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Uncomfortable truth? South Korean academic on trial for defamation

Two years ago Park Yu-ha entered into one of the most turbulent debates in East Asia by publishing a study of Korean “comfort women” from World War II, stating that…

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Samsung will finally pay Apple more than half a billion dollars for copying the iPhone

View photo . apple-v-samsung-sign-2 Nearly five years after Samsung was found guilty in a California court of copying certain aspects of Apple’s iPhone & iPad without permission, the South Korean…

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LG Electronics to develop own mobile payment system

SEOUL (Reuters) – LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday it signed an agreement to develop its own mobile payment service called LG Pay. LG, which signed the agreement with South…

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South Korean prosecutors seek to jail Japanese journalist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have asked for an 18-month prison term for a Japanese journalist for allegedly defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she…

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Astronauts Relive Their 'Secret Space Escapes' at NY Comic Con

NEW YORK —When New York Comic Con organizers received wind of what exactly the new Science Channel show "Secret Space Escapes" had in mind for its panel, they decided they'd…

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NKorea to top agenda as Obama meets SKorean leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the leader of South Korea to the White House Friday in a show of unity between close allies looking to deter nuclear-armed North…

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SKorean leader to meet Obama, walks fine diplomatic line

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye is walking a fine line as she looks to strengthen her nation's alliance with the United States against nuclear-armed North Korea, while…

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Asian filmmakers hail 'globalisation' of cinema

Busan (South Korea) (AFP) – Two of Asia's leading filmmakers believe moviegoers are set to benefit from the "globalisation" of cinema, which they say will boost the variety & quality…

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Fans brave the rain for Busan film festival launch

Busan (South Korea) (AFP) – There was wind, there was rain yet all anyone really cared approximately was looking at the stars as filmmakers from Asia & beyond gathered in…

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Self-effacing billionaire behind rising Asian beauty brand

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is known around the world for Samsung phones, kimchi & Hyundai cars yet ask that question in Asia & the answer might be…

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