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NKorean shoots officers, defects: South military


A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Saturday through the heavily militarised border, telling Seoul military personnel that he had shot dead two officers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.


South Korea, US agree on boosting missile capability: Media


South Korea and the United States have reached an agreement on extending the range of Seoul's ballistic missiles to counter the threat from North Korea, local media reported on Saturday citing unnamed

Samsung tips record Q3 profit of $7.3 billion


South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Friday it expected a record operating profit of 8.1 trillion won ($7.3 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by sales of its flagship Galaxy smartphones.


Samsung starts to build $7bn chip plant in China


South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it had started building a new $7 billion chip plant in the Chinese city of Xian -- its biggest-ever investment in the country.

The plant, scheduled

Samsung loses $12 bln market value after Apple's victory


Samsung Electronics shares tumbled more than 7 per cent on Monday, wiping $12 billion off the South Korean giant's market value, as Apple Inc's sweeping legal victory in their U.S. patent battle raise

South Korea, US start major annual military drill


The South Korean and US military on Monday began an annual major joint exercise to test defences against North Korea, a drill denounced by Pyongyang which vowed to strengthen its nuclear deterrent.


UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans


The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.


North Korea's 'first lady' debut highlights secrecy


As celebrity wedding announcements go, North Korea's was terse. It was probably also three years out of date.

And it highlighted again how little is known about the impoverished nuclear-armed state

Smartphones power record Samsung profit of $5.9 billion during Apple lull


Samsung Electronics Co, the world's top technology firm by revenue, reported on Friday a record profit of $5.9 billion for the June quarter, as rampant sales of its Galaxy S handset helped stretch its

LG Display to pay $380 mn to settle US lawsuit


LG Display, one of the world's largest flat screen makers, said on Friday it had agreed to pay $380 million to settle a US case over alleged price-fixing in the liquid crystal display market.

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