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Coronavirus outbreak at South Korea e-commerce warehouse drives spike in new cases

27 May 2020

SEOUL South Korea reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in 49 days on Wednesday, as one of the country's largest e-commerce companies battled an outbreak linked to a now-shuttered logistics facility. | Video

Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe

26 May 2020

SEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee was questioned on Tuesday by prosecutors about a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud that they said may have helped him advance his succession-planning agenda at the country's top conglomerate. | Video

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

22 May 2020

SEOUL When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging movements in and outside the city in minutes, including five bars and clubs he visited on a recent night out. | Video

South Korean shoppers go the distance to beat Chanel price hike

13 May 2020

SEOUL More than a hundred shoppers waited in line outside a Chanel store in Seoul on Wednesday, shrugging off concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections to beat imminent price hikes by the French luxury brand. | Video

South Korea shoppers line up before dawn ahead of expected Chanel price hike

13 May 2020

SEOUL More than a hundred shoppers waited in line to enter a store of French luxury brand Chanel in Seoul on Wednesday, as they rushed to buy products in the hope of beating price increases expected to kick in later in the week.

Police file homicide complaint against LG Chem after deadly leak

08 May 2020

CHENNAI, India/SEOUL Indian police have filed a culpable homicide complaint against an LG Chem subsidiary over a toxic gas leak at its chemical plant in the south of the country that killed 11 people and forced 800 into hospital for treatment from poisoning.

After surprise apology, Samsung heir pressed to explain family's intentions

08 May 2020

SEOUL Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee's vow to end dynastic succession at South Korea's biggest conglomerate following three generations of family control sparked skepticism in some quarters and worry in others for the future of the country's corporate champions.

LG Chem share price falls nearly 2% after deadly gas leak in India

07 May 2020

SEOUL The share price of South Korean chemicals and battery maker LG Chem Ltd dropped almost 2% on Thursday after a gas leak at a factory operated by a unit in India killed at least nine people, and led to hundreds more being treated in hospital. | Video

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