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North Korea test-fires two missiles without prior warning

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:41

North Korea has test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Wednesday without prior warning, a media report said.

North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 05:43

North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests, South Korea said.

S. Korea dancer jailed for contacting North spy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 11:33

A South Korean court on Tuesday sentenced the head of a traditional dance troupe to four years in prison after he was convicted of passing information to a North Korean spy.

Relatives weep and jeer at S. Korea ferry disaster trial

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:07

Relatives of the victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court Tuesday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain and crew. <br><br> The video, taken from coastguard boats and helicopters, showed the last moments of the 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry as it listed and then capsized on April 16 with the loss of around 300 lives.

Samsung Electronics estimates Q2 operating profit of $7.1 bn

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 05:41

Samsung Electronics estimated on Tuesday that its operating profit would plunge nearly 25 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, hit by slowing smartphone sales and a strong won.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un directs island assault drill: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:07

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said on Saturday.

North Korea fires more short-range rockets ahead of Xi visit to Seoul

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 08:24

North Korea fired short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday morning, South Korea`s Yonhap News Agency said, one day ahead of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul. 

North Korea fires two missiles into sea: Seoul military

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 06:07

North Korea Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast, Seoul`s military said, three days after Pyongyang staged a similar launch.

North Korea on agenda as Chinese president visits South

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:57

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit South Korea next week, the two countries announced on Friday, with North Korea`s pursuit of nuclear weapons featuring prominently on the agenda in summit talks.

S Korea`s Park keeps PM who resigned over ferry disaster

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 09:32

After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye today announced her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who had resigned over April`s ferry disaster.

South Korean court to hear evidence in ferry disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:37

Even as a South Korean court is due to hear evidence in the ferry disaster that killed over 300 people in April, another body was recovered by the divers on Tuesday.

South Korea military pushes fugitive conscript to surrender

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 08:44

The South Korean military sought on Monday to secure the surrender of a cornered fugitive conscript who killed five fellow soldiers in a shooting spree on the border with North Korea.