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  • Japan removes of S Korea from favoured trade list

    Japan's cabinet approves a plan to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls, a move likely to escalate tensions fuelled by a dispute over compensation for wartime forced labourers.

  • S Korea keen to boost investment in Bangladesh

    South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has expressed his government’s interest to invest in some emerging sectors of Bangladesh like infrastructure, power, information and communication technology, construction, ship building and energy for boosting business volume of the two countries.

  • 'US urges S Korea to reject Huawei goods, citing security risks'

    The US government is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, a South Korean newspaper reports, amid a wider push by Washington to get its allies to reject the Chinese tech firm's goods.

  • S Korea launches 5G ahead of other countries

    South Korea launches the world's first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, its top mobile carriers says, in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology.

  • SKorean subsidies encourage foreign ‘bride buying’

    Raising a rural population that has been declining for come 30 years has long been near the top of the government agenda, with some municipal governments resorting to helping pay for foreign brides.

  • Koreas commit to 'era of no war'

    North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of "international experts" and potentially destroy its primary nuclear complex if the United States agrees to corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong Un yesterday.

  • Five dead in SKorea military helicopter crash

    Five marines are killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashes at a marine base in the country's southeast, the defence ministry says.

  • Egg throwers on Korean national team to go unpunished

    The Korea Football Association (KFA) decides not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police says.

  • Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez

    Mexico ease past Korea

    Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored either side of the break as Mexico cruised to A 2-1 win over South Korea to moved one step closer to the last 16 in their Group F fixture at the Rostov Arena today.

  • Bithumb

    Bithumb freezes accounts after cryptocurrencies stolen

    South Korea's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, says it lost 35 billion won ($31.5 million) worth of cryptocurrencies in a hacking attack, highlighting concerns that cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

  • Sweden edge past Korea

    Andreas Granqvist converts from the spot as Sweden get their World Cup campaign to a winning start with a 1-0 win over South Korea on Monday.

  • North Korea allows South Korea reporters

    NKorea allows SKorea reporters to visit nuclear site

    North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s unification ministry says.

  • SKorea supports Bangladesh’s 1st int’l nursing conference

    The South Korean international company called Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) shows grand support to Bangladesh’s first international nursing conference by providing them with a budget of US$13.75 million.

  • SKorea to remove loudspeakers along border

    In initial small steps toward reconciliation, South Korea say it would remove loudspeakers that blared propaganda across the border, while North Korea says it would shift its clocks to align with its southern neighbor.

  • China hails 'courage' of North, South Korean leaders

    China heap praise on the leaders of the two Koreas for holding a landmark summit, calling their handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula a "historic moment".

  • US hopes Korean summit will lead to 'future of peace'

    Donald Trump's White House voice hope that a Korean summit would "achieve progress toward a future of peace," as the leaders of the two countries sat down to talk.

  • Koreas agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after pledging to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," punctuating a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.

  • SKorea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

    South Korea halts the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US President Donald Trump cautioned the nuclear crisis on the peninsula was a long way from being resolved.

  • South Korea dog

    SKorean kills neighbour's dog, invites him to share meat

    A South Korean farmer killed and cooked a neighbour's barking dog before inviting its unsuspecting owner to join him for a dog-meat dinner, police say in a case that has sparked online outrage.

  • SKorea's Park jailed for 24 years for corruption

    South Korea's disgraced former president Park Geun-hye is jailed for 24 years for corruption, closing out a dramatic fall from grace for the country's first woman leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule.

  • S Korean delegation meets N Korean leader Kim

    A South Korean delegation meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said, after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk.

  • Thomas Bach

    No concerns over NKorea 'hijack': Olympics chief

    Olympics chief Thomas Bach dismisses concerns that North Korea has tried to "hijack" the Winter Games for political purposes, as officials reveal he will visit the isolated country after the tournament in South Korea.

  • ‘Don’t mention nukes’

    When a hotel on South Korea's east coast is asked at short notice to host nearly 280 North Korean visitors, the problem is't finding enough rooms. It is to learn how not to offend them.

  • Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

    It is a historic moment, and it happens even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun.

  • Hyon Song-Wol

    NKorea teams arrive in South

    North Korean delegates arrive in South Korea to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the capitalist South for four years.

  • Chun Hae-sung and Jon Jong Su

    Koreas to march together

    The two Koreas will field a combined women's ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul says, after a new round of talks amid a thaw in cross-border ties.

  • Ri Son Gwon shakes hands with Cho Myoung-gyon

    SKorea, NKorea to hold working-level talks Jan 15

    North Korea and South Korea agree to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan 15, South Korea’s unification ministry says in a statement.

  • North Korean delegation

    NKorea says it will not discuss nuclear arms in talks with South

    North Korea says it will not discuss its nuclear weapons in coming talks with Seoul because they are aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

  • North Korea to send team to Winter Games

    North Korea say during rare talks with the South that it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.

  • A South Korean government official checks the direct communications hotline

    NKorea reopens cross-border communications with SKorea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopens a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war.