King Charles welcomes South Korea's president with state banquet, mingles with K-pop band Blackpink
King Charles III has hosted South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife at a glittering banquet at Buckingham Palace, as Britain rolled out the red carpet for a formal state visit aimed at strengthening trade and defense ties between the two countries.
Biden tells Asia-Pacific leaders US 'not going anywhere' as he looks to build economic ties
President Joe Biden has made America's case to CEOs attending the Asia-Pacific summit in San Francisco that the United States is committed to high standards in trade that will benefit economies across the Pacific.
South Korea's Yoon will warn APEC leaders about the risks of a Russia-North Korea arms deal
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol says he will discuss international response to the purported North Korean-Russian weapons deal during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco this week.
On the anniversary of a deadly Halloween crush, South Korean families demand a special investigation
Bereaved relatives of victims of last year’s devastating Halloween crush in Seoul and their supporters have demanded an independent investigation of the disaster as they marked the anniversary with a massive memorial service.
Hamas' attack on Israel prompts South Korea to consider pausing military agreement with North Korea
South Korea’s new defense minister says he would push to suspend a 2018 military agreement with North Korea on reducing tensions between the rivals, insisting that it hampers the South’s surveillance activities along their heavily armed border when the North’s nuclear threats are increasing.
South Korea parades troops and powerful weapons in its biggest Armed Forces Day ceremony in years
South Korea has paraded thousands of troops and an array of weapons capable of striking North Korea through its capital as part of its biggest Armed Forces Day ceremony in 10 years, as its president vowed to build a stronger military to thwart any provocation by the North.
South Carolina women senators who fought abortion ban to receive JFK Profile in Courage award
Five women state senators from South Carolina who formed a bipartisan coalition to filibuster a near-total abortion ban in their state have been chosen to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award this year.
South Korea's Yoon warns against Russia-North Korea military cooperation and plans to discuss at UN
South Korea’s president says the international community “will unite more tightly” to cope with deepening military cooperation between Russia and North Korea, as he plans to raise the issue with world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly this week.
Japanese ministers eat Fukushima fish to show it's safe after nuclear plant wastewater is discharged
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and three Cabinet ministers have eaten Fukushima fish sashimi at a lunch meeting in an apparent effort to show that fish is safe following the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Japan's Kishida visits Fukushima plant to highlight safety before start of treated water release
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has made a brief visit to the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to stress what he says is the safety of an impending release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea.
Japan's Kishida to visit Fukushima plant before deciding date to start controversial water release
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says he will visit the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday before setting a release date for its treated radioactive wastewater, as his government continues working to promote understanding over the controversial plan at home and abroad.
Biden will use Camp David backdrop hoping to broker a breakthrough in Japan-South Korea relations
President Joe Biden will host the leaders of Japan and South Korea at Camp David to encourage the U.S. allies, who have been thawing their frosty relationship, to cooperate more given their shared concerns about aggression from China and North Korea.
South Korea's Yoon calls for strong security cooperation with US, Japan ahead of Camp David summit
South Korea’s president has called for deeper security cooperation with the U_S_ and Japan to address North Korea's nuclear threat, saying his upcoming summit with the U_S_ and Japanese leaders at Camp David will “set a new milestone in trilateral cooperation.”.
US, Japan, South Korea to announce deeper defense cooperation at Camp David summit
The United States, Japan and South Korea are expected to announce plans for expanded military cooperation on ballistic missile defenses and technology development when their leaders meet at Camp David for a summit Friday.
Japan's Kishida hopes to further strengthen strategic cooperation with US and South Korea at summit
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says he has high hopes to discuss further strengthening of three-way strategic cooperation with the United States and South Korea at a summit hosted by President Joe Biden at Camp David later this month.
South Korean court overturns impeachment of government minister ousted over deadly crowd crush
South Korea’s Constitutional Court has overturned the impeachment of the public safety minister ousted over a Halloween crowd surge that killed nearly 160 people last October at a nightlife district in the capital, Seoul.
