South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.
The United States is "very actively" trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea's national security adviser said on Sunday, as a year-end North Korean deadline for U.S... Reuters - Published
South Korea's expulsion of two North Korean fishermen set a bad precedent that has spread fears in the North Korean defector community and could lend legitimacy to its widely criticized judicial.. Reuters - Published
North Korea confirmed that Thursday's missile launch used "super-large multiple rocket launchers," a new weapon that first debuted in August. The test sparked a fiery response from a U.S. lawmaker, who..
A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers, reopening deep wounds..
South Korean carmaker Hyundai said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more..
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg spearheaded a climate change strike on Friday in Montreal where U.N. aviation leaders are gathering to debate plane emission targets, as protesters around the world join..
South Korea's farms are on high alert after the first case of swine fever was found there. Now officials hope to avoid the fate of China, where hundreds of millions of hogs could be lost. David Pollard..
South Korea expelled on Thursday two North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 colleagues before crossing the border into the South last week, South Korea's Unification Ministry said. Reuters - Published
The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions that could undercut three-way.. Reuters - Published
The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security.. Reuters - Published
A U.S. report calling North Korea a sponsor of terrorism shows a "hostile policy" that prevents progress in denuclearisation talks, the isolated nation said on Tuesday, as a senior U.S. diplomat was.. Reuters - Published
North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by the North, a member of South Korea's.. Reuters - Published
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday suggested high-level talks to resolve a deepening political and trade row with Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Moon's.. Reuters - Published
RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among 10 ASEAN countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam and their six FTA.. IndiaTimes - Published
South Korea is moving to clarify its definition of child pornography and increase sentences for people convicted of owning such imagery following a global investigation into a South Korea-based dark.. Reuters - Published
South Korean rescue services have found no sign of seven people missing after an Airbus helicopter crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo late on Thursday, officials said. Reuters - Published
North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Friday another test of super-large multiple rocket launchers a day earlier had been a success, but the test drew protests from neighboring Japan and South.. Reuters - Published
Rescue services were searching for seven missing passengers of a South Korean fire department helicopter that crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo on late Thursday, officials said on.. Reuters - Published
North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in.. Reuters - Published
North Korea fired two projectiles, which Japanese authorities said appeared to be ballistic missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to the Japanese coast.. Reuters - Published
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said on Thursday, despite Pyongyang's aloofness and frosty.. Reuters - Published
North Korea has rejected a South Korean offer to hold talks about the future of joint tourism facilities that leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered dismantled, the South's Unification Ministry said on.. Reuters - Published
Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a joint economic program that aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in.. Reuters - Published
The South Korean and Japanese governments are studying plans for a joint economic program involving companies from both countries which aims to ease strains over the issue of forced Korean labor in.. Reuters - Published
South Korea proposed talks with North Korea on how to handle the North's Mt Kumgang resort, once a rare example of cooperation between the Koreas, which Pyongyang wants removed amid frayed ties,.. Reuters - Published
North Korea has notified Seoul that it wants to discuss the rebuilding of facilities constructed by South Korea at the North's Mount Kumgang resort, an important symbol of cooperation between the.. Reuters - Published
A South Korean judge overseeing Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee's bribery trial told him on Friday to "humbly accept" whatever the outcome of the trial, which could result in a tougher sentence for the.. Reuters - Published
Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee appeared at a Seoul courtroom on Friday for the start of a bribery trial that could result in a tougher sentence after South Korea's top court ordered a review of his.. Reuters - Published
Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara resigned on Friday, following accusations of election law violations just a month after taking up the key post charged with handling a trade dispute with.. Reuters - Published
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues, seeking to rebuild relations amid a.. Reuters - Published
South Korea's top convenience store chain suspended the sale of flavored liquid e-cigarettes made by U.S. company Juul Labs on Thursday, a day after the government warned the public to stop using such.. Reuters - Published
A bribery trial involving the heir of South Korea's Samsung Group will start on Friday after the country's top court ruled earlier this year that the case should be reviewed by a lower court, raising.. Reuters - Published
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Thursday that a South Korean court ruling last year "fundamentally overturns the basis of Japan-South Korean.. Reuters - Published
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon shared the view that the neighbours' relations should not be left in their current difficult state, South Korea's foreign.. Reuters - Published
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon began talks on Thursday with a handshake but no smiles amid a bitter feud over history and trade that has dragged.. Reuters - Published
South Korean authorities arrested the wife of a former justice minister on Thursday who was at the center of a graft scandal and was a close political confidant of President Moon Jae-in after a court.. Reuters - Published
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korea's "backward" and "shabby" facilities at the North's Mt Kumgang resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, in.. Reuters - Published
South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major.. Reuters - Published
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Mount Kumgang tourist resort must be removed by agreement with South Korean authorities, and rebuilt in a modern way by North Korean.. Reuters - Published
A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking.. Reuters - Published
The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies.. Reuters - Published