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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean police hunt for fugitive tycoon already found dead is ridiculed

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Hunt for tycoon already found dead is ridiculed South Korea's police force was pilloried as incompetent yesterday after its announcement on Tuesday that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt. Most major newspapers carried articles and editorials that ridiculed the police for expending ...

  2. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... banks' mortgage restrictions this month as Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan, appointed last month, seeks to revive a property market in Asia's fourth-largest economy, boost growth ... at the expense of more household debt, Kim said. Prices for properties sold at auction are rising. The average auction price was about 87 per cent of what the property was valued at last month, ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Police confirm body in orchard is that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire sought over the deaths of 300 in the April capsize Disaster ferry tycoon found dead A badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in an orchard last month was that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's South ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... stepping down. "I hold myself responsible for the election loss and I am resigning", said Ahn, a former software tycoon who had enlivened the December 2012 presidential election ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Two more suspected suicides by South Korean soldiers in troubled unit near DMZ

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... special monitoring due to concerns over their mental stability, he said. One of them was deemed unfit to serve last year but continued at the request of his mother. The soldier had attempted suicide last October, Yonhap News Agency said. Investigations are under way into whether the two corporals were bullied. Five soldiers in the same division were arrested last month on manslaughter ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Defence minister orders inquiry over death of bullied South Korean soldier

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... of asphyxiation. The case came on the back of two suicides by privates last month, and a June shooting spree in which a sergeant killed five soldiers who taunted him. Investigators found Yoon had been ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea scraps cash limit for its nationals visiting the North

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 02:14pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... hundreds are reunited at a time. According to government statistics, 76,403 South Koreans visited the North last year, down from 120,360 in 2012 after the North decided to temporarily shut down ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean driver of Sewol owner gives himself up to prosecutors

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:05pm by Reuters

    ... Police only identified the badly decomposed body as that of Yoo last week, although an autopsy and other extensive testing failed to indicate how he died or came to be in the orchard, forensic experts have said. The driver was the last among a group of people close to Yoo who had been wanted for allegedly helping him elude South Korea's biggest manhunt. ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... history and the ownership of various islets. Abe has not held summit talks with Park since she took office in February last year. Abe became prime minister for the second time in December 2012. ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Shrinking lake, sinkholes threaten 123-storey tower being built in Seoul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... This month and last, residents in parts of Songpa district surrounding the development reported holes in at least two roads. One about 500 metres from the building site was half a metre wide and 20cm ...




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