SEOUL South Korea's Park Tae-hwan got down on his knees and begged for the chance to compete at the Rio Games on Monday as the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) shows no signs of lifting the additional doping sanctions it has imposed on the swimmer.
SEOUL South Korea's plans for capital injections into state-owned banks as part of the ongoing overhaul of the country's shipping and shipbuilding industry are pre-emptive, the vice finance minister said on Monday.
SEOUL/LONDON South Korea has revived a project to build a backup ship navigation system that would be difficult to hack after a recent wave of GPS signal jamming attacks it blamed on North Korea disrupted fishing vessel operations, officials say.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank governor threw the full weight of the bank behind a structural reform effort on Monday, but did not mention whether the bank would be engaging in quantitative easing, which it is under pressure to provide.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING The White House on Friday said talks to install a new anti-missile defense system in South Korea would continue in the wake of nuclear arms and missile tests by North Korea despite calls by China and Russia for the United States to back off.
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SEOUL North Korea has tightened security ahead of a ruling party congress, South Korea said on Friday, with authorities keen to avoid any "mishap" at the gathering at which advances in the drive for nuclear weapons will likely be hailed.
SEOUL, April 29 South Korea's central bank plans to keep monetary policy accommodative for a while, it said in a biannual report on Friday, as the economy grows "very gradually" and inflationary pressures remain low.
MANILA The Philippines has been discussing coordinated naval patrols on its southern maritime borders with Indonesia and Malaysia to protect shipping after attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants, its foreign minister said on Thursday.
SEOUL South Korea's LG Electronics predicted sequential growth in revenue and profit in the second quarter after reporting its best first-quarter results in nearly two years, driven by its appliances and TV operations.
MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of the country, a sign of intensified efforts to halt a surge of violence in Syria's former commercial capital.