Mon, 30 Mar, 2020
Billionaire Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to five years in prison by a court in South Korea for bribery and other crimes which fed public anger and led to the ousting of president Park Geun-hye.
Fri, 25 Aug, 2017
Large crowds of South Koreans were expected to march in the streets calling for the permanent removal of impeached President Park Geun-hye and extending the biggest protest movement in the country to Christmas Eve.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked the anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
The head of a UN Commission of Inquiry said more efforts were needed, including the use of balloons and computer hacking, to tell the North Korean people about its damning report on human rights conditions in their country run by Kim Jong-Un.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
A Korean Air flight attendant has described being insulted and shamed by the airline's executive who ordered him to be removed and the plane returned over macadamia nuts, and then being asked to lie about the incident to investigators.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in 25 years, stepping off a plane on to a red carpet and greeting the president, Catholics and grieving relatives of the ferry disaster.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other’s waters in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five frontline South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
A bombing that killed three South Koreans and an Egyptian driver on the Sinai Peninsula targeted a bus filled with Korean Christians who had saved for years to visit sites mentioned in the Bible on their church’s 60th anniversary, officials said today.
Mon, 17 Feb, 2014
North and South Korea have begun preparatory talks at a “truce village” on their heavily-armed border aimed at setting ground rules for a higher-level discussion on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2013
It’s a month since the UN passed a resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear testing. Since then a geopolitical game of cat and mouse has taken place between Pyongyang, Seoul, and Washington. David Keelaghan in Seoul looks at the potential consequences.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2013