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Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said in the latest blow to the world's biggest smartphone maker.

S. Korea's Lotte 'agrees land swap' for US missile system

Seoul - South Korean retail giant Lotte agreed Monday to provide land to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.

South Korea special prosecutors to decide on charges

Seoul - Special prosecutors investigating South Korea's swirling corruption scandal said they would decide Tuesday whether to indict the heir to the Samsung empire, after losing a bid to extend their inquiry.

N. Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader's half-brother.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

Seoul - North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.

S. Korea court 'sets date for president's final impeachment hearing'

Seoul - South Korea's Constitutional Court will hold its final impeachment hearing to rule on the fate of President Park Geun-Hye at the end of the month, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.

Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Seoul - Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

Privilege and peril for North Korea's first family

Seoul - Membership of North Korea's ruling dynasty brings enormous privilege, but for anyone who falls foul of the power games there is a potentially fatal price to pay.

N. Korea female agents are regime's weapon of choice: defector

Seoul - North Korean female assassins, armed with good looks and poison tools, are now the weapon of choice for a ruthless regime stalking its opponents, a high-profile defector told AFP on Thursday, after the latest apparent assassination.

S. Korea court mulls fresh bid to arrest Samsung heir

Seoul - The scion of South Korean giant Samsung appeared in court Thursday as judges deliberate a second attempt by prosecutors to arrest him over a corruption scandal embroiling impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea's state killings

Seoul - If North Korean agents are responsible for the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, it would be the latest in a long line of targeted killings by the isolated state.

Kim half-brother pleaded for his life: Seoul MPs

Seoul - The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has been murdered in Malaysia, pleaded for his life after a failed assassination bid in 2012, lawmakers briefed by South Korea's spy chief said Wednesday.

Kim Jong-Nam, the 'Little General' who fell from grace

Seoul - They used to call him the "Little General" but Kim Jong-Nam -- once heir-apparent to his father and North Korea's then-leader Kim Jong-Il -- fell from grace in 2001 after a spectacular blunder.

Half-brother of N. Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia: media

Seoul - North Korean female agents using poisoned needles have assassinated the half-brother of the North's leader Kim Jong-Un in Malaysia, South Korean media reported Tuesday.

Samsung scion summoned again over corruption scandal

Seoul - Prosecutors summoned the scion of South Korean giant Samsung again on Monday in connection with a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea says ballistic missile test a success: media

Seoul - North Korea on Monday confirmed it had "successfully" tested a ballistic missile, in what was seen as a challenge to new US President Donald Trump."A surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2...

N. Korea fires ballistic missile, drawing tough response from Trump

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office, a move denounced by Japan's leader who won "100 percent" backing from the new US President.

Rival protests over S. Korea President Park jam Seoul

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of people took part in rival rallies in Seoul Saturday, protesting for and against the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, after months of political turmoil in South Korea.

Spectre of censorship haunts S. Korea artists

Seoul - When a documentary opened on the deep sea divers who retrieved around 300 bodies, mostly schoolchildren, from a South Korean ferry disaster, tickets sold out -- but it played to half-empty cinemas.

N. Korea spy head dismissed: S. Korea

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has sacked his spy chief for abuse of power and executed several officials of the state security agency, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Friday.
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