US deploys nuclear-armed submarine to South Korea in show of force against North Korea
The United States has deployed a nuclear-armed submarine to South Korea for the first time in four decades, as the allies warned North Korea that any use of the North's nuclear weapons in combat would result in the end of its regime.
South Korea's death toll from destructive rainstorm grows to 40 as workers search for survivors
Heavy downpours are lashing South Korea for a ninth day as rescue workers struggle to search for survivors in landslides, buckled homes and swamped vehicles in the most destructive storm to hit the country this year.
9 bodies pulled from a flooded road tunnel in South Korea as rains cause flash floods and landslides
South Korean rescuers have pulled nine bodies from a flooded tunnel where around 15 vehicles were trapped in muddy water, as days of heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides and destroyed homes across the country.
South Korea's Yoon pushes for strong resolve against North's nuclear ambitions at NATO summit
South Korea’s president says it’s time to clearly demonstrate strong international resolve to deter North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and he plans to discuss how to cope with the North’s expanding weapons arsenal with NATO leaders this week.
South Korean lawmakers berate IAEA chief over Japanese plans to release treated Fukushima wastewater
South Korean opposition lawmakers sharply criticized the head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog for its approval of Japanese plans to release treated wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant during a tense meeting in Seoul on Sunday, with protesters screaming outside the door.
Japan to reinstate South Korea as preferred trade nation from July 21 as two sides improve ties
Japan announced Tuesday a decision to reinstate South Korea as a preferred nation with fast-track trade status from July 21, virtually ending a four-year economic row that was strained during their bitter historic disputes.
Ukrainian president meets with world leaders at G7 as Russia claims a key victory in the war
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy huddled with some of his biggest backers at the Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima on Sunday, hoping to add to the momentum for his country’s war effort even as Russia claimed a symbolic victory on the battlefield.
Japan, South Korea eye visit by team of experts as Fukushima nuclear plant prepares water release
Officials from Japan and South Korea are eyeing a potential visit by South Korean experts to the Fukushima nuclear plant before it begins the controversial release of treated but radioactive water to sea.
Japan to restore preferred trade status for South Korea
Japan’s trade ministry says it has begun procedures to restore preferential trade status for South Korea, days after Seoul took a similar step for Tokyo and requested reciprocity, and more than three years after the countries downgraded each other during a bitter historical dispute.
Jolie, Salonga, Chloe Kim glam up state dinner for SKorea
Actor Angelina Jolie, home improvement duo Chip and Joanna Gaines and Olympian Chloe Kim are among scores of people from politics, business, sports and entertainment who gathered at the White House for a black-tie dinner with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Yoon opens state visit with spotlight on space, mega deals
Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off the state visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol with a tour of a NASA facility as the Biden administration looks to deepen ties with a close ally that it sees as only growing in importance in an increasingly complicated Indo-Pacific.
Japan PM praises SKorea leader; biz groups vow to boost ties
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says hats off to South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for “making a difficult decision and action” by overcoming the troubled history between the two countries, pledging to work with him toward better future relations.
Yoon: Seoul-Tokyo ties key to address N Korea, supply chains
South Korea’s president wants to quickly overcome decades of lingering hostility left over from Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula and forge a united front on North Korea’s nuclear threats and other regional security and economic challenges facing the neighbors.
Crush kills at least 151 at Halloween festivities in Seoul
A mass of mostly young people among tens of thousands who gathered to celebrate Halloween in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley, killing at least 151 people and injuring 82 others in South Korea’s worst disaster in years.
South Korea arrests former top officials over 2020 killing
South Korea’s former defense minister and coast guard chief have been arrested over their alleged involvement in covering up facts and distorting the circumstances surrounding North Korea’s killing of a South Korean fisheries official in 2020 near the rivals’ tense sea border.
North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea
In a show of defiance, North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she emphasized the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies.