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South Korea may buy billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. weaponry

Sep 5, 2017
The White House said President Donald Trump has given “conceptual approval” to South Korean plans to buy billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment. And today, the president tweeted that he’s “allowing Japan and South Korea to buy a substantially increased” amount of U.S. weaponry.  So, what U.S. defense contractors stand to benefit from these […]

South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

Aug 25, 2017
Samsung accounts for about one fifth of South Korea's exports.
Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on Friday.

How countries have tried to retaliate against North Korea

Aug 7, 2017
Over the weekend, the U.N. decided to sanction North Korea in a move backed by China.
U.N. Security Council members vote on a U.S.-drafted resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea. 

Court unanimously ousts South Korea's leader for corruption

Mar 10, 2017
About 30 protesters and police officers were injured in the violent clashes near the court, according to officials.
President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea speaks during a ceremony marking Korean Memorial Day last June.
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The uncertain state of South Korea

Dec 1, 2016
South Korea's corruption scandal, paired with President-elect Trump's comments about the country, has put the nation in a state of uncertainty.
Protesters wearing masks of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (bottom) and her confidante Choi Soon-Sil (top) perform before a candle-lit rally in central Seoul on October 29, 2016, to denounce Park over a high-profile corruption and influence-peddling scandal involving her close friend. 

U.S. steelmakers battle against cheap imports, again

Jun 26, 2014
China and South Korea are dumping cheap steel into the market

Is South Korea full of video game addicts?

Dec 11, 2013
The South Korean Parliament is considering legislation that would put limits on video game advertising and also tax the industry's revenue to help fight addiction.

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North Korea blocks off industrial zone, border trade

Apr 3, 2013
Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of the two countries.

South Korea accuses North Korea of cyberattack

Mar 21, 2013
South Korea is still recovering from an apparent cyberattack earlier this week. Government officials suspect North Korea of hacking, but is the country even capable?

Which country depends most on exports?

Feb 11, 2013
Find out which country exports 56 percent of its GDP each year.