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Sewol ferry disaster: owner’s heirs must pay South Korean government US$146m

The Sewol ferry sank in 2014, killing 304 people, in one of South Korea’s worst maritime disasters.

17 Jan 2020 - 8:57PM

The Sewol ferry sank in 2014, killing 304 people, in one of South Korea’s worst maritime disasters.

Sewol ferry disaster: owner’s heirs must pay South Korean government US$146m
What does human flesh taste like? Canadian English teacher faces child abuse charges for showing BBC video in South Korea

Shocked children as young as six who saw the footage of the BBC Earth Lab programme are being treated for post-traumatic stress, say South Korea police.

13 Jan 2020 - 5:50PM

Shocked children as young as six who saw the footage of the BBC Earth Lab programme are being treated for post-traumatic stress, say South Korea police.

What does human flesh taste like? Canadian English teacher faces child abuse charges for showing BBC video in South Korea
Ancient Korean school that taught Chinese classics sees tourism boom after becoming Unesco heritage site

The Sosu Seowon, built in 1543, was attended by aspiring civil servants and taught the works of Chinese sages, including Confucius and Mencius.

2 Jan 2020 - 11:32PM

The Sosu Seowon, built in 1543, was attended by aspiring civil servants and taught the works of Chinese sages, including Confucius and Mencius.

Ancient Korean school that taught Chinese classics sees tourism boom after becoming Unesco heritage site
Donald Trump keeps faith in Kim Jong-un despite North Korea’s threat of ‘shocking action’

Experts say the North will continue to build up its nuclear arsenal but will not test-launch ICBMs at risk of angering China and Russia.

2 Jan 2020 - 10:37AM

Experts say the North will continue to build up its nuclear arsenal but will not test-launch ICBMs at risk of angering China and Russia.

Donald Trump keeps faith in Kim Jong-un despite North Korea’s threat of ‘shocking action’
Vase smashed, mum hurt: Korean Air boss Cho Won-tae, brother of ‘nut rage’ heiress, flies into rage at family party

Cho Won-tae, the chairman of Korean Air, visited his mother for a festive celebration, only for things to get ugly during a discussion of the family business.

2 Jan 2020 - 4:27PM

Cho Won-tae, the chairman of Korean Air, visited his mother for a festive celebration, only for things to get ugly during a discussion of the family business.

Vase smashed, mum hurt: Korean Air boss Cho Won-tae, brother of ‘nut rage’ heiress, flies into rage at family party
As Seoul loses faith in Trump’s approach on North Korea, China is poised to step in

With Kim Jong-un threatening a ‘Christmas surprise’, many in South Korea wonder whether arms sales and Trump’s impeachment have derailed denuclearisation efforts.

22 Dec 2019 - 9:49PM

With Kim Jong-un threatening a ‘Christmas surprise’, many in South Korea wonder whether arms sales and Trump’s impeachment have derailed denuclearisation efforts.

As Seoul loses faith in Trump’s approach on North Korea, China is poised to step in
North Korea conducts ‘very important test’ at launch site in message to Trump

Test at Sohae satellite launch site came after US President Donald Trump said that he was not expecting North Korea to take hostile actions or ‘interfere’ in his 2020 re-election bid.

9 Dec 2019 - 5:12AM

Test at Sohae satellite launch site came after US President Donald Trump said that he was not expecting North Korea to take hostile actions or ‘interfere’ in his 2020 re-election bid.

North Korea conducts ‘very important test’ at launch site in message to Trump
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says unilateralism, bullying ‘biggest threat’ to global stability

Chinese foreign minister also calls for stronger ties with ‘close neighbour, friend and partner’ South Korea during meeting with counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:21PM

Chinese foreign minister also calls for stronger ties with ‘close neighbour, friend and partner’ South Korea during meeting with counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul.

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says unilateralism, bullying ‘biggest threat’ to global stability
South Korea, Asean pledge to boost trade as ‘indispensable friends’ in face of protectionism

Summit wraps up with promise to double down on building ties as Korea feels the pinch from the US-China tariff war and disputes with Japan.

27 Nov 2019 - 3:22PM

Summit wraps up with promise to double down on building ties as Korea feels the pinch from the US-China tariff war and disputes with Japan.

South Korea, Asean pledge to boost trade as ‘indispensable friends’ in face of protectionism
Chinese students in South Korea investigated for vandalism of pro-Hong Kong posters

South Korean students from five universities allege the Chinese students damaged displays supporting Hong Kong’s protests, now in their sixth month.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:53AM

South Korean students from five universities allege the Chinese students damaged displays supporting Hong Kong’s protests, now in their sixth month.

