South Korea

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

2017-05-23 17:27

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the streets and led to her downfall.

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful

2017-05-22 12:35

North Korea has fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later says the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un.

Dead student's remains found on sunken South Korea ferry

2017-05-19 16:59

A set of human remains retrieved from the salvaged Sewol ferry wreck has been identified as one of four students who remained unaccounted for following the 2014 disaster, officials said.

Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

2017-05-16 18:00

A South Korean cyber security expert says there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack.

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

2017-05-15 05:25

North Korea said the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of long-range ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

North Korea reports on South's presidential election

2017-05-12 09:11

North Korean state media reported the election of the South's new left-leaning president Moon Jae-In after a two-day delay, but at unusual length.

Moon's down-to-earth manner generates buzz among Koreans

2017-05-11 17:02

South Korean internet users are sharing photos of new President Moon Jae-in cheerfully chatting with aides and taking off his own jacket at a luncheon, projecting an image that he's a down-to-earth president.

South Korea's new president willing to visit rival North

2017-05-10 17:00

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he is open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions to talk about Pyongyang's aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles.

Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election - exit poll

2017-05-09 16:44

The exit poll shows that the left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In won South Korea's presidential election by a landslide.

South Koreans vote in historic election

2017-05-09 06:12

South Koreans went to the polls to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.


S Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N Korea

2017-05-23 14:34

South Korea has fired warning shots at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea, Seoul's military says.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

2017-05-21 15:25

North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions.

Arrested Thai activist getting South Korean human rights award

2017-05-18 19:04

A Thai law student arrested for sharing an article about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.

Hyundai, Kia recalls 240 000 cars

2017-05-15 09:20

South Korea has ordered Hyundai and Kia to recall 240 000 vehicles over five types of defects initially raised by a whistleblower.

Trump wants tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

2017-05-14 15:35

President Donald Trump has called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile in an apparent attempt to test the South's new liberal president and the US.

South Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

2017-05-11 22:15

South Korea's new president tells his Chinese counterpart that he plans to send a delegation to Beijing for talks on North Korea and US' missile defense shield.

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on North Korea - Seoul

2017-05-10 18:48

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In and US President Donald Trump agree on "close cooperation" in dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

New South Korean president Moon has led a turbulent life

2017-05-10 05:53

Moon Jae-in, who declared victory in South Korea's presidential election, has led a life as turbulent as that of the nation he will lead.

10 South Korean children die in fiery China bus crash

2017-05-09 14:01

Ten South Korean kindergarten pupils and two others were killed when a school bus crashed and burst into flames in a tunnel in eastern China on Tuesday, officials and reports said.

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

2017-05-08 19:45

North Korea claims it's fighting US-backed terrorism after arresting two Americans they say were planning to assassinate King Jong Un.

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