South Korean court gives Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong prison sentence for his role in 2016 corruption scandal, which will have major ramifications for his leadership of the tech giant.
Pyongyang did not appear to put on show any of its ICBMs, unlike at its previous parade in October, when it revealed a huge new ICBM on an 11-axle vehicle that analysts said was the largest road-mobile, liquid-fuelled missile in the world.
“Whoever takes office in the US, its basic nature and hostile policy will never change,” Kim Jong-Un said as he declared the US once again as North Korea's "main enemy."
South Korean automaker giant Hyundai is said to be in talks with the iPhone maker for a joint project to produce self-driving electric vehicles.
South Korea’s landmark ruling is set to rekindle animosities between the Asian neighbours as Japan immediately protested the decision, maintaining all wartime compensation was resolved under a 1965 treaty.
No Korean celebrities had received exemptions, but the new bill will ensure entertainers recommended by the culture minister can defer their service to age 30.
Samsung is by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates, or chaebols, that dominate business in South Korea.
Cho Ju-bin, 24, was found guilty of running an online network that blackmailed at least 74 women, including 16 teenagers, into what authorities called "virtual enslavement" by forcing them to send increasingly degrading sexual imagery of themselves.
The country's agency for protecting personal information found that the personal information of least 3.3M of the 18M Facebook users in South Korea were provided to operators other than Facebook without their knowledge.
A South Korean hiker formed a group dedicated to picking up trash from mountain parks and turning the collection into art.
Lee Kun-hee was known for his reclusive life, but became even more secluded after being left bedridden by heart attack in 2014.
North Korean authorities urged its citizens to stay indoors and avoid the yellow dust blowing in from China.
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