Korean woman plunges to her death in Swiss Alps: Police

 A 61-year-old Korean woman fell to her death while hiking in the Swiss Alps this week, local police said Thursday.

North Korea test-fires two missiles without prior warning

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

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Thursday that his country will ease some of the unilateral sanctions imposed on North Korea.

The prime minister, who gave no details on the sanctions to be lifted, made the announcement after the regime of Kim Jong-un accepted to investigate the kidnappings of Japanese citizens in North Korea decades ago.

South Korean border guard kills five fellow soldiers: Military

A South Korean soldier on Saturday shot and killed five members of his own unit at a guard post on the border with North Korea, an army spokesman said.

South Korean soldier kills 5 comrades at border

A South Korean soldier was at large today after killing five comrades and wounding another five at the border with North Korea, South Korean media reported.

Head of Korea ferry company on trial

The head of the operator of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of nearly 300 lives went on trial Friday on charges of criminal negligence.

US lawmakers move to toughen North Korea sanctions

US lawmakers moved on Thursday to toughen sanctions against North Korea by targeting money laundering and human rights violations, voicing impatience with the hardline regime.

US to stay engaged in the world: Biden

Pushing back calls for withdrawl from the International arena, US Vice President Joe Biden has said that America needs to stay engaged in the world, to lead and to be a force for positive change.

Tragic video shows joking students on South Korea ferry

A cellphone video of students aboard a South Korean ferry minutes before it capsized and sank shows them laughing and joking about "the Titanic" as the ship began to list.

Chile aids stranded Korean ship in Antarctica

A Korean-flagged fishing ship is stranded in Antarctica with 90 passengers aboard.
Chile`s Navy yesterday said that the Kwang Ja Ho struck the ocean floor about 1,500 feet (450 metres) from the coast while cruising through Antarctic waters.

India, Korea discuss ways to boost bilateral ties

India and Korea on Saturday discussed ways to add strategic and economic content to bilateral ties in the key areas including security, trade and investments.

UN human rights probe exposes `atrocities` on prisoners in N Korea

A United Nations probe has highlighted `unspeakable atrocities` being inflicted on political camp prisoners in North Korea.

Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week

North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions.

North, South Korea agree to restart shuttered factory park

Rivals North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to restart their troubled joint industrial park after a series of talks on the fate of the last symbol of economic cooperation, raising hopes of possible improvement in political ties.

Korean plane goes off runway in Japan; no injuries

A South Korean passenger jet overshot the runway at an airport in northwestern Japan, but no one was hurt, local television reported.

North Korea seeks talks with US to ease tensions

North Korea`s top diplomat said the US must accept its offer for dialogue without preconditions if it wants to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Talks with North scrapped over negotiators: South Korea

South Korea said that high-level talks with North Korea scheduled to begin in Seoul on Wednesday had been called off.

North, South Korea agree to hold first official talks

Signalling a possible breakthrough in cross-border ties, North and South Korea have agreed to hold first official talks.

North Korea to open `world class` skiing zone

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for rapid completion of a "world-class" ski resort in the isolated northeast Asian state.

China urges calm over Korean N-issue

China Monday urged all relevant parties to remain calm and restrained regarding the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, Xinhua reported.