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US start drills in South Korea despite N Korea nuclear threat

2016-08-22 10:27

South Korea and the United States have begun annual military drills despite North Korea's threat to launch nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.

Top North Korean diplomat in UK defects to South Korea

2016-08-18 07:21

Thae Yong Ho is the most senior North Korean diplomat to have defected to the south.

3 dead after explosion at South Korean naval base

2016-08-16 11:07

An accidental explosion at a South Korean naval base left three soldiers dead and another injured, South Korea's Defense Ministry says.

Samsung workers sickened by chemicals in factories speak up

2016-08-10 12:10

Samsung have withheld crucial information about the chemicals employees are exposed to at its factories from sick workers and their families .

S. Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen cars

2016-08-02 07:23

South Korea said it was suspending sales of 80 Volkswagen models, in a widening probe over the German automaker's emission-cheating scandal.

N Korea floats propaganda leaflets in river for first time

2016-07-27 15:31

South Korea is accusing rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets via a river in the first such incident.

WATCH: Tour bus crashes through traffic

A tour bus in South Korea was captured crashing into traffic. Police are also investigating the horror crash which killed four people and injured dozens.

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South Korean premier pelted with eggs over missile site

2016-07-15 12:04

Angry residents in a rural South Korean town have thrown raw eggs and water bottles at the prime minister to protest a plan to deploy a US missile defence system in their neighbourhood.

How killer virus was spread in S Korea - report

2016-07-09 16:30

Researchers say a single patient infected 82 people with the deadly MERS virus in an overcrowded South Korean emergency room in 2015.

Weather again delays lifting S Korean ferry

2016-06-27 17:29

Bad weather and high tides have again delayed the resumption of operations to raise South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, the maritime ministry says.


North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

2016-08-20 14:26

North Korea has said a senior North Korean diplomat who has recently defected to South Korea is a criminal and "human scum," in its first official response to the defection.

North Korea calls South's leader 'psychopath'

2016-08-17 09:14

North Korea labelled South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "psychopath" after she made a speech slamming Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and defending the deployment of a US anti-missile system.

S Korea's Park tells North to abandon nuclear weapons

2016-08-15 08:49

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapon programme and defended the deployment of a US anti-missile system in the face of repeated "provocations" by Pyongyang.

South Korea's Park gets personal in US missile system row

2016-08-02 21:43

President Park Geun-Hye has evoked memories of her parents' assassination as she hit back at opposition to the planned deployment of an advanced US anti-missile system in South Korea.

North Korea reportedly hacked into emails of Seoul officials

2016-08-01 15:27

South Korean prosecutors believe North Korea hacked into the email accounts of dozens of South Korean government officials this year - the latest in a series of suspected cyber-attacks by Pyongyang.

Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea

2016-07-19 11:34

North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea, which followed a week of verbal warnings against the South over its decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system to cope with North Korean threats, South Korean officials say.

Senior South Korean prosecutor arrested for alleged corruption

2016-07-18 09:10

A senior South Korean prosecutor has been arrested for allegedly pocketing millions of dollars following shady stock transaction deals with a leading online game maker.

US missile defence system to be placed in South Korean farm town

2016-07-13 19:53

South Korea has announced a rural farming town as the location for an advanced US missile defence system, angering not only North Korea and China, but also local residents.

Fido forever? South Korea's dog cloning clinic

2016-07-04 12:34

At $100 000 a head, the puppies frolicking around the fenced lawn in western Seoul don't come cheap - but at least their owners know exactly what they are getting.

North Korea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

2016-06-22 09:55

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired two suspected powerful new Musudan mid-range missiles, but one of the launches is believed to have failed.

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