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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).

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Protesters demand resignation of South Korea's president

Tens of thousands of South Koreans rallied in Seoul on Saturday demanding the ousting of President Park Geun-hye, one of the biggest protests in the country since its democratisation about 30 years…

Tens of thousands of South Koreans rallied in Seoul on Saturday demanding the ousting of President Park Geun-hye, one of the biggest protests in the country since its democratisation about 30 years…

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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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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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Samsung to compensate suppliers over Note 7 disaster

Samsung is to help its component suppliers hit by the canceling of the Galaxy Note 7 with compensation for unused parts and unfinished components.

Samsung is to help its component suppliers hit by the canceling of the Galaxy Note 7 with compensation for unused parts and unfinished components.

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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

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Samsung launches Note 7 refund programme

Trying to keep customers after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster Samsung is offering larger cash incentives to those who stay with the brand.

Trying to keep customers after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster Samsung is offering larger cash incentives to those who stay with the brand.

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Samsung abandons production of Note 7

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

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Samsung suspends production of Note 7 - reports

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.