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    1. South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 04 12:32 AM

      SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.

    2. North Korea released video footage on Monday of a Canadian pastor confessing before a Pyongyang church congregation that he had committed crimes against the state. Dressed in a dark blue suit and tie and speaking to a sparse congregation which included some foreign residents of Pyongyang, South Korean-born Lim appeared to be reading from a script. "The worst crime I committed was to rashly ...

    3. North Korea, the lowest ranked side at the East Asian Cup, came back from a goal down to stun holders Japan 2-1 in the opening match in Yuhan on Sunday. Japan and South Korea have sent domestic-based players for the four-nation round-robin tournament which is not officially recognised by FIFA. North Korea, ranked 129th in the world compared to the 50th ranked Japan, took full advantage of the ...

    4. Korea Inc. struggles to keep it in the family

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsAug 03 09:32 PM

      With bitterly feuding siblings, attempted boardroom coups and an act of corporate patricide, the family squabble currently engulfing one of Korea's largest conglomerates makes for compelling drama. In a warped interpretation of Walt Disney's axiom that "a man should never neglect his family for business" the 92-year-old founder of the Seoul-based Lotte Group and his two sons have been tearing ...

    5. China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 04 05:50 AM

      SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk last year, killing more than 300 people. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday.

    6. Wyndham Hotel Group is set to expand its presence in South Korea by more than 200 percent over the next three years thanks to the signings of 12 new property franchise agreements so far in 2015, including ...

    7. Elizabeth Shim SEOUL, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- South Korea intelligence said scud missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia in June were of North Korean origin.

    8. Elizabeth Shim SEOUL, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- North Korea has placed a large roof over a rocket-launching platform at Sohae Satellite Launching Station – a sign that activity at the site is gathering pace.

    9. South Korea posts record current account surplus

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsAug 02 11:54 PM

      South Korea on Monday posted a record current account surplus for the first half of this year as slumping oil prices helped offset the impact of shrinking exports. The current account -- the broadest measure of foreign trade in goods and services -- showed an unprecedented surplus of $52.4 billion in the six months to June, according to data from the central Bank of Korea. The data showed ...

    10. What is life like for Christians in North Korea?

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