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Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with extended range

2017-08-18 09:37

Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580km between fill-ups.

South Korea's Moon urges calm on North Korea, says war unthinkable

2017-08-14 15:58

South Korean President Moon Jae-In called Monday for calm in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula.

Top South Korea prosecutor apologises for abuses of power

2017-08-08 13:42

South Korea's top prosecutor has apologised over human rights abuses under past "authoritarian governments", including the torture and execution of pro-democracy activists.

North Korea rejects South's talks offer - report

2017-08-07 08:21

North Korea has rejected offers of talks from the South during a rare exchange between the two rivals' foreign ministers, a report says.

US successfully tests missile intercept system

2017-07-30 19:08

American forces have successfully tried out a missile interception system the US hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula.

South Korean leader keeps dog promise

2017-07-28 21:29

South Korea's new president has kept a campaign promise by adopting a shelter dog rescued from possible slaughter in a country where eating dogs is still popular.

Boxed in: S Korea child law sees more babies abandoned

2017-07-18 15:27

The young woman laboured up the steps, past brightly decorated walls akin to a child's nursery, her daughter in her arms. Opening a hatch in the wall, she put her inside, turned around and walked away.

German fighter jets help Korean plane make emergency landing

2017-07-16 14:26

Two German air force jets were deployed late Saturday to escort and help a Korean plane land in Stuttgart after it lost contact with air traffic controllers.

US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

2017-07-08 09:39

US bombers have carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang's latest missile test, the South's defence ministry says.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

2017-07-04 05:37

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, South Korea's military said, just days after Seoul's new leader Moon Jae-In and US President Donald Trump focused on the threat from Pyongyang in their first summit.

 

South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

2017-08-17 07:34

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Here is what we know about North Korea's nuclear weapons

2017-08-11 09:26

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a 'decapitation strike', and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent.

Trump, Moon agree North Korea poses 'growing direct threat'

2017-08-07 11:31

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In have agreed that North Korea 'poses a grave and growing direct threat', in a phone call after the UN Security Council backed fresh sanctions on the North.

Samsung heir takes stand to deny corruption charges

2017-08-02 16:37

The heir to the world's top smartphone maker Samsung has taken the stand in his corruption trial, to be questioned by prosecutors about the scandal that brought down South Korea's last president.

South Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test

2017-07-29 22:29

North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test has prompted the South to speed up the deployment of a US missile defence system.

Nuclear turned South Korea into an Asian tiger - scientist

2017-07-23 16:00

Nuclear electricity is the key ingredient behind South Korea's rags to riches story. SA can use the same strategy to change its own fate, says nuclear analyst Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

South Korea seeks rare talks with North

2017-07-17 07:22

South Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

Pride and prejudice at South Korea gay parade

2017-07-13 09:46

Thousands of people are set to march through Seoul, South Korea, to support gay rights - and probably just as many conservative Christians urging them to "repent" their "sins".

Russia, China offer plan to ease North Korea tension

2017-07-04 18:42

Russia and China have proposed that North Korea declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea refrain from large-scale military exercises.

Five North Koreans defect to South Korea

2017-07-01 21:40

Five North Koreans in a small boat have crossed the sea border into South Korean waters, a Coast Guard official says, in an apparent bid to defect to the South.

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