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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea dismantles 'Christmas tree' tower at centre of row with North

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang. North Korea has repeatedly demanded the destruction ... was scrapped in 2010 after the sinking of a South Korean warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean submarine. In 2011 the tower was not illuminated in the wake of North Korean leader Kim ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean activists to launch critical leaflets across border

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse South Korean activists vowed yesterday to push ahead with a political leaflet launch over the border with North Korea, despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang, appeals for restraint from Seoul and the angry opposition of local residents. The activists plan to release balloons carrying around 40,000 leaflets criticising the North's government across ...

  3. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's Yeouido financial hub sees office vacancies rise to record

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:23am by Bloomberg

    ... market outside Japan in the past 12 months, beating Hong Kong and Singapore by more than US$6.9 billion with US$14.5 billion of sales, Real Capital Analytics data showed. "We're ... vacancy rate in general," said JoAnn Hong, a Seoul-based director at Savills. "But Yeouido seems to be getting hit harder because it's a financially focused area and was already ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Body found in sunken Sewol, six months after ferry sank off South Korea coast

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 06:11pm

    ... and abandonment of passengers for the massive loss of life. Prosecutors asked for up to 30 years of prison terms for eleven other crew members. A local district court is to issue verdicts on the 15 crew ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Koreans vow to send more propaganda leaflets over border by balloon

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:36pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Activists in South Korea insist they will continue to launch balloons carrying anti-regime propaganda into the North, despite an exchange of gunfire after a previous event South Korean activists vowed on Thursday to launch more balloons next week carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border into North Korea, days after their campaign triggered ...

  6. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    Low interest rates prompt switch from deposit-based rentals in South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... for the economy. Kwon Young-sun, an economist at Nomura in Hong Kong and a former official with the Korean central bank, estimated that renters had borrowed 64 trillion won (HK$467 billion) to fund jeonse ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    16 killed in collapse at South Korean concert by girl band 4Minute

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 07:25pm by AGENCIES

    ... were women in their 20s and 30s, they said. Seongnam city spokesman Kim Nam-jun said it was believed that the grate collapsed under the weight of the people. Prime Minister Chung Hong ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean coastguard shoots dead Chinese skipper of fishing boat

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... and strongly dissatisfied with this violent law enforcement activity," ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. "We urge South Korea to immediately investigate this case, bring those accountable to justice, and inform China of the result of the investigation in a timely fashion," Hong said. The South Korean foreign ministry sent its condolences to the dead man's relatives ...

  9. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea president's housing revival spurs plan for record bonds

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... household debt levels helped the country avoid the surge in home prices seen in Hong Kong and Singapore in the past five years. South Korea's outstanding bank loans to households rose by five ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... tainted by a series of scandals, most recently the forging of documents to build a false spying case against a former Seoul city official who had escaped to South Korea from the North in 2004. ... the Seoul District Court decided he had ordered agents to post politically sensitive comments, it ruled there was not enough evidence to prove he directly sought to influence the outcome ...




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