North Korea repatriates rare South Korea defector

North Korea on Thursday repatriated a South Korean man who had entered the country illegally in a rare case of an apparent defection into the impoverished, reclusive state.

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash in South Korea

Seoul: A second member of the South Korean band Ladies' Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said today.

North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korea holiday

North Korea on Saturday test-fired three short-range missiles off its east coast, putting the South`s military on alert ahead of a traditional harvest holiday.

North Korea to repatriate rare South Korean defector

North Korea said on Friday it would send home a South Korean man who entered the country illegally in a rare case of a defection to the impoverished communist state.

Threatening letter, knife sent to S Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said Friday.

No decision on US missile deployment: South Korea

The US has not yet decided on its reported plan to deploy an advanced missile system in the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean official said Friday.

Threatening letter, knife sent to South Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said on Friday.

South Korea, US to set up combined Army division

South Korea and the US have agreed to establish a combined Army division in 2015, Seoul`s Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

South Korea soldiers die in endurance training in latest mishap for military

Two South Korean soldiers have died after apparent suffocation during training to withstand capture by an enemy, a military official said, in the latest mishap to hit armed forces already battling charges of physical abuse and lax oversight.

'Crew of doomed South Korea ferry drank beer while awaiting rescue'

Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea`s worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final moments of the mishap.

South Korean military to press homicide charges over latest death

South Korea`s military said on Tuesday it will upgrade charges against four soldiers to homicide for the abuse of a fellow conscript that lead to his death in a case that shocked the country over violence in the military.

South Korea delays smog tax amid pressure from car makers

South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

South Korea refuses to lift North Korea sanctions

South Korea Monday reaffirmed its reluctance to lift sanctions imposed against North Korea despite growing speculation about improving inter-Korean relations.

North Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said.

Indian students major contributors to US economy: Report

Washington: Foreign students from India, China and South Korea are the major contributors to the US economy with the host country earning USD 21.8 billion in tuition fees and USD 12.8 billion in living costs from them.

Captain blames company for South Korean ferry disaster

The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry on Friday pinned the blame on the ship's operator for one of the nation's worst maritime disasters, saying it was standard practice to overload the vessel and overlook safety checks.

Father of South Korean ferry accident victim ends fast

The father of one of the victims of the South Korean ferry tragedy Thursday ended a 46-day hunger strike against the government that inspired tens of thousands of people to join his cause online.

Japan suspends South Korean lender from new transactions

Japan`s financial regulator on Thursday ordered South Korea`s Kookmin Bank in Japan to suspend new transactions for four months from September 4, citing "improper loans" it has made.

South Korea blasts Abe message to war criminals service

South Korea slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday for sending a message of support earlier this year to a memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals.

South Korea ferry victim`s father ends 45-day hunger strike

The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea`s ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.