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Two Koreas in heated exchange over spy drone controversy

North Korea on Monday denounced South Korea's claim that Pyongyang sent a trio of spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye. South Korea's Defence Ministry said last week that an investigation……

South Korea has ‘smoking gun’ proof North Korea sent drones

South Korea's Defence Ministry said Thursday that it had "smoking gun" proof that three crashed drones recovered in recent months had all been flown from North Korea. Ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said a joint investigation with US experts of recovered……

Captain says warnings over South Korean ferry were ignored

A probe into South Korea's ferry disaster has heard that warnings over the ship's seaworthiness were ignored, prosecutors said Wednesday, as rescuers worked to recover the bodies of more than 90 people still missing. The confirmed death toll from the……

WATCH: Video shows captain and crew abandoning sinking South Korean ferry

South Korea’s coastguard Monday released a video showing the trouserless captain of a sinking ferry scrambling to safety as hundreds remained trapped inside — a move expected to intensify criticism of the crew over the disaster. The 10-minute video — taken by rescue officials and aired on the YTN news…

South Korean PM Chung Hong-Won resigns over ferry disaster

South Korea's prime minister resigned on Sunday, blaming corruption and "deep-rooted evil" for the sinking of a passenger ferry that left 300 people dead or missing, as anger grows over the bungled response to the tragedy. Chung Hong-Won admitted he……

North and South Korea trade live fire over sea border

The two Koreas traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border on Monday, after Seoul said a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters. "Some of the shells fired by North Korea dropped in our area and……

Noth Korea fires 10 rockets into Sea of Japan

North Korea Sunday test-fired ten rockets into the sea, South Korea's defence ministry said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington. The rockets were fired off the North's east coast and flew about……

South Korean TV station faces criticism after reality show contestant commits suicide

A top South Korean television station faced a storm of media criticism Thursday following the shock suicide of a female contestant on a popular reality matchmaking show known for putting its contestants under intense emotional pressure. The contestant on “Jjak (The Mate)” — a show aired on SBS, one of…

South Korea orders history textbook revisions in political battle over nation’s birth

South Korea’s Education Ministry has ordered revisions to a number of high school history textbooks, part of a long-running ideological battle over the narrative of modern Korean nationhood. In a statement Friday, the ministry said the publishers of seven government-approved textbooks had been ordered to revise 41 instances of “obscure…

Propaganda balloons carry rumor that Kim Jong Un’s wife once starred in a homemade adult film

For more than 60 years, North and South Korea have been divided along the demilitarized zone, or the DMZ. Barriers — political, legal and physical — often prevent South Koreans from communicating directly with their…  …

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