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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…

Business

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.

Business

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…

Sport

'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…