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S.Korea's Samsung SDI absorbs materials unit Samsung SDI, the world's largest smartphone battery maker, said Monday it would absorb an affiliate producing electronic chemical materials, in the latest restructuring of the giant Samsung Group.
31 марта 2014
Samsung irked by early Galaxy S5 release in South Korea Samsung voiced annoyance Thursday after South Korean telecoms operators released its latest smartphone ahead of schedule in order to dodge sales restrictions imposed by regulators.
27 марта 2014
©Reuters/Joshua Lott Hyundai to build fourth China plant South Korea's largest carmaker Hyundai Motor said Wednesday it will sign a preliminary agreement to build a fourth plant in China, as it looks to expand in the world's biggest car market.
26 марта 2014
©Reuters/Yuriko Nakao S.Korea opens spot market for physical gold trade South Korea launched a gold trading exchange for the first time on Monday in a bid to help counter the country's burgeoning black market in the precious metal.
25 марта 2014
©Reuters/Rebecca Naden Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire Six people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off a South Korean island on Monday, with efforts underway to rescue its missing captain, the coastguard said.
24 марта 2014
©Reuters/Jon Nazca US, S. Korea to launch massive landing drill More than 10,000 US troops will participate in a large-scale landing drill in South Korea next week, the US military said Thursday, days after North Korea test-fired 25 projectiles in apparent protest at the continuing joint exercises.
21 марта 2014
©Reuters Space rock craze hits South Korea after meteor shower A corner of South Korea is in the grip of a frenzied hunt for valuable space souvenirs, following a rare meteor shower there last week.
18 марта 2014
S. Korea urges North to stop 'provocative' rocket tests South Korea called Monday for the North to stop its "provocative" rocket tests, after the launch of dozens of rockets in recent weeks -- most recently Sunday -- that Seoul says threaten regional security.
17 марта 2014
Photo a courtesy of Anti-cancer drinks to be produced in Kyzylorda Oblast Kyzylorda city is southern Kazakhstan to partake in production of anti-cancer onion drinks that kill cancer cells.
17 марта 2014
S. Korean strongman's art collection sold to pay fines Art works confiscated from the family of former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-Hwan have been auctioned to pay multi-million-dollar fines imposed for bribes the disgraced military strongman received in office.
13 марта 2014
©Reuters/Stringer Judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung devices A federal judge Thursday rejected Apple's request to ban an array of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to have infringed on patents held by the US tech giant.
07 марта 2014
N.Korea fires Scud missiles as US-S.Korea hold drills North Korea fired short-range Scud missiles off its east coast for the second time in a week, drawing condemnation from Washington and Seoul as the allies held joint military exercises.
04 марта 2014
N. Korea fires short-range missiles, South says 'provocative' North Korea fired short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast for the second time in a week Monday, prompting a warning from South Korea of "reckless provocation."
03 марта 2014
President of South Korea Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/Denis Balibouse S. Korea's Park vows to rebalance export-led economy South Korean President Park Geun-Hye unveiled Tuesday a three-year plan to rebalance the export-reliant economy, investing $3.7 billion on start-ups, boosting domestic spending and getting more young people and women in the workforce.
25 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Bobby Yip Military drills to test inter-Korean detente South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea which will test a recent upswing in cross-border ties.
24 февраля 2014
Photo courtesy of LG to launch new smartwatch this year: CEO LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.
24 февраля 2014
Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants unlikely to ever see their relatives again.
23 февраля 2014
S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, left for the North Korean border Thursday to attend the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the Korean War.
20 февраля 2014
Hyundai Group. ©Reuters/Jo Yong-Hak S. Korean constructors win $6bn refinery deal in Iraq A consortium of four major South Korean construction companies has won a $6.04 billion deal to build an oil refinery in Iraq.
19 февраля 2014
A South Korean resident lies beneath debris at the scene of a collapsed building at the Mauna Resort in Gyeongju. Student tragedy in S. Korea as building collapse kills 10 At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an auditorium packed with students collapsed at a resort near the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju.
18 февраля 2014

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