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Samsung Electronics executive receives jail term over union-busting: media

13 Dec 2019

SEOUL Samsung Electronics vice-president Kang Kyung-hoon received a 16-month jail term on Friday on charges of union-busting activities, South Korean media reported on Friday.

Founder of South Korea's Daewoo, a symbol of its rise and fall, dies

10 Dec 2019

SEOUL The founder of the defunct Daewoo Group, Kim Woo-choong, has died after watching the conglomerate he built into a symbol of South Korea's manufacturing prowess become one of its biggest corporate failures, crushed by debt.

South Korea pulls intelligence deal with Japan back from the brink

22 Nov 2019

SEOUL/NAGOYA, Japan South Korea on Friday made a last-minute decision to stick with its critical intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful, wartime history.

Pentagon denies report U.S. mulls pulling up to 4,000 troops from South Korea

21 Nov 2019

SEOUL/HANOI The United States on Thursday denied a South Korean news report that it was considering withdrawing up to 4,000 troops from South Korea if it does not pay more for maintaining a 28,500-strong U.S. contingent deterring North Korean aggression.

U.S. breaks off defence cost talks, as South Korea balks at $5 billion demand

21 Nov 2019

SEOUL The United States broke off talks with South Korea on increasing Seoul's contribution to the costs of hosting U.S. troops, after the two sides failed to narrow their differences on Tuesday in a row that has raised questions about the American deployment.

North Korea says no more talks with U.S. just so Trump can boast

19 Nov 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.

U.S., South Korea resume defence cost-sharing talks amid protests of 'robbery'

18 Nov 2019

SEOUL South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion gap in how much they want Seoul to pay for the cost of hosting the American military amid public protests of "highway robbery" against sharply increased U.S. demands.

U.S., South Korea resume defence cost-sharing talks amid protests of 'robbery'

18 Nov 2019

SEOUL South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion (£3 billion) gap in how much they want Seoul to pay for the cost of hosting the American military amid public protests of "highway robbery" against sharply increased U.S. demands.

U.S., S.Korea resume defence cost-sharing talks amid protests of 'robbery'

18 Nov 2019

SEOUL, Nov 18 South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion gap in how much they want Seoul to pay for the cost of hosting the American military amid public protests of "highway robbery" against sharply increased U.S. demands.

Pentagon's Esper says it is crucial South Korea pays more for U.S. troops

15 Nov 2019

SEOUL U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse. | Video

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