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Judging scandal still haunts Korean Yang

Jul 21 2016

SEOUL Twelve years have passed since South Korean gymnast Yang Tae-young stood stony faced on the podium to collect his Athens Olympics bronze medal, while beside him America's Paul Hamm beamed ear-to-ear with the gold draped around his neck.

Coffee wars: South Korea's cafe boom nears saturation point

Apr 04 2016

SEOUL South Korea's coffee shop craze is frothing over.

Record-breaking South Korea filibuster runs beyond 100 hours

Feb 28 2016

SEOUL South Korean opposition lawmakers seeking to block a government-backed "anti-terrorism" bill pushed their record-breaking filibuster into a sixth straight day of speeches in the parliamentary chamber on Sunday.

Coming soon to Indonesia: a battle over the cinema industry

Feb 19 2016

JAKARTA/SEOUL Indonesia's opening of its fiercely protected cinema industry is whetting the appetite of overseas firms such as South Korea's CJ CGV Co Ltd, looking to profit from an increase in the supply of foreign movies to a vast, underdeveloped market.

House-proud Koreans embrace decor as IKEA, rivals tap singles

Feb 04 2016

SEOUL IKEA was onto something when it opened its first South Korean store, its largest anywhere, in late 2014.

LG Elec executive cleared of Samsung washer vandalism charge

Dec 11 2015

SEOUL A South Korean court cleared LG Electronics Inc's appliance chief from charges of vandalising washing machines made by rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on the sidelines of a trade show in Germany last year.

What lies ahead for Korea's forgotten athletes?

Oct 28 2015

SEOUL Weightlifting champion Kim Byeong-chan died alone, paralyzed and penniless after a motorcycle accident cut short his career, and for some former athletes his demise is a consequence of South Korea's ruthless pursuit of sporting excellence.

What lies ahead for Korea's forgotten athletes?

Oct 28 2015

SEOUL Weightlifting champion Kim Byeong-chan died alone, paralysed and penniless after a motorcycle accident cut short his career, and for some former athletes his demise is a consequence of South Korea's ruthless pursuit of sporting excellence.

What lies ahead for Korea's forgotten athletes?

Oct 28 2015

SEOUL Weightlifting champion Kim Byeong-chan died alone, paralysed and penniless after a motorcycle accident cut short his career, and for some former athletes his demise is a consequence of South Korea's ruthless pursuit of sporting excellence.

FEATURE-Sport-What lies ahead for Korea's forgotten athletes?

Oct 28 2015

SEOUL, Oct 28 Weightlifting champion Kim Byeong-chan died alone, paralysed and penniless after a motorcycle accident cut short his career, and for some former athletes his demise is a consequence of South Korea's ruthless pursuit of sporting excellence.

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