Agence France-Presse in Seoul

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20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
North Korea issues fresh warning of retaliatory strikes against South

North Korea on Saturday warned of retaliatory strikes days after South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol near the border.

North Korea on Saturday warned of retaliatory strikes days after South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol near the border.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
South Korea activists launch 1 million balloons carrying anti-North leaflets on border

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
North Korean bank official 'linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million'

North Korean bank official linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million

North Korean bank official linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million

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20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster

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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Kim Jong-un blasts North Korea weather service for ‘incorrect’ forecasts

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 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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border as Seoul vows ‘strong’ response

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
South Korea, US launch largest-ever air drill amid border tensions with the North

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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader

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.

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.

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