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Seoul reports on illegal imports of North Korean coal

Aug 10, 2018

Seoul reports on illegal imports of North Korean coal

South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of U.N. sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday it ...

BMW to recall 323,700 diesel cars over fire danger: report

Aug 8, 2018

BMW to recall 323,700 diesel cars over fire danger: report

Germany's luxury automaker BMW is going to recall 323,700 diesel cars in Europe over an engine fire danger, following a similar action in South Korea, a German media newspaper reported Tuesday. The recall is to fix a faulty component that was aimed at reducing emissions ...

Aug 7, 2018

North Korea releases South Korean man detained in July

North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South's Unification Ministry said Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surnamed Seo who was detained after "illegally" entering North Korea last month, the ministry said. South Korean ...

Seoul requests Interpol warrant over 'treasure ship' claims

Aug 2, 2018

Seoul requests Interpol warrant over 'treasure ship' claims

Police in Seoul requested an international arrest warrant for the founder of a Singapore-based firm Thursday after launching an investigation into the company and a South Korean startup over false claims of discovering a long-lost Russian "treasure ship." Seoul-based Shinil Group announced last month that ...