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N. Korea rocket appears to have longer range: Seoul

Seoul - The rocket launched by North Korea at the weekend seemed more powerful than its 2012 predecessor, but Pyongyang still lacks the expertise to transform it into a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland, South Korean officials said Tuesday....

U.S. missile shield spotlights divisions on handling North Korea

Seoul - Official moves towards the deployment of a US missile defence system in South Korea following Pyongyang's latest rocket launch will increase pressure on Beijing to bring its errant neighbour to heel, analysts say.

S. Korea navy fires warning shots at North vessel

Seoul - The South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that intruded over their disputed maritime border Monday, a day after the North's launch of a long-range rocket raised tensions.

S. Korea, U.S. to discuss deployment of U.S. missile system

Seoul - South Korean and US defence officials said Sunday they would begin formal talks on the deployment on the Korean peninsula of a US missile defence system to counter the growing threat from North Korea.

Global outrage over North Korea rocket launch

Seoul - North Korea hailed an "epochal event" but its latest long-range rocket launch Sunday sparked international anger and plans for talks on a US missile defence system for the peninsula.

Five questions about N. Korea's latest rocket launch

Seoul - North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, triggering fresh outrage from an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.

Chronology of North Korean missile development

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday launched a long-range rocket seen by much of the outside world as a covert test of ballistic missile technology for a future weapons system capable of striking the US mainland.

N. Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

Seoul - North Korea said Sunday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a disguised ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system to strike the US mainland.

North Korea rocket launch window opens

Seoul - A one-week window opened Sunday for North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket -- widely-condemned by the international community as a disguised ballistic missile test linked to its nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea says rocket launch early as Sunday

Seoul - North Korea's widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning.

Satellite images show fuel trucks at North Korea launch site

Seoul - Fuel trucks were spotted at North Korea's main satellite centre, according to a US think tank, however the group says it is unlikely Pyongyang has begun fuelling the rocket it plans to launch in the coming weeks.

S. Korea slams North rocket launch, vows to destroy any threat

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday said a planned rocket launch by North Korea could "never be tolerated," as her defence ministry vowed to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory.

North Korea leader chairs meet on abuse of power

Seoul - North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has presided over a top-level meeting to discuss corruption and abuses of power by ruling party officials, state media said Thursday.

South Korea slams North rocket launch, vows to destroy any threat

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday said a planned rocket launch by North Korea could "never be tolerated," as her defence ministry vowed to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory.

China echoes concerns over N. Korea rocket launch plans

Seoul - China on Wednesday joined the global chorus of anger and concern over a planned rocket launch by North Korea, as Japan vowed to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory.

Anger, sanctions threats greet North Korea rocket launch plans

Seoul - South Korea and Japan on Wednesday echoed US warnings that North Korea would pay a heavy price if it pushes ahead with a planned rocket launch just weeks after conducting its fourth nuclear test.

N. Korea confirms imminent satellite launch

Seoul - North Korea confirmed Tuesday it was planning an imminent satellite rocket launch that would amount to another major breach of UN resolutions following its nuclear test last month.

Former South Korea PM gets suspended jail term for corruption

Seoul - Former South Korean prime minister Lee Wan-Koo was handed an eight-month suspended jail sentence on Friday following his conviction on corruption charges.

Embattled N. Korea sends top diplomats to Russia, China: Reports

Seoul - Facing a US-led push for tough United Nations sanctions over its latest nuclear test, North Korea appeared to be looking for Security Council allies Friday, sending top diplomats to Moscow and possibly Beijing.

South Korea court sentences U.S. man to 20 years for murder

Seoul - A South Korean court on Friday handed down a 20-year jail sentence on a US citizen charged while still a teenager with brutally murdering a Korean man nearly two decades ago.
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