South Korea

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.

South Korea's president arrives in Ethiopia

2016-05-25 23:04

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has arrived in Ethiopia to start her three-nation visit to Africa.

S Korea attacks 'biased' Games

2016-05-24 03:30

South Korea has taken a swipe at the London Olympics over alleged cases of biased refereeing, vowing to step up Seoul's influence.

Oxygen tanks explode at US military base in South Korea

2016-05-19 16:10

More than 20 oxygen tanks have exploded at a US military base in South Korea, triggering a fire.

People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire

2016-05-04 18:59

South Korean officials say residents rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors


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.

S Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee

2016-05-24 13:19

Seoul says an unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea.

South Korea rejects North's military talks offer

2016-05-23 12:15

South Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the North to hold military talks, saying Pyongyang first needed to take steps towards abandoning its nuclear arsenal.

Emissions scandal: 'Nissan illegally manipulated data'

2016-05-17 07:49

South Korean authorities will fine Nissan for allegedly manipulating emissions data on a popular diesel sports utility vehicle, bringing the Japanese car giant into a widening global scandal that has already ensnared Volkswagen and Mitsubishi.

N Korea says tricked waitresses 'abducted' to South

2016-05-03 08:34

North Korea has stepped up its calls for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

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