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Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned Thursday the trial of two South Korean journalists charged with defaming President Park Geun-hye's brother as another example of increasing restrictions on free speech in the country.

South Korea's parliament Monday passed a bill to compensate relatives of victims of last year's ferry disaster, in which more than 300 passengers died.

South Korea's parliament Monday passed a bill to compensate relatives of victims of last year's ferry disaster, in which more than 300 passengers died.

LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul.

North Korea said Saturday it had offered to “temporarily” suspend any future nuclear test if the United States cancels its annual joint military drills with South Korea this year.

South Korea plans to deport a Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture, officials said Friday, in the latest in a series of cases that critics say infringe on freedom of speech.

Recent satellite images offer fresh evidence of North Korea developing a marine-based missile system that would give the nuclear-armed state a survivable second-strike nuclear capability, a U.S. think tank said Friday.

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, flagged a lighter than expected profit decline in the fourth quarter Thursday, with memory chip sales cushioning a continued slump in mobile revenue.
Chip sales cushion Samsung Q4 profit decline


South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday charged the former Korean Air Lines executive who achieved worldwide notoriety by kicking a crew member off a flight with violating aviation security law and hindering a government investigation.

South Korea's defense ministry said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to have achieved a “significant” level of technology to miniaturize a nuclear device to be fitted on the tip of a missile.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's statement that he was open to the “highest-level” talks, urging the North to implement its commitment to dialogue.
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A North Korean believed to be a runaway soldier killed four Chinese during a robbery after he crossed the border into China in search of food, media reports said Monday.

North Korea on Sunday lashed out at fresh sanctions imposed by the United States in retaliation for its alleged cyberattack on Sony Pictures, criticizing Washington for refusing a proposed joint investigation.

He ran the first chance he got. The sun beat down on the shallow, sea-fed fields where Kim Seong-baek was forced to work without pay, day after 18-hour day mining the big salt crystals that blossomed in the mud around him. Half-blind and in rags, Kim grabbed another slave, and the two disabled men headed for the coast.
'A living hell' for disabled slaves in S. Korea

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