South Korea

Emissions scandal: SKorea fines VW R169-million

2015-11-26 08:59

South Korea fines Volkswagen the equivalent of R169-million for rigging emissions in 125000 diesel cars.

South Korea, US civil nuclear deal kicks off

2015-11-25 17:56

A new nuclear deal has come into force between Seoul and Washington, opening the possibility of South Korea developing its own capacity to process nuclear material for fuel.

Delhi street sweepers to fly to Japan for lessons

2015-11-15 22:34

Street sweepers from New Delhi will embark on an official trip to Japan and South Korea to learn more about their trade, sparking consternation among bureaucrats who usually undertake overseas tours.

Life sentence confirmed for captain of sunken South Korean ferry

2015-11-12 11:24

The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea last year has seen his life sentence upheld for the murder of 304 passengers who drowned.

US, South Korea pledge to strengthen defences

2015-11-02 13:25

The US and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defences against what they call threats by North Korea.

Chinese, S Korean leaders discuss N Korea

2015-10-31 20:16

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have discussed North Korea and trade ties in Seoul.

South Korea fires warning shots at North patrol boat near border

2015-10-25 11:02

South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat near the rivals' disputed maritime border, where sailors on both sides have been killed in past exchanges of fire, the two sides say.

Traumatic final farewell for reunited Korean families

2015-10-22 08:50

North and South Korean families have been forced to say a final, traumatic farewell after meeting for the first time in more than 60 years, as the joy of temporary reunion gave way to the grief of permanent separation.

Last S Korea MERS patient re-diagnosed with virus

2015-10-13 08:47

A South Korean man believed cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been re-diagnosed with the deadly virus, health officials say.

UN's climate science panel gets South Korean boss

2015-10-07 14:22

South Korean climate economist Hoesung Lee has been elected to head the UN’s climate science panel, replacing Rajendra Pachauri of India, who quit in February over allegations of sexual harassment.


South Korea man gets 12 years for feeding ex-pupil faeces

2015-11-26 08:26

A South Korean court has sentenced a former university professor for 12 years in prison for habitually beating his former pupil and forcing him to eat human faeces and drink urine.

200 Syrians fleeing war have arrived in South Korea

2015-11-18 11:36

Seoul's spy service has told lawmakers about 200 Syrians fleeing war have arrived by aeroplane in South Korea, but the government has yet to decide whether to grant refugee status to any of them.

South Koreans sue government over salt farm slavery

2015-11-13 12:59

Eight men who had been held as slaves at South Korean salt farms for several years have taken the government to court for alleged negligence and police inaction they say largely caused and prolonged their ordeal.

French president seeks climate accord ally in Seoul

2015-11-04 13:31

French President Francois Hollande has visited South Korea, looking to bring Seoul fully on board as a “very useful” ally in securing a global climate change deal in Paris next month.

South Korea, Japan, China leaders meet in rare summit

2015-11-01 12:30

Leaders from South Korea, China and Japan have pledged at a rare three-way summit to boost exchanges and economic cooperation and try to repair ties badly strained by history and territorial disputes.

S Korean ferry firm head sentenced to 7 years over sinking

2015-10-29 11:14

South Korea’s highest court has sentenced the head of a ferry operator to seven years in prison over a ship sinking last year that killed more than 300 people.

North, South Korea hold last day of family reunions

2015-10-22 19:51

Korean families divided by war over six decades ago, have been separated again after three days of brief reunions organised by North and South Korea.

Divided families meet in North Korea

2015-10-20 16:42

Nearly 100 families divided for decades between South and North Korea have met for a highly emotional reunion.

China, S Korea, Germany hacked Clinton's server

2015-10-08 20:33

Computer hackers in China, South Korea and Germany tried to attack Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server after she left the US State Department.

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.

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