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‘Pakistan ideal investment destination’, says South Korean envoy

SEOUL: An interactive session and investment conference was held in South Korean capital, Seoul to attract investors to Pakistan by highlighting the potential of foreign investment in the country.  The conference titled, Emerging Pakistan: Opportunities for Bilateral Investment and Trade, attracted more than 140 representatives from renowned Korean companies and conglomerates. A special delegation from Pakistan comprising Secretary Board of Investment, Dr. Sumera Nazir Siddiqui, Secretary Ministry of Planning,…

South Korean police seek arrest warrant for Korean Air daughter

SEOUL: South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for the youngest daughter of Korean Air Lines’ chairman on suspicion of assault during a recent angry outburst, police said on Friday. Cho Hyun-min, the younger sister of the notorious “nut rage” heiress of the airline, who got into trouble over a petulant outburst in 2014, is being investigated over accusations that she threw a drink at people at a business meeting last month. Cho, 34, made a tearful apology during a media scrum on Monday when she made her first…

North Korea says it conducts ‘perfect’ hydrogen bomb test

PYONGYANG: North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was a successful detonation of an advanced hydrogen bomb, in a dramatic escalation of the isolated state’s stand-off with the United States and its allies. The announcement from Pyongyang came a few hours after international seismic agencies detected a manmade earthquake near the North’s test site, which Japanese and South Korean officials said was around 10 times more powerful than the tremor picked up after its last test a…

‘Female assassin’ caught on CCTV after Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother’s murder

KUALA LAMPUR: South Korea's spy agency suspects two female North Korean agents assassinated the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia, lawmakers in Seoul said on Wednesday, as Malaysian medical authorities sought a cause of death. U.S. government sources also told Reuters they believed that North Korean assassins killed Kim Jong Nam. Malaysian police said he had been assaulted on Monday in Kuala Lumpur International Airport and died on the way to hospital. South Korean intelligence…

WATCH: Britain’s top diplomat Borris Johnson flees live interview

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was asked to name South Korea's president, who is embroiled in a political scandal, but the diplomat demurred. During a live interview with Sky News, Johnson was asked by the journalist to name the South Korean president, and here’s what the British diplomat responded: ““We are not getting into a 'pub quiz' about leaders around the world.”. [email protected] asked @BorisJohnson a couple of pub quiz questions - here's how he got on #Murnaghan https://t.co/PrhVExfcKE —…

Prosecutors to question South Korean president over political scandal

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors will question President Park Geun-hye over a political corruption scandal engulfing her presidency, an official said on Sunday, the first time a sitting president will be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case. Hundreds of thousands marched in the capital Seoul on Saturday demanding Park resign. Many protesters said Park, whose public support has dropped to the lowest point ever for a democratically elected South Korean leader at 5 percent, was unfit to rule. Prosecutors are…

Samsung raided over probe into corruption

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday raided Samsung Electronics' headquarters as part of a probe into a damaging political scandal involving President Park Geun-Hye and her close personal friend. "We're searching Samsung Electronics offices," a spokesman for the prosecutors' office told AFP. He declined to provide any further details. Media reports have suggested that SamsungElectronics may have funnelled as much as 2.8 million euros ($3.1 million) to Park's confidante, Choi Soon-Sil, to bankroll her daughter's…