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South Korea: a fish out of water

Locals and tourists braved below freezing temperatures to take part in South Korea’s Sancheoneo ice fishing festival on Saturday (January 14).

Locals and tourists braved below freezing temperatures to take part in South Korea’s Sancheoneo ice fishing festival on Saturday (January 14).

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South Korea prosecutor to decide on Samsung leader's arrest warrant

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Ban Ki-moon to decide 'soon' on South Korea presidency bid

The former UN chief has arrived back in his home country amid speculation he may run if President Park is forced from office.

The former UN chief has arrived back in his home country amid speculation he may run if President Park is forced from office.

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Samsung chief becomes suspect in South Korea political scandal

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

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Japan recalls South Korean ambassador over 'comfort women' statue

Japan has temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea over this statue commemorating Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese in World War…

Japan has temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea over this statue commemorating Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese in World War…

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Daughter of South Korean queen of scandal arrested in Denmark

The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the friend of South Korea's president who could bring down the government on corruption charges, is arrested in Denmark.

The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the friend of South Korea's president who could bring down the government on corruption charges, is arrested in Denmark.

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Tenth successive weekend protest against South Korea's president

New Year's Eve did not prevent thousands of people to rally in Seoul against Park Geun-hye, demanding the president's resignation over a corruption scandal.

New Year's Eve did not prevent thousands of people to rally in Seoul against Park Geun-hye, demanding the president's resignation over a corruption scandal.

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The clock is ticking for Park Guen-hye

South Korea's Constitutional Court has up to 180 days to decide whether to uphold the impeachment of the country's president.

South Korea's Constitutional Court has up to 180 days to decide whether to uphold the impeachment of the country's president.

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No mercy for South Korea's embattled president

Opposition parties have vowed to push ahead with attempts to impeach President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her offer to resign amid a growing influence-peddling scandal.

Opposition parties have vowed to push ahead with attempts to impeach President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her offer to resign amid a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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South Korea: Park Geun-hye asks permission to step down

South Korea's embattled president says she is willing to step down in a move opponents have labelled a ploy to avoid impeachment.

South Korea's embattled president says she is willing to step down in a move opponents have labelled a ploy to avoid impeachment.

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South Korea sees largest protest in weeks of demos against president Park Geun-hye

A flood of candles in Seoul gives a stunning visual to the peaceful protest and show the scale of anger in South Korea over the corruption scandal surrounding the country’s embattled…

A flood of candles in Seoul gives a stunning visual to the peaceful protest and show the scale of anger in South Korea over the corruption scandal surrounding the country’s embattled…

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Park Chan-wook's 'The Handmaiden' hits the big screen

‘The Handmaiden’ is the latest movie by South Korean master Park Chan-wook, best known for his 2004 Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Old Boy’.

‘The Handmaiden’ is the latest movie by South Korean master Park Chan-wook, best known for his 2004 Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Old Boy’.

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Samsung recalls millions of dangerous washing machines

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

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South Korea political favours scandal intensifies

The woman at the centre of a political scandal that has shaken the presidency in South Korea has appeared in court in Seoul.

The woman at the centre of a political scandal that has shaken the presidency in South Korea has appeared in court in Seoul.

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South Korea names new PM amid scandal

South Korea’s prime minister and finance minister have both been replaced in a high-level shake-up, critics say is aimed at deflecting attention from a major presidential…

South Korea’s prime minister and finance minister have both been replaced in a high-level shake-up, critics say is aimed at deflecting attention from a major presidential…

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Samsung launches future discount offer for Galaxy Note 7 owners

Samsung steps up efforts to retain South Korean customers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco by offering discounts on the future 8 series handset.

Samsung steps up efforts to retain South Korean customers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco by offering discounts on the future 8 series handset.

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Samsung's reputation burned by Galaxy Note 7 disaster

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

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Galaxy Note 7: Samsung offers replacement phones on flights out of Seoul

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin