Police in South Korea have detained a man suspected of abducting a 7-year-old girl from her home and raping her, local police officials said Friday.
South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party overwhelmingly selected Park Geun-hye as its presidential candidate during its political convention on Monday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his troops to be vigilant during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying they should be ready to lead a "sacred war," state media reported Saturday.
CNN's Aiming for Gold finds out what makes South Koreans so passionate about archery.
Seung-min's room has not changed in seven months. Even the bed is exactly as he made it, just hours before taking his own life. The 13-year-old was bullied at school, and he committed suicide by jumping out of his home's seventh floor window.
South Korea's economic growth rate fell in the second quarter to its lowest level in nearly three years as export markets struggled and consumer sentiment flagged.
South Korea said on Wednesday it is indicting a U.S. Army private for his involvement in the biggest drug smuggling case in the country.
A South Korean man crashed a small truck into the front gate of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Monday in an apparent protest over the ownership of islands claimed by both countries, officials said.
South Korea is considering hunting whales in the waters off its shores for what it says are scientific purposes, drawing criticism from environmental groups and countries around the Pacific Rim.
25 years after democracy came to South Korea, critics say the president is cutting back on free speech.
Everyone's made a joke they thought was funny only to see it fall flat, but Park Jung-geun's attempt at humor could see him jailed for up to seven years in South Korea.
South Korea and Japan on Friday postponed the signing of a landmark military intelligence pact after the prospect stirred discontent among Koreans.
Iran threatened Wednesday to halt all imports of goods from South Korea in response to Seoul's announcement a day earlier that it would stop accepting Iranian oil.
North Korea has reacted angrily to the use of its flag during live-fire drills by South Korea and the United States, calling it "a grave provocative act."
The chief of South Korea's biggest Buddhist order says he will hand over a temple's financial management to experts after monks were caught gambling illegally.
South Korea is set to carry out the chemical castration of a serial rapist later this week, implementing recent legislation for the first time.
CNN's Paula Hancocks looks at why many South Koreans are turning away from traditional political parties.
South Korea's national police chief resigned Monday amid criticism over authorities' handling of an emergency call from a woman who was later found murdered.
It may not be on the official agenda, but North Korea's ears will be burning during the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.
South Korea prepares for a high-profile summit on nuclear issues, attended by President Obama and others.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes his first reported visit to the DMZ. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The recent suicides of South Korean students due to bullying shock a nation. Paula Hancocks reports.
South Korea fired live artillery on Monday in a military drill near the country's heavily armed border with North Korea, which has described the exercise as a provocation.
It took two teenage suicide cases due to school bullying last year in South Korea for people to notice something was very wrong.
A freighter carrying oil exploded off the South Korean port city of Incheon, killing three crew members, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.
The South Korean government expressed its sympathy to the people of North Korea following the death of Kim Jong Il, South Korea's unification minister said Tuesday.
A South Korean coast guard commando was stabbed to death and another injured Monday after they boarded a Chinese fishing vessel they suspected of fishing illegally in the Yellow Sea, the coast guard and a South Korean news agency said Monday.
South Korea plans to intensify the review of its social networking sites and smart phone applications to combat a surge in "illegal and harmful" information, government officials said.
South Korean automakers hope the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement will give them a huge boost.
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.
In its effort to curb game addiction among adolescents, South Korea pulled the plug this weekend on young gamers after midnight by blocking access to game websites, putting a hotly debated law into practice.
Lebanon stunned traditional regional powerhouses South Korea 2-1 in Beirut on Tuesday to boost their hopes of qualifying for the last stage of Asia's 2014 World Cup qualifying.
Most South Korean students consider their final year in high school "the year of hell." It is when all students are put to the ultimate test.
CNN's Nadia Bilchik and T.J. Holmes discuss the intense pressure South Korean students face when taking their CSAT test.
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.
South Korea's financial watchdogs closed seven savings banks Sunday in a crackdown on unhealthy operators in the nation's savings sector.
South Korea's government and companies position themselves for a post-Gadhafi Libya. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
South Korea isn't yet known for its sailing prowess, but that may all be about to change.
South Korea has returned home four North Korean fishermen rescued from two sinking boats in the Yellow Sea near the maritime border, the semiofficial Yonhap News Agency reported.
The South Korean military rescued four North Koreans from two sinking boats in the west sea near the maritime border, a defense ministry spokesman said.
In February, military talks between North and South Korea ended in failure. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
South Korea has proposed sending aid to North Korea to assist with damages caused by torrential rain that hit the peninsula last week, the South's Ministry of Unification said.
Torrential rain has taken its toll on South Korea as deadly landslides engulf homes. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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.
South Korea's Coast Guard says it has found parts of a missing Asiana Airlines cargo plane off the southern island of Jeju but has not located the aircraft itself.
Massive downpours in South Korea -- the heaviest rains in a century -- are blamed for 35 deaths, according to the country's Central Disaster Relief Agency.
The chief nuclear envoys of North and South Korea agreed Friday to try to resume six-party talks as soon as possible, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said.
South Korea demanded Tokyo withdraw a ban that asks Japanese diplomats to refrain from flying with Korean Air to protest a test flight above islets in the sea east of Korea that Japan claims is its territory.
South Korea is breaking new ground Thursday on a resettlement facility for North Korean defectors, reflecting the increasing number of people escaping food shortages and harsh living conditions of the hermit state.
