Prosecutors demand 20 years in jail for ex-South Korea president Lee
Prosecutors demanded 20 years in prison for former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, the most recent of the country's ex-leaders to be embroiled in a criminal inquiry.
Two Koreas to hold summit as Kim renews denuclearisation pledge
The leaders of the two Koreas will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, Seoul said Thursday, as Kim Jong Un renewed his commitment to the denuclearisation of the flashpoint peninsula.
South Korea's Moon replaces defence chief in cabinet reshuffle
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday replaced his defence chief and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle after falling approval ratings in recent weeks.
South Korea doctors protest over tougher abortion restrictions
South Korea, one of the few industrialised countries where abortion is largely illegal, has introduced tougher regulations on the procedure, prompting nearly 2,000 doctors to refuse to carry out terminations in protest.
Mercedes-Benz records 1.35 million sales in seven months
Mercedes-Benz has sold a sum of 1,356,350 vehicles in the first seven months of this year, which represents an increase of 2.3 per cent and a new record. Mercedes-Benz maintained its market leadership as the premium brand with the highest number of new registrations in the first seven months in markets including Germany, France, Switzerland,…
Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September
North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September after high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.
South Korea women hold record mass rally against 'spycam porn'
Tens of thousands of South Korean women staged a mass rally in Seoul Saturday to protest against spycam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over. Since May, the monthly demonstration in Seoul has shattered records to become the biggest-ever women's protest in South Korea where the global…
South Korea renews 14-year MoU on Nigeria’s mining sector
The Republic of South Korea has concluded arrangements to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on mineral resources signed with the Nigerian government in 2004. South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Lee In-tae, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, saying his country was willing…
South Korea's ex-president Park given eight more years in prison
Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term.