• Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    North Korea May Deploy ‘Super-Large' Rocket Launcher Soon

    North Korea said Friday the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, a suggestion that the country is preparing to deploy the new weapons system soon. South Korea’s military earlier said North Korea fired two projectiles, likely from the same “super-large” rocket launcher, on Thursday. It expressed “strong regret” over...

  • Associated Press Nov 4, 2019

    Seoul Police Investigating BTS Member Over Traffic Accident

    Police said Monday they’re investigating a member of K-pop superstar group BTS over a traffic accident that left him and a taxi driver with minor injuries. BTS’ agency, Big Hit Entertainment, said 22-year-old Jungkook admitted that he caused the accident by violating traffic laws and reached a settlement with the driver. The agency said the singer and driver both avoided...

  • Russia Jul 28, 2019

    SKoreans, Russians Returned Days After Boat Drifts to NKorea

    Two South Koreans and 15 Russians returned to South Korea on Sunday, following 10 days of detention in North Korea after their fishing boat drifted into North Korean waters, officials said. The crew members were aboard a Russia-flagged fishing boat when it was detained by North Korea on July 17 after leaving South Korea’s eastern Sokcho port a day earlier....

  • Donald Trump Jul 24, 2019

    2 South Koreans, 15 Russians Held in North Korea After Boat Drifts

    Two South Koreans and 15 Russians have been held in North Korea for a week after their boat drifted into North Korean waters, Seoul officials said Wednesday. The crew members were aboard a Russia-flagged fishing boat when it was detained by North Korea on July 17, the Unification Ministry said in a statement. North Korea hasn’t responded to South Korea’s...

  • Russia Jul 23, 2019

    SKorea Fires 360 Rounds of Warning Shots at Russian Warplane

    South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea’s airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. Three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers and one A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft — initially entered South Korea’s air defense identification...

  • Europe May 31, 2019

    Captain Arrested in Hungary Boat Accident as Families Arrive

    Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Budapest. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing...

  • Europe May 30, 2019

    Deaths Reported After Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Several are dead and more than 20 people are missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists collided with a larger cruise ship and sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

  • artist Nov 14, 2018

    BTS' Agency Apologizes for Atom-Bomb Shirt, Nazi-Emblem Hat

    The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2018

    South Korea Begins Removing Mines, Expects North Korea to Do the Same

    South Korea began clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday under tension-reducing agreements reached this year. Seoul says North Korea is expected to do the same. The development comes amid renewed international diplomacy on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program after weeks of stalemated negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2018

    South Korea Plays Down Chance of Nuke Progress at Kim Summit

    A senior South Korean official on Monday played down the chance that this week’s inter-Korean summit will result in major progress in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear program. South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Presidential chief of staff Im...

  • China Jul 20, 2018

    North Korea Puts Reunion of War-Separated Families in Doubt

    North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn’t immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years. The 2016 arrival of a group of 12 female employees from a North Korean-run restaurant in China has been a source of contention between the...

  • coach Mar 19, 2018

    N. Korea Hockey Players Come to South for Joint Olympic Team

    Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other Thursday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games, as their countries press ahead with rare reconciliation steps following a period of nuclear tensions. A dozen North Korean hockey players wearing white-and-red winter parkas crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea earlier...

  • NBC Mar 19, 2018

    Canadian Olympic Athlete, Wife, Coach Accused of Taking Car While Drunk in South Korea

    Canadian ski cross competitor David Duncan, his wife and a coach were detained and later released after allegedly stealing a car while intoxicated during the Pyeongchang Olympics. Police in South Korea on Saturday said the three allegedly got into a car in front of a bar and drove it near the Pyeongchang athletes village before they were stopped by police...

  • The Associated Press Mar 19, 2018

    ‘I Miss Him So Much': Vonn Scatters Grandfather's Ashes Near Downhill Course

    Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind. She did both. The American ski great said Thursday she recently scattered some of the ashes of her grandfather, who served during the Korean War, on a rock near the mountain where the downhill races were run.

  • South Korea Dec 27, 2017

    Prosecutors Demand 12-Year Prison Term for Billionaire Samsung Heir

    South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung’s jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges. In August, a lower court sentenced Lee to five years in prison for offering bribes to former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her confidante while Park was...

  • China Dec 21, 2017

    North Korean Soldier Defects; South Korean Warning Shots Turn Back His Pursuers

    South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world’s most heavily armed border. South Korean military officials said they heard gunfire from the...

  • Running back Nov 22, 2017

    Dramatic Video Shows Escape, Shooting of North Korean Defector

    A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday. The defection, subsequent surgeries and slow recovery...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 8, 2017

    North Korea Fires Suspected Cruise Missiles After US Drills

    North Korea fired several suspected short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea’s military said, in a continuation of weapons launches that have rattled Washington and the North’s neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the launch...

  • United States Apr 5, 2017

    North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast on Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, amid worries that the North might soon conduct banned nuclear or long-range rocket tests....
    The firing was also made as North Korea expressed anger over annual military drills between the United States and South Korea that North Korea sees as...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 27, 2017

    Prosecutors Push to Arrest Ousted South Korean President

    South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power. The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed other wrongdoing when she...

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