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South Korea's Asiana Airlines on Monday appealed against a government decision to suspend its lucrative service to San Francisco for 45 days as a penalty for a deadly plane crash there last year.
 

The U.S. intelligence chief who flew to North Korea on a secret mission to free two Americans said there is “the potential for change” in the secretive state, in a rare window into the murky world of Pyongyang diplomacy.
 

A U.N. investigator Friday ruled out any compromise on efforts to have North Korea answer formal charges of crimes against humanity, saying holding the regime to account, including supreme leader Kim Jong Un, was “paramount.”
 

South Korea went into “hush” mode Thursday, as nearly 650,000 students sat the annual college entrance exam that will play a large part in defining their adult lives in the ultra-competitive society.
South Korea falls silent during high-pressure exam

 

A South Korean court on Tuesday handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster in April that killed more than 300 people.
South Korean ferry captain receives 36 years in prison

 

US. President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of nuclear talks, saying the U.S. needs more than “small gestures” before reopening a high level of dialogue with Pyongyang.
 

Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States late Saturday after their departure was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive nation.
2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

 

Nuclear-armed North Korea has started operating a new plant inside its uranium enrichment complex, boosting its capacity to generate fuel that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report said Wednesday.
 

As Samsung's smartphone business suffers a dizzying decline, another issue is vexing investors.
As Samsung falters, low key scion in the wings

 

South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a US$100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.
Hyundai-Kia to pay US$100 mil. for overstating mpg

 

North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are trying to steer things in the right direction by at least getting them to speak the same language.
 

A U.N. human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort to refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) be dropped.
 

A South Korean soldier was sentenced to 45 years in military prison on Thursday for beating a conscript to death in a highly publicized case of barrack-room bullying.
 

The second and final day of talks was underway Wednesday between North Korean and Japanese officials assessing progress into an investigation of the fates of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and '80s.
 
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