South Korea

South Korea focuses on clean energy

South Korea is refocusing its energy sector and moving away from nuclear power towards natural gas and renewable energy. But the transition to a low-carbon economy will need a significant investment.

South Korea

Jeju Island aims to become carbon-free by 2030

Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea is aiming to become carbon-free by 2030.

Asia Pacific

South Korea's president calls for $10bn to tackle unemployment

Moon Jae-In, South Korea's new president, has urged parliament to add $10bn to the budget to tackle unemployment and avert an economic crisis.

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Couriers find success by employing the elderly

In South Korea, courier companies employing only elderly workers have been expanding.

South Korea

South Korea celebrates 30 years of democracy

This year marks 30 years of democracy in South Korea. Violent protests in 1987 paved the way for the transition from military rule. Earlier this year, many peaceful demonstrations led to the removal of President Park Geun-hye.

Asia Pacific

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

South Korea's military says the launch appears to be barrage of land-to-ship missiles fired off North's east coast.

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Missile defence probe not aimed to reverse deal

South Korea's president says investigation into delivery of US missile defence system is not intended to reverse its deployment.

Asia Pacific

N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

Kim Jong-un supervised new ballistic missile test and promises to develop more powerful weapons for defence.

N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

Asia Pacific

Japan threatens action after North Korea missile test

Prime Minister Abe says Japan 'will take concrete action with the US' after Scud missile crashes into Japanese waters.

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires Scud missile into Japanese waters

Short-range ballistic Scud missile landed in the Sea of Japan and was the third successful test in as many weeks.

North Korea fires missile in third test in three weeks

South Korea

Why young South Koreans are turning away from religion

Some churches are employing technology and becoming less hierarchical to try to entice and keep young members.

Why young South Koreans are turning away from religion

South Korea

First ‘bio-pay’ shop opens in South Korea

A company in South Korea has opened its first “bio-pay” shop where customers can pay for things with a scan of their hand. The technology is just one of many that the country is testing before rolling it out to the world.

Asia

Ousted South Korean President Park goes on trial

Park Geun-hye denies all 18 charges against her in first court appearance since impeachment over power abuse scandal.

Asia

North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment

North Korean leader approves deployment of solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile and orders it "be rapidly mass-produced".

North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment

Asia Pacific

North Korea launches another missile: South Korea

South Korea's defence ministry says unidentified projectile was fired from an area just north of Pyongyang.

North Korea launches another missile: South Korea