Asia Pacific

S Korea's art museum restores tower of 1,003 old TV sets

The tower was created in the 1980s by Paik Nam June, a pioneer of video art until his death in 2006.

Asia Pacific

S Koreans gather at Japan embassy for funeral of 'comfort woman'

Kim Bok-dong regularly led protests to demand Japan more fully acknowledge suffering of so-called 'comfort women'.

Business & Economy

Samsung Electronics expects weaker 2019 earnings as profits slump

South Korean tech giant announces 31 percent year-on-year plunge for net profits in the final quarter of last year.

Samsung Electronics expects weaker 2019 earnings as profits slump

South Korea

Tens of thousands refuse 'extension of life' in South Korea

Since 'dying-well' law passed, nearly 35,000 South Koreans opted to die by refusing life-sustaining healthcare.

Tens of thousands refuse 'extension of life' in South Korea

Asia Pacific

Japan-South Korea radar spat shakes stability - when US needs it

Ahead of US-North Korea summit, analysts say latest dispute between neighbours threatens delicate regional dynamics.

Japan-South Korea radar spat shakes stability - when US needs it

Asia

South Korean 'comfort women' activist dies at 93

Kim Bok-dong spent years demanding justice for Japan's wartime sexual violence against women.

South Korean 'comfort women' activist dies at 93

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Thaw in ties with North boosts ice fishing festival

Nearly two million South Koreans take part in the festival near North Korea border as Seoul-Pyongyang ties warm up.

North Korea

Kim says 'believes in' Trump ahead of second summit

State media suggests North Korean leader is optimistic about upcoming second summit with US president.

Kim says 'believes in' Trump ahead of second summit - KCNA

Asia

South Korea to launch major investigation of sex abuse in sport

Up to 30,000 people to be interviewed in year-long probe, South Korea's largest ever.

South Korea to launch major investigation of sex abuse in sport

Sweden

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet

Stockholm has had diplomatic ties with North Korea since 1973, provides US consular services at its Pyongyang embassy.

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet

South Korea

South Korean skaters allege prevalent sexual abuse

Skaters scene rocked by #MeToo moment as solidarity group alleges five more athletes were abused by their coaches.

South Korea: Sexual abuse claims rock speed skating

North Korea

US, North Korea 'to hold talks this week' after nuclear impasse

Two sides to reportedly finalise second Trump-Kim summit details, as South Korea report doesn't refer to North as enemy.

US, North Korea 'to hold talks this week' after nuclear impasse

South Korea

Be 'more humble' towards past, Moon urges Japan

President urges Tokyo not to 'politicise' issue of South Koreans forced to work by Japanese firms during World War II.

Japan should foster 'more humble' attitude: South Korea's Moon

Japan

Japan, Korea forced labour dispute deepens amid asset freeze

Japan to discuss response after South Korean court freezes local assets of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.

Japan, Korea forced labour dispute deepens amid asset freeze

Business & Economy

Samsung Electronics warns of near-30 percent profit slump

South Korean tech giant faces growing competition from Chinese smartphone makers and is hit by declining chip prices.

Samsung Electronics warns of near-30 percent profit slump