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 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.


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.

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.

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