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Trump expected to visit DMZ during Moon summit in Seoul, raising hopes of resumption in denuclearisation talks with Kim

The US president and his South Korean counterpart are seen as likely to travel to the area and issue a joint statement on peace, while a Trump visit would also be a political stunt for his domestic audience, an expert says.

25 Jun 2019 - 9:29AM

The US president and his South Korean counterpart are seen as likely to travel to the area and issue a joint statement on peace, while a Trump visit would also be a political stunt for his domestic audience, an expert says.

Trump expected to visit DMZ during Moon summit in Seoul, raising hopes of resumption in denuclearisation talks with Kim
‘You can’t turn rice into nuclear weapons’: South Korea to send 50,000 tonnes of rice to feed drought-hit North Korea

Seoul’s announcement came a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping was to travel to Pyongyang for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which observers also expect to be accompanied by offers of assistance.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:01AM

Seoul’s announcement came a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping was to travel to Pyongyang for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which observers also expect to be accompanied by offers of assistance.

‘You can’t turn rice into nuclear weapons’: South Korea to send 50,000 tonnes of rice to feed drought-hit North Korea
The Trump summit in Hanoi broke down, but Xi’s Pyongyang visit is set to give Kim political capital – and tonnes of food

The Chinese president is expected to provide massive aid, with reports anticipating at least 100,000 tonnes of food. An estimated 10 million people, or 40 per cent of North Korea’s population, are in urgent need of sustenance.

18 Jun 2019 - 10:29PM

The Chinese president is expected to provide massive aid, with reports anticipating at least 100,000 tonnes of food. An estimated 10 million people, or 40 per cent of North Korea’s population, are in urgent need of sustenance.

The Trump summit in Hanoi broke down, but Xi’s Pyongyang visit is set to give Kim political capital – and tonnes of food
Priceless 14th-century Chinese treasure seized in South Korea after looter attempts sale to Japanese collectors
Using Huawei for 5G in South Korea presents ‘little security risk’

Senior Seoul official says Huawei equipment is isolated from defence and security telecoms networks and the threat is minimal, but the US ambassador has warned that working with unreliable 5G providers could have long-term implications.

7 Jun 2019 - 10:12PM

Senior Seoul official says Huawei equipment is isolated from defence and security telecoms networks and the threat is minimal, but the US ambassador has warned that working with unreliable 5G providers could have long-term implications.

Using Huawei for 5G in South Korea presents ‘little security risk’
North Korea attacks Japan’s ‘wicked character’, rejects Shinzo Abe’s offer to meet Kim Jong-un without preconditions

Pyongyang also condemned ‘weasel-faced’ Japanese foreign minister over ‘hare-brained and loathsome words’.

3 Jun 2019 - 9:12PM

Pyongyang also condemned ‘weasel-faced’ Japanese foreign minister over ‘hare-brained and loathsome words’.

North Korea attacks Japan’s ‘wicked character’, rejects Shinzo Abe’s offer to meet Kim Jong-un without preconditions
‘There was no help coming’: South Korean survivors of boat collision in Hungary describe desperation on board

A survivor said he could only watch helplessly while fellow passengers struggled to stay afloat. He was able to save one after he caught hold of a lifebuoy and tossed her a rope attached to it.

31 May 2019 - 1:48PM

A survivor said he could only watch helplessly while fellow passengers struggled to stay afloat. He was able to save one after he caught hold of a lifebuoy and tossed her a rope attached to it.

‘There was no help coming’: South Korean survivors of boat collision in Hungary describe desperation on board
‘No life jackets’: 7 South Korean tourists dead, 21 missing in Hungary pleasure boat tragedy

Witness says passengers aboard doomed vessel on the Danube river in Hungary’s capital were not given life jackets.

31 May 2019 - 1:47PM

Witness says passengers aboard doomed vessel on the Danube river in Hungary’s capital were not given life jackets.

‘No life jackets’: 7 South Korean tourists dead, 21 missing in Hungary pleasure boat tragedy
Shangri-La Dialogue: ‘win for China’, as hopes for Japan-South Korea talks fade

The Asian security forum in Singapore had been seen as an ideal venue for a breakthrough in the growing diplomatic spat – but Tokyo has got cold feet

29 May 2019 - 11:00PM

The Asian security forum in Singapore had been seen as an ideal venue for a breakthrough in the growing diplomatic spat – but Tokyo has got cold feet

Shangri-La Dialogue: ‘win for China’, as hopes for Japan-South Korea talks fade
Seoul fears US-China trade war distracting Beijing from North Korea denuclearisation: Moon adviser

Moon Chung-in, special adviser to South Korea’s president, also warns of a ‘new cold war’ bloc pitting Russia, China and North Korea against Washington should US-China ties worsen.

