South Korean President Park Geun-hye's ruling conservative party was reeling Thursday from a shock electoral defeat that broke its 16-year parliamentary majority and threatened its chances of retaining the presidential Blue House in 2017.
South Koreans voted in parliamentary elections Wednesday that were expected to hand a decisive win to President Park Geun-hye's conservative party, and enable her to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Exit polls, however, indicated her party would not regain its majority in the National Assembly.
South Koreans on Wednesday voted in a parliamentary election that many predict will hand President Park Geun-hye's conservative party a decisive win, despite frustrations over a sluggish economy.
South Korea said Monday a North Korean colonel in charge of spy operations had defected to the South, along with a diplomat and three family members.
HIROSHIMA, Japan -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese.
SEOUL, South Korea -- A colonel from North Korea's military spy agency fled to South Korea last year in a rare senior-level defection, Seoul officials said Monday.
North Korea's latest belligerent declaration -- that it successfully tested a new long-range rocket engine that could allow nuclear strikes on the U.S. mainland -- leaves outsiders in a familiar predicament.
North Korea said Saturday it had successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that would "guarantee" an eventual nuclear strike on the US mainland.
North Korea on Friday launched the latest in a series of vicious personal attacks on South Korean President Park Geun-hye, describing her as a "matchless evil woman" intent on war.
Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday.