S Korea union says GM plant closure is “death sentence”, threatens strike

By Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park GUNSAN/SEOUL, Feb 14 : General Motors’ workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a “death sentence”, and threatening a strike. In the city of Gunsan, where the factory with 2,000 workers is, shuttered store […]

Lotte chief and ex-president’s friend jailed in S. Korea scandal

By Joyce Lee SEOUL, Feb 13 : 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. The court also sentenced the chairman of the […]