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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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Note 7 disaster barely dents Samsung's profit

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

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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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Shipbuilder STX France's future hangs in the balance

Italian shipyard Fincantieri has been approved as the preferred bidder for cruise-ship builder STX France, but politics could yet scupper the deal.

Italian shipyard Fincantieri has been approved as the preferred bidder for cruise-ship builder STX France, but politics could yet scupper the deal.

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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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South Korea's ex-health minister detained in widening corruption probe

South Korea’s former health minister Moon Hyung-pyo was detained on Wednesday as part of a widening investigation into the corruption scandal that already brought down President Park…

South Korea’s former health minister Moon Hyung-pyo was detained on Wednesday as part of a widening investigation into the corruption scandal that already brought down President Park…

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Underwater Santa treats fish

A South Korean scuba Santa held an underwater performance on Saturday to bring Christmas cheer to the residents of the Coex Aquarium in Seoul.

A South Korean scuba Santa held an underwater performance on Saturday to bring Christmas cheer to the residents of the Coex Aquarium in Seoul.

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Pro- and anti- Park rallies staged in Seoul

Supporters of South Korean President Park Guen-hye have rallied to call for her reinstatement.Opponents have gathered to repeat their demands that the leader, impeached over a corruption scandal, shou

Supporters of South Korean President Park Guen-hye have rallied to call for her reinstatement.Opponents have gathered to repeat their demands that the leader, impeached over a corruption scandal, shou

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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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North Korea faces fresh sanctions over its atomic ambitions

Japan and South Korea have agreed to impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Japan and South Korea have agreed to impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

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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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South Korean officials raid Samsung

The South Koran headquarters of Samsung Group have been raided by prosecuters along with the offices of country’s National Pension Service (NPS).

The South Koran headquarters of Samsung Group have been raided by prosecuters along with the offices of country’s National Pension Service (NPS).