South Korea

South Korea's Oilbank, S-Oil buy relatively rare spot fuel oil

SINGAPORE, Sept 23 - South Korea's two smallest refiners have, in a relatively rare move, bought spot bunker fuel oil cargoes to top up lower production due to refinery run rate cuts and higher production of asphalt, trade sources said on Tuesday.

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Ferry disaster weighs on S. Korean president steeled by tragedy 22 Sep 2014

SEOUL, Sept 22 - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's voice trembled as she tried to comfort parents gathered near a makeshift morgue to identify the bodies of their children, among the hundreds drowned in a ferry disaster.

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Insight - Ferry disaster weighs on South Korean president steeled by tragedy 22 Sep 2014

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's voice trembled as she tried to comfort parents gathered near a makeshift morgue to identify the bodies of their children, among the hundreds drowned in a ferry disaster.

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North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' 20 Sep 2014

SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

Olympics-South Korea awarded automatic ice hockey berth in 2018 20 Sep 2014

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 20 - South Korea's ice hockey teams will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics after the sport's governing body gave the hosts automatic entry into the competition in Pyeongchang.

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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea 20 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea 20 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

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North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' 20 Sep 2014

SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

Soccer-North Korea take on South Korea in youth final 19 Sep 2014

BANGKOK, Sept 19 - Organisers will be hoping peace is maintained when South Korea take on North Korea in the politically charged final of the AFC's Under-16 championships in the Thai capital on Saturday.

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Japan PM Abe seeks summit with South Korea's Park amid frosty ties 19 Sep 2014

SEOUL/TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries' frosty ties over Japan's wartime past, including running military brothels.

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U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on militants in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters, members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group and opening a new front amid shifting Middle East alliances. | Video