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South Korea prosecutors raid more Lotte Group firms

Jun 13 2016

SEOUL South Korea's Lotte Group said prosecutors were conducting additional raids on at least ten units including Lotte Chemical , heaping further pressure on the sprawling beer-to-petrochemicals conglomerate.

Booker International Prize winner urges fellow Koreans to read more

May 24 2016

SEOUL South Korean author Han Kang, whose novel "The Vegetarian" had sold just 20,000 copies in her home country before it became a candidate for Britain's prestigious Man Booker International Prize, urged Koreans on Tuesday to read more. | Video

Cold comfort: Korean convenience store launches hangover cure ice cream

May 20 2016

SEOUL South Koreans, Asia's biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream. | Video

Park turns to CAS in bid to overturn KOC ban

May 13 2016

SEOUL Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to "mediate" with the Korean Olympic Committee, the KOC said on Saturday, after he was left off the team due to a controversial doping ban.

Korean Park wants resolution to 'double jeopardy' ruling

May 02 2016

SEOUL Swimmer Park Tae-hwan is still waiting to hear from the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) on whether it will drop a controversial rule that has tacked on three years to his doping ban imposed by governing body FINA, his management team said on Tuesday.

Reckitt Benckiser executive slapped in South Korea while apologizing for deadly sterilizers

May 02 2016

SEOUL An executive from British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser was slapped during an emotional news conference as he apologized on Monday over deadly lung injuries linked to the use of humidifier sterilizers marketed by the firm.

Newborn disease outbreaks push South Korea to stiffen care center oversight

Apr 28 2016

SEOUL Like more than half of South Korean mothers, Kim Ju-yeon spent two weeks recuperating and relaxing in a health care center with her newborn after she gave birth last June.

Newborn disease outbreaks push S. Korea to stiffen care centre oversight

Apr 27 2016

SEOUL, April 28 Like more than half of South Korean mothers, Kim Ju-yeon spent two weeks recuperating and relaxing in a health care centre with her newborn after she gave birth last June.

South Korea prostitutes decry court ruling, demand right to work

Mar 31 2016

SEOUL South Korean activist prostitutes said on Thursday they would appeal to the United Nations to win back their right to work after the Constitutional Court rejected a petition to overturn a law that punishes sex workers.

Google artificial intelligence program beats S. Korean Go pro with 4-1 score

Mar 15 2016

SEOUL Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program on Tuesday beat South Korean professional Lee Sedol in the ancient board game Go, recovering from Sunday's loss to win its fourth match in a five-game series.

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