South Korea

Nuclear turned South Korea into an Asian tiger - scientist

2017-07-23 16:00

Nuclear electricity is the key ingredient behind South Korea's rags to riches story. SA can use the same strategy to change its own fate, says nuclear analyst Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

South Korea seeks rare talks with North

2017-07-17 07:22

South Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

Pride and prejudice at South Korea gay parade

2017-07-13 09:46

Thousands of people are set to march through Seoul, South Korea, to support gay rights - and probably just as many conservative Christians urging them to "repent" their "sins".

Russia, China offer plan to ease North Korea tension

2017-07-04 18:42

Russia and China have proposed that North Korea declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea refrain from large-scale military exercises.

Five North Koreans defect to South Korea

2017-07-01 21:40

Five North Koreans in a small boat have crossed the sea border into South Korean waters, a Coast Guard official says, in an apparent bid to defect to the South.

S Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

2017-06-24 14:52

Thousands of protesters have marched near the US embassy in Seoul, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China.

South Korean police arrest student over explosion

2017-06-14 10:24

South Korean police have detained a 25-year-old graduate student for allegedly placing a concealed explosive device that injured a professor in Seoul.

South Korea orders probe into US missiles

2017-05-30 18:02

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In has ordered an investigation into why his office was kept in the dark about the arrival of more US THAAD missiles.

S Korea fishing vessel 'hijacked' off Somalia

2017-05-27 15:00

A South Korean fishing vessel was apparently hijacked in waters off Somalia on Saturday, a defence ministry official has said.

South Korea female navy officer commits suicide after being allegedly raped

2017-05-25 17:04

A South Korean female naval officer apparently kills herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague.


Boxed in: S Korea child law sees more babies abandoned

2017-07-18 15:27

The young woman laboured up the steps, past brightly decorated walls akin to a child's nursery, her daughter in her arms. Opening a hatch in the wall, she put her inside, turned around and walked away.

German fighter jets help Korean plane make emergency landing

2017-07-16 14:26

Two German air force jets were deployed late Saturday to escort and help a Korean plane land in Stuttgart after it lost contact with air traffic controllers.

US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

2017-07-08 09:39

US bombers have carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang's latest missile test, the South's defence ministry says.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

2017-07-04 05:37

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, South Korea's military said, just days after Seoul's new leader Moon Jae-In and US President Donald Trump focused on the threat from Pyongyang in their first summit.

North Korea calls for execution of South Korea's Park

2017-06-29 08:51

North's news agency says 'revelation showed' Park masterminded plot to kill North Korea's 'supreme leadership'.

Ex-South Korean president's longtime friend jailed

2017-06-23 11:04

The longtime friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to three years in prison in the first punishment against a leading figure in the massive corruption scandal.

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles

2017-06-08 17:36

North Korea has fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles in a continuation of defiant launches while building a nuclear missile that can reach the US.

North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

2017-05-29 07:01

North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone - the latest in a series of provocative launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.

1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

2017-05-26 13:58

For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia.

North Korea reports on 'bitch' South Korean president's trial

2017-05-25 09:17

Pyongyang's state media have published their first report on the trial of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye two days earlier, calling her an "arch-traitor" and "bitch".

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