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Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in August

Seoul - North and South Korea agreed Friday to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August -- the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

Seoul - A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

Paddling for peace? S. Korea seeks joint canoe team at Asiad

Seoul - South Korea's canoe federation said Tuesday it has proposed forming a joint dragon boat team with North Korea, after the two nations agreed to compete together in some Asian Games events in a fresh show of rapprochement.

US, S. Korea confirm suspending military drills

Seoul - US and South Korean officials confirmed Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea's leader.

US, S. Korea confirm suspending military drills

Seoul - The US and South Korean militaries confirmed Tuesday they have called off upcoming joint exercises, after President Donald pledged to halt the drills in the wake of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Koreas to form joint teams at Asian Games

Seoul - North and South Korea agreed Monday to form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Games -- a move which highlights the rapprochement on the peninsula that began with the Winter Olympics.

Seoul says N. Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation

Seoul - South Korea said Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes "substantive steps towards denuclearisation", seemingly setting the bar lower than Washington for such a move.

S. Korea jails ex-spy chiefs for bribing former president

Seoul - Three South Korean former spy chiefs were sentenced to jail Friday for bribing disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye with millions of dollars from the country's intelligence agency.The trio were convicted of funnelling a total of 3.5 billion won ($3.

N.Korea TV summit broadcast hails Kim as 'world leader'

Seoul - North Korean state television Thursday aired footage of Kim Jong Un's historic summit with Donald Trump in Singapore, with the report describing Kim as a "prominent world leader" who is universally revered.

N. Korea's Kim knows denuclearisation must be 'quick': Pompeo

Seoul - North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete.

US hopes for 'major' N. Korea disarmament by 2020: Pompeo

Seoul - The US hopes to see "major disarmament" of nuclear-armed North Korea by the end of President Donald Trump's first term in 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

S. Korea ruling party sweeps local elections after summit

Seoul - South Korea's ruling Democratic Party (DP) won a landslide victory Wednesday in local elections held the day after a historic summit between the United States and North Korea.

S. Korea newspapers welcome summit as 'first step' toward peace

Seoul - Most South Korean newspapers reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to the historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore, although one conservative daily denounced the agreement it produced as "absurd".

S. Korea hails Trump-Kim summit as 'talks of the century'

Seoul - South Koreans erupted in applause Tuesday as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for what local media billed as the "talks of the century".

South Koreans on the US-North summit: hope, doubt, disinterest

Seoul - South Koreans are divided on generational and political lines about Tuesday's summit between the North's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.

Kim Jong Un: the young leader taking centre stage

Seoul - North Korea has been isolated and ostracised for decades, but leader Kim Jong Un will share centre spot on the world stage Tuesday at his Singapore summit with US President Donald Trump.

Korean War: summit raises hopes for treaty to end frozen conflict

Seoul - Tuesday's unprecedented US-North Korea summit could finally pave the way for the longest ceasefire in history to be replaced by a peace treaty -- formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War nearly seven decades after the guns fell silent.

Hope and indifference in the shadows of Korean DMZ

Yeoncheon - The way to rice farmer Choi Ki-joong's paddy fields goes through a military checkpoint where soldiers stand guard against nuclear-armed North Korea only a few kilometres away, a legacy of the war that stopped in 1953.

S. Korea seeks 'early' agreement on ending Korean War

Seoul - Seoul is in three-way talks with Pyongyang and Washington for an early agreement on formally ending the decades-old Korean War, it said Thursday ahead of a summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore next week.

'French Spiderman' foiled in Seoul skyscraper attempt

Seoul - French urban freeclimber Alain Robert attempted to scale the world's fifth-tallest building Wednesday, getting more than half way up the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in Seoul before security forced him to abandon the ascent.
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