Recent News Headlines : South Korea

BAN KI-MOON RULES OUT PRESIDENTIAL RUN IN SOUTH KOREA


A news report says former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that he won't run for South Korea's presidency... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 1

TRUMP TELLS SOUTH KOREA THAT ALLIANCE IS IRONCLAD


Mr. Trump's assurances came amid anxiety in South Korea over the future of the alliance with the United States... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 254

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AT HELM, JAPAN FEELING ADRIFT AT SEA


In Asia, resistance against Western imperialism is on the rise, and Japan is in a panic... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 78

'HE WOULD NEVER LET YOU WIN'


To the brutal North Korean regime, Thae Yong-ho seemed a loyal servant, faithfully manning their embassy on a residential street in West London... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 59

BAN KI-MOON WEIGHS PRESIDENTIAL BID IN SOUTH KOREA


Skepticism and Support in South Korea as Ban Ki-moon Weighs Presidential Bid... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 157

'GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY, CHINA'


From schoolyard taunts to social media racial abuse, South Korean-born singer and musician Dami Im has overcome the hardships of migration with music... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 552

IMPEACHED S KOREAN PRESIDENT PLANS TO BE INTERROGATED BY PROSECUTORS


The special prosecutors said its face-to-face investigation into the president should be conducted as late as the beginning of February... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 2

'I'VE KNOWN THAT THERE WAS NO FUTURE FOR NORTH KOREA FOR A LONG TIME'


Instead, his misgivings had been simmering for two decades, even as he went around Europe espousing the superiority of the North Korean system... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 1592

ANTI-HACKING MANAGER AT RUSSIAN CYBERSECURITY FIRM ARRESTED


A manager at Russia's biggest cybersecurity firm in charge of investigating hacking attacks has been arrested... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 2

PEOPLE WILL RISE AGAINST N KOREAN REGIME, SAYS DEFECTOR


Why, the teenager asked, were North Koreans barred from the internet?... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 305

BACKPEDALLING WILL NOT FACILITATE REBUILDING OF AMERICAN GREATNESS


Ban Ki-moon apologised on Saturday for family members who had caused public concern... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 340

FORMER U.N. CHIEF BAN KI-MOON FALTERS AS HE PREPARES TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA


I'm so relieved he's come back to South Korea and is going to run for president, she said... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 206

SOUTH KOREA ARRESTS 2 PRESIDENTIAL AIDES OVER BLACKLIST OF ARTISTS


Ms. Cho is the first sitting member of Ms. Park's cabinet to be arrested in the investigation... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 142

WORLD REACTS TO TRUMP'S 'AMERICA FIRST' INAUGURAL SPEECH


President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised America first policy, but offered no specifics about America's place in the world... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 5

APPLE FILES $1 BILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST CHIP SUPPLIER QUALCOMM


In a statement, Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg called Apple's claims baseless... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 920

SOUTH KOREA COURT REJECTS ARREST OF SAMSUNG HEIR JAY Y. LEE


The de facto head of the Samsung Group and vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 193

SAMSUNG'S HEIR APPARENT WAITS TO HEAR IF HE WILL BE ARRESTED IN CORRUPTION SCANDAL


The acting head of South Korea's largest conglomerate would be the first executive indicted in the case... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 180

CHINA-UK TRAIN A LOADED SYMBOL OF XI JINPING'S AMBITIONS


China-UK train a loaded symbol of Xi Jinping's ambitions... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 41

SAMSUNG HEIR IN COURT FOR HEARING ON BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS


A South Korean court has begun reviewing the arrest of a Samsung Electronics vice chairman who faces allegations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 0

'WORLD'S BRAVEST DUCK' PLAYS WITH TIGER AT AUSTRALIAN ZOO


The hearing on whether to detain Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will be held at about 10 30 am local time 0130 GMT ... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 0

SOUTH KOREA SEEKS ARREST OF SAMSUNG SCION IN GRAFT SCANDAL


Samsung Electronics is South Korea's most successful company and a source of pride for many who equate its huge global success with national prestige... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 0

HEAD OF SAMSUNG FACES ARREST FOR BRIBERY


Shares in group flagship Samsung Electronics extended losses on Monday and were down 2.3 percent... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 62

