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North Korea defector likely made rare border crossing: Seoul

The military said its security camera showed the person crawling over a barbed-wire fence established along the southern edge of the border.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Have high hopes from nations like India for concrete contributions in Seoul peacekeeping meet: Top UN official

The UN Security Council, under India’s Presidency in August, had unanimously adopted two significant outcome documents on the issue of peacekeeping.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Seoul Police arrest four over cameras hidden in entire motel

Seo Sang-hyeok didn't provide details on how the suspects installed the cameras at the motel in Yangpyeong, near the capital Seoul.

published on : 15th October 2021

Samsung scion Lee freed on parole, showing the company's might in South Korea

Lee's parole marks an about-face for President Moon Jae-in, who after winning the presidential by-election in 2017 pledged to curb the excesses of South Korea's chaebol, or family-owned conglomerates.

published on : 13th August 2021

Samsung's Lee appears at trial ahead of parole release

The Justice Ministry earlier this week decided to free Lee and some 800 other prisoners on Friday, ahead of a holiday on Sunday celebrating Korea’s independence at the end of World War II.

published on : 12th August 2021

​Olympic Games 1988, 1992 and 1996: Blast from past

With the Tokyo Olympics approaching, we take a look at interesting facts and trivia about the Games from its previous editions.

published on : 22nd July 2021

North Korea and South Korea leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In to meet at military demarcation line before summit

Moon will greet his visitor at the concrete blocks that mark the border between the two Koreas in the Demilitarized Zone, the chief of the South's presidential secretariat Im Jong-seok said.

published on : 26th April 2018

Seoul press cautiously welcome North Korea talks offer

Seoul newspapers expressed a guarded welcome but warned that major questions remained over the North's sincerity.

published on : 7th March 2018

European Union welcomes 'encouraging steps' on North Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha will meet her European Union counterparts at their regular meeting in Brussels on March 19 to update them on developments.

published on : 6th March 2018

South Korea 'in talks to buy nuclear submarine' from US: Reports

The country is currently barred from developing atomic weapons under the deal with the US, which in turn offers Seoul "nuclear umbrella" against potential attacks by the North. 

published on : 7th November 2017

North Korea hacks South Korean military data including Seoul's war plan

The report comes amid heightened fears of conflict on the Korean peninsula, fuelled by US President Donald Trump's continued threats.

published on : 10th October 2017

As tensions soar, South Korean media urge nuclear arms

As nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the US escalates, calls are mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself.

published on : 11th August 2017

China urges restraint after North Korea missile launches

South Korea and the US last week began annual joint military exercises that always infuriate Pyongyang.

published on : 6th March 2017

North Korea fires four banned ballistic missiles into ocean

The South's Joint Chief of Staff said in a statement that Monday's launch was made in the Tongchang-ri area in North Pyongan province.

published on : 6th March 2017