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Trump visit could be 'turning point' on North Korea policy: Moon

Trump visit could be 'turning point' on North Korea policy: Moon

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said he hoped a visit by US President Donald Trump would be a turning point in efforts to defuse tensions over North Korea`s nuclear program as the two leaders met in Seoul on Tuesday.

Nov 07, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Donald Trump and Moon Jae-In agree North Korea poses `growing direct threat`: White House

Donald Trump and Moon Jae-In agree North Korea poses `growing direct threat`: White House

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Sunday agreed that North Korea "poses a grave and growing direct threat," in a phone call one day after the UN Security Council backed fresh sanctions on the North.

Aug 07, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korean president over 'assassination' plot

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korean president over 'assassination' plot

North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over.

Jun 28, 2017, 22:52 PM IST

South Korea's Moon Jae urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

The South Korean government will make every effort for the return of those held in North Korea, presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told a briefing. 
 

Jun 20, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
South Korea's Moon Jae-in takes oath of office as president

South Korea's Moon Jae-in takes oath of office as president

Moon Jae-in took the oath of office in a simple ceremony in the Parliament building, a day after Democratic Party`s decisive victory in a snap election.

May 10, 2017, 09:12 AM IST
South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye indicted for corruption

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye indicted for corruption

South Korea`s former President Park Geun-hye was indicted Monday on multiple charges, including bribery, as prosecutors wrapped up their probe into the influence-peddling scandal that ousted her last month.

Apr 17, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

Ousted South Korean President to be interrogated in jail

South Korean prosecutors will interrogate ousted President Park Geun-hye who is now in preventive detention over her alleged involvement in a corruption scandal, officials said on Sunday.

Apr 02, 2017, 19:41 PM IST
US to be 'steadfast' South Korea ally after Park's ouster

US to be 'steadfast' South Korea ally after Park's ouster

Meanwhile, her office said Park will not leave the presidential Blue House residence on Friday.

Mar 10, 2017, 22:16 PM IST

Son of murdered North Korean due in Malaysia: Report

An airline source said Kim Han Sol was arriving in Kuala Lumpur on an AirAsia flight from Macau.
 

Feb 20, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
North Korean envoy says cannot trust Malaysian probe

North Korean envoy says cannot trust Malaysian probe

North Korean ambassador Kang Chol told reporters the embassy had only ever identified the victim as Kim Chol, based on passport carried by the dead man.
 

Feb 20, 2017, 13:31 PM IST
South Korea moves impeachment motion in parliament against President Park

South Korea moves impeachment motion in parliament against President Park

The motion, which will be tested with a full vote of the National Assembly on Friday, accuses the president of constitutional and criminal violations.

Dec 08, 2016, 12:49 PM IST
'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.

Nov 26, 2016, 22:19 PM IST

South Korean President `humbly` accepts shock electoral defeat

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday she "humbly" accepted her ruling party`s shock electoral defeat and vowed to work with the now opposition-controlled national assembly.

Apr 18, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

South Korea's Park says North must 'pay price' for nuclear test

North Korea must pay the price for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said today, vowing to pressure Pyongyang into accepting denuclearisation as its only viable option for survival.

Mar 01, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

Former South Korea first lady begins rare trip to North

The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday, hoping the rare trip would help ease the perennial tensions that have stymied efforts at cross-border cooperation. 

Aug 05, 2015, 14:35 PM IST

Hong Kong sets ''serious'' response to South Korea's MERS outbreak

Hong Kong upgraded to "serious" on Monday its response to an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, where the number of cases jumped and fears grew about the economic impact of the disease.

Jun 09, 2015, 01:06 AM IST
South Korea to give $10 billion to India for infrastructure development, both nations agree to upgrade ties to 'Special Strategic Partnership'

South Korea to give $10 billion to India for infrastructure development, both nations agree to upgrade ties to 'Special Strategic Partnership'

South Korea offered to provide $10 billion for infrastructure projects in India, including smart cities and railways, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with President Park Geun-hye here on Monday and the two countries decided to elevate their ties to a special strategic partnership.

May 18, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

PM Modi's gift to South Korean President - Pashmina stoles inscribed with Tagore's poem

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented South Korean President Park Geun-Hye two finely woven pashmina stoles on which a poem that Rabindranath Tagore had written specially for Korea was hand embroidered in English and Korean.

May 18, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

South Korean leader considers salvaging sunken ferry

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye promised Monday to consider raising the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives, in response to an emotional protest by victims` relatives.

Apr 06, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

South Korea`s Park urges Japan to apologise to `comfort women`

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday repeated a call for Japanese leaders to apologise to former wartime sex slaves, warning that "time is running out" for Tokyo.

Mar 01, 2015, 11:33 AM IST