Asia Pacific

US-South Korea drills not 'necessary': Pentagon boss

Acting secretary of defence says US forces in South Korea are already 'prepared if diplomacy fails' with North Korea.

US-South Korea military drills not 'necessary': Shanahan

Europe

Budapest boat tragedy: Hopes of finding missing S Koreans fade

Chances of locating more survivors 'very slim' as relatives of South Korean victims depart for Hungary's capital.

Budapest boat tragedy: Hopes of finding missing S Koreans fade

Asia Pacific

US, Japan, S Korea, Australia hold joint naval drills

Show of force comes before Trump's visit to Japan as US looks to allies in Asia to help counter China.

US, Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first joint naval drills

Asia Pacific

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks with Moon

White House says talks to focus on the North's denuclearisation but Seoul's statement refers to the Korean Peninsula.

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks with Moon

Asia Pacific

South Korea's green vision for electric cars

Aiming to become the first in the world to be carbon-free by 2030.

North Korea

US seizes North Korean coal vessel accused of violating sanctions

US officials allege the 'Wise Honest' vessel violated US and UN sanctions by illicitly shipping coal from North Korea.

US seizes North Korean coal vessel accused of violating sanctions

North Korea

North Korea fires 2 more projectiles as tensions rise

Report of latest launch comes days after Pyongyang tested rockets and a short-range missile last Saturday.

North Korea fires 2 more projectiles as tensions rise

Asia Pacific

South Korea's Buddhist celebrations give hope for peace

North Korea’s weapons test overshadows preparations for a national Buddhist holiday with theme of world peace.

North Korea

North Korea test fires 'short-range projectiles'

Weapons test seen by analysts as a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with US.

North Korea fires 'short-range projectiles' into East Sea

South Korea

Thousands rally in Seoul to 'fight for our rights'

Demonstrators denounce deteriorating working conditions and demand equal treatment and pay for non-regular workers.

'Fighting for our rights': Thousands rally on Labour Day in Seoul

Asia Pacific

South Korean parliament assembly in deadlock after violence

So-called Anti-Scuffling Law of 2012 was meant to make scenes like this a thing of the past.

AJ IMPACT

Asian countries assess impact of US sanctions against Iran

US move to end waiver on sanctions against importers of Iranian oil could hurt regional economies, analysts say.

Asian countries assess impact of US sanctions against Iran

War & Conflict

North Korea wants Pompeo removed from nuclear talks

Foreign ministry describes the US secretary of state as 'reckless' and says it wants him replaced by another official.

North Korea wants Pompeo removed from nuclear talks

South Korea

Korean man kills five after setting apartment on fire

Five people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed in the building, with 13 others wounded by the 42 year old.

Korean man kills five after setting apartment on fire

Asia Pacific

South Korea observes fifth anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster

The accident killed 304 people, mostly children on a school trip.