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Jay Y Lee, the de facto leader of Samsung. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

The de facto leader of Samsung Group, Jay Y Lee, appeared before a South Korean court on Monday, awaiting a ruling on whether new allegations includin(...)

Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee is escorted as he leaves the Seoul central district court after   a retrial was ordered over bribery charges. Photograph: Getty Images

South Korea’s highest court ordered the retrial of Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee over bribery charges, reviving legal uncertainty around the country(...)

Pro-democracy protesters with a photo of Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che and other activists during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph:  Bobby Yip/Reuters

Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist from the self-ruled island of Taiwan, has confessed to charges of subversion by the Chinese government, accordin(...)

US president Donald Trump said North Korea should be “very, very nervous”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said that perhaps his “fire and fury” warning to North Korea “wasn’t tough enough”. Mr Trump said North Korea had “bett(...)

Samsung said its second-quarter net profit advanced 89 per cent on-year to set a new record of 11 trillion won or $9.8 billion  on the back of strong returns from its chip business

Samsung said a memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widel(...)

Asean leaders in Manila: Najib Razak (Malaysia), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Prayuth Chan-ocha (Thailand), Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Vietnam), Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines), Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore), Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei Darussalam), Hun Sen (Cambodia), Joko Widodo (Indonesia) and Thongloun Sisoulith (Laos). Photograph: Mark Crisanto/Reuters

Leaders from 10 southeast Asian countries expressed their “grave concern” about the North Korean missile crisis in a statement from the Association of(...)

A man takes photographs of a Samsung  Galaxy S8 smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, ahead the phone’s launch on April 21st. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Samsung Electronics forecast on Friday its best quarterly profit in more than three years in the January-March period, beating expectations and puttin(...)

 Supporters of South Korea’s former president Park Geun-Hye clash with police outside her home as she leaves for a hearing, to decide whether she should be arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, in Seoul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A South Korean court on Friday approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country’s first democratically elected leader to be th(...)

Kim Jong-nam, son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, and his half-brother, current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Malaysian police have arrested a Vietnamese woman suspected of involvement in the assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader K(...)

The chairmen of eight major South Korean companies, including LG Group, Samsung Group, Hanjin Group and Hyundai Motor Group attend a parliamentary hearing into a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye

South Korean corporate chiefs told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that they were not seeking favours when they made contributions to two foundations(...)

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