South Korea's president arrives in Ethiopia

2016-05-25 23:04

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has arrived in Ethiopia to start her three-nation visit to Africa.

Seoul: North conducted artillery drill near sea border

2016-02-20 11:03

Sounds of explosions have caused South Korean residents of a front-line island to prepare to evacuate, but it was later determined the noise came from a North Korean artillery drill.

S Korea's Park thanks China for help easing tension with North

2015-09-02 14:36

South Korean President Park Geun-hye thanked China for help in defusing recent tension with North Korea that had pushed the neighbours to the brink of an armed conflict.

Seoul talks tough as Koreas hold marathon crisis talks

2015-08-24 07:14

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has talked tough, demanding that North Korea apologise over a recent landmine incident, even as the bitter rivals held marathon negotiations in a bid to defuse tensions.

MERS outbreak: South Korea to replace health minister

2015-08-04 10:33

South Korea’s president has decided to replace her health minister in the wake of criticism over the government’s handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed at least 36 people.

S Korea's Park names justice minister as new PM

2015-05-21 11:24

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has selected her justice minister to become the new prime minister - a post that has become something of a poisoned chalice under her administration.

South Korean leader caught in bribery scandal

2015-04-15 16:54

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has faced charges that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide.

US woman deported from S Korea for praising North

2015-01-12 12:52

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says an anti-North Korea law is needed after a Korean-American was deported to the US for making positive comments about the North.

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 ruling party loses majority

2016-04-13 22:05

South Korea's conservative ruling party has suffered a serious setback, losing its 16 years of parliamentary majority.

North Korea threatens to scrap family reunion with South

2015-09-30 09:38

North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, after 'reckless' remarks by South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme and human rights record.

South Korea won't end broadcasts without 'clear' apology

2015-08-24 09:33

South Korea says it would not switch off propaganda broadcasts unless Pyongyang offered a 'clear apology' over a series of alleged provocations, as the two Koreas were locked in negotiations to end a military standoff.

‘We won't tolerate any provocation by North Korea’

2015-08-21 11:09

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has also visited an army headquarters responsible for the western portion of the border, and is warning she won't tolerate any provocation by North Korea.

South Korea president scolds health officials over Mers scare

2015-06-01 11:18

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has scolded health officials over their 'insufficient' response to an outbreak of the Mers virus, as the number of infections climbed to 18, with nearly 700 under observation.

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

2015-04-20 16:15

South Korea's oceans ministry says it's ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people.

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalists

2015-04-14 08:58

South Korea has lifted a travel ban on a Japanese journalist on trial for a charge of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a prosecution official say, removing what has been an irritant in bilateral relations.

South Korea open to summit with North

2015-01-12 11:21

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is open to holding a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any pre-condition and urged Pyongyang to promptly return to dialogue.

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.

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