Korea to take actions against Chinese retaliation over US missile system

South Korea's finance minister pledged Friday to take actions against China amid no apparent signs of progress in ending a diplomatic row with the world's second-largest economy.China has taken a series of economic retaliations ag...

Hwang warns against NK provocations based on 'misjudgment'

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday warned against North Korea's possible provocations based on its "misjudgment" of a leadership crisis in Seoul triggered by the recent ouster of Park Geun-hy...

US fighter's fuel tanks fall on Saemangeum lake

A US Air Force fighter in training in the skies over South Korea's southwestern coast jettisoned two fuel tanks due to an emergency earlier this week, US military officials said Friday.The fuel tanks fell on a fresh water lake at ...

Air pollution aggravates Parkinson's disease

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of aggravating Parkinson's disease and may cause neurological disease progression, a study showed Friday. According to the study by Kim Ho at Seoul National University, patients with the ne...

Presidential front-runner Moon officially declares election bid

Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in officially declared his bid for South Korea's top elected office Friday, vowing to restore justice and national unity, ensure the rule of law and strengthen independent defense capabilities. T...

NK asks Russia to help reopen nuclear talks

North Korea's deputy nuclear negotiator Choe Son-hui recently met a visiting advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang in an apparent bid to request help from Russia to arrange bilateral or multilateral talks on Kor...

Allies' Key Resolve drill to end two-week run

South Korea and the United States will wrap up an annual command-post exercise later Friday, while their joint field training is to continue through the end of next month, according to officials."Today is the last day of the Key R...

UNSC adopts statement condemning NK's missile launch, engine test

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a press statement Thursday in condemnation of North Korea's recent missile launch and high-thrust rocket engine test.It is the U.N. panel's third statement against its provoc...

Presidential frontrunner Moon likely to win majority in primary

A survey indicated Friday that South Korea's leading presidential contender probably won more than half the votes in his party's first in-house election earlier this week.Moon Jae-in, former chief of the liberal Democratic Party, ...

NK appears all set for nuke test

North Korea seems to have finished preparing for another nuclear test, waiting for leader Kim Jong-un's final decision, South Korean defense officials warned Friday."It's assessed that North Korea is capable of conducting a nuclea...

Salvage effort to raise Sewol ferry enters critical phase

The government said Friday it is making all out effort to successfully raise the Sewol ferry on the last day of favorable weather conditions, as the salvage team removes a ramp that has held up progress.The Ministry of Oceans and ...

Bipartisan House resolution condemns China's retaliation against S. Korea over THAAD

A group of US House lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning China's retaliation against South Korea for its decision to host the US THAAD missile defense system and urging Beijing to exercise pressure o...

Military action against NK would lead to second Korean War

A former chief US nuclear negotiator with North Korea said Thursday that attacking North Korea, regardless of whether it's preemptive or preventive strikes, is sure to prompt retaliation that could lead to a second Korean War.Robe...

Trump again calls NK problem ‘mess’

US President Donald Trump again called the North Korean situation a "mess" as he criticized his predecessor Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy and economic issues."I inherited a mess, I inherited a mess in so many ways. I i...

NK urges UN to remind of danger of US-S.Korea military drills

North Korea has urged the United Nations to draw attention to what it views as the danger of joint US-South Korea military drills, saying that they pose a threat to global peace and security, its state media said Thursday.Ja Song-...