Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

 A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace.

Peace activists cross North-South Korea border

A group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing of one of the world`s most militarised borders Sunday to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

Japan, South Korea financial chiefs resume talks amid diplomatic row

Japan and South Korea on Saturday held the first dialogue of their financial chiefs in two and a half years, agreeing to improve economic ties despite diplomatic frictions between the two Asian countries.

Army boy Choi Jin-Ho leads the ranks after second round
Army boy Choi Jin-Ho leads the ranks after second round

Fresh from a spell of military service, South Korea`s Choi Jin-Ho put in a perfectly disciplined performance Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the SK Telecom Open in Incheon.

PM Modi's Mongolia visit more about leverage over China: Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Mongolia was aimed more at gaining some psychological leverage over China than about building trade and economic ties, according to experts.

South Korea says North drops demand for wage hike at joint factory park


Seoul: North Korea has dropped a demand for a wage hike for its workers at the Kaesong factory park run jointly with Seoul, South Korea said on Friday, paving the way for talks to resolve the latest dispute over the zone. 

DMZ peace marchers rebuff criticism

A group of international women peace activists who plan to cross the border from North to South Korea this weekend, defended themselves Friday against "overheated" charges that Pyongyang was manipulating them for propaganda purposes.

Seoul, Japan, US to discuss North Korea next week

Chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, US and Japan will convene here next week on ways to dissuade North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, Seoul`s foreign ministry said on Friday.

South Korean court orders release of ex-Korean Air executive in ''nut rage'' case

A South Korean appeals court ordered the release on Friday of a former Korean Air Lines executive convicted after an outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts, suspending her jail sentence.

South Korea's Park names new PM after scandal strikes again

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominated her justice minister as prime minister after the incumbent stood down amid scandal - her sixth choice for the job since taking office in 2013. 

South Korea confirms second case of MERS virus; third case possible

South Korean health officials have confirmed the country`s second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who nursed her infected husband before he was diagnosed with the disease after a trip to Bahrain.

PM Narendra Modi defamed India abroad: Congress

Congress on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "defaming" the country by raising domestic issues abroad and making remarks on how people earlier used to think what sin they committed to have been born in India.

UN experts rap South Korea over AIDS test for expat teachers

 UN rights experts on Wednesday rapped South Korea for demanding that a New Zealander undergo an HIV test before renewing her teaching contract, insisting she should be paid compensation.

Court orders South Korea to compensate lepers for abuse

A South Korean court ruled today in favour of a group of leprosy patients seeking compensation from the government for forced abortions and sterilsation, in the latest ruling that sheds light on decades-long abuses.

North Korea says it has miniaturised nuclear weapons

North Korea said Wednesday it has succeeded in miniaturising its nuclear weapons, a development which could allow them to be delivered by missile.

North Korea abruptly cancels visit by UN chief

North Korea on Wednesday cancelled an invitation to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit an industrial zone inside the isolated state, in an abrupt move that Ban deplored as "deeply regrettable".

PM returns home after three-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home late on Tuesday night after wrapping up his six-day tour that took him to China, Mongolia and South Korea where he held bilateral talks and signed several pacts to bolster India's relations with the three East Asian countries.

DNA: GMADA constructs Rs 29-crore road leading to Badals’ star resort

A social impact assessment (SIA) report of the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that the road will cost Rs 29 crore.
Also watch: Superstition making mothers dip child's hand in hot oil as a prevention for diseases.

DNA: Islamic State captures Iraqi city Ramadi

The Islamic State has seized Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province Al Anbar.
Also watch: Agra woman fights back after she was winked at by SP leader’s gunner.
Time for some EK (Extra Knowledge) about South Korea.

Modi woos South Korean businesses, winds up three-nation tour
Modi woos South Korean businesses, winds up three-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday outlined his vision of an inclusive Asian century fuelled by India's progress and wooed South Korean businesses to 'make in India' in a big way.