South Korea

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

2017-11-22 14:43

The US-led UN command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier.

Seoul: North Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with 5

2017-11-14 15:46

Seoul says four North Korean soldiers fired 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing south and hit him five times.

BMW, Mercedes and Porsche to be fined $63-million in emission rule breaches

2017-11-12 09:40

South Korea plans to hit Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche with a total of $63-million in fines for violating emission rules, its environment ministry said.

South Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang

2017-11-06 13:13

South Korea has announced new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang - the first under President Moon Jae-In - a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North's nuclear programme.

Pentagon chief accuses North Korea of threatening 'catastrophe'

2017-10-27 21:39

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has accused North Korea of building a nuclear arsenal to "threaten others with catastrophe".

North Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

2017-10-19 15:56

The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence industry.

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

2017-10-17 21:43

The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.

North Korea hacked Seoul's war plan - report

2017-10-10 16:51

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea, including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, says a report.

Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatch revealed at Frankfurt

2017-09-18 11:25

Hyundai has revealed its new i30 N, its first high-performance car under its N line-up, at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show.

Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

2017-09-07 10:50

The leaders of Russia and South Korea condemn North Korea's latest nuclear test but seem far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions


South Korea postpones college exam after rare quake

2017-11-15 17:26

South Korean authorities have postponed nationwide college entrance exams after a rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southeast.

North Korean soldier shot while defecting to South Korea - Seoul

2017-11-13 16:46

A North Korean soldier has been shot and injured by his own side while defecting to South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South's military has announced.

Trump warns North Korea: Do not 'try us'

2017-11-08 08:37

President Donald Trump has delivered a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, telling him "do not try us".

South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president

2017-11-01 14:46

South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In has declared.

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

2017-10-20 07:36

South Korea has decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.

Hollande slams Trump's 'double fault' over Iran nuclear deal

2017-10-17 22:00

Former French president Francois Hollande has slammed Donald Trump's hardline stance on the Iran nuclear deal, which Paris helped to negotiate, as a "double fault".

Defence lawyers for South Korea's Park quit over alleged bias

2017-10-16 14:08

Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's defence lawyers have resigned en masse in protest at what they called a biased corruption trial, as the ex-leader described the proceedings as "political revenge".

Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea

2017-09-21 12:58

South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

2017-09-12 18:49

Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

North Korea is 'begging for war', says US

2017-09-05 05:46

The US has accused North Korea of "begging for war" and pushed for the "strongest possible measures" on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

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