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Ahn Hee-jung, former South Korean presidential contender of the ruling Democratic Party, arriving at court in Seoul. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Ahn Hee-jung, a former rising star in South Korean politics, has been acquitted of raping a female aide in what has been the most high-profile trial i(...)

 South Korean women protest against sexism and hidden camera pornography on August 4th in Seoul. Photograph:  Jean Chung/Getty Images

A South Korean court has taken the rare step of jailing a woman for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case that has sparked accusations o(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jon-un meeting South Korean president Moon Jae-in at the demarcation line that divides their countries at the summit in the truce village of Panmunjom in April. Photograph:  Korea summit press pool/AFP/Getty Images

South and North Korea agreed on Monday to hold a third summit meeting between their leaders in Pyongyang in September, after the two met for high-lev(...)

A member of Humane Society International with a dog in a cage at a dog farm during a rescue in Namyangju on the outskirts of Seoul in 2017. Photograph:Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The South Korean government is considering changing the law to remove dogs from the list of livestock in response to growing calls to ban the eating (...)

Workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The European Central Bank has warned that US tariffs are in danger of reaching their highest levels for half a century as its concerns mount about the(...)

Counting Iranian Rials as Washington reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic, triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran. Photograph: Getty Images

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani accuses the US of waging “psychological warfare” against his country due to economic uncertainty driven by the reimpo(...)

Steinway should be able to fetch a high valuation given that the company may reach 30 per cent to 40 per cent annual sales growth in China

Steinway Musical Instruments, the famous piano maker controlled by US hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, has attracted takeover interest from China (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a trial operation of a new type of trolley bus at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes and is violating sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship tra(...)

Staff at the Liebherr plant in Killarney have been told the three-day week would be “temporary”.

Liebherr Container Cranes in Killarney, Co Kerry, the southwest region’s biggest heavy engineering company, has given its staff formal notice of a thr(...)

Eventual tariffs on autos could hit companies including Korea’s Hyundai Motor, Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW, as well as global factories for US brands General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler

Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by US president Donald Tr(...)

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