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A textbook war divides South Korea, exposing deep divisions in Korean life
Thousands march in Seoul anti-government protest over ferry tragedy
North Korea hints at nuclear test moratorium, if US scraps war games
North Korea asked Russia to provide air force with advanced fighter jets: report

But because of international sanctions imposed on the North, Russia won’t likely sell it readily, according to a South Korean military official.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

But because of international sanctions imposed on the North, Russia won’t likely sell it readily, according to a South Korean military official.

North Korea asked Russia to provide air force with advanced fighter jets: report
North Korea threatens to hold fourth nuclear test after UN human rights ruling

North Korea threatened today to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test after the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations.

20 Nov 2014 - 8:33PM

North Korea threatened today to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test after the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations.

North Korea threatens to  hold fourth nuclear test after UN human rights ruling
South Korean foreign minister urges Japan to end ‘comfort women’ issue

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday urged Japan to resolve the issue of “comfort women” forced into the wartime brothels for the Japanese military, according to the Yonhap News Agency in Seoul.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday urged Japan to resolve the issue of “comfort women” forced into the wartime brothels for the Japanese military, according to the Yonhap News Agency in Seoul.

South Korean foreign minister urges Japan to end ‘comfort women’ issue
South Koreans vow to send more propaganda leaflets over border by balloon
Chinese captain killed during fishing clash with S Korea coastguard
US-Japan defence cooperation guideline revision helps stabilise region: US official
Two dead after firefighters’ helicopter crashes in South Korea

A firefighting helicopter working on search operations following the sinking of the passenger ferry Sewol crashed on Thursday in the southern city of Gwangju, killing two people.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

A firefighting helicopter working on search operations following the sinking of the passenger ferry Sewol crashed on Thursday in the southern city of Gwangju, killing two people.

Two dead after firefighters’ helicopter crashes in South Korea
North Korean shelling a warning, not an attack, says Seoul

South Korean military spokesman says shells fired into disputed waters were not an all out attack attempt by the North but merely warning shots

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

South Korean military spokesman says shells fired into disputed waters were not an all out attack attempt by the North but merely warning shots

North Korean shelling a warning, not an attack, says Seoul
Seoul subway train got faulty signal before crash
South Korean ferry crew sought assistance as vessel started to list badly before sinking

The following transcript of radio communications between the badly listing passenger ferry Sewol and the Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Centre took place shortly before the vessel sank on Wednesday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The following transcript of radio communications between the badly listing passenger ferry Sewol and the Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Centre took place shortly before the vessel sank on Wednesday.

South Korean ferry crew sought assistance as vessel started to list badly before sinking
North Korea to hold parliamentary elections in March

North Korea said yesterday it would elect members of its rubber-stamp parliament in March, which could provide a glimpse into any changes in the country's power elite after the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

North Korea said yesterday it would elect members of its rubber-stamp parliament in March, which could provide a glimpse into any changes in the country's power elite after the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle.

North Korea to hold parliamentary elections in March
South Korean man found dead in North’s Kaesong factory park
6 detained South Koreans return home from North
Images show North Korea launch pad halt
Asian elephant Koshik speaks Korean
Chemical factory explosion in South Korea kills 3
Psy’s riches from ‘Gangnam Style’ not made at home
Boat carrying 3 North Koreans drifts south

A South Korean coastguard official says a fishing boat carrying three North Koreans has drifted south of the countries’ eastern maritime boundary.

15 Dec 2012 - 1:38PM

A South Korean coastguard official says a fishing boat carrying three North Koreans has drifted south of the countries’ eastern maritime boundary.

Boat carrying 3 North Koreans drifts south
Incheon plans entertainment hub to rival Macau
Experts say North Korea training teams of 'cyber warriors'

South Korea has pointed the finger at Pyongyang in six cyberattacks since 2009, even creating a cyber security command centre in Seoul to protect the Internet-dependent country from hackers from the North.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:03PM

South Korea has pointed the finger at Pyongyang in six cyberattacks since 2009, even creating a cyber security command centre in Seoul to protect the Internet-dependent country from hackers from the North.

Experts say North Korea training teams of 'cyber warriors'
N Korea’s caste system faces power of wealth
Younger children becoming digital addicts in South Korea
North and South Korea agree to ministerial talks

The meeting at Panmunjom, where the truce ending the 1950-53 Korean War was signed, is the first of its kind on the Korean Peninsula in more than two years.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:44AM

The meeting at Panmunjom, where the truce ending the 1950-53 Korean War was signed, is the first of its kind on the Korean Peninsula in more than two years.

North and South Korea agree to ministerial talks
Koreas agree to hold talks on re-opening jointly-run factory complex
Kerry warns North Korea against conducting nuclear test
UN rights inquiry aims to raise pressure on North Korea
North and South Korean websites still offline after war anniversary hack attack