South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet.
Thousands of US and South Korean troops, backed by helicopters and jet fighters, staged a massive, amphibious landing drill Monday -- the centrepiece of an annual military exercise condemned by North Korea.
North Korea announced on Friday the arrest of two South Korean "spies" or "terrorists" alleged to have gathered confidential information and acted to "destabilise" the country, Efe news agency reported.
Russia and China discussed resuming six-party talks on North Korea`s nuclear programme this week, while a South Korean diplomat said five of the participants had agreed on conditions to present to Pyongyang for restarting the negotiations.
A South Korean man deported from the United States more than 20 years ago for murdering his brother faces US felony charges after slipping back into the country by posing as his slain sibling, a US official said on Wednesday.
The head of South Korea`s swimming federation says there will be time to discuss Park Tae-hwan`s future but first and foremost the swimmer has to apologise for failing a doping test that resulted in an 18-month ban.
North Korea on Tuesday ruled out any apology over the 2010 sinking of the South Korean navel corvette Cheonan, and demanded Seoul lift sanctions imposed after the incident in which Pyongyang has always denied involvement.
South Korean activists on Monday postponed plans to send thousands of copies of the Hollywood movie "The Interview" to North Korea, following criticism from Seoul and dire warnings of military reprisals from Pyongyang.
North Korea`s military on Sunday threatened to blow up balloons that South Korean activists plan to send over the heavily-militarised border carrying 10,000 DVDs of the satirical Hollywood film "The Interview".
The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China met on Saturday for the first time in three years, to try and improve frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit of their leaders, stalled because of tension over history and territory.