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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.

Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

2016-04-15 09:53

A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and US defence officials say

American sorry for spying in North Korea

2016-03-26 07:11

An American detained in North Korea has admitted he spied and asked for forgiveness at a media presentation nine days nine days after a US tourist was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour for subversion..

PICS: Dog's legs amputated after being rescued from meat market, adopted by US owners

2016-03-18 14:46

A 2-year-old golden retriever mix named Chi Chi has found a new home in Arizona after being tortured and left for dead in a trash bag in South Korea.

France set to extradite S Korean linked to ferry disaster

2016-03-09 05:25

A French court has approved extraditing to South Korea the daughter of a tycoon blamed for the deadly 2014 Sewol ferry disaster, although the prime minister must now sign off on the decision.


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

South Korea's dark secrets revealed

2016-04-19 19:01

An AP investigation shows that rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for so-called vagrants, the Brothers Home, were much more vicious and widespread than previously thought.

South Korea ruling party loses majority

2016-04-13 22:05

South Korea's conservative ruling party has suffered a serious setback, losing its 16 years of parliamentary majority.

Seoul: North Korea fires 5 short-range projectiles

2016-03-21 11:31

Seoul officials say North Korea has fired five short-range projectiles into the sea in a continuation seen as a response to ongoing South Korea-US military drills.

Saved 'meat market' dog starts new life in US

2016-03-13 22:32

A dog that was left in a garbage bag behind a meat market in South Korea has a new life - and new limbs - on the other side of the world in Arizona.

North Korea fires short-range projectiles into sea

2016-03-03 06:46

North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea, just hours after the UN Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on Pyongyang in two decades.

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