Korean Peninsula

Will one single bomb stop North Korea?

In an instant, the entire country of North Korea would blackout … such is the power of new bombs under development in South Korea.<p>South Korea has announced it is building “blackout bombs.” And by doing so, the country has sent a clear message to North Korea that it has the power to “turn off the …

North Korea

A North Korean defector says the regime is crippled by sanctions and won't last a year

A former North Korean government official who defected to the US says North Korea is struggling against tough sanctions — and doubts the hermit state can last a year.<p>“The sanctions that the White House has imposed on North Korea are of a historic level,” said Ri Jong-ho, who ran the international …

North Korea

The U.S. Navy Just Parked a Guided-Missile Submarine Right Near North Korea

And it could do some real damage if it has to. As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, the United States continues to bring more long-range …

Military

Ousted South Korean president suffering in jail, lawyers say

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> Lawyers representing former South Korean president Park Geun-hye have accused authorities of committing "serious human rights violations" against the now-disgraced leader who is awaiting trial on charges of corruption and abuse of power.<p>According to a document supplied …

Justice

North Korea says 'nuclear war may break out any moment' — but that's the last thing it wants

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador warned on Monday that tensions on the peninsula have escalated so high that "a nuclear war may break out any moment."<p>This is exactly the kind of bluster Pyongyang has engaged in for decades.<p>On the surface, the latest US military movements look like preparations …

North Korea

South Korea's KF-X Grows Considerably In Development

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South Korea

'The lifestyle is brutal': North Korean defectors take risky journey out and fear for family left behind

Transition to life in South Korea can be difficult but government offers help<p>With a few strokes on a computer tablet, the wide-eyed look of Yong-chul …

North Korea

Jeju Island civic groups urge US to apologize for ‘April 3 Massacre’

Civic groups from Jeju Island are calling for the US government to apologize for the military-led massacre that took pla

South Korea central bank seen holding key rate again as worries on North persist

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday, as policymakers weigh risks …

Economy

Israeli defence company to help build drones for South Korea

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s largest defence contractor is helping to build drones for South Korea’s military, which is in a perpetual standoff with neighbouring North Korea, and also for the country’s civilian market, the company said on Tuesday.<p>State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said …

North Korea

Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs

While the Busan festival is still feeling the political repercussions of its decision to screen “The Truth Shall Not Sink With the Sewol,” the …

South Korea

North Korean Hacker Group Linked to Taiwanese Bank Cyberheist

Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, may have been behind this month’s theft of $60 million from Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank, …

North Korea

5 things you need to know Tuesday

News (U.S.)

S. Korean defense chief set for 'military diplomacy' at air show

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo will hold a series of bilateral meetings with chief foreign delegates at the …

North Korea

Chief prosecutor vows political neutrality on 3 ex-presidents

South Korea’s top prosecutor said Tuesday that the prosecution would accelerate investigations into alleged wrongdoings

Park Geun-hye

Could North Korea's 4,300 Tanks Crush America in a War?

As Washington ratchets up the pressure on North Korea—or potentially launches a preemptive strike—the Kim regime in Pyongyang has options to strike …

North Korea

North Korea rejects direct talks with South Korea in Russia - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korean officials have rejected a proposal to hold direct talks with their South Korean counterparts in St Petersburg, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.<p>Moscow had called on the two countries, who are both represented at a parliamentary forum in Russia, to use the …

North Korea

S.Korea police seek arrest warrant for Hanjin Group chief

South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Hanjin Group, the parent of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd, on charges of …

Corruption

Trump Asia Itinerary Filled With Potential Headaches

North Korea tension, meeting with Philippines strongman frame trip<p>President Donald Trump will stop in China and South Korea — two countries key to …

Politics

The Latest: Putin halts NKorea ties in line with UN demands

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European sanctions against North Korea (all times local):<p>5:15 p.m.<p>President Vladimir Putin says Russia is curtailing economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with restrictions imposed by the United Nations.<p>Putin's decree, published Monday on the …

North Korea

War With North Korea: Will Trump Make a Deal With China to Save the World?

Doing more of the same with China—cajoling it to help while threatening to punish its companies that do business with Pyongyang—isn't …

North Korea

Ex-SKorea leader Park complains about extension of detention

Lawyers for jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye have resigned in an apparent protest against a court decision to extend her …

Park Geun-hye

Defence lawyers for South Korea's Park quit over alleged bias

Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's defence lawyers resigned en masse Monday in protest at what they called a biased corruption trial, as …

South Korea

Free Trade With South Korea Works

Korus is a valuable agreement, even if it needs a little work.<p>Thankfully, President Donald Trump’s threats to summarily “terminate” the free-trade deal between the U.S. and South Korea have so far proved empty. Now, as the two sides sit down to renegotiate, there’s a chance to make some real …

Business

Hockey Asia Cup 2017: South Korea drub China 4-1 to progress into Super 4s

<b>Dhaka</b>: Defending Champions South Korea outclassed China 4-1 in a Pool B match of the Asia Cup hockey tournament in Dhaka on Monday.<p>Jang Jonghyun …

South Korea

‘Glass Garden’ Director Shin Su-won Backs Busan, Talks Blacklist

Shin Su-won, the Korean director of Busan’s opening film “Glass Garden,” showed support for the Busan Intl. Film Festival, criticizing the political …

Celebrity News

'Mad dog' anti-Trump leaflets, suspected floated in from North Korea, turn up in Seoul

SEOUL: Propaganda fliers presumed to be from North Korea and calling U.S. President Donald Trump a "mad dog" have turned up across central Seoul, …

North Korea

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

North Korea using small hydroelectric plant to power Kaesong Complex factories

Unilateral operation of the complex violates inter-Korean agreements, UN sanctions<p>Amid controversy over North Korea’s resumption of operations at some textile factories in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, South Korea’s Unification Minister Cho Myung-gyon said on Oct. 13 that the supply of …

North Korea

Haley: Trump move on Iran sends 'perfect message' to North Korea

United Nations Ambassador Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyDems face close polls in must-win Virginia Watchdog: Haley violated federal law by …

Nikki Haley