S Korea court holds govt accountable for 2014 ferry sinking for the first time

Jul 19 2018

A South Korean court acknowledged for the first time the government’s liability for the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people.

Moonwalking: South Korea's wage, hours policies backfire for jobless, low income workers

Jul 17 2018

Moon Jae-in wants South Koreans to work less and earn more – and to achieve that his government has hiked the minimum wage and slashed the maximum length of the working week. But Heo Jeong, who serves barley tea samples at a Lotte Mart store in Seoul, says she lost a third of her income as a result.

Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

Jul 06 2018

Pompeo arrived in North Korea, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program.

US softens North Korea approach as Pompeo prepares for more nuclear talks

Jul 05 2018

The US appears to have shelved an “all or nothing” approach to N Korean denuclearization as Mike Pompeo prepares to head back to N Korea this week.

US has plan to dismantle North Korea nuclear program within a year: Bolton

Jul 02 2018

Bolton said he believed the bulk of North Korea’s weapons programs could be dismantled within a year.

LG Electronics injects $3mn into US-based robot developer

Jun 23 2018

LG Electronics has invested $3 mn in Bossa Nova Robotics -- marking the first time the company has injected funds into an overseas robot developer.

North Korea scraps anti-US souvenirs after summit: Tour operators

Jun 20 2018

Anti-US souvenirs once sold on the N Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say.

Samsung's new ultrasound device delivers 3D images of foetuses

Jun 19 2018

Samsung said it has developed a new ultrasound image processing engine to deliver three-dimensional pictures of various organs or of foetuses.

Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat

Jun 13 2018

North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, nor is it the “biggest and most dangerous problem” for the United States, Trump said.

Pompeo to brief S.Korean President of Trump-Kim agreement

Jun 13 2018

Pompeo will personally brief South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the outcome of the historic summit between Kim and Trump, an official said here.

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