Many South Koreans are angry that Japan has downgraded their country's trade status from "preferred" to just "normal".
Italy's anti-trust watchdog has said it is fining Apple and Samsung over software updates.
Samsung Group heir J Y.Lee walked free after judges in South Korea suspended his sentence over corruption charges. The news sent shockwaves through business and political circles.
The decision could pile pressure onto the competition.
The boss of Samsung has announced his surprise resignation on the back of record Q3 profits.
Samsung has unveiled the new version of its giant smartphone - hoping dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will bury its fiery past.
Samsung has posted record earnings putting it on course to beat rival Apple's quarterly profits.
Samsung plans to recycle 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, and to reuse as many parts as possible from its recalled Galaxy Note 7s in an attempt to reduce the environmental impact.
Prosecutors in South Korea have charged ousted president Park Geun-hye and Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin with bribery. It is the latest twist to a corruption scandal that rocked the country for m
Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7's
Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.