South Korea

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.

First shots fired in Koreas stand-off

2016-01-13 19:00

South Korea has fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style stand-off between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.

S Korea, US discuss strategic deployment after North test

2016-01-11 12:04

South Korea says it is discussing the further deployment of US "strategic assets" following a flyover by a US B-52 bomber in response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.

Kim visits military as Koreas slide into Cold War standoff

2016-01-10 08:21

North Korea's leader has taken a victory tour to celebrate the country's widely disputed claim of a hydrogen bomb test, seeking to rally pride in an explosion viewed with outrage by much of the world and boost his domestic political goals.

S Korea resumes propaganda broadcasts hated by North

2016-01-08 08:37

South Korea resumes high-decibel propaganda broadcasts into North Korea as the United States ramp up pressure on China to bring Pyongyang to heel after its latest nuclear test.

US, S Korea and Japan vow tough response to N Korea

2016-01-07 09:41

US, South Korea and Japan vow strong response over North Korea's claimed hydrogen bomb test

Samsung warns of challenging 2016 as competition grows

2016-01-04 10:14

The electronics giant expects global economic growth to remain weak this year and has urged employees to brainstorm ways to handle intensifying competition.

S Korean officials to talk to sex slaves

2015-12-29 13:37

South Korean officials are to meet former wartime sex slaves to seek their support for a landmark deal with Japan.


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.

S Korea winning shouting match with low-tech North

2016-01-12 12:53

North Korea may have nuclear weapons, but in a high-decibel, cross-border propaganda shouting match, South Korea insists its superior technology is winning hands down.

US bomber flies over South Korea as show of force against North

2016-01-10 11:29

The US has sent a heavy bomber over South Korea in a show of force as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un insisted his country's latest nuclear test was carried out in self-defence.

Koreas slide into Cold War standoff after nuke test by North

2016-01-09 10:12

North Korea trumpets a hydrogen bomb test. South Korea responds by cranking up blasts of harsh propaganda from giant green speakers aimed across the world's most dangerous border. Now Pyongyang warns of war.

S Korea to resume propaganda into North

2016-01-07 18:59

South Korea says it will resume propaganda broadcasts into North Korea "in response to the North's latest nuclear test".

Filipinos raped by troops demand compensation

2016-01-06 14:43

Elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II are calling for compensation from Japan as well as an apology.

S Korea sex slaves protest against Japan deal

2015-12-30 13:21

Former sex slaves and hundreds of supporters have protested against South Korea's agreement with Japan on wartime sex slavery.

S Korea, Japan strike deal over sex slaves

2015-12-28 15:04

South Korea and Japan have reached an agreement on their dispute over wartime sex slaves that has soured relations for decades.

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