Park's 'pro-Japan' pick falls on sword in Seoul

Jun 24, 2014

Park's 'pro-Japan' pick falls on sword in Seoul

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s dwindling political fortunes took another hit Tuesday as her second nominee for prime minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks about Japan’s colonial rule. “I wanted to help President Park Geun-hye. But I believe that my resignation is ...

South Korea Sewol ferry trial to hear from student survivors

Jun 24, 2014

South Korea Sewol ferry trial to hear from student survivors

Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew by closed circuit TV from a courtroom in their traumatized hometown, a district court ruled on Tuesday. The court in Gwangju, 265 kilometers (165 miles) south of ...

Stress of South Korea conscripts spotlighted

| Jun 24, 2014

Stress of South Korea conscripts spotlighted

A deadly shooting spree by a South Korean military serviceman has once again raised questions over the wisdom of deploying young, inexperienced and often unprepared conscripts along the world’s last Cold War frontier. It is still unclear what caused the 22-year-old sergeant, identified only ...

South Korean troops corner soldier who killed comrades

Jun 23, 2014

South Korean troops corner soldier who killed comrades

A day after trading gunfire, troops on Monday tightened a cordon around a South Korean soldier who killed five comrades at an outpost near the border with North Korea and went on the run. Officials said the military was using loudspeakers overnight to try ...

Algeria beats South Korea

Jun 23, 2014

Algeria beats South Korea

Islam Slimani scored one goal and made two more as Algeria swept to a 4-2 victory over South Korea on Sunday to become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. The result gives Algeria a first World Cup ...

Product placement puts South Korean TV dramas on map

Jun 22, 2014

Product placement puts South Korean TV dramas on map

The export success of South Korea’s TV dramas has spawned a hard-selling world of branded entertainment that uses product placement to push everything from smartphones to lipsticks. The so-called Hallyu (Korean wave) of TV shows and pop music has long conquered most of Asia ...

Military surrounds South Korean soldier who killed five comrades

Jun 22, 2014

Military surrounds South Korean soldier who killed five comrades

South Korean media are reporting that military authorities have surrounded a soldier who killed five comrades at a border outpost the day before and were engaged in a gunfight with him. Yonhap News agency and the YTN news channel said Sunday that authorities were ...