Italy

North Korea's envoy in Italy 'in hiding': S Korean MP

Pyongyang's acting ambassador and his family are reportedly seeking asylum in a Western country.

North Korea's envoy in Italy 'in hiding': South Korean MP

North Korea

Kim ready to meet Trump but asks US not to test N Korea

North Korean leader delivers annual New Year's Day speech laying out Pyongyang's top priorities for 12 months ahead.

Kim calls for corresponding US measures, ready to meet Trump

North Korea

Nukes, economy, Trump summit: What's on Kim Jong-un's 2019 agenda

North Korean leader expected to give annual address on Tuesday laying out country's top priorities for year ahead.

Nukes, economy, Trump summit: What's on Kim Jong-un's 2019 agenda

Kim Jong Un

Kim calls for more Korea talks with Moon in new year

Kim's letter comes days before he is expected to announce major policy decisions and goals in a New Year's speech.

Kim calls for more Korea talks with Moon in new year

Asia Pacific

North, South Korea hold ceremony for future road and rail links

Construction on ambitious project cannot begin while sanctions over North's nuclear and missile programmes are in place.

North, South Korea hold ceremony for future road and rail links

Asia Pacific

Art brightens South Korean industrial city

A dreary grain silo was transformed into a piece of giant, colourful art in Incheon, South Korea has been named by Guinness World Records as the largest outdoor mural in the world.

Art brightens South Korean industrial city

Asia Pacific

South Korea's conservatives demand jailed ex-president's release

Conservatives say they've lost their voice in politics after Park Geun-hye was removed from office.

Asia Pacific

South Korea approves $3.5bn in funding to cohost Olympics

The plan for South and North Korea to cohost the Olymics in 2032 has been approved and bidding preparation is under way.

Business & Economy

Angry South Korean taxi drivers protest against ride-sharing app

The rally comes days after a driver's self-immolation against plans to introduce carpooling service Kakao Mobility.

Angry South Korean taxi drivers protest against ride-sharing app

South Korea

North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony

The largely symbolic event will take place on December 26 at the Pyongyang-controlled Panmun station, Seoul says.

North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony

South Korea

S Korean court orders compensation to wartime forced labourers

Court orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to compensate 28 South Koreans in decision Japan criticises as 'unacceptable'.

S Korean court orders compensation to wartime forced labourers

Asia Pacific

Ancient Korean sport receives joint UNESCO award

Ssireum or Korean wrestling is the first cultural activity practised by both North and South Koreas to get the award.

South Korea

Samsung Electronics apologises over factory worker cancer cases

Company's apology follows a 10-year battle by families of workers who developed severe diseases, including leukaemia.

Samsung Electronics apologises over factory worker cancer cases

South Korea

South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

The Taepyeong-dong complex south of Seoul, with at least six dog slaughterhouses, will be transformed into a park.

South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

South Korea

US scales back military drills to support North Korea diplomacy

US and South Korea in discussions over scope of 2019 'Foal Eagle' military exercises. Decision expected next month.

US scales back military drills to support North Korea diplomacy