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'If the military exercise really goes ahead, it would affect the DPRK-US working-level talks,' an unnamed foreign ministry spokesperson says in comments carried by state news agency KCNA, using the official acronym for North Korea
Japan recently ramped up long-running tensions over the use of forced labor during World War II by announcing restrictions on exports used by South Korean chip and smartphone companies
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Steve Yoo, also known as Yoo Seung-jun, was barred from South Korea for avoiding military service in 2002
It is not clear what will happen to the money intended to compensate so-called 'comfort women' – a euphemism for those forced to provide sex for Japanese troops during World War II.
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(UPDATED) Regional powerhouse China says renewed discussions between North Korea and the United States are of 'great significance'
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(UPDATED) The impromptu meeting in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula comes with negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington over the North's nuclear arsenal at a deadlock
'The south Korean authorities would better mind their own internal business,' senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong-gun says, in a stinging rebuke to the North's neighbor days before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul
South Korean President Moon Jae-in – who brokered talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last year – also urges Pyongyang to resume the dialogue to show its desire to denuclearize
An Olympic short track medalist, who has not been identified, sexually harasses another male Games podium finisher
Women's rights activists and the public protest the verdict, which reduces the sentence from 8 years to 3, saying child victims of sexual violence were not being protected
It will be the first time the South provides food aid to the North since 2010, when it sent 5,000 tons of rice across the border
(UPDATED) 'I believe that the truth of the current media reports and malicious gossip will be revealed through investigations,' says the entertainment executive who has been accused of providing prostitutes to investors
Kim Yo-jong, who holds a powerful position in the reclusive state, delivers the message, and flowers, on her brother's behalf at a meeting with South Korean officials at Panmunjeom in the demilitarized zone
'I am so ashamed and apologetic to fans who were greatly disappointed and hurt because of my wrong words and actions,' the group leader says
It will be the first such aid Seoul has provided Pyongyang since 2015 and follows the North's lowest recorded harvest for a decade, according to the United Nations
With the start of negotiations for a free trade agreement, the Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry says it expects better bilateral ties with South Korea
'I have often felt like others looked down on me because of my illiteracy,' says Nam, who at 84 is the oldest of 3 grandmothers in second grade at Woldeung Elementary School
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(UPDATED) A tourist sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members sinks after colliding with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain
Analysts say the US ban will damage Huawei's ability to sell phones outside China, offering Samsung a chance to consolidate its position at the top of the global market
Joanna Cariño, a long-time champion for indigenous peoples' rights, is one of the many activists and human rights workers the Philippine government wants to tag as terrorists
A Seoul appeals court has sentenced Pastor Lee Jaerock to 16 years behind bars
Kim Hak-ui is accused of accepting bribes worth 130 million won and sexual entertainment on more than 100 occasions from businessman Yoon Jung-cheon
From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimeters of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982, the state-run KCNA says
The court refuses to issue an arrest warrant against Seungri even after the K-pop star's prostitution charges
(3rd UPDATE) South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Pyongyang's latest move had 'an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires'
The guards on both sides of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the Korean peninsula are visibly no longer armed
Little progress has been made on North Korea's nuclear weapons one year since the historic summit between the two countries
The South Korean military classes openly gay men in its ranks as having 'special needs' and campaigners say it actively pursues soldiers who have consensual same-sex intercourse with each other
A 42-year-old man starts the fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the southern city of Jinju, waiting on the second floor of the building to attack people running downstairs from the blaze
South Korean President Moon Jae-in hails North Korean President Kim Jong-un's willingness to salvage high-stakes talks with the US
(3rd UPDATE) 'The abortion ban limits women's rights to pursue their own destinies, and violates their rights to health by limiting their access to safe and timely procedures,' the court says in a statement
It comes ahead of the opening of the country's rubber stamp legislature on April 11
The company says Cho 'died peacefully' in a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday but did not provide details about his cause of death
South Korea's 3 mobile carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – hold launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10 5G, whose base version costs 1.39 million won, or $1,200
Fanned by strong winds it quickly spread through the mountainous area, incinerating 400 homes and 500 hectares of land, says the government
(UPDATED) Three top telecom providers – SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus – begin their 5G services at 11 pm South Korea time, Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5
The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids
Moon will visit Washington on April 11, the South's presidential Blue House says
Rappler reviews loan documents for the Philippines' infrastructure projects and finds that China is demanding more than others and wants deals kept opaque
'Some of the North Korean staff members are working at the South-North Joint Liaison Office starting from today,' the unification ministry says in a statement
Chun Hae-sung, South Korea's vice unification minister, tells reporters Pyongyang 'notified the South they are pulling out of the liaison office'
The K-pop singer is arrested after apologizing for filming and distributing illicit sex videos without his partners' consent