South Korean President names new premier amid falling support

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday appointed a new prime minister in an apparent bid to bolster her sagging approval ratings, hit by a scandal involving her aides.

Appeals court clears South Korea journalists of defamation

 A South Korean appeals court on Friday acquitted two journalists of defaming President Park Geun-Hye`s brother after a prosecution criticised for seeking to restrict press freedoms.

South Korea extends travel ban on Japanese journalist

A Japanese journalist on trial for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Thursday that a ban on his leaving the country had been extended by another three months.

South Korea activist arrested for praising North

 Days after deporting a Korean-American woman for praising North Korea, South Korean authorities on Wednesday arrested a fellow activist and former leftist politician on similar charges.

North Korea warns South over `reckless` leaflet launch

 North Korea on Wednesday slammed the South after activists sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border in balloons, warning that such launches have scuppered high-level talks in the past.

Former S Korea presidential aide indicted over 'fake' document

A former aide to South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has been charged with leaking a document on the president's personal life which triggered defamation suits against domestic and foreign media, prosecutors said today.

Sushma Swaraj calls on South Korean President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on South Korean President Park Geun-hye and discussed avenues for further expanding bilateral economic and investment cooperation.

Sushma arrives in Seoul for India-Korea joint commission meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Seoul today on a two-day visit to South Korea to attend the eighth India-South Korea joint commission meeting.

South Korean minister resigns after handling ferry disaster

 South Korean Maritime Minister Lee Ju-young resigned Tuesday after handling the aftermath of April`s deadly ferry sinking that claimed more than 300 lives.

South Korea heightens cyber security watch on hacking

 South Korea has heightened its security readiness against cyber attacks as concerns grew over a series of online information leaks at nuclear power plants, officials said Tuesday.

South Korea's Park says leak of nuclear plant data a "grave situation"

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday the leak of data from the country`s nuclear operator was a "grave situation" that was unacceptable as a matter of national security.

South Korea far-left party dissolved for `backing North Korea`

South Korea`s nascent far-left political party was disbanded Friday in a rare decision by the constitutional court which condemned it as a pro-North Korean group.

South Korea activist slams Japanese journalist in court

A Japanese journalist accused of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye went on trial in Seoul Monday, in a case which has strained relations between the two countries and raised questions about media freedoms.

South Korean president meets ASEAN leaders

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Thursday launched a special summit with 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Busan city.

South Korea President angered by `groundless` rumours

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday hit out at "groundless" rumours circling her administration, some of which have touched on her personal life and triggered defamation suits against domestic and foreign media outlets.

Japanese journalist denies defaming S. Korea president

A Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye insisted at a preliminary court hearing on Thursday that he had acted in the public interest.

Ball in Japan`s court for Xi-Abe talks: China envoy

There is "a significant opportunity" for a first meeting between the Chinese and Japanese leaders at a regional gathering near Beijing next month, but the ball is in Tokyo`s court, China`s envoy to Japan said Wednesday.

South Korea ready for dialogue with North Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Monday said that Seoul will always be ready for dialogue with North Korea.

South Korea warns North of "strong" response after exchange of fire

 South Korea said on Monday it had warned North Korea of a "strong" response if it provoked an incident similar to one last week that sparked an exchange of machinegun fire across their border.

Japan summons South Korea envoy over reporter`s libel charge

 Tokyo summoned a Seoul envoy Thursday to protest after a Japanese journalist was charged with defamation in South Korea over a story about President Park Geun-Hye.