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Slogans, placards and food - South Korean protests a boon for restaurants


SEOUL As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the centre stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. | Video


South Koreans march close to presidential Blue House demanding Park resign 03 Dec 2016

SEOUL Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans rallied in Seoul on Saturday in the sixth straight weekend of protests demanding the resignation of scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye that took them closer than ever to the presidential Blue House. | Video


As South Korean president lawyers up, she turns to her 'Bulletproof Vest' 02 Dec 2016

SEOUL When South Korean President Park Geun-hye turned to a lawyer known as her "Bulletproof Vest" to defend her in a corruption case that could lead to impeachment and criminal prosecution, she may have had little choice.


South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea 02 Dec 2016

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea and Japan said on Friday they would impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, following a fresh U.N. Security Council resolution imposed on the reclusive country this week.

SK Holdings submits initial bid for Goldman-backed Daesung Gases 02 Dec 2016

SEOUL SK Holdings Co said it submitted a non-binding bid to buy South Korea's second-biggest producer of industrial gases that has been put up for sale by Goldman Sachs and others, in a deal a source said could be valued at around $2 billion.

UPDATE 2-South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on N.Korea 02 Dec 2016

* North has rejected sanctions as U.S.-masterminded conspiracy


South Korea can offer roadmap to cashless Asia 02 Dec 2016

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - - South Korea's dislike of cash is now official. The country wants to go coinless by 2020. For one of the most wired nations in the world where electronic payments are already commonplace, it is an achievable target. Asia's latest currency experiment can also offer valuable lessons for a region hooked on ready money. 

Baseball-Pittsburgh Pirate Kang charged with drunk driving in S.Korea 02 Dec 2016

SEOUL, Dec 2 Pittsburgh Pirate infielder Kang Jung-ho was charged with driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of an accident after a car crash in the early hours of Friday morning, South Korean police have confirmed.


South Korea's scandal-tainted Park to face impeachment vote next week 02 Dec 2016

SEOUL South Korean opposition parties said on Friday they will hold a parliamentary impeachment vote on scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye next week, while her own party remains undecided on whether to force her out of office.


Fire and loathing in former stronghold of South Korea's Park 01 Dec 2016

DAEGU, South Korea Hours after South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to step down over a corruption scandal that has left her struggling for political survival, a fire destroyed a sprawling century-old market in her hometown, just blocks from where she was born.


Italy PM Renzi facing big referendum defeat - exit polls

ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin, exit polls showed on Sunday, throwing his future into doubt and opening the door to renewed political instability in Italy. | Video