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23:26, 20 April 2018 Friday
South Korea
12:37, 20 April 2018 Friday

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders

The line links the presidential Blue House in Seoul with the Pyongyang office of the nuclear-armed North's State Affairs Commission, which Kim chairs - one of his most important titles.

11:15, 06 April 2018 Friday

S Korea's Park jailed for 24 years over corruption

The sentence followed a trial lasting more than 10 months which ended with Park being found guilty on multiple criminal charges, including bribery and abuse of power.

09:58, 23 March 2018 Friday

Ex S Korean leader Lee arrested

Lee Myung-bak is taken into custody to face an expected string of corruption charges

09:36, 14 March 2018 Wednesday

Prosecutors question another ex-South Korean leader

Lee Myung-bak is fifth former South Korean president to be summoned by state investigators

17:33, 09 March 2018 Friday

No more missile wake-up calls for S Korea leader

Last year Pyongyang carried out 20 ballistic missile tests, almost all of them in the early hours of the morning.

09:25, 08 March 2018 Thursday

S Korean leader warns of NK obstacles

President Moon stresses major challenges lie ahead in denuclearizing North Korea

14:39, 04 March 2018 Sunday

S Korea's Moon to send special envoys to North

The delegation, announced by Moon's office on Sunday, is the latest chapter in a remarkable Olympics-driven detente between the two Koreas.

09:20, 02 March 2018 Friday

S Korea to send special envoy to North

Seoul keeps alive proposal for a third inter-Korean summit

14:15, 25 February 2018 Sunday

High-level N Korean delegates arrive in the South

The visit by Kim Yong Chol, heading an eight-member delegation that crossed the Demilitarized Zone Sunday morning, is the final piece of the Games-led diplomacy that has dominated headlines from Pyeongchang after months of tensions.

09:29, 20 February 2018 Tuesday

S Korea to resume joint military drills with US

Seoul's military exercises will continue even after North Korea's Winter Olympics charm offensive

10:55, 19 February 2018 Monday

S Korea's Moon urges 'stern' response to new US tariffs

US President Donald Trump last week threatened retaliatory action against China and South Korea and vowed to revise or scrap a 2012 free trade deal with the South which he described as a "disaster".

14:35, 17 February 2018 Saturday

S Korea's Moon says 'too early' for Pyongyang summit

Moon last week received an invitation from the North's leader Kim Jong Un for a summit in Pyongyang. The invitation was extended by his younger sister Kim Yo Jong, who visited as part of a high-level delegation to attend the Winter Games in the South.

12:39, 14 February 2018 Wednesday

S Korea to pay 2 6 million for North's Olympic

The 2.86 billion won will cover transport, hotel, food and other cost for 229 cheerleaders, a taekwondo demonstration team, and around 140 art performers, the Unification Ministry said in a statement.

13:53, 01 February 2018 Thursday

N Korean athletes land in South for Winter Olympics

Eight days before the opening ceremony, the 10 athletes were among a delegation that landed in Gangneung, on South Korea's east coast, after a rare direct flight between the two halves of the divided peninsula -- for which a special exemption had to be sought from US sanctions.

10:00, 26 January 2018 Friday

At least 41 dead in S Korean hospital fire

More than 100 patients, staff evacuated after emergency room blaze in southeastern city of Miryang

15:23, 24 January 2018 Wednesday

Olympics brings South Korea Japan closer together

South Korea welcomes Japanese premier’s move to attend Winter Games, having already secured North Korea's participation

10:50, 22 January 2018 Monday

South Koreans burn image of North leader in Seoul

Around 200 protesters make their opposition clear to visiting North Korean delegation headed by star band leader

17:36, 16 January 2018 Tuesday

EU to remove Panama S Korea from tax haven blacklist

An EU official said that the bloc's finance ministers would pare down the list at talks next week, satisfied that the countries had made commitments to tax reform that Brussels will monitor.

04:32, 14 January 2018 Sunday

Koreas edge towards joint Olympic team

Olympic Committee ponders on whether to allow unified Korean team at upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games, North Korea says

22:09, 11 January 2018 Thursday

S Korean Embassy in Turkey steps in to help war

Turkish Korean War veteran's search for young girl he cared for in Korea 65 years ago has captured embassy's attention

10:24, 10 January 2018 Wednesday

South Korean leader insists North must denuclearize

President Moon Jae-in refuses to soften stance despite positive inter-Korean talks



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