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Elite North Korean defector says more diplomats waiting to defect to Seoul - Yonhap

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SEOUL More high-level North Korean diplomats are waiting to defect to South Korea from their overseas posts in Europe, Pyongyang's former deputy ambassador to London said on Tuesday, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

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Factbox: Global carmakers' operations in Mexico 16 Jan 2017

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market from Mexico, singling out luxury carmaker BMW for criticism following previous broadsides aimed at General Motors, Ford and Toyota.

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South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery 16 Jan 2017

SEOUL South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye. | Video

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South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery 16 Jan 2017

SEOUL South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye. | Video

REFILE-UPDATE 5-S.Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery 16 Jan 2017

* Court to decide whether to uphold President Park's impeachment

South Korea says securing THAAD location could be delayed 16 Jan 2017

SEOUL The signing of a contract which would secure the location of a U.S. missile defence system in South Korea could be delayed, Seoul's defence ministry said on Monday.

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Ex-U.N. chief Ban narrows gap in opinion poll for South Korean presidency 16 Jan 2017

SEOUL An opinion poll released on Monday in South Korea showed former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in second place and narrowing the gap on the frontrunner among likely candidates to succeed President Park Geun-hye, who has been impeached by parliament.

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South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief 15 Jan 2017

SEOUL South Korea's special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee in connection with an influence-peddling investigation involving the president. | Video

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South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief 15 Jan 2017

SEOUL South Korea's special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee in connection with an influence-peddling investigation involving the president. | Video

UPDATE 2-South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief 15 Jan 2017

* Samsung Group leader considered a suspect in political scandal (Recasts, adds comment from prosecution spokesman, background)

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Istanbul New Year's nightclub attacker caught - media reports

ISTANBUL The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught by police in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday. | Video