South Korean PM tenders resignation over bribery scandal

 South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo was left in political limbo on Tuesday after offering to resign over a scandal involving bribery allegations against senior members of President Park Geun-Hye`s administration.

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

South Korea's oceans ministry today said that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval.

South Korea opposition pushes to impeach PM

 South Korea`s main opposition party said Monday it would seek to impeach Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo, one of a number of top officials in President Park Geun-Hye`s administration facing bribery allegations.

South Korea police clash with protesters over ferry disaster

South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where they hoped to demand a more vigorous government response to a ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives a year ago.

Japanese journalist arrives home after South Korea lifts travel ban

 A Japanese journalist, on trial for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, arrived home on Tuesday after Seoul lifted a travel ban.

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist

South Korea has lifted an overseas travel ban on a Japanese journalist charged with defaming the South Korean president, officials said today.

No meeting for Korean leaders at Russian WW2 event

South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not attend an event in Moscow to mark the end of World War Two in Europe and instead send an envoy, an official said on Monday, dashing the possibility of a rare meeting with the North`s leader. 

South Korea, Japan to hold first high-level security talks for 5 years

South Korea and Japan will next week hold their first high-level security talks in more than five years, Seoul said Friday, despite simmering tensions over territorial and other historical disputes.

South Korea says raising Sewol ferry would cost $110 mn

South Korea said Wednesday it would cost $110 million to raise the Sewol ferry, as pressure grows to salvage the vessel before the first anniversary of its sinking.

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.

South Korean ferry victims' parents finish marathon protest march

Grieving parents of the victims of last year's South Korean ferry sinking completed a 46-kilometre marathon march on Sunday to call for an independent probe into the tragedy.

South Korea army general assumes cyber-security post

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday appointed an army general to the new post of national cyber-security tsar, tasked with defending against North Korean hacking attacks.

China, Japan, South Korea hold first FM talks for three years

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan gathered in Seoul Saturday for their first meeting in nearly three years, aimed at calming regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes.

Seoul to seek fresh dialogue with North Korea

 South Korea`s new Minister of Unification Hong Yong-pyo said on Monday that he will seek more effective methods of communication with North Korea as relations between the two countries deteriorated, Efe news agency reported.

South Korea, China, Japan seek to ease tensions, set up FM meet

Senior diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan met in Seoul on Wednesday to address mutual tensions and pave the way for the first meeting of their foreign ministers for three years

Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on `comfort women`

The Japanese government on Monday shrugged off renewed calls from South Korean President Park Geun-Hye to apologise to former wartime sex slaves, saying Tokyo hoped Seoul would change its views.

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.

South Korea finally gets a new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye finally got a new prime minister on her third attempt Monday, despite claims by opposition lawmakers that her nominee was morally unfit for the office.

Seoul urges North Korea to embrace reform, dialogue

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Monday urged North Korea to adopt reform and dialogue for further development and growth.

Former South Korea spy chief jailed for election meddling

South Korea`s former spy chief was jailed for three years Monday after an appeals court ruled that he had intentionally sought to influence the result of the 2012 presidential election.