South Korea

Gunman kills 3, found dead in second South Korean shooting

2015-02-27 12:29

A gunman has been found dead at a home near South Korea capital Seoul after he shot and killed three people in the second such incident in three days.

South Korea legalises adultery, condom stocks soar

2015-02-26 09:58

South Korea's highest court has struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, a statute that critics say is anachronistic and infringes on personal freedom, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.

Missing Korean teen at ISIS training camp

2015-02-24 18:28

A South Korean teenager who went missing last month has joined ISIS and is receiving training, South Korea's spy agency says.

100-car pileup on South Korean bridge

2015-02-11 07:58

South Korean officials say two people have been killed and at least 42 are injured after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a bridge near the Incheon International Airport.

N Korea demanded $10bn for summit – ex-S Korea leader

2015-01-29 11:09

North Korea demanded an “absurd” $10bn payoff and close to a million tons in aid in 2009 in return for a hope-for summit with Seoul, then-South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak says.

S Korea's economy slows sharply

2015-01-23 09:43

South Korea's economy has slowed sharply in the final quarter of 2014, with growth hovering around six-year lows.

S Korean cops find ISIS images on missing teen's computer

2015-01-19 13:41

A South Korean teenager who went missing in Turkey near the Syrian border had images of what appeared to be ISIS militants on his home computer, police say.

US woman deported from S Korea for praising North

2015-01-12 12:52

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says an anti-North Korea law is needed after a Korean-American was deported to the US for making positive comments about the North.

'North Korea has cyber army of 6 000'

2015-01-06 22:45

South Korea says North Korea has a 6 000-member cyber army devoted to harassing the South

Runaway North Korean soldier kills 4 in China

2015-01-05 18:13

A North Korean man, believed to be a runaway soldier, has killed four Chinese citizens during a robbery after he crossed the border into China in search of food, media reports say.


South Korean condom stocks surge

2015-02-26 15:30

South Korea's highest court struck down a law banning adultery, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.

Gunman kills 3 in rare shooting in South Korea

2015-02-25 13:36

A gunman in South Korea has shot three people dead in a convenience store which he then torched in an apparent revenge attack on the family of his former lover.

Lion kills zoo keeper in South Korea

2015-02-12 13:51

A lion at a zoo in South Korea mauled a keeper to death after the man entered its cage, the zoo says.

Former South Korea spy chief held for election meddling

2015-02-09 17:10

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former head of the national spy agency to three years in jail for meddling in the 2012 presidential election and helping Park Geun-hye win the vote.

10 feared dead after Chinese boat sinks

2015-01-23 13:30

Ten people have been feared dead after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju, officials say.

'I want to join IS', missing Korean teen tweeted

2015-01-21 13:57

Seoul police say a missing South Korean teenager suspected of joining IS had a twitter account, 'Sunni Mujahideen', on which he tweeted his desire to enrol with the militant group.

Korean Air chair's daughter denies 'nut rage'

2015-01-19 13:00

The daughter of the chairperson of Korean Air Lines have denied conspiring with executives to force flight attendants to lie about her outburst over the way she was served nuts.

South Korea open to summit with North

2015-01-12 11:21

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is open to holding a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any pre-condition and urged Pyongyang to promptly return to dialogue.

Dogs bred for meat in S Korea start new life in US

2015-01-06 09:56

A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area to be adopted as pets.

South Korean flown to Germany for Ebola treatment

2015-01-03 18:09

A member of a South Korean medical team treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has been flown to Germany after an injury with a hypodermic needle.

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