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Yun Hwan Chae

Baseball-South Korea's Giants shell out for slugger Lee

Jan 23 2017

SEOUL Lotte Giants have splashed out a record 15 billion won ($12.9 million) as part of a four-year deal to bring free agent first baseman Lee Dae-ho back to the team, the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) club said on Tuesday.

Former U.N. chief Ban second in South Korea presidential poll

Jan 12 2017

SEOUL Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon polled second in a survey of South Korean presidential favorites released on Friday, 11 percentage points behind former opposition leader Moon Jae-in, who led the Gallup Korea poll at 31 percent.

South Koreans protest for ninth straight weekend for Park to step down

Dec 24 2016

SEOUL A large crowd of South Koreans took to the streets of central Seoul on Saturday for the ninth weekend in a row to demand the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye, who has been impeached by parliament over a corruption scandal.

Soccer-Gangwon FC make top flight leap at Olympic ski jump venue

Dec 23 2016

SEOUL, Dec 23 After securing promotion to the Korean top flight and sealing some huge off-season signings, Gangwon FC hope to make a flying start to their upcoming K League Classic campaign by playing home games at the 2018 Winter Olympics ski jumping venue.

South Korea lawmakers to quiz doctors, nurses about Park's 'missing' seven hours

Dec 13 2016

SEOUL Seven hours may have sealed the fate of South Korea's beleaguered President Park Geun-hye. That was the time between the first news reports that the Sewol ferry carrying hundreds of children was sinking off the nation's southern coast on April 16, 2014 and her first TV appearance that day.

Korea corporate chiefs deny seeking favours for donations

Dec 06 2016

SEOUL South Korean corporate chiefs told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that they were not seeking favours when they made contributions to two foundations at the heart of a scandal that appears poised to bring down President Park Geun-hye.

Titans of Korea Inc face questions in political scandal

Dec 05 2016

SEOUL, Dec 6 The heads of South Korea's biggest corporate groups arrived at the country's National Assembly building on Tuesday morning for an unprecedented hearing into the political scandal that appears poised to bring down President Park Geun-hye.

Slogans, placards and food: South Korean protests a boon for restaurants

Dec 04 2016

SEOUL As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the center stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. | Video

Thousands protest South Korean president as older conservatives grumble

Nov 19 2016

SEOUL Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight weekend of protest against embattled President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea snatch late win over Uzbekistan

Nov 15 2016

SEOUL South Korea gave coach Uli Stielike the perfect birthday gift with a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan on Tuesday that breathed new life into their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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