Friendly powers of Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho are flocking together to secure their collective influential stake under the second-generation leadership of the 90 trillion won (US$77 billion) business empire.
North Korea said Thursday that stalled dialogue over its nuclear program was down to aggressive U.S. military exercises and accused Washington of seeking to shift blame onto Pyongyang.
Growing up as a young gay man in South Korea in the 1970s and 80s, film director Kim Jho Gwang-soo was warned that his homosexual "disease" would condemn him to a life of loveless, insatiable promiscuity.
South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.
South Korean police on Monday blocked activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the heavily fortified border, after fresh North Korean warnings about dire consequences if such events went ahead.
North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked Monday's anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago.
South Korean police said Friday that they had arrested a 33-year-old jobless man for allegedly making an online threat to kill the U.S. ambassador in Seoul.
South Korea voiced regret Monday at North Korea's rejection of its offers for talks at various levels as both countries prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's liberation from Japanese colonial rule.
State-controlled local elections in North Korea on Sunday saw a 99.97-percent voter participation rate, state media reported, in polls to elect new representatives put forward by the ruling party.
A South Korean intelligence official has been found dead in an apparent suicide amid a growing political scandal over a covert hacking programme used by the country's spy agency, police said Sunday.
South Korea has decided to return one of two ancient Buddha statutes that were stolen by Korean thieves in Japan three years ago, the prosecutor general's office said Wednesday.
South Korean police said Tuesday they have arrested a university design professor for forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts.
South Korean troops fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who intruded on the buffer zone marking their heavily armed border, Seoul said Sunday, in the first such skirmish this year.
June rainfall has helped alleviate what North Korea has described as its worst drought for a century, although key rice-producing areas remain badly affected, the South Korean government said Friday.