Recent News Headlines : Seoul - South Korea

ASIAN ENERGY FIRMS FIRED UP BY RALLY IN OIL PRICES


In early European trade Tuesday London opened slightly higher but Frankfurt lost 0.2 percent while Paris was 0.5 percent lower... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 0

BEN JOHNSON AD SLAMMED FOR 'GLORIFYING DRUG CHEATS'


Australian Sports Minister Greg Hunt blasted the ad as sending a message that cheating's okay and should be rewarded and laughed at and glorified ... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 0

NEW SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN WILL VISIT TRUMP AT WHITE HOUSE NEXT MONTH


The announcement came days after North Korea successfully tested a powerful new missile that analysts believe could reach Alaska when perfected... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 2

NORTH KOREA MISSILE PROGRAM PROGRESSING FASTER THAN EXPECTED


North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected Seoul... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 0

CLUES POINT TO POSSIBLE NORTH KOREAN INVOLVEMENT IN MASSIVE CYBERATTACK


The similar could be true here -- that this stuff leaked out from North Korea, but it just hasn't been found yet, he said... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 213

S. KOREA SAYS TO DISPATCH EX-PM TO CHINA AS SPECIAL ENVOY


Senior presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan told a press conference on Monday that former Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan was picked as the special envoy to China... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 1

NORTH KOREA'S NEW LONG-RANGE MISSILE CAN CARRY NUCLEAR WARHEAD; JAPAN TERMS IT "ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE"


Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that North Korean weapons could strike the US mainland and Pacific holdings... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 3

NORTH KOREA SAYS NEW ROCKET CAN CARRY NUCLEAR WARHEAD


Sunday's launch was of a new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket named the Hwasong-12, the official Korea Central News Agency KCNA said... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 4500

NORTH KOREA'S 'NEW MISSILE' HAS UNPRECEDENTED RANGE


North Korea's 'new missile' has unprecedented range experts... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 0

SEOUL, A CITY 'WITH NO SOUL,' BUILDS ITS OWN HIGH LINE ON AN OLD OVERPASS


But the city has a new initiative to change that Seoullo, or Seoul Street, an elevated urban walkway similar to New York's famed High Line... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1983

CHINA HOSTS SILK ROAD SUMMIT IN SHADOW OF N.KOREA MISSILE


We strongly condemned North Korea's launch of the missile, said Park Byeong-Seug, who leads Seoul's delegation, according to Yonhap... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 0

CHINA HOSTS SILK ROAD SUMMIT IN SHADOW OF N.KOREA MISSILE


We strongly condemned North Korea's launch of the missile, said Park Byeong-Seug, who leads Seoul's delegation, according to Yonhap... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 0

TRUMP CALLS FOR TOUGHER SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA


Multiple sets of UN and US sanctions against North Korea have done little to deter it from pursuing its nuclear and missile ambitions... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1603

NORTH KOREA TEST FIRES 'NEW LONGER RANGE MISSILE'


South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was fired early Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 0

IS NORTH KOREA PREPARING FOR NUCLEAR WAR? KIM JONG UN'S MILITARY FIRES 'UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTILE'


North Korea launched an unidentified projectile early Saturday morning, the South Korean military confirmed to Reuters... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 135

TRUMP CALLS FOR STRONGER SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AFTER LATEST 'PROVOCATION'


The White House releases a statement saying North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long after the latest ballistic missile test... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 86

DONALD TRUMP CALLS FOR FAR STRONGER SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AFTER MISSILE TEST


It follows a failed 29 April ballistic missile test by Pyongyang... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 6

NORTH KOREA RESPONSE TO SEOUL CALL FOR TALKS


The US fears North Korea is developing a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the US mainland... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 10917

NORTH KOREA BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCH CHALLENGES NEW LEADER IN SEOUL


Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than Sunday's test, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 0

NORTH KOREA FIRES UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTILE, SAYS SOUTH


South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the projectile launched appeared to be a ballistic missile... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 3609

N. KOREA TEST-FIRES MISSILE, CHALLENGING NEW LEADER IN SOUTH


Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than 800 kilometers 500 miles in tests, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 80

