North, South Korea agree to high-level talks next month

An official in Seoul said the two sides would meet at the deputy minister level on December 11 in the Kaesong joint industrial zone, just inside North Korea.

South Korea holds state funeral for ex-president Kim Young-Sam

South Korea on Thursday buried former president Kim Young-Sam, following a snow-swept state funeral for the man whose 1992 election victory brought a formal end to more than 30 years of military rule.

South Korea stages live-fire drill near sea border

South Korea on Monday staged a major live-fire exercise near the disputed inter-Korean sea border despite North Korea's warning of possible "merciless" retaliation, military officials said.

North Korea warns South ahead of shelling anniversary

North Korea warned today of "merciless" attacks on South Korean border islands if Seoul stages live-fire drills near the maritime border on the fifth anniversary of Pyongyang's deadly shelling attack.

North Korea offers talks with South

The notice was received by the Unification Ministry in Seoul, which said it was studying the offer.

Talks under way for UN rights chief to visit North Korea

North Korea and the United Nations have both confirmed that discussions are under way for what would be the first visit to the reclusive north Asian country by a UN human rights chief.

Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea this week

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to visit North Korea this week, the first such visit by a UN chief in more than 20 years, South Korea's Yonhap reported.

US returns $1 million stolen by former South Korean leader

The United States has returned more than a million dollars to South Korea that were embezzled by a former dictator and hidden abroad, officials said Tuesday.

Airbus signs deals with S Korea carriers for 55 planes

European aircraft maker Airbus said Wednesday it had formally signed deals with South Korea's two largest airlines for the delivery of 55 of its fuel-efficient, single-aisle A321neo passenger jets.

US, South Korea defence chiefs discuss North Korea threats

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and his South Korean counterpart discussed today their concerns over a growing list of threats from North Korea, including nuclear tests and computer hacking.

Leaders of Japan, SKorea holding first meeting in 3 years

The leaders of South Korea and Japan met on Monday for their first formal one-on-one talks in 3 years, a day after they held a three-way summit with China's premier and agreed to strengthen ties that have frayed over history and territorial disputes.

Trade trumps hostility for S Korea-China-Japan summit

South Korea, China and Japan hold their first leadership summit in more than three years today, marking a victory for political, and particularly economic pragmatism over historical antipathy and territorial rivalry.

South Korea president, China Premier meet ahead of 3-way summit

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discussed trade issues on Saturday, meeting one-on-one a day before their three-way summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that aims to repair relations strained by historical and territorial matters.

Chinese PM Li Keqiang arrives in South Korea for talks
Chinese PM Li Keqiang arrives in South Korea for talks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Park Geun-hye are expected to exchange opinions on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea giggging tunnel at nuclear test site, possibly for future test: Report
North Korea giggging tunnel at nuclear test site, possibly for future test: Report

The site is on North Korea's east coast where three previous nuclear tests were conducted.

Two navy sailors accused of sexual harrassment in South Korea

The Indian embassy in Seoul said the incident will not be allowed to dampen the goodwill that exists between India and South Korea.

South Korea's Park vows to strengthen defense against North
South Korea's Park vows to strengthen defense against North

Millions of people were displaced by the sweep of the Korean conflict that sealed the division on the peninsula.

South Korea offers Japan long-awaited summit
South Korea offers Japan long-awaited summit

South Korea said today it had offered Japan a long-awaited leadership summit that would be a major step towards improving relations after an extended period of diplomatic rancour and mistrust.

South Korea MERS toll reaches 37

A South Korean patient of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) died on Sunday, raising the total toll from the outbreak to 37.

South Koreans head for North Korea for reunion

A second group of South Koreans on Saturday headed for North Korea to meet their relatives at the reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.