South Korea

South Korea approves plans to salvage sunken ferry

2015-04-22 06:33

South Korea has formally approved plans to salvage a ferry that sank last year in a disaster that killed more than 300 people.

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

2015-04-20 16:15

South Korea's oceans ministry says it's ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people.

Survivors of South Korean ferry tragedy struggle with guilt

2015-04-16 13:15

South Korean ferry tragedy leaves survivors wrestling with guilt, siblings seeking meaning.

Flowers, tears as families mourn Sewol ferry disaster

2015-04-15 06:34

More than 100 relatives of victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster have cast flowers into the sea at an emotional memorial event on the eve of the tragedy's first anniversary.

ISIS claims attacks on embassies in Libya

2015-04-13 11:46

Militants claiming loyalty to ISIS have claimed responsibility for two attacks on foreign embassies in Libya.

Activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs to North Korea despite death threats

2015-04-08 12:15

A North Korean defector living in South Korea has said he had launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" to North Korea, despite protests from the isolated country and emailed death threats.

South Korean man indicted for knife attack on US envoy

2015-04-01 11:07

South Korean prosecutors have indicted a man who slashed the US ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.

South Korea, China, Japan resume talks after 3 years

2015-03-17 10:05

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will meet for their first trilateral talks in three years, Seoul officials says.

Injured US envoy to be released from Seoul hospital

2015-03-10 08:56

A Seoul hospital says it expects to release injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert after five days of treatment following a knife attack.

South Korean offers dog meat to injured US ambassador

2015-03-07 09:09

A well-wishing South Korean man tried to offer dog meat to injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert, who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding anti-US activist, hospital officials say.


South Korea's PM offers to quit amid bribery scandal

2015-04-21 07:13

South Korea's prime minister, who has denied an allegation that he took illegal campaign funds from a businessman who committed suicide, has offered to resign over the scandal, the presidential office says.

South Korean police question dozens after ferry protest

2015-04-19 22:21

South Korean police say they are questioning dozens of protesters over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.

South Korean leader caught in bribery scandal

2015-04-15 16:54

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has faced charges that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide.

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalists

2015-04-14 08:58

South Korea has lifted a travel ban on a Japanese journalist on trial for a charge of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a prosecution official say, removing what has been an irritant in bilateral relations.

South Korean ferry victim families scuffle with police

2015-04-11 17:49

Relatives of the victims of last year's ferry disaster have scuffled with riot police at a protest in Seoul, after the crowd attempted to march to the president's residence.

Parents of South Korea ferry victims shave heads in protest

2015-04-02 12:17

Around 50 mothers and fathers of victims of last year's South Korean ferry disaster had their heads shaved in central Seoul, to push demands for an effective and genuinely independent inquiry.

Seoul calls on Abe to address past wrongs

2015-03-20 19:02

South Korea’s foreign ministry has called on Japan’s prime minister to include an expression of "sincere repentance" for wartime atrocities in a historic address he is expected to make to the Congress.

South Korean attacker aimed to kill US ambassador

2015-03-13 12:45

An anti-US activist arrested for allegedly stabbing US ambassador Mark Lippert had intended to kill the envoy to highlight his protest against ongoing US-South Korean military drills, police say.

Koreans splurge on Bentleys, Maseratis

2015-03-09 12:54

Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands.

S Korea shocked, shamed by attack on US envoy

2015-03-06 12:18

South Korea has reacted with shock and a little shame to a violent knife attack on the US ambassador that jarred harshly with the self-image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.

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