South Korea

South Korea group launches anti-North leaflets amid threats from Pyongyang

PAJU South Korea - South Korean activists launched balloons on Saturday to send leaflets to North Korea with messages critical of its leader, ignoring threats of military action from Pyongyang and a plea by Seoul not to jeopardize efforts to improve ties with the North.

South Korea fund to abstain from Samsung merger vote, wants share buybacks 6:39am BST

SEOUL - South Korea's National Pension Service does not support the merger of two Samsung Group units and plans to ask them to buy back its holdings in the pair, an NPS spokeswoman said on Saturday.

South Korea fund to abstain from Samsung merger vote, wants share buybacks 6:39am BST

SEOUL - South Korea's National Pension Service does not support the merger of two Samsung Group units and plans to ask them to buy back its holdings in the pair, an NPS spokeswoman said on Saturday.

S.Korea fund to abstain from Samsung merger vote, wants share buybacks 6:00am BST

SEOUL, Oct 25 - South Korea's National Pension Service does not support the merger of two Samsung Group units and plans to ask them to buy back its holdings in the pair, an NPS spokeswoman said on Saturday.

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U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead 2:32am BST

WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.

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U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead 24 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.

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Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia 24 Oct 2014

SHANGHAI - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

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Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia 24 Oct 2014

SHANGHAI - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

Japan could deploy minesweepers off South Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says 24 Oct 2014

TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepers in South Korean waters in the event of a war with North Korea, a senior U.S. admiral said on Friday.

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South Korea third-quarter GDP rebounds but global headwinds raise uncertainty 24 Oct 2014

SEOUL - South Korea's economic growth quickened in the third quarter led by private consumption and construction spending, but quarterly exports declined for the first time in a year in a sign of cooling global growth that should keep the door open for more monetary easing.