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Hyundai Motor eyes thrust on electric vehicles in $52 billion investment plan

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL Hyundai Motor plans to invest about 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) between 2020 and 2025, the company said on Wednesday, with a third of the expenditure focused on electric and autonomous vehicles, but analysts want to see it deliver. | Video

SK Group chairman's wife files for divorce - court records

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL The wife of the chairman of conglomerate SK Group filed for divorce on Wednesday, court records showed, and has demanded more than $1 billion worth of shares in the company as part of her settlement, media reports said.

Olympics-S.Korea to use radiation detectors, food from home at Tokyo Games

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL, Dec 4 South Korea's Olympic committee plans to buy radiation detectors and ship homegrown ingredients to Japan for its athletes at the Tokyo Games because of worries local food may be contaminated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

No money, no hope: South Korea's 'Dirt Spoons' turn against Moon

27 Nov 2019

SEOUL Hwang Hyeon-dong lives in a 6.6-square-metre (71-square-foot) cubicle near his university campus in Seoul, which comes with a shared bathroom and kitchen plus all the rice he can eat, that he rents for 350,000 won ($302) a month.

In bid to repair ties, Japan and South Korea agree to summit next month

23 Nov 2019

NAGOYA, Japan Japan and South Korea agreed on Saturday to hold formal talks next month, taking a step towards improving relations strained by decades of bitterness over their wartime past and now exacerbated by a simmering trade dispute.

Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

22 Nov 2019

NAGOYA, Japan Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbours threatened to overshadow the meetings.

REFILE-Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

22 Nov 2019

NAGOYA, Japan, Nov 22 Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings.

Beyond Baby Shark: creator of viral hit eyes China with dinosaurs

16 Nov 2019

SEOUL The creator of the children's song "Baby Shark," which has become a global phenomenon, says the firm is eyeing the Chinese market, where the tune did not quite catch on, with a brand new character featuring dinosaurs. | Video

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