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K-pop 'Gangnam' mogul resigns as drug, sex scandals rock agency

Seoul - K-pop mogul Yang Hyun-suk resigned Friday as head of South Korea's major record agency YG Entertainment amid drug and sex scandals that have rocked his company.

New microorganism helps produce alternative fuels

Researchers have used genetically engineered algae that can grow three times faster than starch crops and used this to produce biofuel and biochemicals.

Sister of N. Korean leader pays respects Panmunjom meeting

Seoul - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday delivered a condolence message for former South Korean first lady Lee He-ho, the first high-level contact between the two countries in months.

North Korea taking 'emergency' measures to contain swine fever

Seoul - North Korea is taking emergency measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever, its state media said Wednesday, weeks after confirming an outbreak in the isolated country.

North Korean leader's brother was CIA informant: Wall St Journal

Seoul - Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA informant, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

North Korea demands US ends hostility one year on from Singapore

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday called on the US to "roll back its hostile policy", a day before the first anniversary of a historic summit between its leader and president Donald Trump.

S. Korean ex-first lady and women's rights activist dies

Seoul - The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, known for her women's rights activism and involvement in her husband's "sunshine" policy of engagement with the isolated North, has died at the age of 96.

Nuclear stalemate one year after Trump-Kim summit: analysts

Seoul - When Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump shook hands before the world's cameras in Singapore a year ago on Wednesday, they pledged change and progress. But now they are gripped by diplomatic recriminations after a failed second meeting in Hanoi.

North Korea may be cutting back on public executions: report

Seoul - North Korea continues to carry out state killings as a way of intimidating its citizens, campaigners said Tuesday, although the number of executions may be declining in the face of mounting international pressure.

North Korea to halt Mass Games after Kim fury: tour firms

Seoul - North Korea will temporarily suspend its spectacular "Mass Games" propaganda displays from next week, travel agencies said Wednesday, after leader Kim Jong Un censured the show's content.

North Korea's Mass Games return but Kim unhappy

Seoul - Tens of thousands of performers in Pyongyang took part in the first of North Korea's spectacular "Mass Games" propaganda displays for 2019, but the show left leader Kim Jong Un unimpressed.

Purged no more: North Korean official appears at show

Seoul - A senior North Korean official appeared at an arts performance with the country's top brass, official media reported Monday, just three days after he was said to have been purged following the collapse of nuclear talks between leader Kim Jong Un and US...

US ban has 'no effect' on Huawei's aviation business: official

Seoul - US moves against Chinese tech titan Huawei have had "no effect" on the firm's aviation business despite several countries taking steps to block its mobile services, a top company executive said Monday.

Pentagon confirms push to hide USS John McCain from Trump

Seoul - The acting Pentagon chief confirmed Sunday that the White House had requested the hiding of a warship bearing the name of late Senator John McCain during a visit by Donald Trump to Japan.

US-S.Korea military exercises not 'necessary': Pentagon chief

Seoul - The resumption of major US-South Korea joint military exercises is not "necessary", Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan told reporters Sunday, despite stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.

Global airline body warns of US-China trade war spillover

Seoul - The intensifying US-China trade war and rising fuel prices will continue to bog down airline profits this year, the International Air Transport Association said Sunday.

Global airline body warns of US-China trade war spillover

Seoul - The intensifying US-China trade war and rising fuel prices will continue to bog down airline profits this year, the International Air Transport Association said Sunday.

South Korea's pride parade marks 20 years in blaze of colour

Seoul - Tens of thousands of LGBT South Koreans and their supporters paraded through central Seoul Saturday for the capital's 20th gay rights march, with ruling Democratic Party members taking part for the first time.

North Korea 'executed' officials after failed Trump summit: report

Seoul - North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday.

Illiterate to author: ageing S. Koreans embrace written word

Suncheon - Hyper-wired South Korea is the world's 11th-largest economy, one of its most technologically advanced countries, and the first to launch a nationwide 5G network.
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