WASHINGTON - As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said.
The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.
Samsung Group announced Tuesday the merger of two major affiliates, as the South Korean business giant accelerates restructuring efforts ahead of a generational power transfer within the founding Lee family.
Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event.
The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws.2 Comments
Seoul said Thursday that three people have been infected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and 64 people, including health care workers and the patients' families, are being monitored for possible infection.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday selected her justice minister to become the new prime minister -- a post that has become something of a poisoned chalice under her administration.
North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats on Wednesday, boasting of its ability to deliver miniaturized warheads on high-precision long range rockets, in a clear warning to the United States.
A South Korean court ruled Wednesday in favor of a group of leprosy patients seeking compensation from the government for forced abortions and sterilization, in the latest ruling that sheds light on decades-long abuses.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that North Korea had cancelled an invitation for him to visit a factory park in the country that represents the last major cooperation project between the rival Koreas.
Workers at a North Korean terrapin farm probably wished they could withdraw into their protective shells Tuesday, after a visit from leader Kim Jong Un who lambasted operations at the facility.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea Monday of possible fresh sanctions as he slammed Kim Jong Un's "egregious" leadership with its reliance on reckless provocation and "grotesque" executions.
North Korea lashed out Monday at South Korean President Park Geun-hye, calling her a reckless "viper" for raising the image of a reign of terror in Pyongyang following the reported purge of the North's defense chief.
Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone.