SOUTHKOREA

As U.S. oil sanctions against Iran start, Washington grants waivers…

As U.S. oil sanctions against Iran start, Washington grants waivers…

Published 05/11/2018

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States re-introduced sanctions against Iranian oil exports on Monday, although it also gave some of its closest allies exemptions that [more…]

Japan denounces South Korean court decision as ‘unthinkable’

Japan denounces South Korean court decision as ‘unthinkable’

Published 30/10/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday that a South Korean court’s order to a Japanese firm to compensate wartime forced [more…]

Friction likely as Korean court orders Nippon Steel to compensate…

Friction likely as Korean court orders Nippon Steel to compensate…

Published 30/10/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s top court ruled on Tuesday Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (5401.T) should compensate four South Koreans for their [more…]

South Korea court orders Japan firm to compensate wartime forced…

South Korea court orders Japan firm to compensate wartime forced…

Published 30/10/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. should compensate four South Koreans for their [more…]

Nippon Steel ‘regrets’ South Korea court decision on forced labor

Nippon Steel ‘regrets’ South Korea court decision on forced labor

Published 30/10/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp said on Tuesday a ruling by South Korea’s top court that the Japanese company should compensate [more…]

On eve of meeting pope, South Korean president speaks of peace hopes

On eve of meeting pope, South Korean president speaks of peace hopes

Published 18/10/2018

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - South Korea’s president spoke of “heart-warming” moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, a day before he is expected [more…]

South Korea’s Moon delivers invitation from North Korea for pope to…

South Korea’s Moon delivers invitation from North Korea for pope to…

Published 18/10/2018

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Pope Francis on Thursday and the president’s office said he had relayed an invitation from [more…]

Philip Morris sues South Korea over e-cigarette info disclosure

Philip Morris sues South Korea over e-cigarette info disclosure

Published 01/10/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - Philip Morris Korea Inc. said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean government, demanding the disclosure of information [more…]

‘Cuddled in Kim Jong Un’s arms’: North Koreans envisage unification…

‘Cuddled in Kim Jong Un’s arms’: North Koreans envisage unification…

Published 17/09/2018

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Sixteen-year-old Ri Jin Ryong, a member of North Korea’s paramilitary Worker-Peasant Red Guards militia, says he has one message for South Koreans [more…]

K-pop label faces fan, investor fury after firing dating artists

K-pop label faces fan, investor fury after firing dating artists

Published 14/09/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean record label’s move to dump two K-pop artists who had declared their romantic relationship has sparked a major fan [more…]