Apr 14, 2014

Forgery probe clears South Korean spy chief

South Korean prosecutors concluded Monday that the head of the national spy agency was not involved in the fabrication of evidence in an alleged espionage case. The National Intelligence Service has been accused of forging documents — including Chinese border control records — to ...

Mar 27, 2014

Aiming for a Tokyo-Seoul summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye need to follow up their first formal meeting this week — held on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit — with a face-to-face meeting that doesn't require the intermediation of U.S. President Barack ...

Abe, Park focus on North to stop ties going south

Mar 26, 2014

Abe, Park focus on North to stop ties going south

Japan and South Korea successfully created the semblance of an alliance in a U.S.-brokered trilateral summit in The Hague but have yet to find a clear path to fully improving their strained ties. Tuesday’s talks, also involving President Barack Obama, began with a surprise ...

Mar 17, 2014

'Sincere steps' needed for Seoul-Tokyo meet

South Korea is open to a summit with Tokyo but demands Japan first take sincere steps on historical issues to create the right conditions for talks to produce substantial results, a spokesman for South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday. “There is no reason ...

Park proposes regular family reunions between rival Koreas

Mar 2, 2014

Park proposes regular family reunions between rival Koreas

South Korea’s president Saturday proposed the rival Koreas hold reunions of Korean War-divided families on a regular basis, saying time was running out for the elderly separated by hostilities and politics. South Korea has made similar proposals in the past, but President Park Geun-hye’s ...