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.
A South Korean court on Monday sentenced an opposition legislator to 12 years in prison after a rare treason trial saw him convicted of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea.
Three college students were killed and 50 more feared trapped after an auditorium collapsed under heavy snow Monday in the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, Yonhap news agency reported.
North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong Il Sunday after promoting key military officials including the chief of its rocket unit, state media said.
The image of a petite, frail-looking woman, sitting for days inside a makeshift tent across the Chinese Embassy in protest against China's forceful repatriation of North Korean defectors, is still vivid, even after nearly two years.
Rare talks between the rival Koreas ended on an even rarer note of agreement Friday, allowing an under-threat reunion for divided families to go ahead and fuelling hopes of further constructive engagement.
North and South Korean officials held their highest level talks for years Wednesday, seeking to thrash out common ground for improving ties despite a row over looming South Korea-U.S. military drills.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold rare high-level talks Wednesday on a range of “major” issues, before a planned reunion of family members divided by the Korean War.