North Korea's top official in charge of relations with South Korea has died in a traffic accident, the country's state media announced Wednesday, potentially dimming the prospect for ties between the rival countries. He was 73.
South Korea on Wednesday declared a formal end to an outbreak of the MERS virus that killed 38 people and sickened dozens of others since May.
In a dimly lit room, people dressed in white burial shrouds slowly sit up inside the wooden coffins where they had been lying, enclosed, for 10 minutes. Blinking, pale and solemn, they say they thought about their past and their loved ones while inside the coffins and vow to live better lives now.
A South Korean court on Wednesday refused to review a complaint over the 1965 treaty between Japan and South Korea that Tokyo uses to deny compensation for South Korean victims of World War II-era slavery.
A South Korean court has awarded millions of U.S. dollars in compensation to victims of a fabricated espionage case that took place four decades ago, a court spokesman said Tuesday.
Blowing horns and banging on tambourines, thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul on Saturday to protest the arrest of a labor union leader who may face a rarely used sedition charge over the eruption of violence at an earlier anti-government protest.
The front-runner to be South Korea's next president has apologized after sparking a public uproar for jokingly likening the skin color of an African student to coal.
A Seoul court on Thursday acquitted a Japanese reporter of defaming South Korea's president by reporting that she was spending time with a man during a deadly ferry disaster last year.
North Korea has warned the United States of "unimaginable consequences" from its "hostile" policy toward the nuclear-armed state, urging Washington to accept its long-standing demand for a peace treaty.
North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced a Canadian pastor to life in prison with hard labor on Wednesday for what it called crimes against the state.
South Korea said Monday it had no plans to propose a fresh dialogue with North Korea after rare high-level talks over the weekend fizzled out with no agreement.
A popular South Korean software mogul who ran for president in 2012 said Sunday he was quitting the main opposition party in a major blow to the embattled left-leaning alliance before a general election.
The president of Gambia has declared that his country is now "an Islamic state," his office said Saturday, adding that "the rights of the citizens" would be protected.
North and South Korea sat down to rare, high-level talks Friday, aimed at building on an August agreement to ease cross-border tensions after a flare-up brought them to the brink of an armed conflict.