SAMSUNG GROUP CHIEF FACES ARREST, ACCUSED OF PAYING MILLIONS IN BRIBES


She also denied having any prior knowledge of the Samsung Group's controversial 2015 merger of two affiliates... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 300

SOUTH KOREAN PROSECUTORS SEEK WARRANT TO ARREST SAMSUNG HEAD FOR BRIBERY


Samsung said Monday that it found it hard to accept the prosecutors' conclusions because the group did not make contributions in order to receive favors... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 1335

SAMSUNG HEIR FACES ARREST ON CHARGES OF BRIBING SOUTH KOREAA??S PRESIDENT


Its crown jewel, Samsung Electronics, alone accounts for 20 percent of South Korea's total exports... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 5403

SOUTH KOREA SEEKS ARREST OF SAMSUNG HEIR AS BRIBERY SUSPECT


Samsung Electronics is South Koreaa??s biggest and most valuable company... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 9905

SAMSUNG HEIR LEE JAE-YONG LEAVES PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE


He became the de facto head of the Samsung Group after his father Lee Kun-hee was incapacitated by a heart attack in 2014... READ MORE

14th January, 2017 15

TRUMP TEAM STRUGGLES FOR COHESION ON TOUGHER CHINA POLICY


But an influential Chinese state-run tabloid warned on Friday that blocking Chinese access to South China Sea islands would require the United States to wage war... READ MORE

14th January, 2017 1020

JAPANESE PM SHINZO ABE ARRIVES IN SYDNEY


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described Saturday's planned discussions as a very important agenda, and says the two countries have great relations and collaboration... READ MORE

13th January, 2017 13

DEFINITIONS OF 'COMFORT WOMEN' REVEAL JAPAN-S. KOREA DIVIDE


The South Korean government uses the phrase comfort women of the Japanese military to reflect the victims' preferences... READ MORE

13th January, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : South Korea

NINE U-TURNS DONALD TRUMP HAS ALREADY PERFORMED SINCE WINNING THE ELECTION


Donald Trump made some of the most divisive and outlandish pledges ever heard during a US election campaign... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 72450

THREE PEOPLE INJURED AT ISLAMIC CENTRE AS SUSPECT'S BODY FOUND NEARBY


Three men have been badly injured after a gunman opened fire on people praying at an Islamic centre in Zurich... READ MORE

22nd December, 2016 21394

BARACK OBAMA CANCELS MEETING AFTER PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT CALLS HIM 'SON OF A WHORE'


Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after Rodrigo Duterte appeared to call him a son of a whore ... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 18355

SOUTH KOREA PARLIAMENT VOTES TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT


If the court votes to remove Ms. Park, South Korea will hold an election for a new president in 60 days... READ MORE

9th December, 2016 17184

SOUTH KOREA VOTES TO IMPEACH SCANDAL-PLAGUED PRESIDENT


South Korea's National Assembly passed a bill on Park's impeachment by a vote of 236 for and 56 opposed... READ MORE

9th December, 2016 15085

SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENCY 'ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE' AS SCANDAL GROWS


But South Korean media have uncovered evidence that, they claim, shows that Choi Soon-sil wielded undue influence over the president... READ MORE

29th October, 2016 14031

US B-1 BOMBERS FLY OVER SOUTH KOREA IN SHOW OF FORCE


A US B-1B Lancer bomber flies over the Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Tuesday... READ MORE

13th September, 2016 12349

SOUTH KOREA'S PARLIAMENT VOTES TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE


Lawmakers in South Korea's National Assembly voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal... READ MORE

10th December, 2016 11119

NORTH KOREA PRAISES TRUMP AND URGES US VOTERS TO REJECT 'DULL HILLARY'


South Korea dismissed Pyongyang's call for talks but Pyongyang reiterated their intention to resolve the current inter-Korean deadlock through the dialogue... READ MORE

31st May, 2016 10623

PEOPLE IN CHINA ARE CALLING KIM JONG UN FAT, AND NORTH KOREA ISN'T HAPPY ABOUT IT


North Korean traffic police women chat next to a residential building while off duty Oct. 18, 2016, in Pyongyang... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 9138

DUTCH ANTI-ISLAM POLITICIAN GEERT WILDERS FOUND GUILTY IN HATE SPEECH TRIAL


Populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has been convicted in a hate speech trial by a court in the Netherlands... READ MORE

