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©Reuters/Tobias Schwarz Apple, Samsung earn all smartphone profits, and more Apple and Samsung are grabbing virtually all the profits in the red-hot smartphone market while most other makers are losing money.
15 ноября 2013
Putin in S. Korea to push new 'Silk Road' via N. Korea Russian President Vladimir Putin was in South Korea Wednesday to push a pet project for a new major trading route linking Asia and Europe by rail that requires prying open North Korea.
13 ноября 2013
Yevgeniya Klishina. Photo courtesy of personal account Pediatrician from Kazakhstan wins 3rd place at beauty pageant in South Korea Yevgeniya Klishina from Kazakhstan's capital Astana won the second runner-up title at the Miss Asia Pacific World-2013 in South Korea.
04 ноября 2013
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/Ahim Rani S. Korea president addresses suspicions of poll-meddling S. Korean President Park Geun-Hye vowed to ensure the political neutrality of government agencies, as she addressed allegations that the domestic spy service interfered in last year's presidential election.
31 октября 2013
New York hosts ancient Korea debut in West Drawn to bling? A fan of gold jewelry? Keen on Buddha? If so, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art offers the newest ticket to fend off the winter chill.
30 октября 2013
LG unveils curved-screen smartphone LG Electronics unveiled Monday a curved-screen smartphone, taking on rival Samsung in a niche market seen as a first step on the road to fully flexible products.
29 октября 2013
© Kazakhstan to host 2014 Global Forum on Electronic Government The 2014 Global Forum on Electronic Government will be held Kazakhstan
28 октября 2013
High-security isolation for South Korea's exam-setters Every October, hundreds of South Korean teachers and professors are sequestered -- like jurors in a mafia trial -- in a secret, guarded compound: prisoners of their country's obsession with education.
28 октября 2013
©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon S. Korea tobacco firm to pull chimp ad for 'Africa' brand South Korea's top tobacco firm said Wednesday it would pull ads for its new "This Africa" brand of cigarettes after complaints the use of images of apes dressed as humans was racist.
24 октября 2013
S. Korea election meddling scandal threatens Park A simmering row over alleged election meddling by South Korea's domestic spy service is threatening to boil over into a full-blown scandal that could seriously scald President Park Geun-Hye's administration.
23 октября 2013
S. Korea introduces 'Gangnam Style' tourist police South Korea unveiled its new "tourist police" force Wednesday, with snappy uniforms from rapper Psy's costume designer and a "Gangnam Style" launch in central Seoul.
16 октября 2013
Two takes on love clinch Busan film prize Two wildly diverse takes on modern love and obsession have taken the top prize Asia's largest film festival, which draws to a close Saturday.
12 октября 2013
Samsung's first 'curved' smartphone hits S. Korea market Samsung's first smartphone with a curved display screen enters the South Korean market on Thursday, as the electronics giant seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market.
10 октября 2013
US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat The United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday with South Korea and Japan despite dire warnings of a "horrible disaster" from North Korea.
10 октября 2013
©Reuters/Sukree Sukplang Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday.
08 октября 2013
N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation North Korea's top military body lashed out Friday at South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, warning that she was leading the Korean peninsula back into confrontation.
04 октября 2013
©Reuters/Murad Sezer Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket Hyundai Motor said Thursday it would stop putting cigarette lighter sockets in cars made for the domestic market in favour of a USB power point.
03 октября 2013
US, Japan and S. Korea to hold joint naval drills The United States, South Korea and Japan will hold joint naval exercises next week in waters around the Korean peninsula
03 октября 2013
S. Korea-US sign plan to deter N. Korea nuclear strike S. Korea and the United States signed a new strategic pact that provides a "tailored" deterrence against the specific threat of a nuclear attack from N. Korea.
02 октября 2013
©Reuters/Lee Jae-Won Busan festival looks to unearth gems of Asian film A Bhutanese film directed by a monk opens Asia's largest cinema festival in South Korea on Thursday.
02 октября 2013

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