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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Samsung boss Lee Kun-hee wins US$4b in inheritance row

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Seoul Court urges brothers to kiss and make up after ruling the time to challenge claim has run out Samsung boss wins US$4b in inheritance row The chairman of Samsung Electronics has kept his fortune and control of the Samsung conglomerate after a South Korean court yesterday ruled against his older brother in an inheritance battle. The case was watched because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1141371/samsung-boss-lee-kun-hee-wins-us4b-inheritance-row
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul joins the global space club as it puts first satellite into orbit

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Seoul After repeated failures, South Korea finds success Seoul joins the global space club South Korea launched a satellite into space from its own soil for the first time ... unclear if South Korea intends to commercialise its launch vehicles once an indigenous carrier is developed. Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1139699/seoul-joins-global-space-club-it-puts-first-satellite-orbit
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... but declined to provide details or speculate on the cause. A man identified by Yonhap news agency and broadcaster YTN as the captain, 60-year-old Lee Joon-seok, said in brief comments broadcast ... received a text message from a student supposedly trapped in an air pocket in the boat. The report was later withdrawn by Reuters news agency, who said the parent had said he had not actually seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483623/rescue-underway-after-s-korean-ferry-carrying-447-sends-distress-signal
  4. News - World - SOUTH KOREA

    US Defence Secretary Hagel says no decision yet on extending US wartime command of South Koreans

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:52pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel late Saturday ruled out any quick decision on extending US wartime command over South Korea troops, a move authorities in Seoul are seeking. “I don’t think we’ll be in a position to make any final decision,” Hagel told reporters aboard the plane that was taking him to South Korea. In case of war with North Korea, the alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1320725/us-defence-secretary-hagel-says-no-decision-yet-extending-us-wartime
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Life on hold in South Korea, a nation paralysed by tragedy

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Political campaigns suspended, TV shows and concerts cancelled as stunned South Koreans wonder how such a ferry disaster could happen Life on hold in nation ... especially any involving music and dance. They have been replaced with special news coverage of the accident or documentaries. "This is no time for laughter or joy. We plan to mourn the victims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1487479/life-hold-south-korea-nation-paralysed-tragedy
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry defends slow evacuation

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jindo Decision to hold back on evacuation order was proper, says arrested officer; families of missing children give DNA to help identifications Captain of sunken ferry defends delay The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as relatives of some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489694/captain-sunken-south-korean-ferry-defends-slow-evacuation
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea blocks Ashley Madison website for promoting adultery

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul blocks website that 'aids and abets' adultery South Korea has blocked the Korean version of the global adultery site Ashley Madison, saying yesterday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity was a crime. The Korean site of the Canada-based company, which has a slogan of: "Life is short. Have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484600/south-korea-blocks-ashley-madison-website-promoting-adultery
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea orders air-con switch off as power crisis looms

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Dangjin III plant taken offline by mechanical issues South Korea ordered government offices to turn off their air-conditioning as two power plants stopped operations on Monday, a day after a minister warned of an imminent national energy crisis. The Dangjin III plant, with a capacity of 500,000 kilowatts, was taken offline by mechanical issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296092/south-korea-orders-air-con-switch-power-crisis-looms
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ferry crew sought assistance as vessel started to list badly before sinking

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:25pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Conversations between crew and Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Centre reveal ferry started to disappear beneath the waves in a matter of minutes The following transcript of radio communications between the badly listing passenger fe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486902/s-korean-ferry-crew-sought-assistance-vessel-started-list-badly-sinking
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    New rules regulate marriage-by-mail brokers, participants in South Korea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea cracks down on matches between 'ineligible people', such as grooms who don't earn enough and brides who fail language test New rules regulate marriage-by-mail South Korea has put new restrictions on mixed-ethnicity marriages, but critics say it would be better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474246/new-rules-regulate-marriage-mail-brokers-participants-south-korea

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