South Korea

N Korea says tricked waitresses 'abducted' to South

2016-05-03 08:34

North Korea has stepped up its calls for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

2016-04-15 09:53

A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and US defence officials say

American sorry for spying in North Korea

2016-03-26 07:11

An American detained in North Korea has admitted he spied and asked for forgiveness at a media presentation nine days nine days after a US tourist was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour for subversion..

PICS: Dog's legs amputated after being rescued from meat market, adopted by US owners

2016-03-18 14:46

A 2-year-old golden retriever mix named Chi Chi has found a new home in Arizona after being tortured and left for dead in a trash bag in South Korea.

France set to extradite S Korean linked to ferry disaster

2016-03-09 05:25

A French court has approved extraditing to South Korea the daughter of a tycoon blamed for the deadly 2014 Sewol ferry disaster, although the prime minister must now sign off on the decision.

North Korea warns of pre-emptive strikes

2016-02-23 18:02

North Korea has lashed out at an upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercise, warning it would attack the South and the US mainland in case of any armed provocation.

US stealth jets fly over South Korea amid North Korea standoff

2016-02-17 11:05

Four US F-22 stealth fighters flew over South Korea in a clear show of power against North Korea, a day after South Korea's president warned of the North's collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and missile ambitions.

Koreas up the ante

2016-02-11 17:35

South Korea has begun removing its citizens from a jointly run industrial park on the border with North Korea, a news report says.

Hyundai's 2015 profit sinks to 5-year low

2016-01-26 11:04

Hyundai reported its lowest annual profit in five years after a failure to fully anticipate strong demand for SUVs in China led to a sales drop in the world's largest auto market.

Pressure on China over North Korea nuke

2016-01-16 20:53

Japan, South Korea and the US have ratcheted up pressure on China to support the "strongest possible" punishment against North Korea, following Pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month.


South Korea's dark secrets revealed

2016-04-19 19:01

An AP investigation shows that rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for so-called vagrants, the Brothers Home, were much more vicious and widespread than previously thought.

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.

Seoul: North Korea fires 5 short-range projectiles

2016-03-21 11:31

Seoul officials say North Korea has fired five short-range projectiles into the sea in a continuation seen as a response to ongoing South Korea-US military drills.

Saved 'meat market' dog starts new life in US

2016-03-13 22:32

A dog that was left in a garbage bag behind a meat market in South Korea has a new life - and new limbs - on the other side of the world in Arizona.

North Korea fires short-range projectiles into sea

2016-03-03 06:46

North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea, just hours after the UN Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on Pyongyang in two decades.

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.

South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers

2016-02-15 09:32

A South Korean military helicopter has crashed in an eastern province, killing three of the four soldiers on board.

Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets

2016-02-03 08:14

A South Korean woman is raising more than 200 dogs rescued from the streets and dog restaurants and farms

Blizzard strands 86 000 in South Korea resort island

2016-01-25 09:23

Close to 90 000 people are stranded on the South Korean resort island of Jeju after the biggest snowfall in three decades shut the airport for the third straight day.

Japan, US, S Korea to tackle North on nuke

2016-01-16 14:13

Senior diplomats from the US, Japan and South Korea have agreed on working toward a strong response in the UN Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.

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