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  • South Korea ferry children were steps from safety: prosecutor

    GWANGJU South Korea (Reuters) - Many of the 250 children who drowned when a South Korean ferry sank in April would have survived if the crew had issued a simple order to evacuate to emergency decks just outside their cabins, a prosecutor said on Tuesday....
  • GM Korea CEO warns of output cut as strike vote looms

    SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korea chief warned employees that a potential strike could lead to further production cuts in one of its major Asian manufacturing bases, according to an email sent to staff and obtained by Reuters. GM's 15,000...
  • South Korea department, discount store sales fall in June

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Sales at South Korea's top department and discount store chains fell in June, adding to concerns that the country's economic recovery is faltering. Combined sales at department stores run by Hyundai Department Store , Lotte Shopping and...
  • Farewell to the big-screen plasma TV

    Farewell to the big-screen plasma TV
    Via Reuters comes the news that Samsung, one of the last major manufacturers of plasma TV screens, will shut down production by the end of November. Panasonic had already stopped making plasma panels, and South Korea's LG will end production soon. To...
  • China and South Korea Sign Co-Production and Import Deal

    HONG KONG - China and South Korea have signed a film co-production agreement that was described as a "landmark" by officials. The deal was signed by China's Cai Fuchao, director of the State Administration of Film Radio and television (SARFT), and...
  • Is volatile fuel used in racing cars a new power source for ships?

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions. From next year, shipping firms will have to cut...
  • After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the U.S. search engine does not dominate. Now, Lee Hae-jin is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a...
  • Samsung Electronics faces falling profits as succession looms

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd faces a third straight quarter of profit decline that could become a fourth as cheaper models grab a bigger share of a slowing market and Apple Inc readies the launch of its iPhone 6....
  • Learn from others to revive American exceptionalism

    As America is celebrating her 238th birthday today, our nation is faced with serious challenges both internationally and domestically. Just a few months ago, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Today, Iraq is falling apart and exposing America to much...
  • China's Xi arrives in South Korea as tensions grow with North Korea, Japan

    BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to South Korea on Thursday, part of a courtship aimed at strengthening his hand in dealing with North Korea and Japan. South Korean President Park Geun-hye greeted Xi upon his arrival in...
  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...