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    1. 7 hours ago

      State funding disrupts South Korea’s start-up scene

      Park Sung-suh showed good timing by creating his Android-based software company in 2008, just as Google’s mobile operating...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Seoul rejects rebuke over labour laws

      South Korea’s government has rejected claims that its labour law encourages abuse of migrant workers, highlighting the...

    1. October 16, 2014

      Koreans lose faith in homegrown chat apps

      In South Korea, one of the world’s most wired nations, fears over state cyber surveillance have sparked an exodus from a...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Bank of Korea cuts rates to 2% and lowers growth forecast

      South Korea’s central bank has cut the benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months, while warning that...

    3. October 12, 2014

      North and South Korea: best frenemies

      Choco pies are banned in North Korea to forestall ideological rot. The snacks became a currency of sorts after being offered...

    4. October 7, 2014

      North and South Korean ships exchange warning shots

      South and North Korean ships exchanged warning shots near a disputed maritime border on Tuesday, highlighting the countries’...

    5. September 18, 2014

      South Korea to ramp up spending 5.7%

      South Korea’s government on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase state spending by 5.7 per cent next year, as part of...

    6. August 14, 2014

      South Korea looks to revive growth with rate cut

      The Bank of Korea has cut the country’s interest rate for the first time in 15 months, bowing to government pressure to spur...

    7. August 8, 2014

      Conscript’s alleged murder prompts soul-searching in South Korea

      South Korea’s entire 640,000-strong military suspended normal duties on Friday for lectures on human rights, amid national...

    8. July 24, 2014

      S Korea reveals $40bn stimulus package as growth slows

      South Korea unveiled a $40bn stimulus package to boost the country’s flagging economy, as data on Thursday showed that...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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