S. KOREA'S RULING PARTY WANTS HEARING ON THAAD


The THAAD elements that were installed were two mobile launchers, the radar and other equipment... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 0

'MAJOR CONFLICT' POSSIBLE WITH NORTH KOREA


Seoul North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Sunday that flew 700 kilometres, South Korea's military said... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 294

NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES A MISSILE, ITS FIRST TEST AFTER AN ELECTION IN THE SOUTH


North Korea has been trying to build a reliable intermediate-range ballistic missile, which would be capable of reaching American military bases in the Pacific... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 2550

CIA CREATES A UNIT TO DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA


The CIA has established a Korea Mission Center to address the serious threats emerging from North Korea, the US intelligence agency announced Wednesday... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 4957

SOUTH KOREA SEWOL FERRY DISASTER: SUSPECTED HUMAN BONES RETRIEVED FROM SUNKEN VESSEL


The Sewols sinking, one of South Koreas deadliest maritime disasters, triggered a rare outpouring of national grief and outrage over a botched rescue works... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 11

CHINA, INDIA PLANS FOR ELECTRIC CARS THREATEN TO CUT GASOLINE DEMAND


Asia has long been the main driver of future oil demand thanks to supercharged growth in sales of autos... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 431

NORTH KOREA SENDS PROTEST LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESS OVER SANCTIONS


Goods produced by North Korea's forced labour would be prohibited from entering the United States, according to the legislation... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 49

NORTH KOREA PENS LETTER TO CONGRESS PROTESTING 'HEINOUS' SANCTIONS


Mass dances are usually held to mark important dates and national holidays in the North Korean capital... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 3394

SOUTH KOREAS NEW LEADER MOON JAE-IN TO TAKE ON CHAEBOL FAMILY-OWNED EMPIRES


Public pressure leaves new South Korean President Moon Jae-in with little choice about going after the chaebol, as the empires are called... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 101

Trending News Headlines : Seoul

'I DON'T KNOW. I MEAN, WE'LL SEE'


President Donald Trump has said that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programmes... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 35004

ANALYSIS | SOUTH KOREA JUST SHOWED THE WORLD HOW TO DO DEMOCRACY


In a snap election Tuesday, South Korean voters elected Moon Jae-in as the country's next president... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 19932

JAPAN WARNS CITIZENS THEY MIGHT HAVE ONLY 10 MINUTES TO PREPARE FOR A NORTH KOREAN MISSILE


In 1998, North Korea fired a Taepodong-1 missile -- ostensibly for launching a satellite -- over Japan and into its economic zone on the Pacific Ocean side... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 19616

NORTH KOREA BLAMES TRUMP AND HIS 'AGGRESSIVE' TWEETS FOR TENSIONS


North Korea could react to Trump's tougher rhetoric with new provocations of its own... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 18181

SOUTH KOREAN LIBERAL CLAIMS PRESIDENCY WIN


Mr Moon favours greater dialogue with North Korea, in a change to current South Korean policy... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 9823

NORTH KOREA PUTS OUT NEW VIDEO SHOWING THE WHITE HOUSE IN CROSSHAIRS AND CARRIERS EXPLODING


They include imposing additional economic sanctions on North Korea and further isolating the Kim regime on the international stage... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 8717

MOON JAE-IN DECLARES VICTORY IN SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Mr. Moon's victory would scramble the geopolitics of the standoff over North Korea's nuclear arsenal... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 7036

JAPAN SENDS BIGGEST WARSHIP 'TO ESCORT AMERICAN VESSELS AMID NORTH KOREA THREAT'


Japan sends biggest warship 'to escort American vessels amid North Korea threat'... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 6539

SOUTH KOREA EXIT POLLS FORECAST WIN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER MOON JAE-IN


That sparks fear of North Korean retaliation against the South Korean capital of Seoul, a metropolitan area of 25 million a mere 35 milesA from North Korea'sA border... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 4822

