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S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look insid...

S.Korea's Yoon suggests 'audacious' economic plan if N.Korea abandons nukes

South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, said on Tuesday that North Korea's weapons programmes pose a threat but that he is ready to provide an "audacious" economic plan if the No...

Yoon faces tough challenges as new South Korean president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former top prosecutor Yoon Suk Yeol took office as South Korea’s president on Tuesday, facing a tougher mix of foreign policy and domestic challenges than other recent South ...

S. Korea's Yoon faces obstacles in plan to ditch Blue House

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s outgoing liberal government expressed its opposition Monday to a plan by its rival and conservative President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol to relocate the presidential o...

S. Korea's next leader to abandon Blue House for new office

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s incoming president said Sunday he will abandon the mountainside presidential palace of Blue House and establish his office at the Defense Ministry compound in c...

Can the two Koreas find common ground on halting deforestation?

As South Korean President Moon Jae-in prepares to depart the Blue House next month, his administration is making one last push to engage with the North and, potentially, lay the foundations of improve...

N.Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea's military reported, the fourth test this month to dem...

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week

North Korea on Tuesday launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile more capable than the "hypersonic missile" it launched less than a week ago, South Korea's military. The early-mo...

In South Korea, hair loss emerges as new election issue

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung isn’t bald. But he is enjoying the support of many bald voters over his push for government payments for hair loss treatment...

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, the first such launch in about two months and a sign...

Elderly South Korean woman donates life savings to charities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly South Korean has donated her life savings of US$546,000 that she earned selling seaweed rolls to foundations that help children and physically handicapped peopl...

SKorea ex-President Park, jailed for corruption, is pardoned

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he will pardon his chief conservative rival and predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who is serving a lengthy prison term for bribery an...

Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

SEOUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the a...

South Korea's former president Roh Tae-woo dies at 88 - hospital

SEOUL, Oct 26 (Reuters) - South Korean former president Roh Tae-woo, a decorated war veteran who played a pivotal but controversial role in the transition to democratic elections from rule by authorit...

N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

SEOUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister of...