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19 February 2017 9:08

China has stepped up its own pressure on North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs, suspending imports of North Korean coal, a major source of revenue for the government in Pyongyang. China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday that, starting February 19, all coal imports from North Korea would be suspended for the...

17 February 2017 10:14

  The de facto head of the South Korean company Samsung has been formally arrested on charges of bribery in connection with a massive corruption scandal. On Friday, prosecutors at the Seoul Central District Court approved an arrest warrant against Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s vice-chairman, citing new evidence collected against him in recent weeks. “It is acknowledged that it is necessary to arrest ...

15 February 2017 15:35

  Malaysia has arrested a female suspect in possession of a Vietnamese passport in connection with the assassination of North Korean leader’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that the suspect had been taken into custody at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, identifying her as 29-year-old Doan Thi-huong, as indicated on her...

12 February 2017 18:48

  North Korea has reportedly fired another ballistic missile, triggering a sharp reaction from its neighboring countries as well as the United States. An author and peace activist believes that it is not good for North Korea to be testing ballistic missiles, but it is doing it in response to the United States’ joint military drills with South Korea. “It is the United States...

12 February 2017 12:09

  North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile, triggering a sharp reaction from South Korea, which detected and reported the launch. The ballistic missile, which appeared to have been of the Rodong medium-range class, was launched by North Korea on Sunday and reached an altitude of about 550 kilometers, said a South Korean military source. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said...

3 February 2017 13:37

  South Korean prosecutors have raided President Park Geun-hye’s official residence as part of an investigation into an influence-peddling scandal but been confronted by security guards at the site. On Friday, a team of investigators and prosecutors, who had obtained a court search warrant, attempted to enter the Blue House in downtown Seoul. However, guards at the presidential compound denied them entry,...

2 February 2017 13:40

  The office of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has denied prosecutors access to the president’s residence for a search as part of investigations into a major corruption scandal. Special prosecutors investigating the scandal are pressing to question the embattled president and search the presidential Blue House for information surrounding the controversy that has led to her impeachment by parliament in December...

1 February 2017 13:04

  Former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has ended his unofficial bid to run for the top office of his country of origin, South Korea. While many were predicting Ban to be the most likely person to replace scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye, he abruptly ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday. “I will give up my pure intention to bring about a change...

16 January 2017 8:16

  Prosecutors in South Korea are seeking an arrest warrant for the de facto head of the country’s biggest business firm, Samsung Group, as part of investigations into a scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye. The special prosecutor’s office sought the warrant for the arrest of Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, known professionally as Jay Y. Lee, on Monday. A court has to approve the...

15 January 2017 14:48

  Official figures show South Korea’s imports of oil from Iran last December soared about eight times greater than a year ago – what may be a yet another indication that the Islamic Republic is getting a stronger position in the global oil market in a post-sanctions era.    Figures released by South Korea’s customs office also showed that the country’s imports...

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