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Op-Ed: China urges U.S. and South Korea to withdraw THAAD missile system

While Trump claims that China is cooperating with the U.S. in attempts to force North Korea to rein in North Korea the Chinese have urged the US and South Korea to withdraw the THAAD anti-missile system.

US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site

Seoul - US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

N. Korea detains US citizen: Yonhap news agency

Seoul - A US citizen has been arrested as he tried to fly out of North Korea, becoming the third American to be detained there, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

Seoul - The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

Op-Ed: North Korea celebrates 85th year of Korean Peoples Army April 25

South Korea says it is on heightened alert ahead of the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army in North Korea. They are also concerned about a possible new nuclear test by Kim Jong-un.

S.Korea president hopeful denies date rape conspiracy

Seoul - South Korean presidential candidate Hong Joon-Pyo Friday denied his own autobiographical confession of complicity in an attempted date rape, as voter outrage mounted.

New actor Trump heightens N. Korea drama: analysts

Seoul - Geopolitical tensions flare every spring on the Korean peninsula, but analysts say the anxiety of recent weeks has been magnified by the unpredictable new player in the annual drama: Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: War hysteria more prevalent in the U.S. than in South Korea

Tim Shorrock is an American researcher who will be spending May and June in South Korea working in the city of Gwangiu adding his collection of declassified documents on the 1980 uprising in the city to their archives.

Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as N. Korea tensions rise

Seoul - US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Tokyo on Tuesday bringing a renewed commitment to Japan's security amid a growing threat from a nuclear armed North Korea.

Op-Ed: Tensions between North Korea and US escalating further

There appears little hope that the Trump administration will make the slightest move to cool down tensions between it and the Kim Jong-un regime in North Korea.

S. Korea's Lotte chairman charged in connection with corruption: prosecutors

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday charged the chairman of retail giant Lotte in connection with the corruption scandal that brought down former president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Seoul - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was on Monday charged with bribery involving millions of dollars over the massive corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her down.

Pyongyang should not 'test Trump's resolve': VP Pence

Seoul - US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea Monday not to test Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that "all options are on the table" in curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

North Korea missile test fails before Pence visit

Seoul - North Korea test-fired a missile early Sunday, hours before US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Seoul for talks on curbing Pyongyang's weapons programmes, but US officials said it exploded seconds after launch.

N. Korea army vows 'merciless' response to US provocation

Seoul - North Korea's army on Friday vowed a 'merciless' response to any US provocation, as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and speculation mounts that it is preparing a fresh weapons test.

Op-Ed: Tension increases between irrational U.S. and N. Korean leaders

North Korea and the U.S. trade threats and provocations as tension between the leaders of the two countries increases creating the danger of disastrous clashes.

China envoy holds North Korea nuclear talks as US mulls options

Seoul - China's top nuclear envoy arrived in Seoul Monday for talks on the North Korean threat, as the US sent a naval strike group to the region and signalled it may act to shut down Pyongyang's weapons program.

China nuclear envoy in talks on North Korea threat

Seoul - China's top nuclear envoy arrived in Seoul Monday for talks on the North Korean threat, as a US naval strike group headed to the region in a show of force.

North Korea blasts US strikes on Syria, says justify nukes: state media

Seoul - North Korea has said the US missile strikes on Syria were an "intolerable act of aggression" that "proves a million times over" that strengthening its nuclear programme was the right choice, state media reported Saturday.
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