South Korea allows first fertiliser aid to North for 5 years

South Korea today approved a private fertiliser shipment to North Korea for the first time in five years, flagging a possible easing of strict sanctions imposed on the North for the sinking of a naval vessel.

China`s Lin Dan wins men`s title at Asia Championships
China`s Lin Dan wins men`s title at Asia Championships

China`s Lin Dan won the men`s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in China on Sunday, defending his title won last year in South Korea and adding another crown to an illustrious career.

South Korean ferry disaster protestors march in Seoul

Holding yellow balloons and carrying banners, thousands of protestors marched in the South Korean capital Saturday, calling for an independent probe into last year`s ferry disaster.

Korean wartime sex slave calls on Japan PM to apologise on US trip

An 88-year-old South Korean woman forced to become a sex slave in Japanese military brothels during World War Two on Friday called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologise and restore her "honour" when he visits Washington next week.

Labour reforms trigger strike in South Korea

Thousands of South Korean workers and civil servants rallied in Seoul on Friday in response to a nationwide general strike call against government labour reforms.

South Korea struggles to keep firms in line over Kaesong wage row

The South Korean government struggled Friday to prevent company managers conceding to North Korean wage rise demands for workers in their joint industrial zone in Kaesong.

Russia still expecting North Korea's Kim in May: Diplomat

Russia is still expecting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to visit Moscow in May, with a possible summit scheduled with President Vladimir Putin, Russia's ambassador to South Korea said.

Japanese cabinet minister visits Yasukuni war shrine

A minister in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s cabinet visited the Yasukuni war shrine on Thursday in a move that risks angering China and South Korea.

South Korea sets plan to raise "corroded" Sewol ferry year after disaster

 South Korea said on Wednesday it will raise the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, yielding to pressure from mourning families who have called for a deeper investigation into the disaster. 

More than 100 Japanese lawmakers visit Tokyo war shrine

More than 100 Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday paid homage at the Yasukuni war shrine, risking fresh anger from Asian neighbours that fell victim to Tokyo`s aggression last century.

South Korea to punish firms who bowed to North`s wage pressure

 South Korea said Tuesday it would punish three factory owners for bowing to North Korean pressure in a wage dispute over workers at the Kaesong joint industrial zone.

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.

Abe says he may omit apology from Japan WWII statement

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he may not issue a direct apology for Japan`s past aggression in an upcoming statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

S Korea PM offers to resign over bribery scandal: Yonhap

South Korea`s Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo has offered to resign, a report said Tuesday after the main opposition party said it would seek to impeach him over bribery allegations.

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.

Ferry disaster protestors, police clash in Seoul

Hundreds of protestors clashed with police in Seoul on Saturday after families of the victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster were prevented from marching to the president`s residence.