South Korea

South Korea media slam government over ferry 'remains'

2017-03-29 10:54

South Korean authorities have faced a deluge of criticism for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones.

South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

2017-03-28 09:22

South Korea has held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship's wreckage that was raised last week.

Dogs saved from South Korea butchers arrive in NY

2017-03-26 22:10

A dog meat farm in South Korea is missing 46 dogs that have arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport after being rescued.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

2017-03-23 10:08

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has emerged from the waters, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea fails in new missile test, South Korea says

2017-03-22 06:27

A new North Korean missile test failed, the South's defence ministry said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on US bases in Japan.

North Korea rocket test shows 'meaningful progress': South

2017-03-20 07:28

North Korea's latest rocket engine test showed "meaningful progress" in its missile capabilities, Seoul said, as the nuclear-armed state steps up its controversial weapons development programmes.

Military action against N Korea an 'option' - Tillerson

2017-03-17 15:50

Military action by the US against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table" if the threat from the rogue regime escalates, Washington's top diplomat Rex Tillerson says.

S Korea to vote on May 9 for Park successor

2017-03-15 11:17

South Korea says it will hold an election on May 9 to choose a successor for ousted President Park Geun-hye.

S Korean prosecutors summon Park for questioning

2017-03-15 07:47

South Korean prosecutors have ordered ousted president Park Geun-Hye to appear before them next week for questioning over the corruption scandal that triggered her dramatic downfall.

S Korea acting leader turns down resignations by Park aides

2017-03-14 10:38

South Korea's acting leader has turned down resignation offers made by senior advisers to ousted President Park Geun-hye.


South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim

2017-03-28 15:43

South Korean officials say salvage crews have found what is presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers.

South Korean prosecutors seek Park's arrest

2017-03-27 08:24

South Korean prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-Hye, days after questioning her over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.

Sunken S Korean ferry to be loaded on transport vessel

2017-03-24 20:57

Salvage crews are towing a corroded 6 800 ton South Korean ferry toward a transport vessel after it was successfully raised off the country's southwest coast.

South Korea to test raising of sunken ferry

2017-03-22 11:47

Salvage operators were to begin a test lift of South Korea's Sewol ferry on Wednesday, officials said, nearly three years after it sank killing 304 people and dealing a crippling blow to now ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korean ex-president Park interrogated by prosecutors

2017-03-21 14:37

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye has been questioned by prosecutors about the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.

Denmark to extradite S Korea 'Rasputin' daughter

2017-03-18 08:55

Danish prosecutors say they will extradite the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

South Korea finds a home for puppies impeached president left behind

2017-03-17 11:05

South Korea's presidential office has found a home for two of the nine dogs former President Park Geun-hye left behind when she was forced out of office over a corruption scandal.

BBC interview dad: 'My wife deserves a medal'

2017-03-15 09:01

The professor who became an incidental internet sensation when his family crashed a live television interview, says his wife "deserves a medal" for looking after him and his now-famous children.

Park in the doghouse over abandoned pooches

2017-03-14 16:59

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye might need all the allies she can get, but she left nine of man's best friends behind when she exited her palace in disgrace.

Park's advisers offer to resign after her ouster

2017-03-13 09:49

A news report says the senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye have offered to resign days after the country's Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal

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