28 May 2019 - 10:12PM

Moon Chung-in, special adviser to South Korea’s president, also warns of a ‘new cold war’ bloc pitting Russia, China and North Korea against Washington should US-China ties worsen.

Seoul fears US-China trade war distracting Beijing from North Korea denuclearisation: Moon adviser
Park Geun-hye is ‘metal’, Xi Jinping is ‘earth’, so bilateral ties are smooth: fortune-tellers’ advice to disgraced South Korean president revealed

The predictions, delivered to the disgraced former president by police, covered a range of topics from diplomacy and national security to the economy and the president’s personal luck.

21 May 2019 - 4:25PM

The predictions, delivered to the disgraced former president by police, covered a range of topics from diplomacy and national security to the economy and the president’s personal luck.

Park Geun-hye is ‘metal’, Xi Jinping is ‘earth’, so bilateral ties are smooth: fortune-tellers’ advice to disgraced South Korean president revealed
Shipwreck recovered off South Korea reveals hidden secrets about Chinese porcelain, trade and culture

In 1323, the large trade ship left Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, eastbound for Japan’s Hakata port in Fukuoka.

9 May 2019 - 9:35PM

In 1323, the large trade ship left Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, eastbound for Japan’s Hakata port in Fukuoka.

Shipwreck recovered off South Korea reveals hidden secrets about Chinese porcelain, trade and culture
South Korea to lose more than US$9 billion when WHO classifies gaming addiction as disease: report

Seoul has protested the move by the World Health Organisation, citing an academic study that found such behaviour could be caused by a variety of factors.

3 May 2019 - 10:08PM

Seoul has protested the move by the World Health Organisation, citing an academic study that found such behaviour could be caused by a variety of factors.

South Korea to lose more than US$9 billion when WHO classifies gaming addiction as disease: report
Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for ‘international guarantees’ in first summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

The meeting in Vladivostok is Kim’s first face-to-face talks with another head of state since returning from February’s failed summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi.

26 Apr 2019 - 7:42AM

The meeting in Vladivostok is Kim’s first face-to-face talks with another head of state since returning from February’s failed summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for ‘international guarantees’ in first summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un
Replacement of North Korea’s top envoy for nuclear talks with US a ‘positive signal’, analysts say

The sacking of North Korea’s top envoy for nuclear talks with the US indicates the foreign ministry will be handling negotiations once again, experts say.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:01PM

The sacking of North Korea’s top envoy for nuclear talks with the US indicates the foreign ministry will be handling negotiations once again, experts say.

Replacement of North Korea’s top envoy for nuclear talks with US a ‘positive signal’, analysts say
Cannes Film Festival 2019: Palme d’Or in sights of Bong Joon-ho with new film Parasite

Film about an unemployed man who becomes obsessed with another family who are better off shows the extremes of South Korean society. It is Bong’s second time competing for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, after the selection of his adventure film Okja in 2017.

24 Apr 2019 - 12:11AM

Film about an unemployed man who becomes obsessed with another family who are better off shows the extremes of South Korean society. It is Bong’s second time competing for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, after the selection of his adventure film Okja in 2017.

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Palme d’Or in sights of Bong Joon-ho with new film Parasite
The noodle museum dedicated to Korea’s soul food – and its Chinese creator

Jjajangmyeon is widely eaten in the homes and offices of South Korea and has become ingrained into the national psyche. But it was invented by a Chinese immigrant

21 Apr 2019 - 10:53PM

Jjajangmyeon is widely eaten in the homes and offices of South Korea and has become ingrained into the national psyche. But it was invented by a Chinese immigrant

The noodle museum dedicated to Korea’s soul food – and its Chinese creator
North Korea’s ‘new guided weapon’ designed for ground combat, not a ballistic missile, says South’s military

Though the North claimed the test-firing was of ‘weighty significance’, both the US and South Korea’s assessments suggest otherwise

19 Apr 2019 - 4:41PM

Though the North claimed the test-firing was of ‘weighty significance’, both the US and South Korea’s assessments suggest otherwise

North Korea’s ‘new guided weapon’ designed for ground combat, not a ballistic missile, says South’s military
K-pop boy band BTS vow to spread the ‘power of love’ for army of fans as album tops charts

Band will tour its new album starting May 4 and 5 in Los Angeles, then on to Chicago, New Jersey, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, and Japan’s Osaka and Shizuoka

17 Apr 2019 - 2:52PM

Band will tour its new album starting May 4 and 5 in Los Angeles, then on to Chicago, New Jersey, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, and Japan’s Osaka and Shizuoka

K-pop boy band BTS vow to spread the ‘power of love’ for army of fans as album tops charts
Doctors covered for colleague who dropped baby that died at Seoul hospital, police say

It is alleged a third doctor dropped the newborn as it was being taken to an intensive care unit at the Cha Bundang Medical Centre.

