Joyce Lee

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17 May 2018 | 8:53 PM

North Korea says won't hold talks with 'incompetent' South unless differences settled

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's chief negotiator called the South Korean government "ignorant and incompetent" on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met.

19 Apr 2018 | 9:20 PM

North Korea seeks 'complete denuclearisation,' Moon says; U.S. vows pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.

16 Apr 2018 | 3:57 PM

Korean Air 'nut rage' sister apologises for angry outburst

SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines' unions have called for the youngest daughter of its chairman, a sister of the infamous 'nut rage' heiress, to step down from management after her alleged abusive behaviour against an advertising agency official caused public outrage.

27 Mar 2018 | 6:43 PM

China says North Korea's Kim pledged commitment to denuclearisation

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pledged his commitment to denuclearisation and to meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold friendship with its isolated neighbour.

19 Mar 2018 | 8:38 AM

Security advisers from U.S., South Korea, Japan meet on North Korean summits - Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met at the weekend to discuss North Korea and the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Monday.

21 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting cryptocurrency miners

Some of the biggest electronics bazaars in Asia are being flooded with customers looking for the latest piece of technology: cryptocurrency mining rigs.

A cryptocurrency mining computer equipped with high-end graphic cards on display at a computer mall in Hong Kong, China. — Reuters
13 Feb 2018 | 6:11 PM

Lotte chief and ex-president's friend jailed in South Korea scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

8 Feb 2018 | 3:22 PM

Samsung chairman named as suspect in $7.5 mln tax evasion case

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics' <005930.KS> ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was named by South Korean police on Thursday as a suspect in an 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) tax evasion case that involved the use of bank accounts held by employees.

5 Feb 2018 | 6:31 PM

Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country's political and business establishments.

20 Jan 2018 | 6:17 PM

North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday - South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.