Archive for January 17th, 2017

Korea prosecutor says Samsung’s Lee paid bribes to Park’s friend

Korea prosecutor says Samsung’s Lee paid bribes to Park’s friend

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office said on Monday that Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee had paid bribes totalling 43 billion won ($36.42 million) to Choi [...]
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Korea president’s friend denies knowledge of Samsung’s 2015 merger plan

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The friend at the centre of a corruption scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s administration, said on Monday she had no prior knowledge of Samsung [...]
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Samsung Group says does not accept bribery accusations

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group said on Monday it could not accept the special prosecutors’ accusations that its leader, Jay Y. Lee, paid bribes to further his [...]
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Made to order at N. Korea’s blacklisted art factory

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

“That was a personal commission,” says renowned North Korean sculptor Ro Ik-Hwa, pointing to a bust of A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani scientist denounced by the US as [...]
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Korea prosecutor to seek arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader

Korea prosecutor to seek arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A South Korean special prosecutor will seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee for charges including bribery over his role in a corruption scandal that [...]
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Korea president’s friend denies knowledge of Samsung’s 2015 merger plan

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The friend at the centre of a corruption scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s administration, said on Monday she had no prior knowledge of Samsung [...]
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Korean, Iraqi Foreign ministers to Discuss Economic Ties Next Week

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

Foreign ministers of South Korea and Iraq will hold a meeting in Seoul next week to discuss economic cooperation and other issues, local media reported Sunday. South Korean [...]
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Samsung Electronics to disclose Note 7 probe results on January 23: Yonhap

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar [...]
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Korea mulls disclosing defense spending to deflect US’ calls for burden sharing

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea is considering a move to disclose how much it spends on national defense to deflect calls by the incoming US administration for greater security burden sharing, [...]
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The fate of THAAD will depend on the next election

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | English.hani.co.kr | 6:00 AM

It is impossible to deploy THAAD before South Koreans vote in a new leader, and decision could be changed The deployment of the THAAD missile defense system with US troops in [...]
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Former UN chief Ban seen revving up preliminary campaign for presidency

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

- Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon revved up what is seen as a preliminary presidential campaign over the weekend, moving to appeal to both conservatives and liberals [...]
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Ban Ki-Moon Supports Korean government Plans for THAAD Deployment

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

South Korean government is right to follow the plan for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday. THAAD [...]
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Joblessness in Korea at 14-Year High

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Financial Tribune | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s job market is under strain from not only a rising unemployment rate but also an increasing number of people who have been jobless for a long time, data [...]
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White Paper: N. Korea Able to Produce Around 10 Nuke Bombs

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | KBS | 6:00 AM

The South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korea is now capable of producing about ten nuclear bombs. In its latest White Paper released on Wednesday, the ministry said the [...]
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Ex-UN chief Ban says Korea’s THAAD deployment appropriate

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Ki-moon in second place and narrowing the gap on the frontrunner among likely candidates to succeed President Park Geun-hye, who has been impeached by parliament. The [...]
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