NEW SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN WILLING TO VISIT NORTH, TALK TO U.S., CHINA


Moons softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 4374

AS ECONOMY GROWS NORTH KOREAS GRIP ON SOCIETY WEAKENS


Continue reading the main story 'Competition Is Everywhere' Before fleeing in 2014, Mr. Kim survived as a smuggler in North Korea... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 4232

NORTH KOREA ACCUSES CIA OF PLOT TO MURDER KIM JONG-UN


North Korea has accused the US and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt against leader Kim Jong-un involving biochemical weapons... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 4153

'WE ARE A TARGET': SOUTH KOREAN VILLAGE WAKES UP ON FRONTLINE WITH NORTH


Moon Jae-in, a left-leaning liberal who favours engagement with North Korea, has won South Korea's presidential election, raising hopes of a potential rapprochement with Pyongyang... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 4081

NORTH KOREA CLAIMS IT COULD WIPE OUT MANHATTAN WITH A HYDROGEN BOMB


North Korea's making a lot of threats these days... READ MORE

13th March, 2016 3313

NORTH KOREA ACCUSES SOUTH AND U.S. OF PLOTTING TO KILL KIM JONG-UN


In recent years, North Korea has arrested a few South Korean citizens on charges of spying for the National Intelligence Service... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 2722

WHO IS MOON JAE-IN, SOUTH KOREA'S NEW PRESIDENT?


The eldest son of a refugee from North Korea, Moon can claim to have played a role in significant moments in South Korea's modern history... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 2653

NORTH KOREA SAYS IT'S LOSING PATIENCE WITH CHINA


China will not allow its northeastern region to be contaminated by North Korea's nuclear activities, the Global Times declared... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 2463

JOHN BOLTON: CHINA'S CHOICE ON NORTH KOREA


North Korea sees deliverable nuclear weapons as its ace in the hole, synonymous with regime survival... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 2162

NORTH KOREA DETAINS FOURTH US CITIZEN


North Korea's state media says it has detained another US citizen for suspicion of acts against the state... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 1731

PUTIN, TRUMP SPEAK BY PHONE, DISCUSS SYRIA, N.KOREA - KREMLIN


Tensions between the two nations increased after President Trump said he would seek to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon and missile tests... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 1543

'WE ARE A TARGET': SOUTH KOREAN VILLAGE WAKES UP ON FRONTLINE WITH NORTH


Pyongyang claims US bribed North Korean citizen who had contacts with South Korean intelligence to kill its leader... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 1445

NORTH KOREAN MEDIA MAKES A RARE CRITIQUE OF CHINA


North Korean Media, in Rare Critique of China, Says Nuclear Program Will Continue... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 1433

NORTH KOREA VOWS MORE NUCLEAR TESTS TO PUSH FORCE TO 'THE MAXIMUM'


Reclusive North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests and a series of missile tests in defiance of U.N... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 1407

U.S. ANTIMISSILE SYSTEM GOES LIVE IN SOUTH KOREA


He said South Korea was already paying a heavy price for the Thaad deployment, referring to a boycott of South Korean brands among angry Chinese... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 1393

WHEN A POLITICAL MOVEMENT IS POPULIST OR ISNT


In South Korea, the spark was corruption, an issue that affects everyone and so could bring people together... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 1092

LIBERAL MOON JAE-IN SET TO WIN SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENCY


I will be president for all South Koreans, Moon told cheering supporters on Gwanghwamun Square in the capital Seoul... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 1008

SOUTH KOREAS NEW PRESIDENT, MOON JAE-IN, PROMISES NEW APPROACH TO NORTH


Mr. Moon's election signaled the return of the liberals to the center stage of South Korean diplomacy... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 945

NEW SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN WANTS TO REVERSE ITS NORTH KOREA POLICY


South Korea's new president wants to reverse its North Korea policy... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 672

POLLS OPEN TO CHOOSE NEW PRESIDENT


South Koreans are voting in a presidential election, called early after a huge corruption scandal brought down their former leader... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 670

THE NUCLEAR OPTION: WHAT A WAR WITH NORTH KOREA WOULD LOOK LIKE


North Korea has been working on developing its nuclear capabilities and intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs ... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 643


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