MERS outbreak shows old habits die hard in South Korea

South Korea`s growing MERS outbreak has laid bare the country`s poor handling of disasters despite President Park Geun-Hye`s pledge to overhaul public safety measures following last year`s ferry disaster, experts say.

South Korea Parliament approves Park's pick for PM after scandal
South Korea Parliament approves Park's pick for PM after scandal

South Korea`s Parliament approved President Park Geun-hye`s choice for prime minister on Thursday after the incumbent stepped down following an allegation he accepted illegal campaign funds from a businessman.

US, South Korean leaders agree to reschedule security meeting

 US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agreed to reschedule a White House meeting to discuss the North Korean nuclear threat and other regional security issues, the White House said on Friday.

South Korean president delays US visit amid MERS crisis

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye has delayed her visit to the US due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) crisis, a presidential office statement said on Wednesday.

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.

South Korea tests missiles that can hit `any target` in North Korea

South Korea on Wednesday test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of hitting any part of North Korea, in an apparent response to recent bellicose boasts from Pyongyang about its nuclear and missile capabilities.

Schools close as MERS virus spreads in South Korea

More than 200 primary schools shut down Wednesday as South Korea struggled to contain an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected 30, killed two and triggered widespread fear.

South Korean President to visit US on June 16

 

Washington: US President Barack Obama will host his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye here at the White House next month to boost bilateral ties.

India-Korea bilateral trade has risen, says PM Modi in Seoul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the 6th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, where President Park Geun-hye was also present.

An Asia of unity will shape the world: Modi
An Asia of unity will shape the world: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the future he dreams for India is the future he seeks for its neighbours and that growth must be more inclusive within and across nations.

Day 2 of PM Modi's South Korea tour: As it happened
Day 2 of PM Modi's South Korea tour: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the 6th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, where President Park Geun-hye was also present. 

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.

Boundless possibilities for cooperation with South Korea: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said there were "boundless" possibilities for cooperation with South Korea in India's economic transformation and the two countries will prosper when the region is peaceful.

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.

Have upgraded bilateral relationship to 'Special Strategic Partnership': PM in Seoul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Monday on the last leg of his three-nation tour and held bilateral discussions with President Park Geun-hye.

India, South Korea to deepen defence and economic cooperation

 India and South Korea today agreed to upgrade their ties to 'Special Strategic Partnership' and deepen cooperation in defence sector as the two sides signed seven agreements including on avoidance of double taxation.

India, South Korea to expand defence, security cooperation: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India and South Korea have agreed to expand their defence and security cooperation and that he has invited South Korean companies to invest in the manufacture of defence equipment in India.

PM Modi in South Korea: As it happened
PM Modi in South Korea: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Monday on the last leg of his three-nation tour and held bilateral discussions with President Park Geun-hye. 

Ex-South Korea psy warfare head jailed for election meddling

A former top psychological warfare officer in the South Korean military was convicted Friday of meddling in the 2012 presidential election and jailed for two years.