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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:16:23 GMT

South Korea's president is hardly the only leader to turn to mystics and shamans  -  Washington Post
South Korean President Park Geun-hye is fighting for her political life in the face of mounting protests over the inappropriate conduct of a friend and close confidante, Choi Soon-sil. Media reports and police investigations suggest that Choi used her ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:26:43 GMT
AP Explains: What's behind South Korea's surreal scandal  -  Times Record (subscription)
SEOUL, South Korea South Korea's biggest political scandal in years includes a bucket of animal slop, an attack with heavy construction equipment on a government building, an abandoned Prada shoe and allegations that a Korean Rasputin has been ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:32:45 GMT

Sudan snaps military ties with North Korea  -  NewsX
Visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said in Seoul that his country has completely broken off military co-operations with North Korea and has no plans for high-level exchanges, Efe news agency reported citing a South Korean Foreign ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:29:56 GMT

South Korean Prosecutors Say They Will Bring Charges Against President's Friend  -  New York Times
Choi Soon-Sil, center, at a prosecutor's office in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Ms. Choi, a friend of President Park Geun-hye, is the central figure in an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the government. Credit Ed Jones/Agence France-Presse ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:37:06 GMT

South Korea coast guard fires machine guns at Chinese trawlers  -  Rappler
South Korea coast guard fires machine guns at Chinese trawlers. Initial machine gun bursts are fired into the air, but the crew is later ordered to fire on the bows of the Chinese boats that were sailing directly at the coastguard vessels. Two Chinese ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:42:19 GMT

South Koreans turning their backs on dog meat as survey reveals most of country is against cruel trade  -  Mirror.co.uk
People in South Korea are increasingly turning their backs on eating dog meat, a new survey reveals today. Animal rights groups have been trying to stamp down on the country's cruel trade as the Mirror Online revealed in a story last month . More than ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:00:59 GMT

South Korea Celltrion to expand R&D investment for original drugs  -  Reuters
INCHEON, South Korea South Korea's drugmaker Celltrion Inc, whose copy of blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade is about to hit the U.S. market, aims to expand R&D spending five-fold to one trillion won ($876.24 million) in the next two or ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:32:30 GMT

South Korea presidential scandal: What you need to know  -  CNN
"The family has had an extraordinary influence over Park Geun-hye for essentially her entire adult life," David Kang, a Korea expert at the University of Southern California, told CNN. "It's much more than simply, 'oh she knows this person,' it's ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:48:16 GMT

South Korea President Park names Kim Byong-joon as PM  -  Aljazeera.com
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has replaced her prime minister and two other top officials in an attempt to restore public confidence amid a political scandal involving her confidante. Wednesday's reshuffles came as prosecutors were ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:23:01 GMT

South Korean Coast Guard Fires at Chinese Boat  -  Wall Street Journal
The South Korean coast guard fired an M60 machine gun toward two Chinese boats that were allegedly fishing illegally in South Korean waters. Photo: AP. Transcript. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.