Chinese students in South Korea investigated for vandalism of pro-Hong Kong posters
Seoul extends intelligence-sharing pact GSOMIA with Tokyo, to Washington’s relief

The move comes after the US pressed its two allies to maintain the pact, which would have expired amid a sharp deterioration in ties between Japan and South Korea.

23 Nov 2019 - 2:10AM

The move comes after the US pressed its two allies to maintain the pact, which would have expired amid a sharp deterioration in ties between Japan and South Korea.

Seoul extends intelligence-sharing pact GSOMIA with Tokyo, to Washington’s relief
Seoul is desperate to restart Mount Kumgang tours. Will the US listen?

South Korea says the resumption of visits to the North Korean resort will boost diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, but the US worries tourism dollars are being used to pay for nuclear weapons.

20 Nov 2019 - 10:13AM

South Korea says the resumption of visits to the North Korean resort will boost diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, but the US worries tourism dollars are being used to pay for nuclear weapons.

Seoul is desperate to restart Mount Kumgang tours. Will the US listen?
Dog medicine goes viral in South Korea over claims it cures human cancer

Doctors in South Korea are exasperated, but one US researcher is not ruling out the anti-parasitic’s potential on humans

16 Nov 2019 - 10:50PM

Doctors in South Korea are exasperated, but one US researcher is not ruling out the anti-parasitic’s potential on humans

Dog medicine goes viral in South Korea over claims it cures human cancer
US defence chief heads to Seoul to save security alliance to counter North Korea and China

Mark Esper will attempt to convince South Korea to stick with the intelligence-sharing pact known as GSOMIA despite rift with Japan.

14 Nov 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark Esper will attempt to convince South Korea to stick with the intelligence-sharing pact known as GSOMIA despite rift with Japan.

US defence chief heads to Seoul to save security alliance to counter North Korea and China
As US troops leave Seoul, a peek inside Korea’s Yongsan military base

The Yongsan military base was manned first by the Chinese then the Japanese and finally the Americans. It has long been a source of embarrassment to Koreans.

11 Nov 2019 - 1:21PM

The Yongsan military base was manned first by the Chinese then the Japanese and finally the Americans. It has long been a source of embarrassment to Koreans.

As US troops leave Seoul, a peek inside Korea’s Yongsan military base
Seoul deports two men to North Korea for murdering 16 fishermen

The two men in their 20s were sent back to the North through the truce village of Panmunjom on the border.

8 Nov 2019 - 12:08AM

The two men in their 20s were sent back to the North through the truce village of Panmunjom on the border.

Seoul deports two men to North Korea for murdering 16 fishermen
Four students who broke into US ambassador Harry Harris’ home to stand trial in Seoul

A South Korean court has issued arrest warrants to prevent the four from fleeing the country.

22 Oct 2019 - 8:34AM

A South Korean court has issued arrest warrants to prevent the four from fleeing the country.

Four students who broke into US ambassador Harry Harris’ home to stand trial in Seoul
K-beauty history: How a princess’ tomb shed light on 18th century cosmetic culture in Korea

The rare discovery of a princess’ tomb has given a glimpse into how the Joseon Dynasty used diverse make-up products – but some of these contained lead and mercury and were toxic, researchers found.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:26PM

The rare discovery of a princess’ tomb has given a glimpse into how the Joseon Dynasty used diverse make-up products – but some of these contained lead and mercury and were toxic, researchers found.

K-beauty history: How a princess’ tomb shed light on 18th century cosmetic culture in Korea
South Koreans rush to eat pork as swine fever cuts supply and threatens entire industry

On Wednesday, tests confirmed the country’s sixth case on a farm in Ganghwa, near the border with North Korea. Hundreds of officials have been deployed to inspect disinfection efforts.

26 Sep 2019 - 3:30PM

On Wednesday, tests confirmed the country’s sixth case on a farm in Ganghwa, near the border with North Korea. Hundreds of officials have been deployed to inspect disinfection efforts.

South Koreans rush to eat pork as swine fever cuts supply and threatens entire industry
Kim Jong-un vows to strengthen Pyongyang-Beijing ties, amid efforts to restart US talks

The North Korean leader says he will make every effort to strengthen ties with China, as the North also seeks to resume stalled denuclearisation talks with the US.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

The North Korean leader says he will make every effort to strengthen ties with China, as the North also seeks to resume stalled denuclearisation talks with the US.

Kim Jong-un vows to strengthen Pyongyang-Beijing ties, amid efforts to restart US talks
Police identify suspect in South Korea’s infamous cold case ‘Hwaseong murders’

Between 1986 and 1991, 10 women were raped and killed in Hwaseong County but despite a vast investigation, the culprit was never found.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:21PM

Between 1986 and 1991, 10 women were raped and killed in Hwaseong County but despite a vast investigation, the culprit was never found.

