South Korea

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.

S Korea begins operation to lift sunken ferry

2016-06-12 22:49

A salvage firm has begun a difficult and costly operation to raise a sunken South Korean ferry which capsized at sea more than two years ago in a disaster that shocked and enraged the country.

Did VW Korea manipulate emissions, noise tests?

2016-06-10 15:11

The Volkswagen Group allegedly provided false reports for emissions and noise-level tests in order to import cars such as the VW Golf 7 and Audi RS7 to South Korea.

Suicide jumper kills man walking with family

2016-06-01 12:48

A South Korean student who committed suicide by jumping from his 20th floor apartment hit and killed another man walking home with his pregnant wife and son, a news report says.

Four killed in South Korea subway site collapse

2016-06-01 09:02

Four workers have been killed and 10 others injured in a collapse at a subway construction site near the South Korean capital Seoul, the fire department says.

Uganda vows to halt military ties with N Korea: Seoul

2016-05-29 17:57

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official says.

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.

Signs of possible North Korea missile launch - reports

2016-06-21 11:45

North Korea appears to be readying another test of a powerful, new medium-range missile, following a series of failures for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland, multiple reports say.

S Korea sends boats to repel Chinese fishermen

2016-06-10 15:41

South Korea has sent military vessels to repel Chinese fishing boats illegally harvesting prized blue crabs near the disputed sea boundary.

Emissions scandal: Nissan to face charges?

2016-06-07 07:59

South Korea has called for Nissan to face criminal charges for allegedly manipulating emissions data on its Qashqai, weeks after Seoul slapped the automaker with a fine.

North Korea's media praise Trump talk about US troops

2016-06-01 11:33

North Korea's media appear to be warming to the idea of a Trump presidency.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

2016-05-31 12:43

South Korea's military says a North Korean missile launch has likely failed, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a long-range nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

South Korea reaches out to Africa

2016-05-28 09:01

South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearise North Korea.

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