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    South Korea police quiz Belgian envoy’s wife over assault

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:24am on May 07, 2021

    Police have questioned the wife of Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea over accusations she hit two boutique staff in the head in a row over...

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    N Korea says Biden has a ‘hostile policy’, warns of response

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:14am on May 03, 2021

    North Korea on Sunday accused US president Joe Biden of pursuing a hostile policy, dismissing ‘spurious’ American diplomacy and warning of a response. Biden had...

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    Biden has ‘hostile policy’, warns of response: North Korea

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:06am on May 02, 2021

    North Korea on Sunday accused US president Joe Biden of pursuing a hostile policy, dismissing ‘spurious’ American diplomacy and warning of a response...

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    Tech giant Samsung reports 46.3pc rise in first-quarter profit

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:01am on April 29, 2021

    South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics posted a 46.3 per cent rise in first-quarter net profits on Thursday, largely driven by robust sales of its...

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    Youn Yuh-jung is S Korea’s first Oscar-winning actress

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:12pm on April 26, 2021

    Septuagenarian Youn Yuh-jung, South Korea’s first Oscar-winning actress, has spent decades portraying nonconformist characters, from a vicious heiress to an ageing prostitute, challenging social norms...

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    Samsung boss on trial over stock manipulation

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:42am on April 22, 2021

    The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group went on trial Thursday over a stock manipulation case that effectively puts South Korea’s system...

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    Samsung Electronics, LG forecast 40pc leaps in Q1 operating profits

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:03pm on April 07, 2021

    South Korea’s two biggest electronics firms both forecast jumps of around 40 per cent in their first-quarter operating profits Wednesday, with coronavirus-driven working from home...

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    N Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over COVID fears

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 04:23pm on April 06, 2021

    North Korea will not attend this year's Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang's sports ministry said, dashing Seoul's hopes of using the Games...

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    LG Electronics to close down smartphone business

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:46pm on April 05, 2021

    LG Electronics, South Korea’s second-largest appliance firm after Samsung, is closing down its mobile phone business, the company said on Monday, after the division lost...

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    BTS to acquire Ithaca

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:49pm on April 03, 2021

    The agency behind K-pop phenomenon BTS announced a $1.05 billion deal Friday to buy the US firm that manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and other...

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