South Korea

South Korean man indicted for knife attack on US envoy

2015-04-01 11:07

South Korean prosecutors have indicted a man who slashed the US ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.

South Korea, China, Japan resume talks after 3 years

2015-03-17 10:05

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will meet for their first trilateral talks in three years, Seoul officials says.

Injured US envoy to be released from Seoul hospital

2015-03-10 08:56

A Seoul hospital says it expects to release injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert after five days of treatment following a knife attack.

South Korean offers dog meat to injured US ambassador

2015-03-07 09:09

A well-wishing South Korean man tried to offer dog meat to injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert, who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding anti-US activist, hospital officials say.

US ambassador doing 'well and in great spirits' after attack

2015-03-05 14:27

US Ambassador Mark Lippert says he is well and in great spirits as he recovered from surgery to treat wounds on his face and arm suffered in a knife attack at an event in central Seoul.

S Arabia, S Korea sign MOU on nuclear power

2015-03-04 19:05

Saudi Arabia and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-operate on the development of nuclear energy, Saudi state news agency SPA says.

3 800 couples wed in mass ceremony in South Korea

2015-03-03 11:27

Thousands of couples have taken part in a mass wedding at the South Korean headquarters of the Unification Church – the third such event since the death of their “messiah” and church founder Sun Myung Moon.

Gunman kills 3, found dead in second South Korean shooting

2015-02-27 12:29

A gunman has been found dead at a home near South Korea capital Seoul after he shot and killed three people in the second such incident in three days.

South Korea legalises adultery, condom stocks soar

2015-02-26 09:58

South Korea's highest court has struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, a statute that critics say is anachronistic and infringes on personal freedom, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.

Missing Korean teen at ISIS training camp

2015-02-24 18:28

A South Korean teenager who went missing last month has joined ISIS and is receiving training, South Korea's spy agency says.


Seoul calls on Abe to address past wrongs

2015-03-20 19:02

South Korea’s foreign ministry has called on Japan’s prime minister to include an expression of "sincere repentance" for wartime atrocities in a historic address he is expected to make to the Congress.

South Korean attacker aimed to kill US ambassador

2015-03-13 12:45

An anti-US activist arrested for allegedly stabbing US ambassador Mark Lippert had intended to kill the envoy to highlight his protest against ongoing US-South Korean military drills, police say.

Koreans splurge on Bentleys, Maseratis

2015-03-09 12:54

Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands.

S Korea shocked, shamed by attack on US envoy

2015-03-06 12:18

South Korea has reacted with shock and a little shame to a violent knife attack on the US ambassador that jarred harshly with the self-image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.

Blade-wielding man attacks US ambassador in Seoul

2015-03-05 05:42

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been slashed on his face and arm in Seoul by a blade-wielding assailant opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills.

North Korea readying for medium-range missile test

2015-03-03 11:27

North Korea may be readying to test fire a medium-range missile to underscore its anger over joint US-South Korea military drills, a report says.

North Korea fires missiles in anger at South, US

2015-03-02 07:59

North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea and vowed 'merciless' retaliation as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

South Korean condom stocks surge

2015-02-26 15:30

South Korea's highest court struck down a law banning adultery, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.

Gunman kills 3 in rare shooting in South Korea

2015-02-25 13:36

A gunman in South Korea has shot three people dead in a convenience store which he then torched in an apparent revenge attack on the family of his former lover.

Lion kills zoo keeper in South Korea

2015-02-12 13:51

A lion at a zoo in South Korea mauled a keeper to death after the man entered its cage, the zoo says.

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