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Fido forever? S. Korea's dog cloning clinic
Fido forever? S. Korea's dog cloning clinic

At $100,000 a head, the puppies in western Seoul don't come cheap -- but at least their owners know exactly what they are getting.

Fido forever? S. Korea's dog cloning clinic
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment

South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.

Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master
Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master

A Google-developed computer programme won the machine vs human challenge against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol.

Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master
US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea

Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat.

US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success
Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success

"Gangnam Style" star Psy acknowledged that he could never repeat the phenomenal global success of his 2012 hit, but said he was perfectly happy being "just another" K-pop artist.

Psy says 'no chance' of another Gangnam Style success
Psy to release first album after 'Gangnam Style'
Psy to release first album after 'Gangnam Style'

South Korean singer Psy is set to release his first album for more than three years, with the "Gangnam Style" star vowing a return "to his roots".

Psy to release first album after 'Gangnam Style'
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Samsung unveils $10bn share buyback with Q3 profit surge

South Korea's Samsung Electronics pulled out of an extended earnings dive, reporting a nearly 30 percent surge in third-quarter net profit and announcing a $10 billion share buyback.

Samsung unveils $10bn share buyback with Q3 profit surge
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Launch of Balkhash thermal power plant might be postponed

We expected the power plant to be launched in 2018. However, with modernization of the already operating power plants and a decrease in consumption, the actual demand for the Balkhash power plant capabilities will be seen around 2022: Vice Minister of Energy.

Launch of Balkhash thermal power plant might be postponed
Traumatic final farewell for reunited Korean families
Traumatic final farewell for reunited Korean families

North and South Korean families divided by war for more than 60 years said a final, traumatic farewell after a reunion event that, for most, marked the last time they will ever see each other.

Traumatic final farewell for reunited Korean families
Obama, Park ready to 'engage' North Korea
Obama, Park ready to 'engage' North Korea

US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart stressed their readiness to "engage" nuclear-armed North Korea Friday, albeit with conditions.

Obama, Park ready to 'engage' North Korea
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Iranian, Kazakh films win major award at Busan festival

Two productions which paint vastly different portraits of modern existence have taken home the major award at Asia’s most prestigious film festival, with judges praising both for their ability to celebrate life.

Iranian, Kazakh films win major award at Busan festival
FIFA head hopeful accuses Blatter of smear
FIFA head hopeful accuses Blatter of smear

FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon on Tuesday accused Sepp Blatter of trying to smear him via the body's ethics committee, in a bid to force the South Korean to drop his candidacy.

FIFA head hopeful accuses Blatter of smear
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Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4

NoreumMachi, a South Korean musical band, is performing at Astana Opera for the first time as a part of the International Silk Way Festival.

Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4
Busan film festival fuels Asia's booming movie market
Busan film festival fuels Asia's booming movie market

Asia’s most influential film festival kicks off in the South Korean port city of Busan, celebrating its 20th anniversary at a time of growing regional clout in the global movie market.

Busan film festival fuels Asia's booming movie market
North, South Korea to hold family reunion in October
North, South Korea to hold family reunion in October

North and South Korea agreed to hold a reunion in October for families separated by the Korean War, following all-night talks between their respective Red Cross branches.

North, South Korea to hold family reunion in October
Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than £4 bn
Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than £4 bn

Troubled British retail giant Tesco agreed Monday to sell South Korean unit Homeplus to a consortium led by private equity firm MBK Partners for more than £4.0 billion.

Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than £4 bn
(left) Adilkhan Yerzhanov with other creators of The Oweners
Yerzhanov's The Owners included in Asian Cinema 100 by BIFF

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners (2014) has been included in the Asian Cinema 100 by the Busan International Film Festival and the Busan Cinema Center.

Yerzhanov's The Owners included in Asian Cinema 100 by BIFF
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Satirical Walnut-tree: Nurmukhambetov's film premiers at Busan International Film Festival

World premier of a Kazakhstani film Walnut-tree (Zhangak tal) directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov will take place during the 20th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea,

Satirical Walnut-tree: Nurmukhambetov's film premiers at Busan International Film Festival
Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch
Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch

Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market.

Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch