Pope Francis urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years.

Japan, South Korean FMs to meet after freeze in ties

Japan and South Korea are expected to hold rare talks on Saturday, diplomatic sources said, in a potential ice-breaking meeting following a collapse in relations.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean military as saying.

North Korea sentences South Korean to life of hard labour for spying

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to life with hard labour on Friday after convicting him of espionage and setting up an underground church.

South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288

The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said.

Body found in South Korean ferry as weather eases

Divers found another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry today as the search for more than two dozen missing passengers resumed after strong winds and waves halted the effort for three days.

S Korean president `sorry` for ferry disaster

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologised today for her government`s failure to combat systemic and regulatory "evils" blamed for the loss of about 300 lives in a ferry disaster.

Rescued South Korean school vice principal in apparent suicide

A high school vice principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

North,South Korea exchange fire in disputed western coast

In response to North Korean shells from a live-fire drill that landed in disputed maritime border, South Korea on Monday swiftly fired artillery shells into the former`s waters.

France condemns attack on tourists in Egypt

France Monday condemned the terrorist attack on a tourist bus in Egypt`s Sinai peninsula, which killed four people, including three South Korean tourists Sunday.

South Korean Prez visits Red Fort

Taking a break from her busy scheudule, South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday visited the historic Red Fort and inaugurated the first-ever Korean audio guide seeking to promote bilateral cultural ties.

IAF Chief holds talks with South Korean defence minister

IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne on Monday called on South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin to discuss ways of expanding military ties between the two countries.

South Korean national molested in Kolkata

A South Korean national was allegedly molested while boarding a bus in the city`s Thakurpukur area Monday morning.

Foreigners among 7 dead in Philippine hotel fire

A fire swept through a hotel in a Philippine resort city early on Friday, killing seven people.

Americans more cheerful about Jesus than South Koreans: Study

Was Jesus Christ happy? So think the Americans, but South Koreans seem to have a different view about the founder of Christianity, associating him with words like "sacrifice" and "suffering", a new study has found.

India seeks South Korean support for NSG bid

India on Sunday sought South Korea`s support in its bid for the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and other international regimes.

All kidnapped S Koreans now free in Philippines

The gunmen had been holding three South Korean businessmen, the first, Choi Inn-so, was released on Friday, apparently because he fell ill.

South Korean envoy meets Narendra Modi

South Korean Ambassador Kim Joong
Keun on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Pirates demand compensation from South Korean navy

Somali pirates holding South
Korean hostages demanded today that the South Korean
government release pirate prisoners and pay compensation for a
commando raid that killed several pirates earlier this year.

South Korean troops use Kims as targets

Some South Korean army training
centres are using pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and his son as targets on rifle ranges, the defence ministry said Tuesday.