16 Apr 2019 - 10:19PM

It is alleged a third doctor dropped the newborn as it was being taken to an intensive care unit at the Cha Bundang Medical Centre.

Doctors covered for colleague who dropped baby that died at Seoul hospital, police say
K-pop sensation BTS on top of Billboard 200 charts as hit song Map of the Soul: Persona breaks YouTube records

The new album was an immediate success, with the lead track becoming the fastest YouTube video ever to hit 100 million views – reaching the milestone in just 38 hours.

16 Apr 2019 - 10:19PM

The new album was an immediate success, with the lead track becoming the fastest YouTube video ever to hit 100 million views – reaching the milestone in just 38 hours.

K-pop sensation BTS on top of Billboard 200 charts as hit song Map of the Soul: Persona breaks YouTube records
South Korea signs US$1 billion deal to supply submarines to Indonesia

Agreeement is the second such deal between the countries in eight years.

12 Apr 2019 - 7:54PM

Agreeement is the second such deal between the countries in eight years.

South Korea signs US$1 billion deal to supply submarines to Indonesia
South Korean women hope for law change as constitutional court weighs in on abortion ban

South Korea remains one of the few developed economies that still bans abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s health is in danger.

10 Apr 2019 - 8:00AM

South Korea remains one of the few developed economies that still bans abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s health is in danger.

South Korean women hope for law change as constitutional court weighs in on abortion ban
American turned South Korean TV celebrity Robert Holley nabbed for crystal meth use, as Seoul cracks down on drugs

His arrest, days after two members of powerful business families were targeted, highlights the renewed attention being paid by authorities to drug use.

9 Apr 2019 - 8:32PM

His arrest, days after two members of powerful business families were targeted, highlights the renewed attention being paid by authorities to drug use.

American turned South Korean TV celebrity Robert Holley nabbed for crystal meth use, as Seoul cracks down on drugs
Why are ethnic Chinese leaving South Korea in their thousands?

The Chinese diaspora – or ‘huaqiao’ – in South Korea has dwindled to less than 20,000, prompting warnings that the community faces ‘extinction’. Many blame lingering legal restrictions and prejudices dating back to the 1960s.

3 Apr 2019 - 9:56PM

The Chinese diaspora – or ‘huaqiao’ – in South Korea has dwindled to less than 20,000, prompting warnings that the community faces ‘extinction’. Many blame lingering legal restrictions and prejudices dating back to the 1960s.

Why are ethnic Chinese leaving South Korea in their thousands?
Scandal-hit Korean Air chief Cho Yang-ho, father of ‘nut rage’ heiress, ousted from board by shareholders

Cho is on trial on charges of breach of trust and embezzlement but has denied the charges against him.

27 Mar 2019 - 2:16PM

Cho is on trial on charges of breach of trust and embezzlement but has denied the charges against him.

Scandal-hit Korean Air chief Cho Yang-ho, father of ‘nut rage’ heiress, ousted from board by shareholders
Seoul seeks to break deadlock in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang

After last month’s failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, South Korea is eyeing ‘meaningful progress’, and keeping reconciliation with the North on track

18 Mar 2019 - 9:45PM

After last month’s failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, South Korea is eyeing ‘meaningful progress’, and keeping reconciliation with the North on track

Seoul seeks to break deadlock in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang
South Korean K-pop and TV star Jung Joon-young ‘sorry’ for sharing sex videos filmed without women’s consent

The celebrity, who has quit show business, admitted to filming “women without their consent … without feeling any guilt” after being outed in a TV report.

27 Mar 2019 - 3:46PM

The celebrity, who has quit show business, admitted to filming “women without their consent … without feeling any guilt” after being outed in a TV report.

South Korean K-pop and TV star Jung Joon-young ‘sorry’ for sharing sex videos filmed without women’s consent
Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan denies defaming Catholic priest he called ‘Satan in disguise’ over Gwangju massacre

Chun Doo-hwan, 88, maintains the 1980 massacre was committed by North Korean commandoes and called a Catholic priest a “shameless liar” and “Satan in disguise” for testifying that his government authorised helicopter strikes.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:43PM

Chun Doo-hwan, 88, maintains the 1980 massacre was committed by North Korean commandoes and called a Catholic priest a “shameless liar” and “Satan in disguise” for testifying that his government authorised helicopter strikes.

Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan denies defaming Catholic priest he called ‘Satan in disguise’ over Gwangju massacre
K-pop star Seungri announces retirement amid sex escort investigation

Investigators on Sunday searched the luxury nightclub in which the BIGBANG singer allegedly lobbied potential investors by supplying them with escorts.

27 Mar 2019 - 3:45PM

Investigators on Sunday searched the luxury nightclub in which the BIGBANG singer allegedly lobbied potential investors by supplying them with escorts.

K-pop star Seungri announces retirement amid sex escort investigation