10th December, 2016 8884

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE: I'M NOT IN A CULT


Park has fired eight presidential aides and nominated three new top Cabinet officials, including the prime minister, in an effort to regain public confidence... READ MORE

4th November, 2016 8487

WORLD AWAKES TO SHOCK AND UNCERTAINTY AT PROSPECT OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY


North Korea should not misjudge the solidity of our alliance with the United States and our joint ability to respond to provocations, Mr. Jeong said... READ MORE

9th November, 2016 8002

US, SOUTH KOREAN MISSILE DESTROYERS IN FRESH SHOW OF FORCE


US, South Korean missile destroyers in show of force to North Korea... READ MORE

26th September, 2016 7888

NORTH KOREA FIRES THREE BALLISTIC MISSILES, REPORTS SAY


Yonhap, the South Korean news service, says North Korea fired three ballistic missiles... READ MORE

5th September, 2016 7882

KOREANS SEPARATED ALMOST A LIFETIME REUNITE BRIEFLY


On Thursday, an additional 90 elderly South Koreans will cross the border for another round of three-day reunions with 188 relatives in the North... READ MORE

20th October, 2015 7627

HALF A MILLION SOUTH KOREANS CELEBRATE IMPEACHING OF PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE


Large numbers of protester have taken to the streets marking Friday's suspension of Park's presidential powers with music, chanting and fireworks... READ MORE

12th December, 2016 7276

NORTH KOREA: U.S. CROSSED 'RED LINE', DECLARED WAR


North Koreaa??s top diplomat for U.S. affairs said Washington a??crossed the red linea?? and effectively declared war... READ MORE

29th July, 2016 6647

TENS OF THOUSANDS MARCH DEMANDING SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE RESIGN


The scandal engulfing Park is focused on a close personal friend, Choi Soon-Sil, who is currently under arrest on charges of fraud and abuse of power... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 6582

NORTH KOREA CLAIMS SUCCESS IN FIFTH NUCLEAR TEST


North Korea says it has carried out its fifth successful nuclear test, with the South saying it appears to be its biggest ever... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 6098


On Tuesday, after the episode on the flight bound for Incheon, South Korea, from New York's Kennedy Airport had become public, Ms... READ MORE

12th December, 2014 5921

ASIAN VIEWERS GIVE NOD TO CLINTON AFTER FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE


Donald Trump says Japan and South Korea can develop nuclear weapons?... READ MORE

27th September, 2016 5888

OBAMA VOWS TO TIGHTEN NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS


President Obama vows tighten sanctions against North Korea... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 5665

N. KOREA CONFIRMS 5TH NUKE TEST, CLAIMS NUCLEAR MISSILE CAPABILITY


A video released by North Korea appeared to show a tremor taking place near the test site... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 5537

N. KOREA CONFIRMS 5TH NUKE TEST, CLAIMS NUCLEAR MISSILE CAPABILITY


A video released by North Korea appeared to show a tremor taking place near the test site... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 5510

PARK GEUN-HYE EMBATTLED SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT SAYS SHES WILLING TO RESIGN


Ms. Park has also been accused of helping Ms. Choi illegally gain access to confidential government documents... READ MORE

29th November, 2016 5417

NORTH KOREA 'RACING AHEAD' ON NUCLEAR PLAN, DEFECTOR SAYS


2 at the North Korean Embassy in London, said in a news briefing, according to the Yonhap News Agency... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 4970

OBAMA PRAISES SOUTH KOREA FOR PAYING TEACHERS AS MUCH AS DOCTORS


Our children spend over a month less in school than children in South Korea... READ MORE

18th July, 2015 4873

RUSSIAN BORDER PATROL OPENS FIRE AS NORTH KOREAN FISHING VESSEL CREW RESISTS SEARCH - FSB


Russian border patrol opens fire as North Korean fishing vessel crew resists search - FSB -- RT News... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 4731

NORTH KOREA'S HIGHEST-RANKING DEFECTOR HAS 'NO REGRETS'


As Pyongyang's deputy ambassador in London, Thae Yong-ho was the public face of North Korea in England, says Stephen Evans, BBC's Seoul correspondent... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 4710


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