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​US, Russia bicker over US antimissile plans for South Korea
Washington has brushed aside Moscow’s concerns that US plans to deploy a missile defense battery in South Korea would have an impact on regional stability, saying the system is not aimed against Russia.

25.07.2014 07:32

​Samsung suspends business with Chinese factory after finding ‘evidence’ of child labor
Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended business with a Chinese supplier after suspicions it illegally used child labor. The company says it’ll stop cooperation altogether if the allegation is proved.

14.07.2014 06:31

Why N. Korea’s olive branch shouldn’t be brushed away
South Korea must seize the opportunity to improve relations with Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for détente between the two sides based on mutual respect and cooperation.

14.07.2014 09:09

​South Korea, China agree to direct trade in national currencies
South Korea and China have agreed to create a market for direct trading of the yuan and won, which is hoped, will help reduce the pressure of the US dollar, as well as cut foreign exchange costs and boost bilateral investment.

04.07.2014 06:38

S. Korean 'comfort women' for US military sue state for forced prostitution
A group of South Korean former “comfort women”, who worked in state-controlled brothels for the US military after the 1950-53 Korean War, has reportedly filed a suit demanding compensation from the authorities for forced prostitution.

29.06.2014 13:58

​South Korea ‘knocking at Eurasian door’
Days after the US and the EU threatened Russia with more sanctions, following its gas row with Ukraine, unexpectedly good news for President Putin came from Seoul – one of the key Washington’s allies in the Asia-Pacific.

24.06.2014 12:15

Nuclear reactor shut down in S. Korea after rod malfunction
The world’s fifth-ranked in nuclear power generation shut down a reactor due to a control rod malfunction. This brings the number of offline reactors in South Korea to five.

09.06.2014 13:11

'Faster than Usain Bolt': Prehistoric carnivore inspires two-legged sprinter robot (VIDEO)
South Korean scientists have taken tips from the prehistoric Velociraptor dinosaur to build one of the world's simplest and fastest robots, capable of reaching a speed of 46 kilometers per hour (28.5 mph).

30.05.2014 18:22

Blaze in South Korean hospital for elderly kills 21
A fire at a rural hospital for chronically ill elderly patients left 21 people dead and eight injured in Jangseong county, South Korea on Wednesday.

27.05.2014 21:30

Truth flushed out: ‘Crashed drone’ near Seoul is portable toilet door
On finding blue debris on the outskirts of Seoul, a local reported a 'crashed drone' to authorities. But what was first believed to be an aerial vehicle launched by the North was in fact part of a broken door from a mobile lavatory, police concluded.

14.05.2014 18:15

N. Korea threatens to conduct ‘counter-measure’ nuke test
North Korea’s official media has said that Pyongyang may carry out its fourth nuclear test as a “counter-measure” against the politics of the US and its ally, South Korea. Seoul has estimated that preparations for a test are “near completion.”

10.05.2014 19:18

East, not West: Russia's top 5 trade partners in Asia
Geopolitics are changing fast, and the Ukraine crisis has brought Russia closer to its eastern neighbors. Russia has trillion dollar deals with the West, but may swap them for faster growing and bigger economies like India and China.

06.05.2014 11:36

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