Tensions flared on Saturday as South Korean activists attempting to launch propaganda leaflets into the North were thwarted by egg-throwing residents of a border town, following threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.
A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.
Hundreds of South Korean police were deployed near the border with North Korea Saturday before the proposed launch of propaganda leaflets by activists, following threats of violent retaliation from Pyongyang.
The commander of US forces in South Korea said Friday that North Korea likely has the ability to produce a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile, but officials later sought to downplay his remarks.
South Korea on Wednesday welcomed North Korea`s release of a US citizen, but immediately urged it to free two other American detainees and a South Korean missionary who was arrested on espionage charges.
South Korea said Wednesday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang.
The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket today, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said.
The families of 16 people who died after falling through a ventilation shaft at a South Korean open-air concert asked for leniency on Monday for event organisers despite fresh concerns about safety six months after a ferry disaster.
An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.