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Agence France-Presse in Seoul
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South Korean activists say they have launched more than one million anti-North Korea leaflets across the border on Friday, a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang, which has demanded Seoul ban such exercises.

The former head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service handed a suspended jail sentence on Thursday following his trial on charges of meddling in the 2012 election.

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician yesterday as she received visiting Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

Lawsuit seeking compensation from ferry company owners and South Korean government launched by the mother of one of the student victims from Danwon High School

North Korean leader censures his country’s weather service for “incorrect” forecasts in a rare public dressing down of a government body in the reclusive nation, which suffers regular natural disasters.

North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side of the disputed boundary.

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, have added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint air drill on Friday at a time of elevated military tensions with North Korea.

Kim Jong-un was yesterday "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the regime following the execution of his once-powerful uncle.

Five New Zealand motorcyclists have been given rare permission to cross the inter-Korean border - the world’s last cold war frontier - after both North and South Korea endorsed the trip, officials said this week.

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South Korea on Friday proposed formal talks next week with the North on arranging the first reunion in three years of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean war.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held talks with China’s Vice President Li Yuanchao during commemorations of the anniversary of the Korean war ceasefire, state media said on Friday.

North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-un, at a time of strained relations between Pyongyang and its allies in Beijing, state media reported.

Preparations are under way near the North’s western port of Nampo for a combined live-fire drill involving artillery units and air force jets, the South’s Yonhap news agency said, citing a Seoul government source.

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The music video, released a day after the song hit online stores worldwide, registered 10.7 million hits on YouTube in the 15 hours after its debut at a packed concert in Seoul.

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North Korea blocked access to and from its joint industrial zone with South Korea on Wednesday, a move that could sharply escalate tensions and fuel concerns the crisis on the Korean Peninsula is spinning out of control.

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China called for “calm and restraint” on Friday after North Korea responded to new UN sanctions with fresh threats of nuclear war and promises to scrap peace agreements.

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State decorations, medals and other benefits were given to 11,592 scientists, technicians, workers and other officials for their contribution to the February 12 atomic test, the Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

North Korea on Friday threatened “physical counter-measures” against rival South Korea – the latest in a series of bellicose warnings sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions against Pyongyang.

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North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un called for a “radical turnabout” in the impoverished country’s economy in a rare New Year’s address on Tuesday.

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Russia on Monday strongly urged North Korea to reconsider its plan to launch a rocket this month as Pyongyang installed the first stage of the missile on the launch pad.