North Korea

North Korea 'fires two short-range missiles' in latest launch

It was the fifth round of test launches in two weeks to protest US-South Korea joint military drills, Seoul says.

North Korea 'fires two short-range missiles' in latest launch

South Korea

South Korea picks new envoy to US who called Trump 'treacherous'

Career diplomat and MP Lee Soo-hyuck once served as Seoul's chief negotiator in the six-party talks with North Korea.

South Korea picks new envoy to US who called Trump 'treacherous'

AJ Impact

Moon: Trade dispute with Japan helps no one

Moon's comments come as Japan granted approval for first Seoul-bound shipment of chemicals under new export designation.

Moon: Trade dispute with Japan helps no one

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Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

Japan's senior government spokesperson plays down measures against South Korea as a boycott of Japanese goods continues.

Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

South Korea

Anti-Japan banners in Seoul taken down after public outcry

Officials in South Korean capital removes banners that read 'I won't go [to Japan], I will not buy [Japanese products]'.

Anti-Japan banners in Seoul taken down after public outcry

North Korea

Visitors to North Korea have US visa-free entry revoked

Visitors who have travelled to North Korea since March 1, 2011, will have to apply for tourist or business visas.

US ends visa-free entry for visitors who have been to North Korea

Asia Pacific

North Korea threatens more launches after latest missile test

Pyongyang conducts fourth test in 12 days in protest against South Korea-US joint military exercises.

North Korea threatens more launches after latest missile test

AJ Impact

Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in South Korea row

Tokyo's curbs on tech exports to South Korea may score political points at home, but could hurt some top Japanese firms.

Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in South Korea row

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Did North Korea use cyberattack money to buy nuclear weapons?

Authors of UN report claim North Korea stole $2bn through cyberattacks and used it to bolster its weapons programmes.

Did North Korea use cyberattack money to buy nuclear weapons?

Asia Pacific

South Korea, US hold 'war games' despite North Korea warnings

Scaled-down military drill comes after Pyongyang tested a series of short-range projectiles in recent weeks.

South Korea, US hold 'war games' despite North Korea warnings

AJ Impact

Asian shares hit 2-month lows as Sino-US trade tensions escalate

US President Donald Trump abruptly decided on Thursday to slap 10 percent tariffs on $300bn in Chinese imports.

Asian shares hit 2-month lows as Sino-US trade tensions escalate

Asia Pacific

South Koreans rally against Japan amid bitter trade war

The removal of South Korea from Tokyo's list of preferential trade partners has worsened the dispute.

AJ Impact

Japan to remove South Korea from favoured trade list

Tokyo's move follows its decision last month to restrict exports of chemicals key to South Korea's chip industry.

Japan to remove South Korea from favoured trade list

North Korea

North Korea fires two short-range projectiles: South Korea

Pyongyang fires off third missile test in eight days as US president plays down recent launches as 'very standard'.

North Korea fires two short-range projectiles: South Korea

Asia Pacific

Second S Korean man sets himself ablaze in apparent Japan protest

Police find bag containing a memo and leaflet criticising Japan over decision to tighten controls on high-tech exports.

Second S Korean man sets himself ablaze in apparent Japan protest