack

      The Pyongyang government’s state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio may have been the work of...

    38. November 21, 2014

      Singapore to regulate taxi hailing apps

      Singapore has become one of the first Asian cities to regulate taxi-hailing apps, such as Uber, after it unveiled new rules...

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