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Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years: Yonhap

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SEOUL The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite, has been sentenced to three years in jail, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.

Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market

PARIS Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd , is moving quickly to innovate and maintain its edge in a global market in which it faces increasing competition from China, France, Turkey and others.

Brazil, Jun 23 2017

Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system. | Video

South Korea stocks may see outflow of up to 4.3 trillion won after MSCI includes China: official

SEOUL The South Korean share market could see outflows of up to 4.3 trillion won following MSCI's decision to add China's mainland-listed shares to its global indexes, a senior Korean government official said on Wednesday.

Money, China, Jun 21 2017

South Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation and that Pyongyang had "a heavy responsibility" in the death of a U.S. university student.

World, North Korea, U.S. Jun 20 2017

Toshiba to pick government-led Japan-U.S.-Korea group to buy chips unit-source

TOKYO Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Tech, Japan, Jun 20 2017

Britain's Liberty House submits revised bid for Australia's Arrium

SYDNEY Britain's Liberty House Group said on Monday it submitted a revised bid for troubled Australian steel group Arrium Ltd , after last week conceding defeat to a South Korean private equity syndicate.

Deals, Jun 19 2017

South Korea to complete dismantling of oldest nuclear reactor by 2032

SEOUL South Korea plans to complete the dismantling its oldest nuclear reactor by 2032, including removing spent nuclear fuel and releasing the site for other uses, the energy ministry said on Monday.

World, Jun 19 2017

South Korea's President Moon says plans to exit nuclear power

SEOUL South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the country will halt plans to build new nuclear power plants and will not extend the lifespan of existing plants, in a bid to phase out nuclear power.

World, Nuclear Power Jun 19 2017

Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

(Reuters Health) - - Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea.

Health, Jun 16 2017
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New U.S. ambassador to China says North Korea a top priority

BEIJING The new U.S. ambassador to China has said that stopping the threat posed by North Korea will be a top priority, along with resolving the U.S.-China trade imbalance, according to a video message to the Chinese people released on Monday.