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'Still risks' that North Korean peace won't happen - Pompeo

2018-06-14 14:13

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that there are "still risks" that could derail efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula following Donald Trump's summit with North Korea's leader.

Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

2018-06-12 18:43

Pentagon officials scrambled for a clear message about the US military presence in South Korea, after President Donald Trump vowed at his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un to cancel "provocative" joint drills.

Bitcoin tumbles most in two weeks amid South Korea hack

2018-06-10 19:48

Bitcoin has extended losses for a third day as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a 'cyber intrusion' in its system.

Police seek arrest of Korean Air 'nut rage' matriarch

2018-05-31 16:27

The woes of the troubled Korean Air dynasty deepens further as Seoul Police announced they were seeking an arrest warrant for matriarch Lee Myung-hee over allegations she assaulted employees.

US team in North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

2018-05-29 07:05

A US team is in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place.

US team in North Korea planning summit between Trump, Kim

2018-05-28 09:05

US President Donald Trump has said a US team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place.

Korean leaders meet to salvage Trump-Kim summit

2018-05-26 16:36

North and South Korea's leaders have held surprise talks to get a historic summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump back on track after a head-spinning series of twists and turns.

Trump: 'Substantial chance' summit with Kim will not go ahead

2018-05-22 22:02

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the 'fate and future' of the Korean Peninsula hangs on planned Singapore summit.

South Korea downplays Pyongyang's threats to cancel talks

2018-05-18 14:42

South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticising Seoul over ongoing US-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved.

Fracking may have caused rare South Korea quake - study

2018-04-30 15:58

The 5.5 magnitude quake on November 15 injured scores in the South Korea port city of Pohang and caused major damage.


Trump says US to halt South Korea 'war games' after Kim summit

2018-06-13 07:04

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit with the US president pledging "security guarantees" to the North.

Cryptocurrencies lose $42 billion after South Korean bourse hack

2018-06-12 05:45

The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies has deepened, wiping out about R552bn of market value over the weekend, and extending this year’s slump in Bitcoin to more than 50%.

Court rejects arrest of Korean Air 'nut rage' matriarch

2018-06-05 19:49

A Seoul court has turned down a request from prosecutors to arrest the matriarch of the troubled Korean Air dynasty over multiple assault charges, sparking public anger.

Hardened Korean War hero doubtful of peace prospects between Trump, Kim

2018-05-29 11:10

As a decorated war hero who once took out three machine gun nests with nothing but grenades, Choi Deuk-soo knows first-hand what is at stake should US-North Korean peace talks fail – and he is doubtful of an imminent breakthrough.

Mother of 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned

2018-05-28 14:08

The scandal engulfing the Korean Air dynasty widened as 69-year-old matriarch Lee Myung-hee faced police questioning over allegations she assaulted employees including household staff and construction workers renovating her home.

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearisation

2018-05-27 08:41

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has committed to sitting down with US President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearisation".

WATCH: South Korean reporters set to visit nuclear test site

2018-05-23 16:03

North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul.

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

2018-05-22 05:24

For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity.

North Korea syncs clocks with South in show of reconciliation

2018-05-05 14:15

Decision to adjust time zone described as "first practical step" for unity on the Korean peninsula.

Rand claws back some lost ground at start of new week

2018-04-30 09:14

The rand, which traded as low as R12.52 to the dollar last week, clawed back some of its lost ground at the start of the new week.

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