State of Play: E-Sports in South Korea

As e-sports boom globally, Lee Jae-dong reveals what it takes to be a champion in S Korea where gamers are celebrities.

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.

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Daughter of president's confidant arrested

Daughter of Choi Soon-sil, accused of meddling in state affairs, arrested in Danish city on charges of illegal stay.

Asia Pacific

South Korea's Park: I have never conspired with anyone

South Korean president denies wrongdoing in scandal that is threatening her presidency.


Departing UN chief Ban laments 'fires still burning'

South Korean diplomat bids farewell to his colleagues as he transfers stewardship to Antonio Guterres.

101 East

Fleeing South Korea

Young skilled South Koreans throw away their careers for manual jobs overseas to flee the pressures of life at home.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea investigators look into 'artist blacklist'

Former minister summoned over claims of blacklisting thousands of artists including Oldboy director Park Chan-wook.

Inside Story

What's next for South Korea?

The head of the state-run pension fund is detained deepening the political crisis in South Korea.

Asia Pacific

South Korea ruling party splits over Park scandal

Dozens of MPs quit Saenuri Party and vow to start new party that observers say might try to recruit outgoing UN chief.


South Korean MPs question president's confidante

Choi Soon-sil apologises to the South Korean people in appearance before members of special parliamentary committee.


South Korea culls 15 percent of poultry stock

More than 22.5 million poultry killed amid the worst bird flu epidemic in farms across South Korea in recent times.


Seoul impeachment protests

Massive rallies continue to bring thousands to the streets of Seoul, even after president Park Geun-Hye's impeachment.

South Korea

I'm sorry for causing trouble: S Korea president's aide

Choi Soon-sil, accused of abuse of power and extortion, appears in Seoul district court as her fraud trial begins.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea: Park supporters joust with protesters

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Park demonstrators gather again, but this time are met by the president's supporters.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea parliament probes Park's 'missing hours'

MPs looking into why impeached President Park Geun-hye did not appear for seven hours after a ferry tragedy in 2014.