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Trump, South Korea’s Hwang agree to strengthen defenses against North Korea: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defense capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South …

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South Korea regulator fines Qualcomm $854 million for violating competition laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won ($854 million) for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. firm said it will challenge in court. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Wednesday Qualcomm abused its dominant …

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South Korea’s President Park faces historic impeachment vote

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal that has prompted huge rallies calling for her removal, faces an impeachment vote on Friday that could see her become the country’s first democratically elected leader removed from office. Parliament is expected to vote in favor of impeachment, with support …

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South Korea rejects Google request to take government mapping data out of country

South Korea has rejected Google’s request for permission to take government mapping data for use in servers outside the country due to national security concerns, the country’s land ministry said. Google, whose corporate parent is U.S.-based Alphabet Inc, has said it needs to put the data on servers worldwide to …

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Samsung expects to get over 80 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea by October 1

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Thursday it expects to have recovered more than 80 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea by Oct. 1, when the firm plans to resume sales of the device in its home market. Samsung, in a statement, reiterated its …

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South Korea says time to reconsider North Korea’s U.N. membership

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se accused North Korea on Thursday of “totally ridiculing” the authority of the United Nations through its nuclear and missile tests and said it was time to reconsider whether it was qualified for U.N. membership. In an address to the annual United Nations General Assembly, …

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U.S. bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after North Korea nuclear test

Two U.S. supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday morning in a show of force and solidarity with its ally amid heightened tension following North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last week. The two bombers conducted a low-altitude flight over Osan Air Base in South Korea, which …

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U.S., South Korea, Japan officials: North Korea missile launches ‘provocative acts’

U.S., South Korean and Japanese defense officials on Thursday condemned North Korea’s recent missile launches as “provocative acts” that posed “a serious threat to peace and stability.” The statement was issued by the Pentagon after a videoconference meeting of the defense officials from the three countries. On Wednesday, North Korea …

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