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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.