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South Korean lawmaker sentenced to prison for plotting insurrection

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Opposition South Korean Member of Parliament Lee Seok-ke was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the government, a court ruled.

Samsung reportedly getting ready to unveil Google Glass competitor

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Samsung may unveil a rival to the Google Glass wearable computer before the year is over, Korea Times reported.

South Korea accuses contractors of falsifying test results

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The acquisition watchdog of the South Korean military says 34 local contractors have fabricated test results of parts and materials for military equipment.

Seoul eyes export market for its Surion light helicopter

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- South Korea is looking at the export market for its first indigenously produced light helicopter, the Surion.

North Korea's first lady in public for first time since porn rumors

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- North Korean first lady Ri Sol Ju appeared in public for the first time since rumors she appeared in pornography before her marriage to leader Kim Jong Un.

Seoul: North Korea has restarted mothballed nuclear reactor

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- South Korea's intelligence agency said Tuesday North Korea has reactivated a mothballed reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex.
North Korea military at the ready in response to naval drills

North Korea military at the ready in response to naval drills

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- North Korea officials said the military is going on alert in response to naval drills off the Korean Peninsula between Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Samsung says it will follow Apple, introduce 64-bit phone CPUs

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Korean smartphone maker Samsung, responding to Apple's imminent iPhone 5S and its 64-bit processor, says it also has 64-bit devices under development.

Samsung confirms smartwatch, dubbed Galaxy Gear wearable computer

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- South Korea's Samsung Electronics has confirmed it will offer a smartwatch wearable computer to consumers, but hasn't committed to a release date.

F-35 costs kick up more controversy outside U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. audit comments that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may eventually be unaffordable are feeding into controversies in Canada, South Korea, Australia and Europe over the jet's feasibility.

South Korea to buy European cruise missiles

SEOUL, June 20 (UPI) -- South Korea will buy Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missiles for its Lockheed/Boeing F-15K Strike Eagle fighters, the first strategic weapon purchase not from an American supplier, Yonhap news agency reported.

Boeing, others investing in South Korea

SEOUL, May 7 (UPI) -- Boeing and six other U.S. companies have reportedly promised to invest $380 million in South Korea.

S. Korea say no more silent camera apps

SEOUL, March 29 (UPI) -- South Korea says new regulations will ban silent smartphone camera apps that can capture photos without making a shutter click sound.

Google rumored working on a smartwatch

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Amid rumors of a smartwatch from Apple and Samsung's announcement it is working on one, the latest word in the tech world is about a Google version.

Poll: S. Korea needs more male teachers

SEOUL, July 7 (UPI) -- South Korea needs to establish a quota for male teachers to correct a gender imbalance, nearly 90 percent of teachers polled said.

S. Korea close to pact on U.S. base move

SEOUL, April 23 (UPI) -- South Korea and the United States are close to completing an agreement to relocate U.S. bases south of Seoul, government and military sources said Thursday.
Hugh Jackman a hit in Seoul

Hugh Jackman a hit in Seoul

SEOUL, April 11 (UPI) -- Australian star Hugh Jackman delighted fans in South Korea by dropping into their language during a promotional appearance in Seoul for "Wolverine."

S. Korea presidential aides caught in raid

SEOUL, March 28 (UPI) -- Authorities say two aides to South Korea's president have resigned after allegedly being caught in a police raid on a brothel in Seoul.

S. Korea verifies Joseon king's seal

SEOUL, March 17 (UPI) -- South Korean officials say a seal acquired from a U.S. collector was indeed used by King Gojong, the 26th king of the Joseon Kingdom.

Self-employed struggling in South Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An average of 10,000 South Korean small businesses close daily during the economic crisis, the National Statistical Office says.

N. Korean defectors face high unemployment

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- North Korean defectors often have a difficult time adjusting to the capitalist economy in South Korea, a human rights group says.

Drop in won may bring tourists to S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- South Korean officials hope a sharp drop in the country's currency will mean an equally dramatic rise in visitors from China and Japan.

U.S. continues military pact with S. Korea

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The United States has promised that it would send more soldiers to South Korea in the event of a military threat, officials said.

Lee calls for food recall in South Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Friday that all potentially contaminated foods should be recalled in light of an ongoing import crisis.

S. Korea raps Japan on islets sovereignty

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- South Korea says it might cut military ties with Japan after Japan claimed a group of small islets under South Korean control was actually Japanese territory.
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