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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will shoulder THAAD costs

Defend against North Korea Date : May 1, 2017 Reporter : BNN PanARMENIAN.Net - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against North Korea, Reuters reports.   In a telephone call on Sunday, April 30, Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reassured his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that the U.S. alliance with South Korea was ...Full Story

POLITICS

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will shoulder THAAD costs

Date : May 1, 2017 Reporter : BNN Defend against North Korea PanARMENIAN.Net - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Samsung chief quizzed again over corruption scandal

Date : February 15, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korean President SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee was summoned at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that led ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Samsung Electronics enters the automotive tech race, acquires Harman

Date : November 16, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network For Harman $8 billion SEOUL, South Korea - Harman International, leading U.S. automotive player has been acquired by Samsung, which will allow the South Korean electronics giants to step into the rapidly growing automobile industry for connected ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

South Korea launches operation against illegal Chinese fishing boats

Date : June 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network China North Korean border. SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and U.S. forces on June 10 started a joint operation to repel Chinese fishing boats from harvesting blue crabs near the North Korean border.> Big News Network According to reports, four naval and ...Full Story

HISTORY

South Korea accuses North Korea of crossing the line

Date : June 8, 2012 Reporter : AFP/ck The North should immediately halt threats SEOUL: South Korea accused North Korea Friday of "crossing the line" with its recent threats and insults, and pressed the impoverished country to start repayments for past food aid. The unification ministry, in charge of ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

South Korea rejects Norths proposal to hold talks a second time

Date : May 22, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Korean Central News Agency SEOUL, South Korea - Weeks after concluding the rare Workers’ Party Congress in the country, North Korea has now extended a second proposal towards neighbours and regional rivals, South Korea - to engage in military talks.> Big ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast with hundreds on board

Date : April 16, 2014 Reporter : DW South Korean government said 295 people are still missing A South Korean ship with over 470 people on board sank off the country's southwestern coast Wednesday. South Korea's government said 295 people are still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477 passengers sank ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Owner of South Korean sunken ferry found dead

Date : July 23, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Business tycoon in the fatal ferry disaster that killed 300 people in April SEOUL, South Korea - The fugitive business tycoon in the fatal ferry disaster that killed some 300 people in April has been found dead, thus ending one of the massive manhunts in South Korean history, police said Tuesday. Yonhap ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Samsung offers BlackBerry $7.5 billion buyout: report

Date : January 17, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Samsung has proposed an initial price range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share. SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung has reportedly offered Blackberry as much as $7.5 billion to buy the Ontario based phone maker, according to a news report Thursday. But the two companies have denied the reported acquisition plans. ...Full Story

TRAVEL

S. Korea’s foreign visitors number to grow 64 percent by 2020

Date : January 25, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Report by the Hyundai Economic Research Institute (MENAFN) The number of annual foreign visitors to South Korea is expected to grow 64 percent, surpassing 20 million, in about five years, a private think tank report said, QNA reported. In a report by the Hyundai Economic Research ...Full Story

SPORTS

Incheon bids farewell to Asian Games

Date : October 4, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Diversity Shines Here The curtain fell on the Incheon Asian Games on Saturday after 16 days of tough competition by participating athletes and friendships shared by billions of sports fans on the continent but with familiar results: China placed first, South ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Hillary Clinton biopic 'Hollywood's most buzzed about script'

Date : January 4, 2013 Reporter : ANI Newcomer writer from South Korea   Washington, January 4 (ANI): One of the hottest political screenplays in Hollywood is about the outgoing secretary of state by a 39-year-old newcomer writer from South Korea, it has been revealed. Dubbed 'Rodham', ...Full Story

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