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.

Japan hits out at South Korea over reporter`s libel charge

Tokyo Thursday criticised the indictment of a Japanese journalist in South Korea over a story about President Park Geun-Hye, saying the move raised serious concerns about press freedoms.

South Korea calls for regular dialogues with North Korea

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye Monday called for regular senior-level dialogues with North Korea.

North Korea slams 'political prostitute' Park speech at UN

North Korea called South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "political prostitute" on Friday as it denounced her call at the UN General Assembly for Pyongyang to improve its human rights record and abandon nuclear weapons.

Ferry disaster weighs on South Korean president steeled by tragedy

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye`s voice trembled as she tried to comfort parents gathered near a makeshift morgue to identify the bodies of their children, among the hundreds drowned in a ferry disaster.

2014 Asian Games: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kicks off spectacular opening ceremony
2014 Asian Games: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kicks off spectacular opening ceremony

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world`s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea.

Japan PM Abe seeks summit with South Korea's Park amid frosty ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries` frosty ties over Japan`s wartime past, including running military brothels.

2014 Incheon Asian Games: Opening Ceremony - As it happened...
2014 Incheon Asian Games: Opening Ceremony - As it happened...

Live updates from the three-hour long opening ceremony of the 17th edition of Asian Games, being held at the Incheon ​Asiad Main Stadium. K-Pop sensation Psy will headline the ceremony.

Ex-Japan PM to visit South Korea in hope of easing troubled ties

A former Japanese premier will bring a letter from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he meets South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a visit to Seoul from Friday, a government spokesman, as Tokyo seeks a thaw in frosty ties.

'Crew of doomed South Korea ferry drank beer while awaiting rescue'

Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea`s worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final moments of the mishap.

South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

South Korean President Park Geun-hye urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety.

South Korea`s Park urges North Korea to accept talks offer

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye urged North Korea to accept Seoul`s offer for high-level talks, while condemning a recent series of "intolerable" rocket launches by the nuclear-armed neighbour.

Dialogue not `displays of force` key to Korean peace: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said dialogue and not "displays of force" would bring peace to the divided Korean peninsula as he began a visit to South Korea that the nuclear-armed North marked with a series of rocket launches.