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North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites

Seoul - A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday.

S. Korea quake leaves dozens injured, 1,500 seeking shelter

Seoul - More than 50 people were injured and 1,500 taken to shelters in South Korea after a rare 5.4-magnitude quake hit the southeastern port of Pohang on Wednesday, officials said Thursday.

N. Korea defector in serious condition from gunshot wounds

Seoul - A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while fleeing to the South in a rare and dramatic defection has had a second round of surgery but remains in a serious condition, his doctor said Wednesday.

Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea

Seoul - A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea's southeast Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors.

N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

Seoul - North Korea's state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.

N. Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

Seoul - A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

N. Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

Seoul - A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

N. Korean soldier shot while defecting to S. Korea

Seoul - A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom, the South's military said.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Seoul - Three US aircraft carriers, accompanied by South Korean warships, launched a joint naval drill Saturday in a fresh show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have dominated US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N. Korea

Seoul - South Korean warships joined three US aircraft carriers Saturday in an unusually strong display of naval force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a focus of US President Donald Trump's ongoing tour of Asia.

S. Korea to join three US aircraft carriers in drills

Seoul - South Korean warships will take part in upcoming joint drills involving three US aircraft carriers in a fresh show of force against North Korea, a Seoul military official said Friday.

Trump in China for talks on North Korea's 'cruel dictatorship'

Bejing - Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as the US president began the crucial leg of an Asian trip intended to build a global front against North Korea's nuclear threats.

Trump offers N. Korea 'a path towards a much better future'

Seoul - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un what he called "a path towards a much better future" as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

Trump aborts surprise visit to Korean DMZ

Seoul - US President Donald Trump abandoned a surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas on Wednesday because of bad weather, leaving him "pretty frustrated" according to the White House.

S. Korea 'in talks to buy nuclear submarine' from US: reports

Seoul - South Korea is negotiating with the United States to buy nuclear-powered submarines to guard against threats from Pyongyang, local reports said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump said Seoul would buy "billions of dollars" of US weapons.

Sauce older than US on Trump's South Korea menu

Seoul - A special sauce more than a century older than the United States will be on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday -- along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.

Soy sauce older than US on Trump's South Korea menu

Seoul - A special sauce more than a century older than the United States will be on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday -- along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.

On a divided peninsula, South Koreans split over Trump

Seoul - On the divided Korean peninsula, Seoul has seen protests both for and against President Donald Trump, with Southerners split over his aggressive handling of Pyongyang's provocations.

Trump claims progress on 'worldwide threat' of North Korea

Seoul - North Korea poses a worldwide threat that needs worldwide action, President Donald Trump said in Seoul Tuesday, but insisted "we are making a lot of progress" in reining in the rogue state.

South Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang

Seoul - South Korea on Monday announced a fresh set of unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang, a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North's nuclear programme.

Thousands urge peace in anti-Trump protest in S. Korea

Seoul - Thousands of South Koreans protested Sunday against an upcoming visit by Donald Trump and called for peace as the US President begins an Asian tour dominated by North Korea's nuclear programme.

Kim portraits and death threats: Life at a North Korean school in Japan

Toukyo - Portraits of North Korea's late leaders hang proudly in the classrooms of the Korean High School in Tokyo, where the recent surge in tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme have seen faculty and staff subjected to death threats.

S. Korea's ousted Park expelled from own party

Seoul - Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's own political party expelled her Friday as it seeks to distance itself from the sprawling corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.

N. Korea could be preparing missile test: Seoul

Seoul - Pyongyang may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's spy agency said Thursday according to reports, just days before US President Donald Trump visits the divided peninsula.

South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president

Seoul - South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared on Wednesday.

Trump won't go to DMZ during S. Korea visit: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will not be going to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula when he visits South Korea next week, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

South Korea, China seek to warm frosty ties

Seoul - South Korea and China tried Tuesday to improve a relationship strained by a US missile defence system, issuing strikingly similar statements, and with Seoul saying their leaders would hold talks on the sidelines of next week's APEC summit.

Mattis warns 'massive' response to North Korea nuclear weapon use

Seoul - US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Saturday warned North Korea of a "massive military response" to any use of nuclear weapons as tensions remain sky-high ahead of Donald Trump's visit to South Korea.

The devastating tolls of a new Korean war

Seoul - When the Korean War ended in 1953 millions of people were dead and South Korea was a smoking wasteland, Seoul having changed hands four times over the course of the conflict.

Korean, Iranian dramas share top prize at Asia's leading film fest

Busan - A Korean drama about desperate teens and a movie that exposes the hardships of daily life in the Iranian capital Tehran shared the top prize at Asia's premier film festival on Saturday.
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