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Tillerson: China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

2017-04-28 08:23

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests.

South Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments

2017-04-26 11:42

South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged members of the country's persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality.

North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

2017-04-25 07:50

A US guided-missile submarine has arrived in South Korea and envoys on North Korean affairs from the US, Japan and South Korea are meeting in Tokyo as North Korea prepares to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military.

Next S Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

2017-04-20 15:09

When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

Pence warns North Korea 'era of patience is over'

2017-04-17 18:29

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, US Vice President Mike Pence has made an unannounced visit to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea.

Ex-president Park indicted, now faces trial

2017-04-17 13:29

South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted jailed former president Park Geun-hye and sent her case to a criminal court over a high-profile corruption scandal.

N Korea: US VP Pence denounces 'provocation'

2017-04-16 18:02

American Vice President Mike Pence has assured South Korea of Washington's full support after the latest missile launch by North Korea.

Koreas face off in Pyongyang - on football field

2017-04-07 17:25

South Korea's flag has been flown and its anthem sounded in Pyongyang as its women's football team played out a 1-1 draw with their North Korean neighbours.

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

2017-04-05 05:43

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, amid worries it may conduct banned nuclear or long-range rocket tests ahead of the summit between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

S Korea, Japan, US hold drill against N Korea submarines

2017-04-03 12:00

South Korea, Japan and the US held a joint naval exercise aimed at countering missile threats from North Korean submarines, says Seoul's defence ministry.


South Korea deploys parts of US THAAD system

2017-04-26 13:00

South Korea says key parts of a contentious US missile defence system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

2017-04-25 10:06

Nuclear-armed North Korea has marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports say, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flash-point region.

After sex video, South Korea cracks down on gay soldiers

2017-04-21 15:42

A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video of two male soldiers was posted online earlier this year.

US trade deal with South Korea falling short

2017-04-18 10:30

The US trade relationship with South Korea is 'falling short,' with the free-trade deal between the countries under review, says US Vice President Mike Pence.

Abe: Japan planning for refugees in event of Korean crisis

2017-04-17 14:17

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan's government is drawing up contingency plans in case a crisis on the Korean Peninsula sends an influx of refugees to his country.

Hot spots in emerging markets this week: Turkey, South Korea

2017-04-17 07:50

Easter is keeping some of the world’s markets closed, but it hasn’t stopped macro and political events from piling up.

North Korea: US more vicious, aggressive under Trump

2017-04-14 12:27

North Korea's vice foreign minister says US President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

S Korea test fires 800km-range missile

2017-04-06 13:42

South Korea has successfully test-fired a home-developed ballistic missile with a range long enough to hit any part of North Korea, Yonhap news agency reports.

Liberal front-runner in S Korea wins party nomination

2017-04-03 22:00

A liberal South Korean opposition leader, Moon Jae-in, who advocates improved ties with North Korea has won his party's ticket to run for next month's election.

Ship carrying 16 Filipinos, 8 S Koreans missing

2017-04-01 16:08

South Korea's government says a cargo ship being used by a shipping company has gone missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew on board.

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