August 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Apple and Samsung on Wednesday agreed to drop all patent infringement lawsuits in courts outside of the US. The move will result in the abandonment of litigation in nine countries, including South Korea, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain. The two ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday that a preliminary investigation into North Korean attacks on South Korea did not satisfy the Rome Statute requirements necessary to initiate a full ICC investigation. The preliminary investigation was launched ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The Suwon District Court in South Korea on Monday sentenced Lee Soek-ki to 12 years in jail for plotting a pro-North Korea rebellion. Lee, a member of the opposition United Progressive Party in South Korea's National Assembly, was arrested in September on charges that he discussed strikes on ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for South Korea's Seoul Central District Court on Thursday dismissed an attempt by Samsung to bans sales of certain Apple products in the country. Samsung claimed that Apple had infringed three patents with products such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad2, seeking 100 million won (USD ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released new satellite images and an assessment of North Korea's political prison camps, which reveal new housing blocks, an expansion of production facilities and continued tight security. In a report titled "North Korea: Continued Investment in the ...[read more]
November 22, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by South Korea's Woori Bank against Bark of America's Merrill Lynch unit. The lawsuit, which concerned losses from USD $143 million of collateralized debt obligations, was dismissed in February by ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
June 29, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 29, 2006, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the Newspaper Law and the Press Arbitration Law as unconstitutional. The effects of each law would have been to place restrictions on the circulation of three conservation daily newspapers and to give the government authority to ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
On May 23, 2009, former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun committed apparent suicide by leaping off a 30-foot cliff, leaving a note stating that he did not want to burden the lives of those around him, following the commencement of a corruption investigation centered on Roh and his family. Roh ...[read more]
March 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Almost two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Japanese officials report that 44 countries still ban or limit food imports from Japan, as thousands of the nation's citizens gathered on Saturday in ongoing anti-nuclear demonstrations around the country. China and South Korea, both ...[read more]

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