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UN envoy urges probe into death of South Korean protestor

A UN rights envoy has called for an independent investigation into the death of a South Korean protester, shot by police water cannon during an anti-government rally last year.

North Korea`s nuclear test act of `self-destruction`: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye

The impoverished but nuclear-armed North staged its fifth nuclear test Friday morning.

Vladimir Putin calls to lower Korea tensions

North Korea in August test-fired a submarine-launched missile towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions.

North Korea calls South Korea`s leader `psychopath` over missile row

North Korea on Wednesday labelled South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "psychopath" after she made a speech slamming Pyongyang`s nuclear ambitions and defending the deployment of a US anti-missile system.

South Korea MPs defy President with China visit

ark had urged the MPs to scrap their trip, arguing that it would boost China's opposition to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system and deepen divisions in South Korea over the issue.

South Korea`s Park gets personal in US missile system row

South Korea`s Park gets personal in US missile system row

The defence ministry announced last month that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system, or THAAD, will be installed in Seongju.

South Korea's Park calls for unity over THAAD deployment

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high since North Korea conducted nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and a string of test launches of various missiles.

North Korea threatens "physical response" against U.S. THAAD system deployment

North Korea's military said on Monday it will make a "physical response" to moves by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defence system on the Korean peninsula.

South Korea`s Park urges `bone-crushing` reform on shipbuilders

The South`s mighty shipbuilders including Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering have dominated the global market for past decades.

Uganda switches sides, dumping North Korea for South

Uganda has been one of North Korea`s allies in Africa with diplomatic relations since 1963. 

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker`s rights.

North Korea video appeal by family of `kidnapped` daughter

In the footage, the parents wept and demanded South Korea return their daughter, So Gyong-A.

S Korea's Park says North ready for nuclear test

North Korea has completed preparations for a fifth nuclear test, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said today, amid reports that Pyongyang has also readied a powerful, new mid-range missile for an imminent flight test.

South Korea announces first state visit to Iran

Park Geun-Hye will become the first South Korean president to visit Iran next month, her office announced today, as Seoul seeks new markets to turn around a lengthy decline in export revenues.

North Korea preparing 5th nuclear test: South Korea President Park Guen-Hye

North Korea preparing 5th nuclear test: South Korea President Park Guen-Hye

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday said North Korea appeared to be readying for a fifth nuclear test in defiance of tightened UN sanctions imposed after its last test in January.

South Korea's Park confirms signs North preparing nuclear test

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Monday confirmed a flurry of intelligence reports suggesting that North Korea is readying to conduct a fifth nuclear test in defiance of tightened UN sanctions.

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.

South Korea`s ruling party reels from shock poll defeat

It marked the first time since 1999 the conservative party has lost control of Parliament in South Korea.

S Korea opposition wins surprise victory in parliamentary elections

South Korea`s main opposition party won a surprise victory in Wednesday`s general election, ending the the conservative ruling party`s 16-year parliamentary majority. 

South Koreans go to polls in Parliamentary Election

South Koreans on Wednesday voted in a Parliamentary Election that many predict will hand President Park Geun-hye's conservative party a decisive win, despite frustrations over a sluggish economy.