Distraught parents shout down S Korea president

2014-04-17 12:55

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has faced the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu meeting in an island gymnasium.

Seoul to pay 'dear price' for insults - N Korea

2014-04-14 10:51

North Korea has warned South Korea it would pay a "dear price" for recent criticisms of Pyongyang's nuclear programme and political system, saying they violated a no-slander agreement.

Kim Jong-Un 're-elected' as N Korea leader

2014-04-09 08:46

Kim Jong-Un has been "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media says, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime.

N Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

2014-03-26 07:39

North Korea has test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

Ex-Japanese PM meets 'comfort women'

2014-02-11 16:13

Tomiichi Murayama, the former Japanese PM known for his 1995 apology over wartime aggression has met with three South Korean “comfort women” who served as sex slaves to Japanese troops.

Park vows the truth on poll meddling charge

2013-10-28 11:40

South Korea's prime minister has promised to "accurately reveal" the truth behind allegations that the domestic spy service interfered in last year's presidential election.

N Korea warns 'imbecile' Park Geun-Hye

2013-10-04 07:17

North Korea's top military body has lashed out at South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, warning that she was leading the Korean peninsula back into confrontation.

North, South Korea discuss family reunions

2013-08-23 08:57

North and South Korea have held talks on resuming reunions for families separated for decades by the 1950-53 Korean War as they seek to build on a recent easing of cross-border tensions.

S Korea urges Japan to 'face history'

2013-08-15 13:06

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has urged Japan to "face history" to mend ties with neighbours, on the same day that top Tokyo officials visited shrine symbol of its imperial past.

S Korea's Park arrives for China summit

2013-06-27 08:11

South Korea's president has arrived in Beijing for summit talks to be dominated by Pyongyang's nuclear programme, seeking to push China to rein in its wayward ally North Korea.

Korea talks raise hopes amidst animosity

2013-06-11 12:03

The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years in an effort to restore scrapped joint economic projects and ease animosity marked by recent threats of nuclear war.

N Korea to reopen hotline with South

2013-06-07 09:14

North Korea has proposed holding low-level government talks with South Korea this weekend and also says it will reopen a Red Cross communication line with its neighbour.

N Korea dominates Park's first 100 days

2013-06-03 12:03

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye will have completed 100 days - a period dominated by soaring military tensions with North Korea that included warnings of nuclear armageddon.

N Korea sends 'special envoy' to China

2013-05-22 07:58

North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a personal envoy of leader Kim Jong-Un, at a time of strained relations with Beijing and ahead of a key China-US summit.

S Korea wants talks with North on Kaesong

2013-05-14 10:02

The South Korean President has said she wants talks with North Korea on removing raw materials and finished products from a joint industrial complex closed by military tensions.

S Korea's 'disgraceful' spokesperson fired

2013-05-10 21:11

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has fired her chief spokesperson because of what her office says is a "disgraceful incident" during Park's trip to the United States.

N Korea removes missiles from launch site

2013-05-07 08:26

North Korea has moved two missiles primed for imminent test firing from a launch site, American officials say, as North Asia tensions ease slightly on the eve of a US-South Korea summit.

S Korean mogul wins parliamentary seat

2013-04-25 10:09

Popular South Korean software mogul and former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-Soo has finally won elected office with a thumping by-election victory in Seoul.

Lose 'nuclear stick' N Korea tells US

2013-04-17 12:01

North Korea says it is open to talks, but not as long as the United States is "brandishing a nuclear stick," while Washington insisted that negotiations depend on Pyongyang.

N Korea threatens South for 'monstrous' act

2013-04-16 10:00

North Korea has threatened the South with imminent "sledge-hammer" retaliation, unless Seoul apologised for anti-Pyongyang protestors burning effigies of its revered leaders.

Kerry heads to S Korea as tensions soar

2013-04-11 22:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry has headed for South Korea on his maiden trip to Asia in a show of US support for regional allies as tensions soar over a feared new missile test by the North.

N Korea preparing for nuclear test: South

2013-04-08 07:44

North Korea appears to be preparing for a fourth nuclear test, South Korea says, following intelligence reports of heightened activity at its main atomic test site.

North Korea takes drastic turn

2013-03-28 08:03

North Korea has severed its military hotline with South Korea, breaking the last direct communication link between the two countries and announces a drastic turn.

N Korea warns Park to 'watch her tongue'

2013-03-27 10:00

North Korea has warned South Korea's new president to "watch her tongue", as tension between the two sides mounts.

