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  1. 8 hours ago

    South Korea ferry disaster: Families of victims demand answers

    “We came to meet our children after the initial announcement that most of them had been rescued,” said relatives of the 274...

  2. 18 hours ago

    S Korea reported to have detained ferry captain

    Vigil for ferry victims as search continues South Korean investigators have detained the captain of the capsized Sewol...

  1. April 17, 2014

    Grief turns to anger over S Korean ferry rescue

    Desperate search for S Korea ferry crash victims South Korea on Thursday accelerated its desperate search for almost 300...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Samsung whistleblower returns to court

    It took just four years for Kim Yong-chul to go from chief lawyer at Samsung to manning the till in a bakery. During that...

  3. March 30, 2014

    Hugo Boss taps S Korean star power in China

    As Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and face of Hugo Boss, sparked headlines about the end of her marriage last week, the German...

  4. February 27, 2014

    North Korea fires missiles into sea off east coast

    North Korea on Thursday fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, Seoul said, in an apparent response...

  5. February 25, 2014

    Korean reunions spark questions over fate of abductees

    Park Yang-su set to sea as a fisherman aged just 16 to support his family – little suspecting that he would be separated...

  6. February 17, 2014

    South Korean politician jailed for 12 years for rebellion plot

    A South Korean court has sentenced a leftwing lawmaker to 12 years in prison for plotting an insurrection in support of...

  7. February 16, 2014

    South Korean moviemaker focuses on Samsung safety record

    When Kim Tae-yun decided to make a film about the death from leukaemia of a young Samsung Electronics factory worker, his...

  8. February 7, 2014

    S Korea’s elderly left behind by speed of change

    slideshow: Growing older and getting poorer in South Korea As she shuffles down the snow-dusted lanes beside her home,...

  9. February 5, 2014

    North and South Korea agree cross-border family reunions

    Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to hold reunions later in February of family members separated since the Korean war, amid a...

  10. February 3, 2014

    S Korea lawyers seek 20-year jail term for treason case politician

    As soon as the first shots rang out across the inter-Korean border, prosecutors say, Lee Seok-ki would have set in motion a...

  11. November 19, 2013

    South Korea’s $21bn alternative to Seoul lacks transport and soul

    Stretching from the top of the transport ministry to that of the prime minister’s office, the undulating rooftop garden...

  12. October 7, 2013

    South Korea struggles to cut suicide rate as change takes toll

    “Tomorrow’s sun will rise,” reads one of the messages on a digital display spanning Seoul’s Mapo Bridge, aimed at dissuading...

  13. September 17, 2013

    S Korea struggles to take in foreign workers

    As Sri Lankan music blares from an electronics shop across the road, Sherzod is struggling to count the nationalities of the...

  14. September 16, 2013

    Kaesong reopens amid easing of Korean tensions

    North and South Korea on Monday resumed operations at the Kaesong industrial complex in a sign of improving inter-Korean...

  15. August 21, 2013

    North Korean defector prevented from going home by the South

    Son Jong-hun fled North Korea fearing for his life in 1998, after spending three months in a freezing prison cell without...

  16. July 15, 2013

    South Korean contract workers struggle for rights

    Two disgruntled contract workers at Hyundai Motor have become a cause célèbre for millions of South Korean temporary...

  17. July 7, 2013

    Asiana crash only second in 18-year life of Boeing’s 777

    The crash of an Asiana Airlines aircraft marks the first fatal accident and only the second serious incident in the 18-year...

  18. July 2, 2013

    Seoul’s start-up generation

    Jay Mok’s family were shocked: 29 years old, recently married, a graduate from a top Seoul university with a good job at a...

  19. June 17, 2013

    Samsung under pressure amid growing health fears

    As thousands of workers stream out of Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor plant in the South Korean town of Hwaseong, Mr Lee,...

  20. June 11, 2013

    South Korean women face glass ceiling in workforce

    Mrs Kim has been thinking about quitting her job at a Seoul brokerage for a while, as she finds it hard to juggle her career...

  21. May 26, 2013

    Why the game is up for the Kim dynasty

    The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia, by Andrei Lankov, Oxford University Press,...

  22. May 7, 2013

    Japan’s tourists stay away from South Korea

    Noriko Nakanishi, a 61-year-old Japanese housewife living in Saitama prefecture, travelled to Seoul twice in the past few...

  23. April 19, 2013

    Suburbia feels distant Korean tremors

    Escalating tension over the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea has raised the temperature in Seoul, Tokyo, Washington –...

  24. February 28, 2013

    Seoul searches for path to welfare state

    After its phenomenal ascent from agrarian poverty to advanced industrial power, South Korea appears to the rest of the world...

  25. January 31, 2013

    S Korea court jails prominent tycoon

    The chairman of SK Group, South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, has been sentenced to four years in prison for...

  26. January 30, 2013

    Park’s promised fresh start for Korea falters

    During her victorious run for the South Korean presidency late last year, Park Geun-hye promised to clean up politics, a...

  27. January 21, 2013

    S Korea bureaucrat charged with spying

    A bureaucrat in Seoul’s city government has been charged with spying for North Korea, after what appears to be an unusual...

  28. January 14, 2013

    Head of BoK urges Korean immigration reform

    The head of South Korea’s central bank has called on the incoming government to loosen restrictions on immigration to ease a...

  29. December 21, 2012

    North Korea detains American tourist

    SEOUL, Dec 21 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday it had detained an American tourist on charges of perpetrating a crime...

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