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North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots

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SEOUL North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

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North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots 27 May 2016

SEOUL North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

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South Korea picks GE to supply engines for homegrown fighter jets 26 May 2016

SEOUL South Korea has picked General Electric Co to supply engines for its homegrown KF-X fighter jet project, preferring the U.S. giant over a European consortium in a deal that could be worth an estimated $3.5 billion.

UPDATE 1-S. Korea picks GE to supply engines for homegrown fighter jets 26 May 2016

* S.Korea plans to localise engine part production (Add jet project details, industry background)

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South Korea's Park facing last chance to push through reforms, boost growth 26 May 2016

SEOUL Thwarted in the last parliament, South Korean President Park Geun-hye may be facing her last chance to push through a series of bills aimed at bolstering a flagging economy despite a legislature that will soon be in opposition control.

S.Korea Q1 household credit growth accelerates, fastest since late 2006 26 May 2016

SEOUL, May 26 South Korea's household credit in the March quarter rose at the fastest annual pace in nearly nine years, central bank data showed on Wednesday, accelerating for a seventh straight quarter as easy monetary policy has kept borrowing rates at a record low.

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Booker International Prize winner urges fellow Koreans to read more 25 May 2016

SEOUL South Korean author Han Kang, whose novel "The Vegetarian" had sold just 20,000 copies in her home country before it became a candidate for Britain's prestigious Man Booker International Prize, urged Koreans on Tuesday to read more. | Video

Booker International Prize winner urges fellow Koreans to read more 24 May 2016

SEOUL, May 24 South Korean author Han Kang, whose novel "The Vegetarian" had sold just 20,000 copies in her home country before it became a candidate for Britain's prestigious Man Booker International Prize, urged Koreans on Tuesday to read more.

S.Korea stock trading hours extension to take effect Aug 1 24 May 2016

SEOUL, May 24 South Korea's current six-hour stock trading window will be extended by 30 minutes effective from August 1 this year, as the Korea Exchange set its sights on attracting more business through greater visibility to markets like China.

Soccer-Korea's Jeonbuk play down bribery allegations 24 May 2016

SEOUL, May 24 South Korean champions Jeonbuk Motors rejected allegations on Tuesday that a club scout paid top-flight referees to influence games, saying the payments were made on a personal basis and the sums involved were too small to be considered bribes.

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Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGO

ROME Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday.