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  • SEOUL, Sept 1- South Korea's exports rebounded in August after falling for 19 straight months, government data showed on Thursday, but analysts stopped short of calling it a firm recovery as the gain was due mainly to two extra working days. Exports in August rose 2.6 percent on-year to $40.13 billion while imports edged up 0.1 percent to $34.82 billion to result...

  • *Delay comes amid reports of new phone's battery exploding. SEOUL, Sept 1- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. The firm also said Galaxy Note 7 shipments to South Korea's top three carriers- SK Telecom Co...

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- Samsung Electronics is gearing up to enable its watches to work with rival Apple Inc's mobile devices in a bid to reach a wider audience for its wearable accessories beyond its own phone users, an executive said on Wednesday. Richard Knight, Samsung's head of global product management, confirmed media reports in South Korea which said the company...

  • SEOUL, Aug 31- South Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd filed for court receivership on Wednesday after losing the support of its banks, setting the stage for its assets to be frozen as ports from China to Spain denied access to its vessels. Hanjin Shipping, South Korea's biggest shipping firm, announced the filing for receivership and a request to the court to freeze...

  • SEOUL, Aug 31- Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd said on Wednesday it would seek court receivership after losing the support of its banks, as ports from China to Spain denied access to its vessels and a rival eyed some of the South Korean container liner's assets. A bankruptcy for Hanjin Shipping would be the largest ever for a container shipper in terms of capacity, according...

  • *Malaysia, Indonesia step up Singapore arrivals checks. SINGAPORE, Aug 30- Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to the city-state. On Tuesday, the United States warned pregnant women not to travel to Singapore,...

  • LAS VEGAS— Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans. Nonstop flights from mainland China are planned for the first time, and two Asian-themed casinos will be among the first post-recession additions to Sin City's glittering...

  • YONGIN, South Korea, Aug 29- In Yongin, a satellite city south of Seoul, orange construction cranes are racing to build gleaming new high-rises, but realtor Kim Woong- jib says he is pointing would-be apartment buyers to older buildings. The city of a million people has 5,301 unsold new residential units, government data shows, the most in South Korea and a symptom of a...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a test launch of ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016.

    North Korea’s latest missile test has security analysts admitting the country is closer than ever to possessing a nuclear weapon system.

  • *Lotte Group Vice Chairman Lee In-won has died. SEOUL, Aug 26- One of the top executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the country's fifth-largest conglomerate. Lotte Group confirmed the death of Vice Chairman Lee In-won, which comes...

  • One of the top executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors.

  • *Lotte Group Vice Chairman Lee In-won has died. SEOUL, Aug 26- One of the top executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the country's fifth-largest conglomerate. Lotte Group confirmed the death of Vice Chairman Lee In-won, which comes...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Lotte Group's vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group, officials at the company and police said Friday. "It is difficult to believe," Lotte Group said in a text message to reporters. South Korean prosecutors are investigating allegations of embezzlement,...

  • *Lotte Group Vice Chairman Lee In-won has died- Lotte Group. SEOUL, Aug 26- One of the seniormost executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the family-run conglomerate. Lotte Group, in a text message to reporters, said it confirmed the...

  • *Lotte Group Vice Chairman Lee In-won has died- Lotte Group. SEOUL, Aug 26- A senior executive at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the family-run conglomerate, news reports said. Lotte Group, in a text message to reporters, said it confirmed the...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Lotte Group said Friday its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group. "It is difficult to believe," Lotte Group said in a text message to reporters. South Korean prosecutors are investigating allegations of embezzlement, slush funds and tax evasions at Lotte...

  • *Lotte Group Vice Chairman Lee In-won has died- Lotte Group. SEOUL, Aug 26- A senior executive of South Korea's Lotte Group has died, the country's fifth-largest family-run conglomerate said on Friday, amid a sweeping criminal probe into the business. Lotte Group, in a text message to reporters, said it confirmed the death of Vice Chairman Lee In-won through police...

  • SEOUL, Aug 26- A senior executive of South Korea's Lotte Group has died, an official at the country's fifth-largest family-run conglomerate told Reuters on Friday, amid a sweeping criminal probe into the business. The official, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said a police investigation into the death of Lee In-won,...

  • Seoul, August 24, 2016: People watch a TV news program about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ballistic missile launch. DPRK on Wednesday test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast into the sea at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula following the start of annual South Korea-U.S. war games, Seoul's military said.

    What can be done to stop North Korea's hostile missile technology? The answer is, very little, unless the world's superpowers cooperate.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Kim Jong Un supervised a missile launch that he said put North Korea in the "front rank" of nuclear powers.