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South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

2018-04-24 05:10

South Korea says it has halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts on the border ahead of inter-Korean talks this week.

Another former South Korean leader charged with corruption

2018-04-09 11:36

South Korean prosecutors have indicted former president Lee Myung-bak on bribery, embezzlement and other charges.

South Korea's former president Park jailed for 24 years for corruption

2018-04-06 09:35

South Korea's disgraced former president Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years for corruption, closing out a dramatic fall from grace for the country's first woman leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule.

Two Koreas meet to plan landmark summit

2018-04-05 11:28

Officials from North and South Korea have met to discuss the logistics of a rare summit later this month, which will see Kim Jong Un become the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the end of the Korean War.

South Korea's coast guard rescues all 163 after ferry hits rock

2018-03-25 15:50

South Korea's coast guard has rescued all 163 people from a ferry that hit a rock off the country's south-west coast.

North Korean media say diplomacy is strength, not weakness

2018-03-21 14:37

North Korea's state media say the country's recent diplomatic moves are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness, in a commentary that alludes to upcoming summits.

Mostly fun, sometimes weird: 'BBC Dad' one year after video

2018-03-12 13:05

The Korea politics professor who became a viral sensation after his children interrupted a BBC interview says he has been pulled over by police for selfies and photographed buying milk in the year since the broadcast.

South Korea leader sees more obstacles ahead to disarm North Korea

2018-03-08 13:47

South Korea's president says many "critical moments" still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite the North's recent outreach.

UN offers to help advance North Korea talks

2018-03-07 06:34

The United Nations has welcomed plans for a summit between North and South Korean leaders and says it is ready to help advance talks on ending the crisis over Pyongyang's drive to develop nuclear weapons.

Kim Jong Un sits with Seoul envoys for hours in first meeting

2018-03-06 09:17

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has spent more than four hours with South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special envoys in his first meeting with officials from south of the border.


Former South Korean presidential hopeful indicted for rape

2018-04-11 14:32

A former South Korean presidential contender was indicted on charges of raping his aide multiple times in the highest-profile case of the country's growing #MeToo movement.

North Korea calls imprisoned ex-South Korean president 'traitor'

2018-04-07 22:11

North Korea has called disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye a "traitor" responsible for "extra-large hideous corruption", in its first reaction to the sentencing of Park to 24 years in prison on corruption charges.

2 pilots presumed dead after South Korean fighter jet crashes

2018-04-05 14:46

South Korea's air force says two pilots were presumed dead after their fighter jet crashes at a mountain.

Corruption verdict on S Korea's Park to be televised live

2018-04-03 05:30

The corruption verdict and sentencing of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye will be televised live, Yonhap says, in a case that could see her jailed for 30 years.

MeToo takes off in South Korea, but justice harder to attain

2018-03-23 05:17

The MeToo movement took off fast in South Korea, toppling famous men including a prominent politician, but justice for victims and change in a patriarchal society appears harder to attain.

US, South Korea and Japan discuss denuclearisation, summit talks

2018-03-19 07:38

Top US, South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and US-North Korean summit talks.

South Korea to erase sex abuse accused from textbooks

2018-03-08 22:36

Three prominent South Korean writers and artists who have been accused of sex abuse will have their works and almost all mentions of their names removed from school textbooks, the government says.

China urges North, South Korea to 'seize opportunity'

2018-03-07 19:42

China has cautiously welcomed an agreement by North and South Korea to hold a historic summit, urging both sides to "seize the current opportunity" to promote the denuclearisation of the peninsula.

South Korean presidential contender quits politics after rape accusation

2018-03-06 12:22

A former South Korean presidential contender has stepped down as a provincial governor and announced his retirement from politics after a secretary accused him of multiple rapes.

Hyundai debuts next-gen Santa Fe

2018-02-23 10:42

Hyundai has unveiled its fourth-generation Santa Fe.

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