A salvage firm Sunday began a difficult and costly operation to raise a sunken South Korean ferry which capsized at sea more than two years ago in a disaster that shocked and enraged the country.
Operators of the ACT college entrance exam on Saturday canceled the tests for students in South Korea and Hong Kong at the last moment over what they said was a verified breach of test materials.
A North Korean anti-smoking campaign has apparently failed to persuade young leader Kim Jong Un to quit, despite his late father's warning that "a cigarette is like a gun aiming at your heart."
In this photo provided by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korean Marines and sailors on a boat conduct a crackdown against mainland China's illegal fishing in neutral waters around Ganghwa island, South Korea, Friday, June 10.
South Korea sent military vessels to repel Chinese fishing boats that were illegally harvesting prized blue crabs near the disputed sea boundary between the Koreas before the fishermen retreated Friday, South Korean officials said.
Three men have been detained in South Korea for allegedly gang-raping a teacher on a remote island, police said Thursday, with two of the suspects believed to be parents of the woman's students.
The two Koreas stepped up an angry war of words Friday as tensions mounted over a series of North Korean defections and the South's rejection of Pyongyang's repeated offers of military talks.
South Korea welcomed Thursday the U.S. decision to label North Korea a "global money laundering concern" -- a move that will further isolate Pyongyang from the global financial system.
Four people died and 10 others were injured after an explosion at a subway construction site on Wednesday near the South Korean capital of Seoul.
Fresh off a 70-day campaign to boost production, North Korea kicked off an even more ambitious 200-day "battle" on Wednesday, apparently aimed at jump-starting a new five-year economic plan.