South Korea

UPDATE 1-S.Korea court reviewing arrest warrant application against KOGAS CEO

* Court decision seen late on Thursday -prosecutors' office

S.Korean poultry firm preferred to buy bulk shipper Pan Ocean 4:32am GMT

SEOUL, Dec 18 - A unit of South Korean poultry firm Harim Group said on Thursday a court chose its parent's holding company as the preferred bidder to buy bulk shipper Pan Ocean Co Ltd in a deal worth at least 850 billion won ($771 million).

UPDATE 3-S.Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia 4:22am GMT

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Dec 18 - South Korea said on Thursday it will not send its F-35 fleet to Japan for heavy airframe maintenance, one of the two Asian hubs chosen by the United States to service the Lockheed Martin Corp stealth fighter.

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South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak 2:38am GMT

SEOUL - South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Visteon agrees to sell South Korean unit for $3.6 billion 2:31am GMT

SEOUL - U.S. auto parts maker Visteon Corp has agreed to sell its majority-owned South Korean unit for $3.6 billion, cashing in on a quadrupling of the air conditioning firm's share price in the last five years as Visteon refocuses on in-car electronics.

South Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator 16 Dec 2014

SEOUL - A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favor of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the cancer.   

S.Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator 16 Dec 2014

SEOUL, Dec 16 - A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favour of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the cancer.

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LG Electronics to launch quantum dot TVs in early 2015 16 Dec 2014

SEOUL - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc will launch a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015, beefing up its line-up while it strives to cut costs that make its prized light-emitting diode (OLED) sets too expensive for most consumers.

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LG Electronics to launch quantum dot TVs in early 2015 16 Dec 2014

SEOUL - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc will launch a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015, beefing up its line-up while it strives to cut costs that make its prized light-emitting diode (OLED) sets too expensive for most consumers.

UPDATE 1-LG Electronics to launch quantum dot TVs in early 2015 16 Dec 2014

* Dow Chemical to supply quantum dot material to LG (Adds comment from Dow Chemical, industry context)

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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. | Video