- Seoul court denies US fund's request to stop Samsung merger Updated: Jul-01-15 3:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court Wednesday denied an American hedge fund's request to stop Samsung from combining two of its companies, a largely expected ruling that gives South Korea's biggest business group a boost in an upcoming shareholder vote on the merger.
- Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal Updated: Jun-30-15 6:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.
- Dutch FA terminates Hiddink's contract as coach Updated: Jun-29-15 5:24 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch football federation terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink on Monday, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season.
- Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024 Updated: Jun-29-15 10:15 am
LONDON - U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).
- Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars Updated: Jun-29-15 6:25 am
YONGIN, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.
- Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 10:43 pm
Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation.
- Seoul imposes more sanctions over North Korean arms trade Updated: Jun-25-15 11:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Friday imposed financial sanctions on seven individuals and organizations from Taiwan and Syria after they were linked to weapons trade with North Korea.
- South Korea cuts growth forecast as MERS saps spending Updated: Jun-25-15 2:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's finance ministry said Thursday that economic growth will slow this year as the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome saps spending and tourism.
- Foreign fund's fight with Samsung galvanizes shareholders Updated: Jun-24-15 3:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of South Korean investors are backing an American hedge fund's bid to thwart a business combination between Samsung companies that they argue will only enrich the country's wealthiest family.
- N. Korea sentences 2 South Koreans to life on spying charges Updated: Jun-23-15 4:44 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced two South Koreans to life in prison with labor after finding them guilty of spying for Seoul.
- France releases South Korean ferry tycoon's daughter Updated: Jun-23-15 3:26 pm
PARIS - A French appeals court has ordered the release of the daughter of a South Korean businessman believed to be linked to a deadly ferry disaster, pending a decision on whether to extradite her.
- South Korean novelist admits to plagiarizing Japanese author Updated: Jun-23-15 7:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea - One of South Korea's most influential writers admitted Tuesday to plagiarizing a well-known Japanese author in a short story she published almost a decade ago.
- Samsung heir apologizes for MERS spread at Samsung hospital Updated: Jun-23-15 1:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The heir of the Samsung business empire bowed deep in apology Tuesday as criticism mounted over a Samsung hospital's role in spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea.
- Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties Updated: Jun-22-15 11:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The leaders of South Korea and Japan attended separate ceremonies Monday in their respective capitals marking the 50th anniversary of the resumption of normal ties - small, mostly symbolic moves that could signal an easing of abysmal relations between the key U.S. allies.
- French women beat South Korea 3-0 in World Cup round of 16 Updated: Jun-21-15 7:36 pm
MONTREAL - The French-speaking and France-favoring crowd sang "La Marseillaise" three times during Sunday's game against South Korea.
- Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking Updated: Jun-21-15 12:22 pm
TOKYO - Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries normalizing relations marred by Japan's colonization and World War II conquest.
- North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS Updated: Jun-19-15 6:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.
- WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24 Updated: Jun-18-15 8:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk.
- Thailand reports first confirmed case of deadly MERS virus Updated: Jun-18-15 9:43 am
BANGKOK - Thailand confirmed on Thursday its first known case of the deadly MERS virus, a 75-year-old man who recently arrived from Oman for treatment of a heart condition.
- South Korean lawmakers approve new premier Updated: Jun-17-15 11:41 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislation on Thursday approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minster, ending a lengthy merry-go-round at the country's No. 2 job caused by political wrangling and corruption scandals.
- South Korea beats Spain 2-1, advances in Women's World Cup Updated: Jun-17-15 9:50 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario - Soo-yun Kim scored the winner in the 78th minute to cap South Korea's 2-1 comeback over Spain Wednesday night at Ottawa, Ontario, to reach the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup.
- N. Korea says it has been hit by worst drought in 100 years Updated: Jun-17-15 12:11 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture during its main planting season.
- UN: Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency Updated: Jun-17-15 5:26 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.
- Asian powers unconvincing in World Cup qualifying Updated: Jun-17-15 1:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The four power teams of Asian football avoided defeat in their opening World Cup qualifiers, yet none put in performances that will dispel the doubts about the strength of the region's teams following their combined winless record at the 2014 World Cup.
- Japan held to 0-0 by Singapore in Asian World Cup qualifier Updated: Jun-16-15 5:21 pm
Japan was held to a surprising goalless draw by visiting Singapore while Guam pulled off only its second World Cup qualifying win when it beat India 2-1 on Tuesday.