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Flurry of activity hints at North Korea missile test

Radio signals and radar activity detected at a North Korean missile base have raised concerns the reclusive regime may be preparing a new missile test, news reports in Seoul and Tokyo said Tuesday

South Korea, China to hold talks: Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-In will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of next week's APEC summit, Seoul said Tuesday, with the neighbours' relationship strained by a US missile defence system.

Mattis says US goal is «not war» over North Korea

Washington's goal «is not war» as it seeks to ease high military tension with Pyongyang, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday, standing at the heavily-fortified border between the two Koreas.

South Korea welcomes «special» Olympic skaters from North

South Korean organisers of next year's Winter Olympics welcomed Saturday the «special» qualifying of figure skaters from the North, as Seoul seeks to promote its isolated neighbour's participation as a key part of the «Peace Games».

South Korea's fertility rate plunges to 7-year low

South Korea's fertility rate plunged to a seven-year low in 2016, official statistics showed Wednesday, with more women delaying marriage in the highly competitive, workaholic country.

South Korea media divided over Samsung heir verdict

South Korean media were divided Monday over the jailing of the heir to the Samsung empire, with some newspapers condemning the ruling and others accusing rivals of «kneeling» before the rich.

Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.

Like father, like son: Samsung heir convicted

Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has spent his life trying to prove himself worthy of his father's legacy, and on Friday he followed in the older man's footsteps by being convicted in the same courtroom.

Convicted: the offences of Samsung's Lee

The heir to the Samsung business empire Lee Jae-Yong was convicted Friday of all five charges at his trial in connection with the scandal that brought down president Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung heir arrives at court for corruption verdict

The heir to the Samsung business empire, which includes the world's biggest smartphone maker, arrived at court Friday to hear the verdict in his corruption trial over the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

Five charges facing Samsung's Lee

The heir to the Samsung business empire Lee Jae-Yong faces five charges in his corruption trial, after being caught up in the scandal that brought down president Park Geun-Hye.

Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say.

South Koreans vote in historic election

South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

Kim family values on show at North Korea parade

Before tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians marched before him, along with some of the most fearsome weapons at his command, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his audience were shown portraits of his grandfather and father.

Peace along the border despite North Korean threats

One soldier enjoys a cigarette, another sits reading quietly on the riverbank: seen from the Chinese side of the border, North Korea's army does not appear to be on a war footing despite all the bellicose language.

VP Pence jets into Seoul with Korea tensions high

Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response.

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