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South Korea spy agency admits attempting to rig election

Former NIS chief Won Sei-Hoon is being tried for the second time for leading an online smear campaign against Moon, after his initial conviction was overturned on appeal.

Aug 04, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

North Korea 'Kim badges' found in South: Report

The South Korean Police launched an investigation on Thursday after 200 badges featuring the portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il were found at a hotel near the country's main airport, Yonhap news agency reported.

Jul 28, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

Bitter row over North Korea defectors moves to Seoul court

A Seoul court convened a rare hearing Tuesday into the welfare of a dozen North Korean defectors who South Korea says escaped of their own free will but Pyongyang insists were abducted.

Jun 21, 2016, 10:20 AM IST

South Korea says North hacked phones of key officials

South Korea`s spy agency said Tuesday that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials, intensifying cyber-attacks after conducting its fourth nuclear test.

Mar 08, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

South Korea`s top court orders review of spy chief`s conviction

South Korea`s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a lower court to review its conviction of former spy chief Won Sei-Hoon who was jailed for three years for election meddling.

Jul 16, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

Pyongyang sentences two South Korean detainees to life

 North Korea on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment two detained South Koreans accused of spying for Seoul`s intelligence agency.

Jun 23, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister reappears after 47 days

 Kim Yo-jong, younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reappeared in state media on Friday after a 47-day absence during which, according to South Korean experts, she may have given birth to a baby, Efe news agency reported.

May 29, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Questions over North Korea defence chief execution

Doubts surfaced Thursday over the reported execution of North Korea`s defence chief as South Korea`s spy agency clarified that it had been unable to verify he had been put to death.

May 14, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

South Korea spy agency says Kim Jong-Un executed 15 top officials

 North Korea`s Kim Jong-Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year, including several who complained about the young leader`s policies, South Korea`s intelligence agency said Wednesday.

Apr 29, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Former South Korea spy chief jailed for election meddling

South Korea`s former spy chief was jailed for three years Monday after an appeals court ruled that he had intentionally sought to influence the result of the 2012 presidential election.

Feb 09, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

North Korea officials executed for watching South Korean TV soaps?

In another bizarre report from the Hermit Kingdom, members of North Korea's Workers' Party were executed for secretly watching South Korean television broadcasts.

Oct 29, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Senior South Korean intelligence official resigns

A top South Korean intelligence official resigned Monday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.

Apr 14, 2014, 18:29 PM IST

Prison term for ex-South Korea spy chief

A South Korean court on Wednesday sentenced the former head of the country`s domestic spy agency to two years in prison for taking bribes.

Jan 22, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

S Korea spy agency detains MP accused of N Korea plot

South Korea`s spy agency on Wednesday detained a leftist lawmaker accused of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea after parliament voted to approve his arrest.

Sep 04, 2013, 20:21 PM IST