South Korea ramped up border security Tuesday as military tensions flared following landmine blasts blamed on North Korea, and the presidential Blue House in Seoul demanded a formal apology.
Vowing strong retaliation, South Korea said Monday that North Korean soldiers laid the three mines that exploded last week at the heavily fortified border, maiming two South Korean soldiers.
SEOUL, South Korea - Vowing to hit back, South Korea said Monday that North Korean soldiers laid the three mines that exploded last week at the border and maimed two South Korean soldiers.
SEOUL, South Korea -- Vowing to hit back, South Korea said Monday that North Korean soldiers laid the three mines that exploded last week at the border and maimed two South Korean soldiers.
Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially -- they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it's also a trip that brings back bitter memories of war and puts them on the defensive again.
The 92-year-old widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung returned to Seoul on Saturday after a four-day visit to North Korea that ended without a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korea has no time for Japan. Not anymore, at least. The country will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back by 30 minutes its current standard time, a legacy of the Japanese colonial rule.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday vowed to push through labor reforms to ease growing youth unemployment at what she termed a "make or break" moment for Asia's fourth-largest economy.
A U.S. citizen working as a Christian missionary in Thailand could face up to five years in jail on charges of smuggling seven North Koreans into the kingdom, police said Wednesday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday afternoon sacked Health Minister Moon Hyung-pyo and named medical professional Chung Chin-youb to replace him, apparently to move on from the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak and seek new momentum for her reform drive.
South Korean officials announced Tuesday that a Chinese-led consortium had won the bidding to take on the massive task of raising the Sewol ferry that sank with the loss of over 300 lives a year ago.
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.