Arts & Culture

Using fox genitalia to find love in South Korea

Feeling pressure to marry, some South Korean women are procuring charms from shamans, hoping to meet the right man.

Asia Pacific

N Korea declares ballistic missile test 'success'

Kim Jong-un expressed 'great satisfaction' over missile test that triggered US to call for a Security Council meeting.


South Korea summons Samsung chief in graft case, again

Prosecutors question Lee Jae-yong for second time in part of wider corruption investigation liked to President Park.

Nuclear weapons

'Overwhelming response': US warns North Korea

US Defense Secretary James Mattis makes first foreign trip to key ally South Korea and reaffirms military alliance.


Ban Ki-moon rules out run for South Korea presidency

Former UN chief once considered a potential presidential candidate denounces 'character assassination' by media.

South Korea

The debate over South Korea's 'comfort women'

Academic Park Yu-ha has disputed the widely held narrative of sexual slavery and victimisation under Japan during WWII.


N Korea defector: Kim Jong-un's days are numbered

One of most senior North Korean officials to flee post says he expects more defections as government systems 'crumble'.

Business & Economy

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

Company says efforts to increase phone's battery life caused device to catch fire prompting an estimated $5.3bn recall.


South Korea: Minister arrested over 'artist blacklist'

Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun accused of helping target artists critical of impeached President Park Geun-hye.


South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.

Asia Pacific

Samsung leader summoned as suspect in S Korea scandal

Prosecutor summons Samsung leader Jay Lee over donations made to firm linked to scandal involving president's friend.


Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

South Korea

Monk critical after sex slavery protest immolation

Buddhist monk sets himself on fire in demonstration against agreement with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves.


Sex slave statue sparks Japan-South Korea row

Ambassador recalled in protest against statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery.

Asia Pacific

South Korea: President Park's impeachment trial starts

Park is accused of colluding with a friend to pressure businesses to make contributions to her policy initiatives.