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South Korea, United States to cooperate for safe use of nuclear energy

South Korea, United States to cooperate for safe use of nuclear energy

South Korea and the United States have agreed to push for joint research and information sharing for the safe use of nuclear energy, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Seoul warns against Pyongyang's threats of ballistic missile launch

Seoul warns against Pyongyang's threats of ballistic missile launch

South Korea on Monday warned against North Korea's possible launch of a long-range missile, saying it would bring stronger sanctions and pressure from the international community.

North Korea warns of ICBM launch at 'any time, anywhere'

North Korea warns of ICBM launch at 'any time, anywhere'

North Korea said on Sunday it can test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying the United States' hostile policy was to blame for its arms development.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to remove a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

South Korea to create unit to decapitate N Korean leadership

South Korea to create unit to decapitate N Korean leadership

An official from Seoul's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the brigade, which will aim to remove the North's wartime command and paralyse its function if war breaks out.

Will push to denuclearise Pyongyang in 2017: South Korea

Will push to denuclearise Pyongyang in 2017: South Korea

South Korea will strengthen efforts and policies in 2017 aimed at pushing North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, an official statement said on Wednesday.

US condemns Pyongyang missile plan, warns against provocative actions

The United States on Sunday sharply condemned a North Korean plan to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile and warned Pyongyang against "provocative actions." 

South Korean court holds first hearing on Park's impeachment case

South Korean court holds first hearing on Park's impeachment case

South Korean President Park Geun-hye`s popularity has sunk to near record lows since the influence-peddling scandal blew up.

South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

More than 30 lawmakers of the Saenuri Party, who have been at odds with Park, have vowed to leave.

South Korean ruling party urges Park Geun-Hye to quit in April

South Korean ruling party urges Park Geun-Hye to quit in April

South Korea`s ruling party on Thursday urged scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye to step down in April next year, giving her a week to accept their ultimatum or risk impeachment.

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country`s annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang`s fifth and largest nuclear test in September. 

South Korea President says willing to leave office early

South Korea President says willing to leave office early

South Korea`s scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday she was willing to stand down early and would let Parliament decide on her fate.

South Korea President Park Geun-Hye says willing to leave office early

South Korea`s scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday she was willing to stand down early and would let parliament decide on her fate.

'Million' rally to demand S Korea president's ouster

'Million' rally to demand S Korea president's ouster

Participants raised candles, sung and danced while chanting "Arrest Park Geun-Hye" and "Throw Park into jail", with cries from the main rally site reportedly reaching the presidential Blue House some 1.5 kilometres away.

S. Korea, Japan sign intelligence deal despite China criticism

S. Korea, Japan sign intelligence deal despite China criticism

"It is ready to conduct additional nuclear tests and missile launches at any time," South Korean ministry said in a statement.

Thousands protest against South Korean President as older conservatives grumble

Thousands protest against South Korean President as older conservatives grumble

High school students also joined the crowds in Seoul after finishing important national exams this week.

Two former aides to South Korea`s President Park quizzed over scandal

Two former aides to South Korea`s President Park quizzed over scandal

South Korean prosecutors on Monday questioned two former key presidential aides over allegations they helped a shadowy confidant of President Park Geun-Hye meddle in state affairs and secretly visit her office. 

South Korea ruling party says US anti-missile defence to go ahead

South Korea ruling party says US anti-missile defence to go ahead

Seoul: The deployment in South Korea of the US military`s THAAD system, designed to counter North Korea`s missile threat, will go ahead as planned under a Trump administration, the South`s ruling party chief said on Wednesday, citing the defence minister.
 

South Korean president may be investigated, says PM nominee

The prime minister-designate of South Korea on Thursday said that President Park Geun-Hye may be investigated for an alleged corruption and influence peddling scandal involving a close ally of the head of state.

South Korean president risks probe, new PM nominee warns

A snowballing political scandal moved closer to embattled South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday, with her newly nominated prime minister warning she could face a probe, hours after prosecutors detained a former presidential aide.