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South Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Wednesday, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the...

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles : South’s military

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Wednesday, according to the South's military, as China's foreign minister visited Seoul...

BTS issued diplomatic passports for UN session

K-pop sensation BTS have been granted diplomatic passports ahead of the United Nations General Assembly as they embark on their new roles as...

Apple rejects Epic “Fortnite” request despite S. Korea antitrust law

Apple refused to reinstate the wildly popular "Fortnite" game to its South Korean App Store Friday despite a new Seoul anti-monopoly law that...

South Korea successfully launches homegrown SLBM : report

South Korea has test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile, a report said Tuesday, as it seeks to build up its forces to defend...

S. Korea bans app payment monopolies in world first

South Korean MPs on Tuesday passed a law banning Apple and Google from forcing app developers to use the tech giants' payment systems, effectively...

BTS producer becomes South Korea’s best-paid employee

The producer behind K-pop sensation BTS was the highest-paid employee in South Korea in the first half of this year, reports said Wednesday,...

Japan ministers visit controversial shrine on WWII anniversary

Three Japanese cabinet ministers visited a shrine seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol of Tokyo's past militarism on Sunday, the anniversary...

Jailed Samsung chief released on parole

The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group walked free on parole Friday, the latest instance of South Korea's long tradition of freeing...

Anti-feminism backlash on the rise in South Korea

Condemnation of quotas for women, vilification of a short-haired Olympic gold medallist, and calls to abolish the gender ministry itself: a backlash...

Samsung unveils new foldable smartphones as competition heats up

Samsung unveiled two upgraded folding smartphones on Wednesday as the South Korean sector leader sought to head off rising competition from Chinese...

Pyongyang warns of ‘serious security crisis’ over US-Seoul drills

Seoul will face a "serious security crisis" for going ahead with its joint military drills with the United States, a senior Pyongyang official...

Kim Jong Un’s sister condemns ‘perfidious’ Seoul over US drills

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Seoul authorities "perfidious" Tuesday over the South's joint military exercises...

Jailed Samsung chief granted release on parole

The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group will be released early on parole this week, South Korea's justice ministry said Monday,...

Samsung reports 73.4% surge in profit in Q2 

Samsung Electronics' net profits surged more than 70 percent in the second quarter thanks to higher chip prices on the back of continuing pandemic-led...

Two Koreas restore severed communications in surprise thaw

North and South Korea signalled a surprise thaw in relations on Tuesday, announcing the restoration of cross-border communications that were...

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