South Korea President replaces health minister after MERS outbreak

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday replaced her health minister, who was widely blamed for the government`s poor response to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people.

Former South Korea first lady set for rare North Korea visit

The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung will make a rare trip to North Korea on Wednesday, raising cautious hopes of a thaw in cross-border tensions despite Seoul playing down the trip as a purely personal affair.

Former South Korea first lady set for rare North Korea visit

The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung will make a rare trip to North Korea on Wednesday, raising cautious hopes of a thaw in cross-border tensions despite Seoul playing down the trip as a purely personal affair.

With British Open in the bag, Park In-bee looks for new goals
With British Open in the bag, Park In-bee looks for new goals

South Korea`s Park In-bee had once hoped to win all the top tournaments in women`s golf before her career came to an end. After winning the British Open on Sunday, the 27-year-old now finds herself searching for new goals.

Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat
Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat

Beijing`s winning 2022 winter Olympics bid was welcomed by organisers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea, who now look to benefit from Asia`s Olympics treble.

South Korea's Chung Mong-joon keen to enter FIFA presidential race
South Korea's Chung Mong-joon keen to enter FIFA presidential race

Chung Mong-joon, a South Korean and one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, told Reuters on Thursday that he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, football`s world governing body.

South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36

South Korea said today it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

South Korea police block anti-North leaflet launch

South Korean police on Monday blocked activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the heavily fortified border, after fresh North Korean warnings about dire consequences if such events went ahead.

South Korea to probe US base for anthrax delivery blunder

 South Korea`s defence ministry said on Friday that it will conduct an on-spot investigation into a US air base in Osan for a wrong delivery in April by a US military laboratory of live anthrax samples to the Osan Air Base.

South Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy

South Korean police said today they had arrested a 33-year-old man for threatening to kill the US Ambassador to Seoul, Mark Lippert, who was the victim of a vicious knife attack in March.

South Korea goalie out with broken collarbone
South Korea goalie out with broken collarbone

South Korea have called up Busan goalkeeper Lee Bum-young for next month`s East Asian Cup after Kim Jin-hyeon underwent surgery for a broken collarbone sustained playing for his Japanese club Cerezo Osaka.

North Korea erects launch pad for long-range rocket

 North Korea has erected a taller launch pad for long-range rockets at a base near the west coast.

Korean golfer Bae Sang-Moon ordered to sign up for army
Korean golfer Bae Sang-Moon ordered to sign up for army

South Korean golfer Bae Sang-Moon, who has won twice on the PGA Tour, is to return home to complete his military service after losing a legal battle to defer his conscription on Wednesday.

US envoy`s attacker charged with pro-N. Korea violations

The South Korean man who slashed the face of the US Ambassador to Seoul in a knife attack in April has been additionally charged with promoting North Korea, a report said Wednesday.

FIFA hasn't come to its senses, says South Korea's Chung
FIFA hasn't come to its senses, says South Korea's Chung

South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, said on Tuesday that leaving Sepp Blatter at the helm of FIFA until a new president is elected shows those in power at the scandal-hit governing body "have yet to come to their senses".

South Korea tourism struggles to recover from MERS crisis

 The recent outbreak of the deadly MERS virus in South Korea has left the country`s tourist industry in intensive care, with visitor numbers plunging more than 40 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday.

South Korea MERS outbreak 'virtually' over

The South Korean government on Monday declared the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus outbreak was "virtually" over.

South Korea regrets North`s rejection of talks offers

South Korea voiced regret Monday at North Korea`s rejection of its offers for talks at various levels as both countries prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula`s liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

Dead South Korean agent leaves note hinting at hacking scandal

A South Korean government spy was found dead on Saturday in an apparent suicide alongside a note that seemed to comment on the recent revelation that the spy agency had acquired hacking programs capable of intercepting communications on cellphones and computers, police said.

North Korea rehearsing for massive military display: South

North Korea has already begun gathering military hardware at an airport near the capital Pyongyang, in preparation for a massive parade in October, the South`s defence ministry said Friday.