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  1. July 22, 2014

    S Korea police identify decayed body as fugitive ferry owner

    The body of a fugitive businessman sought over April’s tragic ferry sinking was found last month in southern South Korea,...

  2. July 6, 2014

    Drugmakers warn on South Korea pricing policy

    International pharmaceutical companies have warned Seoul that they are holding back new medicines from the country’s market,...

  1. July 3, 2014

    China and South Korea poised for bilateral trade deal

    Chinese and South Korean leaders have pledged to sign a bilateral trade agreement by the end of this year and introduce...

  2. June 24, 2014

    South Korea’s prime ministerial candidate withdraws

    South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye will have to find a fifth nominee for prime minister in just 17 months, after her...

  3. June 22, 2014

    Feedback: South Korea’s elites

    Simon Mundy’s article, ‘South Korea’s millionaire tutors’, looked at the country’s unease about the vast sums of money...

  4. June 13, 2014

    Under fire Park culls S Korean cabinet

    South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has replaced almost half of her cabinet ministers in an effort to restore public...

  5. June 10, 2014

    Trial of South Korean ferry crew opens amid angry scenes

    Most of the surviving crew members of South Korea’s Sewol ferry went on trial on Tuesday in proceedings that will provide a...

  6. June 5, 2014

    Election backlash over South Korea ferry disaster

    South Korea’s ruling New Frontier party defied bearish forecasts to gain seats in local elections, but its narrow defeat...

  7. June 3, 2014

    Ferry disaster casts shadow over South Korea elections

    South Koreans go to the polls on Wednesday in regional elections that have been anxiously awaited by the ruling New Frontier...

  8. May 19, 2014

    South Korea president vows to disband coastguard

    South Korea’s president has vowed to disband the country’s coastguard, as part of a sweeping set of reforms in response to...

  9. May 15, 2014

    South Korea ferry captain charged with homicide

    Prosecutors in South Korea have charged the captain and three senior crew members of a ferry that sank in April with...

  10. April 27, 2014

    South Korea PM quits over ferry disaster

    Chung Hong-won, South Korean prime minister, has tendered his resignation, after becoming a lightning rod for criticism of...

  11. April 20, 2014

    South Korea ferry death toll reaches 58

    Vigil for ferry victims as search continues After more than three days of frantic searching for hundreds of people still...

  12. April 18, 2014

    S Korea arrests ferry captain

    Vigil for ferry victims as search continues The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized leaving at least 300 people...

  13. April 2, 2014

    Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

    Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has...

  14. March 31, 2014

    Tensions rise as Koreas exchange military fire

    North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Monday in the most serious escalation in tensions on the Korean peninsula...

  15. March 30, 2014

    Tokyo and Seoul must stop sniping

    Last week, Shinzo Abe and Park Geun-hye, leaders of Japan and South Korea respectively, met in a trilateral meeting arranged...

  16. February 27, 2014

    North Korea fires missiles into sea off east coast

    North Korea on Thursday fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, Seoul said, in an apparent response...

  17. February 25, 2014

    Korean reunions spark questions over fate of abductees

    Park Yang-su set to sea as a fisherman aged just 16 to support his family – little suspecting that he would be separated...

  18. February 20, 2014

    Korea family reunions raise hopes of thawing relations

    More than 300 members of families divided by the inter-Korean border were reunited on Thursday, in a rare meeting that has...

  19. February 18, 2014

    US leaves South Korea in limbo over contested Dokdo Islands

    When John Kerry was asked in Seoul last week whether the contested Dokdo Islands were covered by the US-South Korea mutual...

  20. February 17, 2014

    South Korean politician jailed for 12 years for rebellion plot

    A South Korean court has sentenced a leftwing lawmaker to 12 years in prison for plotting an insurrection in support of...

  21. February 13, 2014

    Kerry takes a long and winding road to Asia

    You might be forgiven for thinking when John Kerry became US secretary of state a year ago that the top item in his inbox...

  22. February 6, 2014

    Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

    US President Barack Obama has been drawn into the tense relations between Japan and South Korea, America’s two closest...

  23. February 5, 2014

    North and South Korea agree cross-border family reunions

    Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to hold reunions later in February of family members separated since the Korean war, amid a...

  24. February 4, 2014

    S Korea-Japan sea dispute poised to hit Virginia classrooms

    School textbooks have long been a symbolic bone of contention between Seoul and Tokyo, as they argue over how history should...

  25. February 3, 2014

    S Korea lawyers seek 20-year jail term for treason case politician

    As soon as the first shots rang out across the inter-Korean border, prosecutors say, Lee Seok-ki would have set in motion a...

  26. January 23, 2014

    South Korea records fastest economic growth in 3 years

    In the southern port city of Busan in South Korea, so many families are sprucing up their homes that local interior...

  27. January 14, 2014

    South Korea cuts target for nuclear power

    Seoul has drastically reduced its long-term target for nuclear power generation, adding to the pressure on the South Korean...

  28. January 5, 2014

    S Korea’s nearly man seeks political breakthrough

    Had things worked out differently for Ahn Cheol-soo, the software tycoon would now be rounding off his first year as South...

  29. December 26, 2013

    Japanese PM provokes anger with Yasukuni war shrine visit

    Shinzo Abe has provoked anger in China and South Korea by visiting Tokyo’s Yasukuni war shrine, breaking an informal...

  30. December 17, 2013

    China accuses US of ‘harassing’ naval vessels

    A Chinese newspaper has accused a US navy ship of “harassing” a group of Chinese naval vessels in connection with a maritime...

  31. December 12, 2013

    Seoul allows airlines to comply with China air zone

    South Korean airlines are to comply with China’s controversial new air defence zone after Seoul reversed its policy and...

  32. December 8, 2013

    S Korea expands air defence zone amid rising tensions

    South Korea has expanded its air defence zone, crossing into Japan’s own zone for the first time and creating more overlap...

  33. November 29, 2013

    US urges airlines to comply with China air rules

    The Obama administration has urged US commercial aircraft to comply with China’s new controversial air defence zone, in a...

  34. November 29, 2013

    Q&A: What is an air defence identification zone?

    China shocked its neighbours and countries further afield when it announced the creation of an air defence identification...

  35. November 21, 2013

    Tougher South Korea customs checks strain US trade deal

    South Korean customs authorities are ramping up scrutiny of US imports in a move that may see fewer American manufacturers...

  36. November 18, 2013

    South Korean companies: Needed on the home front

    Flanked by rolling woodland and close to the peak of Mount Jiri, Namwon is one of South Korea’s most scenic towns. But its...

  37. November 15, 2013

    Posco chief quits amid rumours of government pressure

    The chief executive of Posco, the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by sales, has resigned following weeks of media...

  38. November 13, 2013

    South Korea to back North Korean port project

    Seoul has agreed to support investment by South Korean companies in a Russian-led economic project in North Korea – a move...

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