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South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee and  President Yoon Suk-yeol listen as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at an official state dinner, during Yoon's visit to Washington at the White House in April last year.
Jul 21, 2024
South Korea's first lady grilled over Dior bag and stock manipulation
Kim Keon-hee, has been questioned over allegations of stock manipulation and graft involving a $2,200 luxury handbag, prosecutors said Sunday.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivers remarks at NATO's 75th anniversary summit in Washington on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 11, 2024
Why Indo-Pacific countries are joining the NATO summit
This is the third successive NATO summit for four countries from the Indo-Pacific region to attend.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday before leaving for Washington for NATO meetings.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2024
Kishida and Yoon vow cooperation over Russia-North Korea ties
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a mutual defense pledge with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol at a recent meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on May 27
Jul 8, 2024
South Korea's Yoon to discuss Pyongyang's 'distinct threat' to Europe at NATO meet
Yoon, who became the first South Korean leader to attend a NATO summit in 2022, was to take part in his third such meeting later this week.
Park Cheol-hee, the brains behind President Yoon Suk-yeol's diplomatic policies, is expected to be appointed as the country's next ambassador to Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2024
South Korea to name Japan hand as next ambassador to Tokyo
Seoul has informally decided to appoint Park Cheol-hee, the brains behind President Yoon Suk-yeol's diplomatic policies.
Doctors take part in a rally to protest against government plans to increase medical school admissions, in Seoul on March 3.
Jun 18, 2024
More doctors walk off the job in South Korea in one-day strike
The dispute began in January, when the South Korean government announced a plan to dramatically expand admissions to medical schools.
South Korean soldiers work on a loudspeaker that is set up for propaganda broadcasts during a military drill near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, in this image released Sunday.
Jun 10, 2024
Pyongyang floats more balloons amid vows of retaliation against Seoul
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, promised a strong response to South Korea's restarting of its loudspeaker broadcasts for the first time in years.
A man looks toward North Korea through a pair of binoculars from the observation deck near the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, on Tuesday.
Jun 4, 2024
South Korea to resume all military activities along demarcation line
Seoul said that mobile loudspeakers could be sent to border and operational "right away" after the South suspended an inter-Korean military agreement.
A person walks past the logo of the 2024 Korea-Africa Summit in Goyang, South Korea, on Tuesday. Seoul will aim to secure critical mineral imports and boost trade ties with Africa as President Yoon Suk-yeol hosts dozens of heads of state from the continent at a major summit.
Jun 4, 2024
South Korea's Yoon Suk-yeol pledges closer ties with Africa on minerals and trade
Hosting an inaugural summit, Yoon said South Korea will increase development aid for Africa as it looks to tap the continent's mineral resources and export market potential.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a trilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Qiang during their meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on May 27.
Jun 3, 2024
South Korea to explore vast oil and gas prospects off east coast, Yoon says
The 500 billion won ($363 million) drilling project is slated to begin towards the end of the year, aiming for results by mid-next year.
A Nuri rocket takes off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, on June 21, 2022.
May 28, 2024
South Korea is gearing up to become space powerhouse
KASA will work on ambitious projects such as an uncrewed moon landing by 2032, with a Mars mission proposed by the middle of the following decade.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Chinese Premier Li Qiang for bilateral talks in Seoul on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 26, 2024
Kishida meets China's Li and South Korea's Yoon before trilateral summit
The Japanese leader discussed improving ties with Seoul and how to stabilize Tokyo's relationship with Beijing in separate bilateral talks.
South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol (left), U.S. President Joe Biden (center) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk during the Camp David summit on the outskirts of Washington last August. South Korea and Japan will be going into the summit with China more aligned than before following the Camp David meeting.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 24, 2024
At Japan-South Korea-China trilateral summit, a chance to manage tensions
Just holding the summit is an accomplishment amid the considerable issues that divide the three countries.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol will hold talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Seoul on Sunday and Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2024
Japan, South Korea and China to hold first summit in four years
A schedule of regular summits had been disrupted by bilateral feuds and the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol attends the virtual AI Seoul Summit hosted jointly by South Korea and Britain, in Seoul.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2024
Second global AI summit secures safety commitments from companies
Sixteen companies at the forefront of developing artificial intelligence pledged on Tuesday at a global meeting to develop the technology safely.
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during the U.K. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes, Britain, on Nov. 2, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
South Korea and U.K. to host second global AI summit as boom fans risks
The breathtaking pace of innovation since the first AI summit in November leaves governments scrambling to keep up with a growing array of risks.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang (from left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are expected to meet in Seoul on May 26 and 27.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2024
Japan, China and South Korea eye economics and infectious disease fight in joint statement
But another focus will be whether the three countries will be able to keep in step over issues related to nuclear-armed North Korea.
Soldiers and police stand guard outside a South Korean Army boot camp in Yeoncheon county before the arrival of K-pop's BTS band member Jin, in December 2022. South Korea's economic success is often  overshadowed by its cultural exports.
May 10, 2024
A surprise South Korean boom is going unnoticed
Despite its robust economic performance, South Korea often takes a backseat to neighboring giants like Japan and China.
China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi (left), and South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul walk with other officials during their talks in Beijing on Monday.
May 14, 2024
South Korea and China's top envoys eye trilateral summit with Japan
Seoul has not formally announced the date for the summit — the first since 2019 — but media reports have said it will take place on May 26 and 27.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol held a news conference on Thursday, his first in about two years as he tried to set a new course for his conservative government after suffering a stinging defeat in parliamentary elections last month.
May 9, 2024
South Korea’s Yoon tries to reset agenda with rare news conference
The leader used the event to lay out his priorities for his remaining three years in office.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals