South Korea and Japan on Friday postponed the signing of a landmark military intelligence pact after the prospect stirred discontent among Koreans.
With a new corruption scandal emerging regularly, South Koreans appear to be turning away from traditional political parties and toward the unaffiliated underdog. In response, the major parties are panicking, changing their candidates, their policies and even their names in preparation for Wednesday's parliamentary election.
It may not be on the official agenda, but North Korea's ears will be burning during the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.
North Korea will admit delegations from the South that wish to visit Pyongyang to express their condolences following the death of the leader Kim Jong Il, according to a statement posted on a government website run by the North.
The sense of security that South Koreans had enjoyed for almost 60 years was shattered one year ago, when the North launched an attack on the civilian island of Yeonpyeong, killing two marines and two civilians.
Despite scuffles and a tear gas attack in parliament, South Korea's governing party rammed through a free trade agreement between Seoul and Washington Tuesday after painstaking weeks of negotiations.
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, whose recent landslide win against the ruling party sparked a public frenzy, vowed to invest heavily in city welfare and scale back on major projects put in place by his predecessor.
South Korean officials said Tuesday the country has approved $6.94 million in aid to be sent to its neighbor through the World Health Organization.
Signaling South Korea may be attempting to cool tensions with its neighbor, Seoul has vowed to actively review sending humanitarian aid to North Korea through third channels.
As the regime of Moammar Gadhafi crumbled, the value of South Korean construction firms rose.
Massive downpours in South Korea -- the heaviest rains in a century -- are blamed for 51 deaths, the country's Central Disaster Relief Agency reported Friday.
The South Korean military apologized Monday for shooting at a commercial airplane carrying 119 passengers and crew.
South Korean military fired at a civilian plane mistaking it for a North Korea military plane. Paula Hancocks reports.
Investigators believe a single person is responsible for planting two small bombs at Seoul's main railway station and bus terminal, South Korean officials said Friday.
Talks between North and South Korea collapsed Wednesday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on securing high-level military discussions during preparatory meetings held in the border area of Panmunjom.
North Korea is sending an onslaught of faxes to South Korea, blaming its neighbor for tensions over a disputed island, an official said Wednesday.
North Korean military leaders agree in principle to a hot line with Seoul and offer to return U.S. remains.
Yesterday afternoon, the worst artillery attack since the end of the Korean War happened in the vicinity of Seoul. North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island, killing two civilians and two marines, and destroying a number of buildings there.
Mike Chinoy reports on the exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea.
Two viewers who live in South Korea tell CNN how they are reacting to news of the crisis.
On the surface, Seoul, the capital of economic powerhouse South Korea, is one of the most impressive cities in East Asia: Sprawling and prosperous, hi-tech and self confident.
A bronze statue was unveiled in Seoul on June 22, honoring a young American hero who fell in the battlefield in September 1950. A doctorate candidate of honor at Harvard University, William Hamilton Shaw did not hesitate to answer the call to defend Korea and protect freedom and peace.
South Korea has denounced a policy that called for a peaceful engagement with North Korea as a failure.
An early-morning fire tore through a South Korean nursing home, killing ten people and injuring another seventeen, according to police.
South Korea will mobilize its largest security force ever in anticipation of widespread protests during the G-20 summit next month in Seoul, the Yonhap news agency said.
Greece's Finance Minister says there is common ground for countries to resolve the current global currency spat.
Record rainfall that flooded roads, subway lines and buildings has left two fishermen missing in northeastern South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.
A frenzy of diplomatic activity was underway around the tense Korean peninsula Thursday, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly traveling through China, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visiting Pyongyang, and the Chinese envoy to six-party denuclearization talks landing in Seoul.
Park Sang Hak and his family jammed 150,000 sheets of paper, dollar bills, DVDs and tiny AM/FM radios inside bags attached to giant inflatable helium balloons.
A couple whose baby starved to death while they raised a virtual child in an online fantasy game was sentenced Friday, their defense attorney said.
As South Korea awaits the results of a probe into the sinking of a warship, expected to be made public Thursday, debate is already underway over the policy options open to Seoul if the investigation holds North Korea responsible.
The mood was somber in South Korea Thursday as the nation officially honored the sailors who were lost when their warship went down near disputed waters off North Korea last month.
The South Korean navy honors 46 sailors killed or left missing when a ship sank in waters near North Korea.
We know the point of the 2010 Census is to count us, one by one, to tally every last resident, but the massive project of course has more prying, if limited, interests.
Police have arrested a South Korean couple whose toddler starved to death while they were raising a virtual child online, authorities said.
Imagine that you could double the size of your apartment as a reward for saving electricity, water and gas. It's an idea proposed by the Seoul-based design collective Randomwalks and architect Lee Min-soo for the green redevelopment of Incheon, outside the South Korean capital.
An explosion at a state-run weapons research lab north of Seoul killed one person and injured five on Thursday, South Korea's semiofficial Yonhap news agency reported.
Seoul is a bit of curio. On the surface it's as modern as any city could hope to be, addicted as it is to technology and modern design.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Tuesday urged urban leaders and policymakers they need to take the lead now in fighting climate change.
The owners of New York's Empire State Building are spending millions to go "green." CNN's Maggie Lake reports
England's Football Association is struggling to improve sportmanship on the pitch. ITN's Richard Pallot reports.