Park tells N Korea to abandon nukes

2013-03-26 11:04

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has warned North Korea that its only "path to survival" lay in abandoning its nuclear and missile programmes.


Ferry sinks off South Korean coast

2014-04-16 07:15

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers have scrambled to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

S Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

2014-04-10 09:15

South Korea's military says it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.

S Korea president calls for vigilance against North

2014-04-07 10:53

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

North, South Korea wrap up family reunions

2014-02-25 08:01

North and South Korea have wrapped up their first reunion for divided families in more than three years, an event that raised hopes of an improvement in volatile cross-border ties.

S Korea tells North to stick to reunion plan

2014-02-07 08:02

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has warned North Korea not to renege on its agreement to host a reunion for families divided by the Korean War.

S Korea election scandal threatens Park

2013-10-23 12:00

A simmering row over alleged election meddling by South Korea's domestic spy service is threatening to boil over into a full-blown scandal implicating the President's administration.

Hagel tours last Cold War frontier

2013-09-30 22:57

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has toured the South-North Korean border ahead of talks on switching command of combined US and South Korean forces in the event of war.

S Korea plays down thaw with North

2013-08-21 16:02

South Korea's point man on North Korea has played down expectations of any imminent turnaround in inter-Korean relations following a recent flurry of movement on cross-border projects.

Asiana plane crash 'shames' South Korea

2013-07-10 13:00

South Koreans have taken personally the crash of a jet from a Seoul-based airline that has killed two Chinese teenagers.

Zuckerberg meets S Korean president

2013-06-18 15:00

Mark Zuckerberg has met South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul to discuss ways to stimulate entrepreneurship and venture firms.

Koreas to hold senior-level meeting

2013-06-10 10:03

North and South Korea have agreed to hold senior-level talks in Seoul, a breakthrough of sorts to ease tensions after Pyongyang's recent threats of nuclear war.

N Korea proposes talks with S Korea

2013-06-06 11:00

North Korea has proposed talks with South Korea on a wide-range of issues from reopening a shuttered joint industrial complex to resuming cross-border family reunions.

S Korea dismisses North's dialogue 'offer'

2013-05-27 10:00

South Korea has brushed off an apparent offer by North Korea to resume nuclear disarmament talks, and chided Pyongyang for a recent personal attack on its president Park Geun-Hye.

S Korea 'regrets' North's response to talks

2013-05-16 10:03

South Korea has voiced regret at North Korea's decision to spurn an offer of formal talks on removing goods from a joint industrial complex closed by military tensions.

Park apologises for sex assault scandal

2013-05-13 10:00

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has personally apologised for an "unsavoury" incident during her US summit visit that led to the dismissal of her chief spokesperson.

N Korea taunts Park over US visit

2013-05-09 10:02

North Korea has taunted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye over what it called her humiliating US summit trip, saying she had been like a "bride dumped by her husband" on their wedding day.

US, South Korea wrap up military drills

2013-04-30 08:50

The United States and South Korea have wrapped up joint military drills that infuriated North Korea, raising hopes for an easing of cross-border military tensions.

N Korea lays out talks pre-conditions

2013-04-18 10:35

North Korea has laid down rigid pre-conditions for any talks with Seoul or Washington, including the withdrawal of UN sanctions and a guaranteed end to South Korea-US joint military drills.

Kerry visit prioritises US-Asia dialogue

2013-04-16 11:06

Secretary of State John Kerry has offered the first signs of his priorities in Asia by offering dialogue to ease a crisis with North Korea, while vowing to keep a strong US interest in the region.

US urges talks amidst N Korea threat

2013-04-15 07:55

Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US will talk with North Korea if it takes "meaningful steps" towards peace, as the world anticipates a missile launch.

N Korean workers 'no-show' at Kaesong

2013-04-09 09:03

North Korean workers have failed to report to work at the joint Kaesong industrial zone with South Korea after Pyongyang suspended operations, upping the pressure on Seoul.

S Korea vows 'strong' retaliation

2013-04-01 09:15

South Korea's new president has promised a strong military response to any North Korean provocation after Pyongyang announced that the two countries were in a state of war.

N Korea cuts military hotline with South

2013-03-27 13:11

North Korea has severed its military hotline with South Korea, breaking the last direct communication link between the two countries at a time of heightened military tensions.

N Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland

2013-03-26 13:00

North Korea's military has put its "strategic" rocket units on a war footing, with a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.

North Korea confirms end of war armistice

2013-03-13 19:33

North Korea has confirmed that it had shredded the 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War, and warned that the next step was an act of "merciless" military retaliation against its enemies.

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