Police identify suspect in South Korea’s infamous cold case ‘Hwaseong murders’
Japan’s ‘economic sanctions’ against South Korea will backfire: Chinese ambassador to Seoul

Qiu Guohong says Tokyo will ‘suffer damage’ from its decision to curb exports of key materials to Seoul, in an apparent reference to the US-China trade war.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Qiu Guohong says Tokyo will ‘suffer damage’ from its decision to curb exports of key materials to Seoul, in an apparent reference to the US-China trade war.

Japan’s ‘economic sanctions’ against South Korea will backfire: Chinese ambassador to Seoul
Seoul eyes intelligence-sharing pact with Bangkok as President Moon Jae-in seeks pivot to Asean

In a diplomatic shift, Seoul aims to reduce its reliance on the US, China, Japan and Russia. Partnering with Seoul could help Asean avoid debt traps with China, observers say, but others point to Beijing’s ‘unmatched’ ability to invest in the region.

1 Sep 2019 - 4:56PM

In a diplomatic shift, Seoul aims to reduce its reliance on the US, China, Japan and Russia. Partnering with Seoul could help Asean avoid debt traps with China, observers say, but others point to Beijing’s ‘unmatched’ ability to invest in the region.

Seoul eyes intelligence-sharing pact with Bangkok as President Moon Jae-in seeks pivot to Asean
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was ‘wrongfully’ released from prison, South Korean court rules

The Supreme Court ordered the retrial of Lee, who was convicted for bribery in a case that helped bring down former president Park Geun-hye. The decision comes as Samsung faces headwinds caused by global trade disputes.

29 Aug 2019 - 3:01PM

The Supreme Court ordered the retrial of Lee, who was convicted for bribery in a case that helped bring down former president Park Geun-hye. The decision comes as Samsung faces headwinds caused by global trade disputes.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was ‘wrongfully’ released from prison, South Korean court rules
Explainer | Explained: why Samsung heir’s corruption case poses a new test for embattled South Korean firm

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong faces a return to jail if the Supreme Court rules against him in a high-profile corruption case, potentially dealing a further blow to the group which is already suffering as a result of export curbs by Japan and the US-China trade war.

29 Aug 2019 - 4:19PM

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong faces a return to jail if the Supreme Court rules against him in a high-profile corruption case, potentially dealing a further blow to the group which is already suffering as a result of export curbs by Japan and the US-China trade war.

Explained: why Samsung heir’s corruption case poses a new test for embattled South Korean firm
South Korea’s Moon tones down Japan criticism on anniversary of World War II surrender

Japan-South Korea relations are at their lowest and all eyes were on how leaders would manage the politically-charged anniversary.

15 Aug 2019 - 10:35PM

Japan-South Korea relations are at their lowest and all eyes were on how leaders would manage the politically-charged anniversary.

South Korea’s Moon tones down Japan criticism on anniversary of World War II surrender
North Korea offers support for Beijing over Hong Kong protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’

North Korea relies on China for food and fuel. Since March 2018, Kim has visited China four times. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pyongyang two months ago.

12 Aug 2019 - 1:29PM

North Korea relies on China for food and fuel. Since March 2018, Kim has visited China four times. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pyongyang two months ago.

North Korea offers support for Beijing over Hong Kong protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’
South Korea’s Samsung scrambles to find replacements for Japanese suppliers as trade row rumbles on

Two of the materials targeted by Tokyo’s curbs are essential to making memory chips, while a third is used for hi-tech TV screens and smartphone displays.

8 Aug 2019 - 1:08PM

Two of the materials targeted by Tokyo’s curbs are essential to making memory chips, while a third is used for hi-tech TV screens and smartphone displays.

South Korea’s Samsung scrambles to find replacements for Japanese suppliers as trade row rumbles on
Seoul axes Tokyo from trusted export list in tit-for-tat move as angry South Koreans wage anti-Abe protests

South Korea has also hinted at imposing restrictions on Japanese food imports and trips to the neighbouring country.

2 Aug 2019 - 10:20PM

South Korea has also hinted at imposing restrictions on Japanese food imports and trips to the neighbouring country.

Seoul axes Tokyo from trusted export list in tit-for-tat move as angry South Koreans wage anti-Abe protests
South Korea’s Moon Jae-in warns Japan of retaliation for trusted export list removal

Tokyo said it did not intend for the move to affect relations with Seoul. But the South Korean president said his government would hold Japan responsible for what happens next .

2 Aug 2019 - 3:33PM

Tokyo said it did not intend for the move to affect relations with Seoul. But the South Korean president said his government would hold Japan responsible for what happens next .

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in warns Japan of retaliation for trusted export list removal