South Korea fell silent for annual college entrance exams Thursday, rescheduling flights and restricting traffic as 650,000 students sat a test that will define their adult lives in an ultra-competitive society.
South Korea should reduce its reliance on nuclear power as advised by a working group last month but should clarify how many new reactors will be added in absolute terms, participants at a public congressional hearing said on Thursday.
A far left-wing South Korean political party could be banned from contesting elections for its pro-North Korean stance in a move critics say smacks of President Park Geun-hye's father's suppression of democracy during his long stay in power.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye vowed Thursday to ensure the political neutrality of government agencies, as she addressed allegations that the domestic spy service interfered in last year's presidential election.
South Korea's prime minister promised Monday to “accurately reveal” the truth behind allegations that the domestic spy service interfered in last year's presidential election.
Some of the six South Koreans sent home from North Korea Friday had entered the hardline communist state in search of a better life, a report said Sunday.
Seoul returned four North Korean fishermen and their boat Sunday after it drifted into southern waters, military authorities said, two days after Pyongyang handed back six detained South Koreans.
A Malaysian university faced public criticism Thursday for awarding an honorary doctorate in economics to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose country is among the poorest in the world.
From rapper Psy to overseas financial aid, an economically and culturally confident South Korea appears to be taking on bigger neighbors Japan and China for the hearts and minds of the rest of Asia and beyond.
South Korea and Malaysia on Sunday signed a currency swap agreement worth US$4.7 billion, Seoul's central bank said, in a move to encourage bilateral trade and help curb currency swings.