South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21680/all en Samsung boss sued by brother over inheritance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120214/samsung-boss-sued-brother-over-inheritance <p> Lee Kun-Hee is accused of keeping eight million shares in Samsung Life Insurance and 20 shares in Samsung Electronics for himself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120214/samsung-boss-sued-brother-over-inheritance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific South Korea Business Asia-Pacific South Korea Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5691621 at http://www.globalpost.com South Koreans arrested for spreading rumours to manipulate the stock market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120221/south-koreans-arrested-spreading-rumours-manip <p> South Korea&#39;s&nbsp;police and the Financial Supervisory Service plan to keep expanding their investigation into &quot;unusual trade&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120221/south-koreans-arrested-spreading-rumours-manip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> KOSPI North Korea shares South Korea Asia-Pacific South Korea Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:44:18 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5692619 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung boss sued by sister for inheritance in growing family feud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120228/samsung-boss-sued-sister-over-inheritance-growing-family-feud <p> Lee Sook-Hee has filed a suit against her 70-year-old brother demanding that he hand over part of the sum that their father left before his death in 1987.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120228/samsung-boss-sued-sister-over-inheritance-growing-family-feud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific South Korea Business Asia-Pacific South Korea Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:48:37 +0000 Luke Browne 5693807 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, China and South Korea in investment deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120323/japan-china-and-south-korea-investment-deal <p> Japan&rsquo;s foreign ministry said the agreement &ndash; which has been discussed for almost a decade and under negotiation since 2007 &ndash; would &ldquo;add momentum&rdquo; to work towards a trade deal.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120323/japan-china-and-south-korea-investment-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific China Global Economy japan South Korea Business Asia-Pacific China Global Economy Japan South Korea Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:33:42 +0000 Luke Browne 5697384 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korean athlete names a pain for journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120330/south-korean-athlete-names-pain-journalists <p> South Korea said Friday it would unify the spelling of athletes&#39; names in English for the London Olympics this year in an effort to end confusion among foreign journalists and fans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120330/south-korean-athlete-names-pain-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics South Korea Entertainment South Korea Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:57:37 +0000 Alexander Besant 5698595 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea vows 'special actions' to wipe out South Korea government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120423/north-korea-vows-special-actions-wipe-out-south-korean-government <p> North Korea has regularly threatened to attack South Korea&rsquo;s ruling establishment, but its has grown more bellicose and specific in recent days following a failed attempt to launch a rocket on April 13 to commemorate the centenary of the nation&rsquo;s founding father Kim Il-sung.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120423/north-korea-vows-special-actions-wipe-out-south-korean-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea South Korea Asia-Pacific War Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:29:09 +0000 Luke Browne 5701422 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korean retailers halt sales of US beef over mad cow disease http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120425/south-korean-retailers-halt-sales-us-beef-over-mad-cow-disease <p> South Korean authorities said Wednesday that they plan to step up checks on beef imports from the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120425/south-korean-retailers-halt-sales-us-beef-over-mad-cow-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Korea United States Business Food & Drink Global Economy South Korea United States Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:04:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5701787 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung profits jump as mobile phone sales outstrip Apple and Nokia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120427/samsung-profits-jump-mobile-phone-sales-outstrip-apple-and-nokia <p> The Seoul-based company &ndash; which is also the world&rsquo;s biggest TV and flat screen manufacturer &ndash; also reported its highest quarterly profits since 2008, with net profit almost doubling to 5.05 trillion won ($4.5 billion) for the three months to March 31.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120427/samsung-profits-jump-mobile-phone-sales-outstrip-apple-and-nokia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies South Korea Business Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:32:22 +0000 Luke Browne 5702130 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea arrests Chinese sailors over Yellow Sea attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120430/south-korea-arrests-chinese-sailors-over-yellow-sea-attack <p> South Korea&rsquo;s coast guard said one official&rsquo;s head was cut during the fight with Chinese sailors &ndash; who were armed with clubs and knives &ndash; while another was rescued after falling into the sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120430/south-korea-arrests-chinese-sailors-over-yellow-sea-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China South Korea Asia-Pacific Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:22:21 +0000 Luke Browne 5702441 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea monks quit after being filmed boozing, smoking and gambling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120511/south-korea-monks-quit-after-being-filmed-boozing <p> Six Jogye leaders have quit over the scandal, which erupted just days before Koreans observe a national holiday celebrating the birth of Buddha, the holiest day in the Buddhist calendar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120511/south-korea-monks-quit-after-being-filmed-boozing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Korea World Religion South Korea Fri, 11 May 2012 10:35:11 +0000 Luke Browne 5703917 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan launches first commercial satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120518/japan-launches-first-commercial-satellite The H-2A rocket blasted off from the space centre on Japan’s southern island of Tanegashima on schedule at 1:39 am local time on Friday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120518/japan-launches-first-commercial-satellite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> japan South Korea Business Asia-Pacific Fri, 18 May 2012 09:52:32 +0000 Luke Browne 5704696 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korean defectors get their own TV show in South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120621/north-korean-defectors-get-their-own-tv-show-s North Korean defectors get their own television show in South Korea.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120621/north-korean-defectors-get-their-own-tv-show-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea North Korea defectors South Korea South Korea Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:55:47 +0000 Alexander Besant 5708924 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympic profile: Nam Hyun-hee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120626/olympic-profile-nam-hyun-hee <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120626/olympic-profile-nam-hyun-hee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics South Korea Entertainment South Korea Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Katherine Cavanaugh 5709498 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korean president's brother charged with bribery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120710/south-korea-lee-sang-deuk-charged-bribery Lee Sang-deuk's arrest came hours after angry protesters threw eggs at Lee as he entered the court for questioning. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/120710/south-korea-lee-sang-deuk-charged-bribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Korea South Korea Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:26:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5711287 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan recalls ambassador to South Korea in another island dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/south-korea/120810/japan-ambassador-south-korea-disputed-islands-south-china-sea South Korean president Lee Myung Bak flew to disputed islands in the Sea of Japan (known in Korea as the East Sea) today, prompting a wave of outrage from the Japanese government who also lay claim the islands.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/south-korea/120810/japan-ambassador-south-korea-disputed-islands-south-china-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> japan South Korea Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific China Political Risk Japan South Korea Vietnam Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:34:00 +0000 Adam Taylor, Business Insider 5715724 at http://www.globalpost.com