South Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built

South Korea said on Friday it will start to construct two new nuclear power plants in 2017 at the earliest and another two by 2022, making a total of 11 new nuclear plants planned by 2024.

South Korea stages live-fire drill despite North Korea warnings

South Korea staged a live-fire military drill Friday near its disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea, despite warnings from Pyongyang ahead of a sensitive anniversary.

Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics
Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics

Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday hinted that the Rio Olympics may be her swan song. The Manipuri pugilists admitted that it will be difficult for her to continue boxing after the 2016 Summer Games.

South Korea jails dementia patient for 20 years for hospice arson

An 82-year-old man suffering from dementia was jailed for 20 years by a South Korean court on Friday for setting a fire at a hospice for the elderly in which 22 people died.

South Korea warns of stern response to North's N-threat

South Korea on Thursday warned North Korea, saying that it would face a stern response from the international community if it conducts another nuclear test.

Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe
Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe

Asian champions Japan have been awarded a 3-0 win over Venezuela after the South Americans were found to have fielded an ineligible player during their friendly in September.

South Korea court jails ferry operator CEO for 10 years

 The head of the company that operated South Korea`s ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Pinki, Monica lose in World Women's Boxing Championships
Pinki, Monica lose in World Women's Boxing Championships

On a thoroughly disappointing day for Indian boxers at the World Women's Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and Monica Saun (75kg) crashed out after losing their respective bouts here Wednesday.

South Korea puts economic unification tab at USD 500 billion

South Korea's top financial regulator said today that developing North Korea's moribund economy in the wake of eventual reunification would cost around USD 500 billion.

North Korea condemns South Korea over warning shots at MDL

Days after South Korean soldiers fired warning shots at a patrol near the North Korea border, the latter on Saturday warned the former of retaliatory strikes.

Convicted crew of doomed South Korean ferry file for appeal

Eight of the 15 surviving crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April have filed for appeal against their convictions on negligence charges in the country`s worst maritime disaster in more than four decades. 

South Korea falls silent for high-pressure exam

South Korea went into "hush" mode Thursday, as nearly 650,000 students sat the annual college entrance exam that will play a large part in defining their adult lives in an ultra-competitive society.

South Korea demands Japan explain bar on singer's entry

South Korea today called for Japan to explain why it had barred entry to a Korean pop star who recently performed on a set of islets claimed by Seoul and Tokyo.

North Korea attacks South`s rights `abuses` in ferry case

Under growing pressure at the United Nations over its human rights record, North Korea has accused rival South Korea of its own "crimes against humanity" over the Sewol ferry tragedy.

Stielike hoping to lead Koreans to first win in Iran
Stielike hoping to lead Koreans to first win in Iran

South Korea coach Uli Stielike hopes a tough trip to the Middle East to face Jordan and Iran will be the perfect opportunity to sharpen his squad ahead of January`s Asian Cup.

South Korea ferry captain acquitted of murder, sent to 36 years in  prison
South Korea ferry captain acquitted of murder, sent to 36 years in prison

A South Korean court handed down a 36 year jail sentence Tuesday to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, but acquitted him of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster.

South Korea ends search of doomed ferry as verdicts due

South Korea said on Tuesday it was calling off a search for nine passengers still missing from a ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, as a court prepared to rule in a trial at which the vessel`s captain may face the death penalty.

Taiwan alarmed by China-Seoul free trade pact

Taiwan`s government expressed alarm Monday at China`s free trade agreement with South Korea, the island`s strong trade competitor, and urged the opposition to stop boycotting a planned services pact with Beijing.

South Korea, China agree to sign free trade deal

South Korea says it has agreed to sign a free trade deal with China that will remove tariffs on more than 90 per cent of goods over two decades.

South Korea fires warning shots at North border patrol

South Korean troops fired warning shots Monday as a North Korean patrol approached the border inside the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates the rivals.