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South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 years

Seoul - South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country's most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday.

South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak

Seoul - South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide.

South Korea opposition party leader shaves head in protest

Seoul - South Korea's main opposition party leader shaved his head Monday to protest against the controversial appointment of a new justice minister despite allegations of corruption against his family.

Ex N.Korea prisoner says he was CIA spy: German media

Berlin - A former prisoner in North Korea has told German media that he used to spy for the CIA, seeking out nuclear secrets and taking pictures with a concealed wristwatch camera.

'Defecting' North Korean waitresses abducted to South: lawyers

Seoul - A group of North Korean waitresses who "defected" to Seoul in 2016 were actually abducted by the South, a fact-finding team of international lawyers has concluded after a visit to Pyongyang.

North Korean defector mothers struggle in South

Seoul - When Lim reached South Korea, she thought she had left behind the miseries of poverty and an unwanted marriage for a better life with her daughter.

UN rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi

Seoul - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a UN rights investigator said Tuesday ahead of a meeting between South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and the tarnished democracy icon.

South Korean justice nominee in 11-hour media interrogation

Seoul - A would-be justice minister in South Korea facing allegations of hypocrisy and favouritism involving his family has held a marathon 11-hour press conference in a bid to salvage his sinking reputation and nomination.

S. Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for not giving birth

Seoul - A South Korean lawmaker provoked outrage Monday when he berated a female economics professor nominated as the country's antitrust chief for not "fulfilling her duty to the nation" by having a child.

Retrials ordered for ex-South Korean leader Park and Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korea's top court ordered new trials Thursday for former president Park Geun-hye and Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong over the corruption scandal that brought her down, in a blow to the world's biggest smartphone and memory chip maker.

S. Korea Supreme Court orders retrial for ex-president Park

Seoul - South Korea's top court on Thursday set aside former president Park Geun-hye's convictions in the sprawling scandal that saw her ousted from power and ordered the case to be heard again.

N. Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'multiple rocket launcher': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher", state media reported Sunday -- further muddying the waters for any resumption of denuclearisation talks.

North Korea fires 'short-range ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul

Seoul - North Korea Saturday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea after vowing to remain the biggest "threat" to the United States and branding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as "toxin.

S. Korea says will share military intel with Japan through US

Seoul - South Korea said Friday it will share military intelligence with Japan through the United States after terminating a pact that enabled the two key Washington allies to exchange such information directly.

Five things to know about Japan-South Korea intel-sharing pact

Apo - South Korea's decision to scrap a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan has far-reaching geopolitical implications and shows the two neighbours are still struggling to come to terms with a bloody history.

South Korea to scrap military intel-sharing pact with Japan

Seoul - South Korea said Thursday it will terminate its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, sparking protest from both Tokyo and Washington amid an intensifying trade and diplomatic dispute between the Asian neighbours.

Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Seoul - On a summer's day in 1985 a seven-year-old boy sat alone at a crowded bus station in Seoul, sobbing as he waited desperately for his mother to return.

Israel, South Korea announce free trade deal

Jerusalem - Israel and South Korea announced Wednesday they have concluded a free trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars to video games.

US 'prepared to engage' with N. Korea in nuclear talks: envoy

Seoul - The United States is ready to sit down with North Korea to resume long-awaited working-level nuclear talks, a US envoy said Wednesday.

N. Korea's Kim supervised 'new weapon' test again: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week's visit to Seoul by the US envoy to Pyongyang.

N. Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South 

Seoul - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.

South Korea's Moon offers olive branch to Japan

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan on Thursday, offering to "join hands" if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the US allies dip to fresh lows.

South Korea's Moon offers olive branch to Japan

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan on Thursday, offering to "join hands" if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries dip to fresh lows.

Japan's Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

Apo - Japan's premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not visit in person amid heightened tensions with South Korea.

North Korea defector and her son found dead: Seoul police

Seoul - The bodies of a North Korean defector and her young son have been found in their apartment, Seoul police said Tuesday, with local media reporting they appeared to have died of starvation.

S. Korea tightens export controls on Japan in trade row

Seoul - South Korea on Monday put Japan into its own new export category as President Moon Jae-in called Tokyo's latest measures "very serious", intensifying a trade war between the two neighbours and US allies.

South Korean cosmetics firm boss quits over YouTube praising Japan

Seoul - The head of a major South Korean cosmetics firm resigned Sunday after facing heavy backlash for forcing his staff to watch a YouTube video praising Japan during a raging trade war between the two nations.

North Korea says latest test was 'new weapon'

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a "new weapon" test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has played down as Washington seeks to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

NKorea's Kim oversaw latest launch, test of 'new weapon': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the latest in a series of missile launches, which was the "test-fire of a new weapon", the country's official Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.

Trump says N.Korea's Kim wants to resume nuclear talks

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to resume denuclearization talks after US-South Korean war games end.
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