South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been exploring ways to improve strained ties by exchanging multiple letters since April.
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Many young South Koreans feel unfairly singled out by authorities as the main driver of its COVID-19 outbreak, even as the government prioritizes vaccine distribution to older people.
What may be the most significant reshuffle of top North Korean officials in years by leader Kim Jong Un serves as a warning to the ruling elite, analysts say.
Moon is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Thursday for a four-day stay, which will include a series of meetings with Biden.
Uncertainties in the country's vaccine rollout amid global shortages and shipment delays are deepening public skepticism over Seoul's goal of reaching herd immunity by November.
The view was expressed during meetings between Japanese and South Korean officials, the first since Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office.
In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred site where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub in the alpine town of Samjiyon. It is one of the largest ...
South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but its foreign minister says Seoul will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities, including sexual violence against its women.
When Seoul was preparing to open a liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong this summer after a decade of virtually no contact with its longtime enemy, South Korean officials had heated debates over whether they should seek approval from Washington. Some top ...
South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption program for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country's soccer and baseball teams earned the exemption by winning gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend. Military service is a highly contentious issue ...