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US blacklists Singapore shipping company over NKorea links

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 1:35PM UTC 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments....

South Korea’s growth slowest in more than 2 years

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 3:59PM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's quarterly growth slowed to the lowest in more than two years as a severe drought hit agriculture and an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome sapped consumption....

Samsung removes online cartoons after anti-Semitism complaints

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015 11:42AM UTC 1 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Samsung company removed cartoons attacking a U.S. hedge fund's founder as a ravenous, big-beaked vulture after Jewish organizations protested similar smears in South Korea's media....

South Korea picks preferred bidder to lift sunken Sewol ferry

By Wed, Jul 15, 2015 1:21PM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has selected a Chinese-led consortium as a preferred bidder to salvage a ferry that sunk and killed more than 300 people in April last year in one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades....

South Korean police say professor fed former student feces

By Tue, Jul 14, 2015 3:04PM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts....