North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

2014-08-20 14:09

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea has called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

Son of South Korean sunken ferry owner detained

2014-07-25 17:46

South Korean police detained the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner after two months on the run, three days after his billionaire father was confirmed dead.

South Korea warns North over missile tests

2014-07-15 07:56

South Korea has warned North Korea it was playing a dangerous game with a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests that appear to be inching ever closer to their joint border.

Ferry survivors return to school amid tears, grief

2014-06-25 14:27

More than 70 teenagers who survived a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of their schoolmates walked in a somber procession to their first classes since the disaster.

Ferry disaster overshadows S Korean elections

2014-05-22 07:22

South Korea's opposition parties are expected to reap an election bonanza from public anger over the government's mishandling of the ferry disaster as campaigning for next month's local polls open.

US think-tank: N Korea nuke test unlikely

2014-05-14 09:12

Despite fears to the contrary, North Korea does not appear to be preparing a nuclear test, a US think-tank says in an analysis of recent satellite images of Pyongyang's main test site.

Ferry victims' parents demand meeting with president

2014-05-09 09:01

Dozens of parents of high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster are camped out near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, demanding a meeting with President Park Geun-Hye.

200 injured as subway trains collide in Seoul

2014-05-02 14:10

Two subway trains have collided in Seoul, lightly injuring 200 people and further undermining public confidence just weeks after South Korea's ferry disaster claimed the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren.

S Korea president apologises for ferry response

2014-04-29 08:04

South Korea's president has apologised for the government's inept initial response to a deadly ferry sinking as divers fought strong currents in their search for more than 100 passengers still missing.

North Korea facing further isolation - Obama

2014-04-25 13:06

President Barack Obama says that the US stands "shoulder to shoulder" with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearised North Korea.

Obama faces emotional trip to South Korea

2014-04-25 07:04

US President Barack Obama will encounter a nation mourning one of its worst maritime disasters and on edge over North Korea's nuclear brinkmanship when he flies to South Korea.

Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

2014-04-22 07:12

The death count in a South Korean ferry sinking has topped 100, with nearly 200 still missing.

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.


Angry South Korea ferry families won't budge for Pope

2014-08-05 13:19

Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster vowed to "fight back" if any attempt is made to clear them from a plaza in Seoul where Pope Francis will hold a mass next week.

South Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

2014-07-25 08:53

South Korea's forensic lab says it has failed to determine the cause of death for a billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid public criticism that authorities didn't identify his body for a long time, yet continued a manhunt for him.

North Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

2014-07-02 09:47

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials say, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul.

Korean ferry tycoon's daughter to appear in court

2014-05-28 13:10

The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month's ferry disaster has been arrested in France and will appear before a judge Wednesday, judicial sources told AFP.

S Korea president says responsibility 'lies with me'

2014-05-19 08:30

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has taken responsibility for the mishandling of last month's ferry disaster, vowing to dismantle the national coastguard.

N Korea vows 'merciless' revenge against South

2014-05-13 15:50

North Korea has vowed "merciless" reprisals after a South Korean military official suggested the isolated Stalinist nation should simply disappear.

Diver dies at South Korea ferry disaster site

2014-05-06 07:49

A diver has died while working at a ferry disaster site in South Korea as further details emerged about how deception and negligence contributed to the tragedy.

Captain says warnings over Korean ferry ignored

2014-04-30 11:35

A probe into South Korea's ferry disaster has heard that warnings over the ship's seaworthiness were ignored, as rescuers worked to recover the bodies of more than 90 people still missing.

North Korea says it will conduct live-fire drills

2014-04-29 07:10

North Korea has notified rival South Korea that it planned a live-fire drill near the countries' disputed western sea boundary, a possible indication of rising frustrations.

Obama lands in Seoul, N Korea nuke test fears grow

2014-04-25 12:00

Barack Obama has arrived in Seoul to growing signs that North Korea is defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning.

Ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder'

2014-04-22 09:04

The actions of the captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board were "tantamount to murder," says President Park Geun-Hye.

S Korea investigates capsized ferry crew

2014-04-18 14:05

A junior officer was steering a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, investigators have said, as rescuers battled strong tides to search for hundreds missing.

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.

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