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Chinese news agency warns South Korea's Lotte over THAAD

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BEIJING South Korea's Lotte Group will face severe consequences if it allows the South Korean government to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system on land that now forms part of a golf course it owns, China's state-run Xinhua news agency has warned.

Murder in Malaysia shows North Korea reckless, bolder: South Korea PM

SEOUL The killing of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half- brother in Malaysia last week shows the brutality of isolated North Korea and its "terrorism tactics are getting bolder", South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Monday.

World, North Korea Feb 19 2017

China says understands South Korean need for security, still opposes missiles

BEIJING China understands South Korea's need to protect its security but Seoul still needs to respect Beijing's concerns about the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart.

After night in cell, Samsung scion taken for questioning

SEOUL Handcuffed and tied with white rope, the scion of one of the world's biggest conglomerates, Samsung Group, was taken on Saturday for questioning by South Korean authorities after spending a night in a small detention cell. | Video

Tech, Feb 18 2017

Mattress on cell floor, toilet in the corner for Samsung scion

SEOUL For Jay Y. Lee, the third-generation leader of South Korea's massive Samsung Group and scion of the country's wealthiest family, home is now a 6.56 square meter (71 square foot) detention cell with a toilet in the corner behind a partition.

Tech Feb 17 2017

With Samsung chief's arrest, three executives in spotlight

SEOUL A South Korean court on Friday ordered the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the 48-year-old head of the Samsung Group, on suspicion of bribery and other charges in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

Tech, Feb 16 2017

U.S., South Korea, Japan condemn North Korean missile firing in joint statement

BONN, Germany The United States, South Korea and Japan issued a joint statement on Thursday condemning North Korea's test firing of a ballistic missile and saying Pyongyang should face an "even stronger" international response for violating U.N. resolutions.

Five years ago, North Korean leader's brother pleaded for his life

SEOUL Five years ago, Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's ruler, pleaded with his younger sibling to spare his life, according to two lawmakers in South Korea.

World, North Korea Feb 15 2017

South Korea files complaint against Nissan on mileage claims, probes two others

SEOUL South Korea has filed a complaint against Nissan Motor's South Korean unit alleging that the Japanese car maker manipulated the fuel economy test results of its Infiniti Q50 sedan, a government official said on Tuesday.

Japan, Feb 14 2017

Pentagon strongly condemns North Korea missile test

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Monday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test, adding that the United States' commitment to protect the homeland and allies such as Japan and South Korea was "ironclad."

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Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tension rose between the countries. | Video