South Korean authorities have launched an investigation into a deadly fire that broke out during a police standoff with protesters, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Working-level military officers from North Korea and South Korea met Monday to discuss improving their lines of communication amid strained ties between the divided nations, officials said.
A financially strapped South Korean man went on an arson and stabbing rampage in Seoul on Monday, leaving six people dead and seven others wounded, police said
While the world speculates on Kim Jong Il's health and whether Washington can get nuclear talks back on track, millions of North Koreans are running out of food
North Korea's rejection this week of the Six Party nuclear disarmament terms didn't shock the diplomats who helped make them. But it did inspire a few choice words: Here we go again
An American woman received five puppies Tuesday that were cloned from her beloved late pitbull, becoming the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service
A North Korean soldier fatally shot a South Korean tourist Friday at a mountain resort in the communist north
South Korean police raided the offices of civic groups that have led weeks of protests against a government plan to resume U.S. beef imports
Thousands of protesters battled riot police in downtown Seoul early Sunday morning after a rally opposing South Korea's decision to import U.S. beef turned violent. More than 100 were wounded, the state news agency reported.
A deal to resume imports of U.S. beef may have sparked the demonstrations in Seoul, but the unrest feeds off a menu of grievances
South Korean officials said Monday they have killed all poultry in Seoul, the capital, to curb the spread of bird flu following a new outbreak of the disease in the city
A catastrophe is poised to strike the most isolated and dangerous country in the world, spurred by the global food crisis and Kim Jong Il's pride
After a suspected arsonist destroys one of Seoul's most important landmarks, questions are being raised over why South Korea isn't doing more to protect its architectural heritage
It all starts on the sixth floor of the five-star Lotte Hotel, in the center of Seoul. After booking my place for Panmunjom Travel Center's Combined Tour, I show up at the agency office at 7:45 on a chilly Friday morning in December to begin my adventure.
South Korea is reputed to be the most wired country in the world. CNN has asked readers to weigh in on the topic. How is technology affecting daily life in South Korea, and influencing the rest of the world? Below is a selection of responses, some of which have been edited for length and clarity:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il greeted South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun Tuesday at the start of only the second-ever summit between leaders of the two nations, but Kim won't meet formally with Roh until Wednesday.
With his term ending, President Roh Moo Hyun wants a dÉtente with Pyongyang to cap his political career. Not everyone is convinced
Freed hostages return home
Seven years after a historic but virtually fruitless meeting, the rivals schedule a summit. But will it be any more successful?
South Koreans expressed shock Wednesday, as new details revealed that the Virginia Tech shooter was Cho Seung-Hui, who was born -- and lived for eight years -- in Seoul.
South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun sits down for a summit meeting with President George W. Bush on Thursday at a time when the security alliance between the two countries that has helped maintain stability in Northeast Asia for more than half a century faces unprecedented challenges.
A huge "red wave" is expected to engulf downtown South Korea's capital Tuesday as the nation kicks off its participation in World Cup 2006.
South Korea coach Dick Advocaat named 10 World Cup veterans Thursday in his squad for the finals in Germany and hopes to repeat the semifinal showing of four years ago.
Group G | World ranking: 29
An American real estate developer is planning to build one of the world's tallest buildings near Seoul, South Korea, according to a published report.
An upturn in oil prices could overcome some positive corporate news to send stocks lower when markets open Thursday.
Delegates from North and South Korea have agreed to seek a peaceful resolution to the North's nuclear standoff with the international community, but they failed to set a date for stalled disarmament talks to resume.
North Korea has proposed working-level meetings with South Korea early next week, ahead of the five-year anniversary of the historic inter-Korean summit, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Saturday.
It's a typical newsroom in downtown Seoul: reporters rush to meet deadlines and editors eye copy for mistakes.
The sky is the color of cement, hallmark of the rainy season in South Korea. For weeks, low clouds shroud the tops of Seoul's skyscrapers and make the seemingly endless clusters of nearly identical...
A second wave of defectors believed to be North Koreans has arrived in the South in a secretive mass defection that has seen the refugees flown in from an unidentified Southeast Asian nation.
Japanese stocks are sharply higher in early trade Monday, building on a firm finish for Wall Street and expectations of better corporate earnings.
Japanese stocks are slightly higher at midday Friday, recovering a little of the previous day's 3 percent fall, but other Asian markets are down.
Asian stocks closed mainly lower Thursday, with Japan and South Korea down sharply after coming back from holidays this week.
Extraordinary scenes unfolded in Seoul on Friday, as politicians physically battled each other in the country's first impeachment bid since the nation was founded in 1948.
South Korea is to buy four airborne surveillance aircraft to beef up its defenses against North Korea.
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As their Japanese counterparts still do, South Korean salarymen used to drink away their stress in after-work binges at their favorite bars. Now many head instead to indoor-fishing-holes-cum-restau...
GLOBAL competition is making Asian business travel almost commonplace, but the typical Western visitor -- overbooked, exhausted, or fearful -- often sticks close to hotels and meeting places. Indee...
YOU'RE THE TOP, you're a lazy Sunday . . . you're a lunch on Monday, you're a blue-chip stock . . .'' Listen to the beguiling female voice croon a television commercial pitching Chivas Regal whisky...
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AS YOU DOUBTLESS have noticed on shopping trips, South Korea has burst into U.S. markets like a hungry tiger. The Koreans are underpricing the Japanese on everything from steel to TVs, VCRs, cars, ...
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