South Korea

N Korea missile exploded shortly after lift-off: Seoul

2016-10-17 11:33

An explosion almost immediately after launch was behind the failure of North Korea's latest test-firing of a powerful medium-range missile, the South Korean military confirmed Monday.

Fathers jailed for raping children's teacher

2016-10-13 15:12

A South Korean court handed down prison sentences of up to 18 years to three men who raped their children's teacher in a case that shocked the country.

Tough anti-corruption law takes effect in South Korea

2016-09-28 13:04

A tough new anti-graft law came into force in South Korea, with many hailing it as a milestone to help root out widespread low-level corruption.

US bombers in show of force against North Korea

2016-09-13 06:13

Two huge US strategic bombers have flown over South Korea in a show of force against North Korea following Pyongyang's fifth and largest-ever nuclear test.

Samsung’s explosion nightmare gets ‘worse and worse’

2016-09-12 15:13

Samsung Electronics lost $22bn of market value over two days as investors factor in a bigger hit to its bottom line from widening bans and warnings on its Note 7 smartphones.

Obama warns of new sanctions after North Korea nuclear test

2016-09-10 07:22

President Barack Obama has vowed to push for new international sanctions in retaliation for the "grave threat" posed by North Korea's latest nuclear test.

North Korea's nuclear test act of 'self-destruction'

2016-09-09 08:59

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as an act of "self-destruction" that will further deepen its isolation in the international community.

N Korea fires three ballistic missiles off east coast - Seoul

2016-09-05 10:19

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast, Seoul said, a new show of force that comes as top world leaders meet at the G20 summit in China.

N Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect'

2016-08-31 15:32

North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea says.

Surviving South Korean sexual slavery victims will receive $90 000

2016-08-25 17:28

South Korea says surviving South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II will be eligible to receive 100 million won ($90 000) each from a foundation that will be funded by the Japanese government.


10 killed in South Korea after bus fire on highway

2016-10-14 09:48

South Korea's safety agency says 10 people were killed and nine others were injured after their bus caught fire on a highway

Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

2016-09-29 10:24

South Korea's military says a North Korean soldier has crossed the border between rivals to defect to the South.

S Korea rules out flood aid to N Korea

2016-09-23 10:21

South Korea ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

Biggest earthquake hits South Korea

2016-09-12 17:56

Officials say two earthquakes measuring magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 have jolted an historic city in southeastern South Korea, but there are no reports of serious injuries or damage

Seoul says North Korea capable of another nuclear test

2016-09-12 15:06

A South Korean official says North Korea is capable of conducting another nuclear test anytime at one of its unused tunnels at the country's main atomic test site.

North Korea claims 'successful' nuclear warhead test

2016-09-09 11:29

North Korea has successfully tested a nuclear warhead, it said, drawing condemnation from the South which said the "maniacal recklessness" of young ruler Kim Jong-Un would lead to self-destruction.

North Korea carries out 'biggest ever' nuclear test

2016-09-09 05:41

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea's military says, after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake".

Ex-wartime sex slaves sue South Korea over deal with Japan

2016-08-31 16:33

Twelve South Korean women who have been forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II have sued the Seoul government over a deal it has reached with Tokyo to pay the victims.

North Korea threatens to fire at US, South Korean troops

2016-08-28 15:00

North Korea has threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by US and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

US start drills in South Korea despite N Korea nuclear threat

2016-08-22 10:27

South Korea and the United States have begun annual military drills despite North Korea's threat to launch nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.

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