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South Korea: Volkswagen boss questioned over emissions scandal

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

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South Korea says North ready for new nuclear test

The United States is reportedly planning to fly one of its bombers over South Korea tomorrow in a show of force against the North following Friday’s fifth nuclear…

The United States is reportedly planning to fly one of its bombers over South Korea tomorrow in a show of force against the North following Friday’s fifth nuclear…

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Hanjin Shipping collapse strands cargo worth billions

Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has again delayed a decision on a rescue plan, adding to uncertainty about cargo stranded at sea following the container carrier's collapse.

Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has again delayed a decision on a rescue plan, adding to uncertainty about cargo stranded at sea following the container carrier's collapse.

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North Korea conducts its fifth and largest nuclear test

Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January

Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January

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North Korea guilty of "maniacal recklessness" - Seoul

International reaction to news of North Korea's suspected fifth nuclear test, the largest to date, has been swift and condemnatory.

International reaction to news of North Korea's suspected fifth nuclear test, the largest to date, has been swift and condemnatory.

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North Korea suspected of conducting fifth nuclear test

North Korea is suspected of conducting its fifth nuclear bomb test after a huge seismic shock was detected near the country’s Punggye-Ri atomic site.

North Korea is suspected of conducting its fifth nuclear bomb test after a huge seismic shock was detected near the country’s Punggye-Ri atomic site.

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Battle of the phones: Samsung vs Apple

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

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Samsung shares rise despite massive Note 7 smartphone recall

Samsung Electronics' shares rose on Monday despite the anticipated losses from the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 countries after the batteries in some caught fire or exploded.

Samsung Electronics' shares rose on Monday despite the anticipated losses from the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 countries after the batteries in some caught fire or exploded.

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Samsung hit by exploding phone battery problem

Samsung has delayed shipping of its new flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of exploding batteries as it investigates the cause.

Samsung has delayed shipping of its new flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of exploding batteries as it investigates the cause.

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Banks pull the plug on South Korea's Hanjin Shipping

One of the world's biggest container shipping firms, South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, is headed for bankruptcy after the lenders it has borrowed money from pulled the plug.

One of the world's biggest container shipping firms, South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, is headed for bankruptcy after the lenders it has borrowed money from pulled the plug.

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Smartwatch revolution?

As Apple Watch sales slide, can the eSIM that is fitted in Samsung's smartwatch offerings offer hope for the future of wearables?

As Apple Watch sales slide, can the eSIM that is fitted in Samsung's smartwatch offerings offer hope for the future of wearables?

Sport

Kim takes Wyndham title

South Korean Si Woo Kim became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour since Seve Ballesteros in 1978 after winning the Wyndham Championship in North

South Korean Si Woo Kim became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour since Seve Ballesteros in 1978 after winning the Wyndham Championship in North

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Senior North Korean diplomat defects in London and turns up in Seoul

The highest ranking North Korean official ever to defect is confirmed in Seoul along with his family after disappearing from his job in the London embassy several weeks ago.

The highest ranking North Korean official ever to defect is confirmed in Seoul along with his family after disappearing from his job in the London embassy several weeks ago.

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South Koreans protest deployment of US anti-missile defence system

Hundreds of South Koreans have had their heads shaved in protest over a government decision to install a US manufactured anti-missile defence unit.

Hundreds of South Koreans have had their heads shaved in protest over a government decision to install a US manufactured anti-missile defence unit.

Culture

South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for ballet shoes

After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…

After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…

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South Korea suspends Volkswagen sales over emissions scandal

South Korea has suspended sales of most Volkswagen models for allegedly forging documents on diesel engine emissions or noise-level tests. They will now have to be re-certified.

South Korea has suspended sales of most Volkswagen models for allegedly forging documents on diesel engine emissions or noise-level tests. They will now have to be re-certified.

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Protests over South Korea's 'comfort women' deal with Japan

Student protesters in South Korea show their anger over a Japanese government-funded foundation to support “comfort women” – females who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime…

Student protesters in South Korea show their anger over a Japanese government-funded foundation to support “comfort women” – females who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime…

Business

Samsung Q2 profit better than expected

Samsung has reported better than expected quarterly profit but warned earnings from phones will weaken in the rest of the year.

Samsung has reported better than expected quarterly profit but warned earnings from phones will weaken in the rest of the year.

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Samsung sues Huawei over patents

South Korea's Samsung is suing China's Huawei alleged infringement of patents, reversing legal action taken by Huawei in May.

South Korea's Samsung is suing China's Huawei alleged infringement of patents, reversing legal action taken by Huawei in May.

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Shaving heads, another way to protest in South Korea

Thousands of residents of South Korea’s southern county of Seongju held a rally on Thursday (July, 21) in Seoul to protest against the government’s decision to choose their town as a site where a…

Thousands of residents of South Korea’s southern county of Seongju held a rally on Thursday (July, 21) in Seoul to protest against the government’s decision to choose their town as a site where a…

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'Soohorang' and 'Bandabi' unveiled as Pyeongchang 2018 mascots

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games’ organising committee have officially unveiled the mascots for the next Olympic and Paralympic games, “Soohorang” and…

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games’ organising committee have officially unveiled the mascots for the next Olympic and Paralympic games, “Soohorang” and…

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North Korea threatens tough response against US missile defence deployment

North Korea’s military has threatened to take what its called “ a physical response” to a move by the US and South Korea to deploy an advanced missile defence…

North Korea’s military has threatened to take what its called “ a physical response” to a move by the US and South Korea to deploy an advanced missile defence…

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Tesla's Panasonic pledge hits Samsung shares

Tesla has revealed it is working exclusively with Japan's Panasonic to supply batteries for its mass-market Model 3, sending Samsung's shares down.

Tesla has revealed it is working exclusively with Japan's Panasonic to supply batteries for its mass-market Model 3, sending Samsung's shares down.