AJ Impact

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

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

North Korea

South Koreans react with hope, scepticism over Trump-Kim meeting

While some in South Korea are positive, others see the Kim-Trump meeting as 'all style and no substance'.

South Koreans react with hope, scepticism over Trump-Kim meeting

North Korea

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

Comments come amid hopes that stalled talks over nuclear disarmament between the two countries could be revived.

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

North Korea

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says prospects for resumption of US-North Korea diplomacy have brightened recently.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

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

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

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

United States

Trump says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

In meeting with South Korea's Moon, Trump says it's 'not the right time' to ease sanctions on Pyongyang.

South Korea

As Moon heads to Washington, Kim turns to old friend Moscow

South Korean president to hold talks with Trump while North Korea looks for support in the region.

As Moon heads to Washington, Kim turns to old friend Moscow

South Korea

South Korea plans artificial rain to reduce Seoul air pollution

President Moon hopes collaboration with China will improve air quality in the country.

South Korea

South Korea offers to facilitate future Kim-Trump talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is active in trying to facilitate Kim Jong Un's nuclear negotiations with the US.

North Korea

What South Korea stands to gain from Trump-Kim summit

Despite improving Seoul-Pyongyang relations, Trump's meeting with Kim in Vietnam might worry South Korea.

What South Korea stands to gain and lose from Trump-Kim summit

North Korea

Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

A week before their second summit, an in-depth look at what has happened since Kim and Trump last came face-to-face.

Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

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