South Korea and Australia signed Sunday a currency swap deal worth US$4.5 billion, Seoul's central bank said, in a move to boost trades and help curb currency swings.
The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants unlikely to ever see their relatives again.
South Korea have demanded a review of the controversial Olympic Games women's figure skating competition which saw national heroine Kim Yu-na beaten to gold by Russia's Adelina Sotnikova.
North Korea on Friday “categorically” rejected a U.N. report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a “sheer fabrication” invented by the United States and its allies.
An Australian missionary was arrested in North Korea after he left a pamphlet promoting Christianity in a Buddhist temple, his Chinese travel companion has recounted, as his wife says his fate rests with God.
Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.
A 75-year-old Australian missionary has been detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious material, a report said on Wednesday citing his wife.
Seoul's top official for North Korean affairs warned Wednesday that the goal of eventual Korean reunification was being undermined by the waning interest of young South Koreans.
Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 people and injuring 100, most of them recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, officials said Tuesday.
A resort auditorium's roof loaded down with snow and rain collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing 10 and injuring more than 100, officials said Tuesday.