North Korean IOC member says joint Korean team at PyeongChang 2018 may be difficult

(스포츠 서울) MUJU, South Korea, June 25 (Yonhap) -- A veteran North Korean sports administrator visiting South Korea has expressed his misgivings about forming a joint Korean team for next year's Winter Olympics south of the bor...

Nothing decided over THAAD environmental test: defense ministry

South Korea's defense ministry said Sunday it is reviewing ways to conduct an environmental survey for the US anti-missile system being deployed on its soil, but nothing specific has been decided. "The ministry is in talks with re...

Moon spends weekend preparing for talks with Trump

President Moon Jae-in on Sunday made all-out effort to prepare for his upcoming talks with US President Donald Trump, checking his schedules, messages and speeches in the United States, an official at the presidential office Cheon...

Moon vows to ‘work together’ with Trump over NK issue

President Moon Jae-in said Sunday he will "work together" with his US counterpart Donald Trump to boost the two countries' alliance and resolve North Korea's growing threats, at the upcoming summit meeting set to take place in Was...

S. Korean lawmaker says time running out to form joint Korean squad for PyeongChang 2018

MUJU -- A South Korean lawmaker said Sunday time was running out for the two Koreas to form a join squad at next year's Winter Olympics south of the border, urging political leaders from both sides to make a quick decision.An Min-...

Sailor at naval base found dead in suspected suicide

INCHEON -- A Navy petty officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday in a suspected suicide case, the military said.The 24-year-old, whose identity was withheld, was found by his colleagues at 1:20 a.m. at a base...

[From the scene] Trump, fury, misunderstanding drive THAAD protest

On Saturday afternoon, thousands of South Koreans took to the streets to protest against the deployment of a US anti-missile system here, struggling to penetrate thick lines of police and besiege the US Embassy in downtown Seoul. ...

[News Focus] Moon proposes inter-Korean team for PyeongChang Olympics

President Moon Jae-in on Saturday proposed that the two Koreas form a unified team to take part in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, pinning high hopes on sports as a driver to kick-start cross-border exchanges that have for y...

Ex-dictator requests court change over memoir lawsuit

Former President Chun Doo-hwan, responsible for the bloody suppression of the 1980 pro-democracy movement in Gwangju, has requested that the petition for an injunction against the publication of his memoir be reviewed in Seoul. Ac...

S. Korea-US alliance stands at 'critical juncture' amid threats from NK

South Korea and the United States stand at a "critical juncture" in their alliance in the face of the rapidly growing threats from North Korea but they will surely achieve their "common goal" to successfully address the problem, S...

Confirmation hearings to proceed, fierce clashes expected

The nation’s political parties are preparing for another round of clashes over President Moon Jae-in’s Cabinet nominees, with opposition parties promising tough hearings for the six nominees set to take to the stand this week. T...

Supreme Court finds 14th conscientious objector guilty

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a prison sentence for a man refusing to do military service on religious grounds. This is the 14th time the Supreme Court approved of imprisonment for those refusing military service on religious...

Seoul mayor to visit Russia, Uzbekistan

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will visit the major cities of Russia and Uzbekistan this week to share city development ideas and expand cooperation with them, a Seoul city official said Sunday. "Mayor Park will visit Russia's Moscow, ...

[Herald Interview] ‘THAAD controversy won't mar alliance’

This is the first installment of a five-part series of interviews with prominent US scholars on an upcoming South Korea-US summit and the alliance. -- Ed.Despite persistent controversy, South Korea’s halt of the deployment of a U...

PM Lee urges N. Korea to free detainees

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday urged North Korea to free South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive country in the wake of the death of an American college student who died days after being release in a coma.Durin...