Iran hails oil-for-goods deal with South Korea
Iran said Saturday it had finalised a deal with South Korea to trade oil for goods, skirting renewed US sanctions.
North Korean soldier defects to South across border
A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South's military said. The rare defection came as the two Koreas push ahead with a process of reconciliation in an effort to…
Mercedes-Benz begins fourth quarter with new sales record
Mercedes-Benz started the fourth quarter with a new record in unit sales. Worldwide, the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 190,021 vehicles, surpassing the previous best October unit sales from last year by 3.9 per cent. In the first 10 months of the year, deliveries of 1,905,108 units by Mercedes-Benz were slightly above the high…
South Korean workers in nationwide strike over labour policies
Tens of thousands of workers launched a half-day strike across South Korea Wednesday, accusing the government of rolling back pro-labour policies in the face of deepening economic woes.
South Korean court allows conscientious objection to military service
South Korea's supreme court ruled Thursday that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse the country's mandatory military service, in a case that has implications for hundreds of conscientious objectors.
South Korea president says North's Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul "soon", the South's President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula despite stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington.
South Korean president to lobby for Kim Jong Un on Europe tour
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that world powers needed to reassure North Korea's Kim Jong Un that he had taken the right decision to commit to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea wants Pope to visit, South to tell Vatican
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit, saying he would be "ardently welcomed", South Korea's presidency said Tuesday, adding it would pass on Pyongyang's message to the Vatican.
South Korea envoy urges Nigeria to support peace moves with North Korea
South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lee In-tae, has canvassed support of Nigerian government for peace process between South and North Korea. Speaking on Friday in a meeting to highlight the current relationship between North and South Korea, the Ambassador expressed hope that the relative peace enjoyed by both countries since the peace initiative…