Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations

Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations

South Korea has fined Google and Meta more than $71 million collectively for gathering users' personal information without consent for tailored ads, regulators said Wednesday, the country's highest-ever data protection fines.

South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases

South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases

A woman who is believed to be related to two children whose remains were found in suitcases in New Zealand is in South Korea, Seoul police told AFP Monday.

S.Korea, US begin largest military drills in years amid N.Korea backlash

S.Korea, US begin largest military drills in years amid N.Korea backlash

South Korea and the United States began their largest joint military drills in years on Monday with a resumption of field training, officials said, as the allies seek to tighten readiness over North Korea's potential weapons tests.

South Korean firm in talks with Qatar, GCC companies on vertical farming, says official

South Korean firm in talks with Qatar, GCC companies on vertical farming, says official

A South Korean food manufacturer is currently in discussion with potential companies in Qatar and its Gulf Co-operation Council neighbours that have expressed interest in its automated vertical farming technology.

S.Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

S.Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

A week-long strike by truck drivers in South Korea has disrupted shipments to China of a key cleaning agent used by makers of semiconductor chips, the Korean International Trade Association (KITA) said on Tuesday.

S.Korea, US, Japan lambaste N.Korea missile tests, urge return to talks

S.Korea, US, Japan lambaste N.Korea missile tests, urge return to talks

North Korea's recent missile tests were "serious, unlawful" provocations, senior officials from South Korea, the United States and Japan said on Wednesday, urging Pyongyang to return to dialogue and accept offers of Covid-19 aid.

US, South Korea fly warplanes after North's missile tests

US, South Korea fly warplanes after North's missile tests

South Korea and the United States flew warplanes including stealth fighter jets over waters around the Korean peninsula Tuesday in a fresh show of force following recent missile tests by the North, Seoul said.

S. Korea, US fire ballistic missiles in response to N. Korea tests

S. Korea, US fire ballistic missiles in response to N. Korea tests

South Korea and the United States fired eight ballistic missiles on Monday in response to North Korean weapons tests the previous day, Seoul's military said.

US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on North Korea nuclear tension

US, South Korea, Japan envoys meet on North Korea nuclear tension

Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Friday for talks on North Korea amid signs the isolated country is preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time since 2017.

Samsung boss convicted, fined for anaesthetic misuse

Samsung boss convicted, fined for anaesthetic misuse

The de-facto leader of South Korea's sprawling Samsung group Lee Jae-yong was convicted Tuesday of illegally using the anaesthetic drug propofol, the latest legal travail to beset the multi-billionaire.

N.Korea fires missile, accuses US of 'double standards

N.Korea fires missile, accuses US of 'double standards

North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their "double standards" on weapons programmes to restart talks.

North Korea says hope is alive for peace, summit with South

North Korea says hope is alive for peace, summit with South

North Korea is willing to consider another summit with South Korea if mutual respect between the neighbours can be assured, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday, citing Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un.