The International Olympic Committee chose Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
South Korea's inflation surpassed the government target range for six consecutive months, mounting pressure on the central bank's efforts to curb inflation without inhibiting domestic demand.
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.
Two South Korean soldiers fired at a civilian airplane after mistaking it for an aircraft from North Korea, a South Korean military official said Saturday.
The South Korean military fired at a civilian plane near the Yellow Sea border with North Korea, mistaking it for one of the North's military planes, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Saturday, citing a military source.
South Korea's Unification Ministry on Friday rejected a demand from the North to repatriate nine of its citizens who defected to the South by boat over the weekend.
Nine North Koreans defected to the South by boat over the weekend, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.
South Korea launched an investigation Tuesday into reports of toxic chemicals being dumped at a former U.S. military base, the Defense Ministry said.
South Korea admitted Thursday that it held a secret meeting with the North last month.
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.
Heavy gunfire breaks the silence in this valley of South Korea. Stryker combat vehicles speed towards a distant target ... their machine guns focused on the enemy beyond.
South Korea and the U.S. conduct live-fire exercises they claim are defensive in nature, but N. Korea alleges otherwise.
South Korea will attempt a second time to send a group of North Koreans back to the communist North on Monday, according to the Red Cross.
North Korea has demanded that South Korea immediately return 31 North Koreans who accidentally crossed over into South Korean waters on a fishing boat -- even though the South says four of them have decided to defect.
A cyber attack Friday morning hit 40 South Korean websites, including those of several government agencies and major banks, the country's internet security agency said.
Four members of a group of 31 North Koreans who accidentally crossed over into South Korean waters on a fishing boat, have decided to defect to the South, despite Pyongyang's demands that they all be repatriated to the North, the South Korean Red Cross said.
South Korean animal rights groups allege that pigs infected with foot and mouth disease are being buried alive.
South Korea's financial watchdog has pledged to supply liquidity and buy back bad property loans to try and calm the market after six savings banks had their operations suspended in recent days.
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.
South Korea agreed in principal to hold humanitarian talks with North Korea, as the two sides resumed working-level military meetings Wednesday, South Korea's government said.
North and South Korea opened working-level military talks Tuesday at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, marking the first inter-Korean dialogue in months.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level military talks at the truce village of Panmunjom next week, the Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.
South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung has confirmed his immediate retirement from international football.
Two goals from Ji Dong-won ensured South Korea ended the Asian Cup in third place after they beat Uzbekistan 3-2 in Qatar.
South Korea proposed on Wednesday holding working-level talks with North Korea on February 11, the unification ministry said.
South Korea's foreign minister said Tuesday he wants five Somali pirates captured alive during the rescue of a hijacked ship last week to be put on trial in South Korea.
About 134,000 South military personnel are involved in efforts to contain the country's worst ever foot-and-mouth outbreak, the agriculture ministry said Thursday.
South Korea has accepted a North Korean proposal for high-level military talks and will propose working-level talks to pave the way, South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday.
South Korea said Thursday it will have to consider the North's motivation in calling for unconditional peace talks before agreeing to them.
South Korea's military shows its might in a scheduled drill, prompting North Korea to respond with a nuclear threat.
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea arrived in South Korea Tuesday on a trip to the region to discuss next steps on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korea's president said Monday the country should respond to the attack on Yeonpyeong Island the same way the United States reacted to the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- by using the event as an opportunity to reflect on security and overhaul the country's defenses.
Super Junior is one of South Korea's biggest boy bands. CNN's Anna Coren finds out what makes them so popular.
South Korea confirmed an outbreak of bird flu Friday as it struggles to contain foot-and-mouth disease, which has rapidly spread across the country.
South Korea raised its foot-and-mouth disease alert to its highest level on Wednesday in an effort to contain the disease that has rapidly spread across the country.
South Korea's government loses a legal battle over web control. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Koh JaeYoul may not work at a powerful South Korean media outlet, but the might of his 140 character tweets is considered one of this highly wired country's most influential.
In the face of North Korean threats, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak stepped up his nationalist push, urging countrymen in a radio address "to stand together, united as one."
CNN's Kyung Lah tours a photo gallery designed to create unified opinion about South Korean national security.
Gov. Bill Richardson says North and South Korea were 'very close' to war when he arrived in North Korea last week.
Weeks after North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong Island, the mood is still tense on the streets of Seoul, especially following the largest ever winter live-fire drill and civil defense exercise.
Three Chinese fishermen were released Saturday after being detained in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.
CNN's Kyung Lah reports South Korea's government and citizens say perceptions have changed about North Korea.
Tensions rippled across the Korean peninsula as South Korea geared up for its largest land and air winter drills on Thursday, maneuvers choreographed in the shadow of its reclusive tough-talking communist neighbor.
South Korea will hold its largest-ever winter live-fire drills Thursday in an area adjacent to North Korea, the South Korean Army said on Wednesday.
North Korea says it will not retaliate against South Korean military exercises. CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports.
A disputed maritime border. Long-standing tensions. And Tuesday, a sharp escalation of hostilities. North and South Korea fired at each other for about an hour on an island that sits off a disputed border. The deadly skirmish raised fears of war between the two rival nations, once again spiking tension in the entire region.
Amid South Korean plans to hold live-fire military drills this week and North Korean threats of retaliation, many residents of Yeonpyeong Island are evacuating, afraid of being caught in the middle.
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