Korea on Monday staged a major live-fire exercise near the disputed inter-Korean sea border despite North Korea's warning of possible "merciless" retaliation, military officials said.
Joining the National Assembly in 1954 at age 26, Kim had led an arduous movement against military-backed leaders including former Presidents Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan, which led to incarcerations, house arrest and even threats of terror attacks.
Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.
North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold rare talks next week, aimed at setting up a high-level dialogue that might provide the foundation for a sustainable improvement in cross-border ties.
South Korea is deciding whether it will allow parents to opt out of installing a monitoring app on their children's smartphones following criticism the system encourages a surveillance culture and has security flaws.
South Korea's leading Buddhist organization said Thursday it was willing to negotiate with authorities over the fate of a wanted labor activist who took sanctuary in one of its temples last weekend.
North Korea on Tuesday sent back a South Korean man it held for about six weeks for entering the country illegally, South Korean officials said.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week for a likely meeting with the nuclear-armed state's diplomatically reclusive leader, Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Monday.
SEOUL - UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit North Korea, the first head of the world body to set foot in the isolated state for more than 20 years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Monday.
Police detained more than 50 protesters and were seeking out others Sunday after violent clashes marred the largest anti-government demonstrations in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.1 Comment
Police detained more than 50 protesters and were seeking out others Sunday after violent clashes marred the largest anti-government demonstrations in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.
Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in Seoul on Saturday in what police believed was the largest protest in the South Korean capital in nearly a decade.
Eight men who had been held as slaves at South Korean salt farms for several years took the government to court on Friday for alleged negligence and police inaction they say largely caused and prolonged their ordeal.
South Korean authorities have warned they will take a hard line against a large-scale anti-government protest planned for central Seoul on Saturday.