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S. Korea police chief resigns amid outrage over murderupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 20:33:00

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.

2 teens sent to prison for S. Korean bullying suicideupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 09:41:00

A South Korean court sentenced two teenagers to prison terms Monday after they admitted bullying a school classmate until he committed suicide.

Battling South Korea's bulliesupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 09:41:00

The recent suicides of South Korean students due to bullying shock a nation. Paula Hancocks reports.

Freighter blast kills 3 in South Koreaupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 22:16:00

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.

7 missing, 14 rescued after South Korean ship sinksupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 09:21:00

Seven crew members from a South Korean cargo ship remained missing Tuesday after the boat sank Monday in the South China Sea, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said.

Kim Jong Il's grandson found on Facebook? updated: Tue Oct 04 2011 15:56:00

Just like any other first family in the world, North Korea's secretive Kim dynasty is often the focus of gossip and rumors, especially in neighboring South Korea.

North Korean fishermen returned home, South Korea news agency saysupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 06:23:00

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.

Tropical Storm Muifa dumps rain on China, Koreasupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 12:24:00

Tropical Storm Muifa made landfall in North Korea on Monday, bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

South Korean marine kills 4 service members in shooting spreeupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 08:58:00

A corporal in the South Korean Marines went on a shooting spree and killed four other Marines, the defense ministry said Monday.

Official: S. Korea fires at civilian jet thought to be North militaryupdated: Sat Jun 18 2011 06:57:00

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.

Report: S. Korea fires at civilian plane thought to be North's troopsupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 23:42:00

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 won't return 9 defectors from the Northupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 02:28:00

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.

Adjusting to life outside North Koreaupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 12:18:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks follows a North Korean defector as he struggles to assimilate into a world he never knew.

Pirate hijacking foiledupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 12:02:00

South Korea's Navy rescues sailors from a ship hijacked by Somali pirates. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

South Koreans pull off daring rescue of pirated shipupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 12:02:00

It was code-named "Dawn of Gulf of Aden," and when South Korea gave it a green light Friday, its daring execution led to five hours of chilling drama on the high seas.

Report: Foot-and-mouth disease spreading in South Koreaupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 04:13:00

South Korean officials confirmed seven additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease Sunday despite nationwide quarantine efforts, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

Report: S. Korean, Chinese defense ministers to meet next yearupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 11:45:00

The South Korean defense minister will meet his Chinese counterpart next year amid growing tensions between the Koreas, Seoul state media said Sunday.

Residents of South Korean island fleeing ahead of military drillsupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 23:18:00

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.

Chinese fisherman killed, two others missing in boat collisionupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 07:57:00

A Chinese fishing boat and a South Korean Coast Guard vessel collided Saturday, killing one fisherman, South Korea's official news agency reported.

South Korean army chief resignsupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 04:16:00

The South Korean presidential office accepted the resignation of the chief of the Army Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Fmr. intel chief's stark predictionupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 05:28:00

Former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair believes South Korea will take military action against the North.

South Korea formally names new defense ministerupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 05:02:00

Kim Kwan-jin was formally named South Korea's defense minister Saturday, the country's state media agency reported.

Report: N. Korean defectors reach 20,000 and countingupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 01:01:00

The number of North Koreans who have defected to South Korea has passed 20,000, the Yonhap news agency said Monday.

Crash kills 2 South Korean pilotsupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 02:47:00

Two South Korean pilots were killed Friday when their surveillance plane crashed into a mountain in central South Korea, the Ministry of National Defense said.

South Korea fires warning shots at fishing boatupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 07:12:00

South Korea's navy fired warning shots to push a North Korean fishing boat back to its side of the Yellow Sea border Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing military officials.

South Korea increases airport securityupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 05:49:00

South Korea will step up security at Incheon International Airport following a plot uncovered last week to send bombs from Yemen to the United States.

Report: S. Korea to push North for regular family reunionsupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 00:38:00

South Korea will push North Korea for monthly reunions of families separated by the Korean War nearly 60 years ago, the Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

Lists of names exchanged for Korean family reunificationupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 09:55:00

North and South Korea exchanged lists of families to be reunited in the North next week, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean government official.

Somali pirates hijack fishing vessel, 43 crewupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 06:05:00

Somali pirates hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel near the coast of Kenya more than a week ago, an anti-piracy taskforce confirmed Sunday.

Report: Somali pirates hijack South Korean vesselupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 11:08:00

A South Korean fishing boat was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, citing the nation's foreign ministry.

South Korea to deploy largest force ever for G-20updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 04:48:00

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.

Multi-nation drill aims to stop weapons of mass destructionupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 04:27:00

More than a dozen nations launched a joint military exercise Wednesday off South Korea, aimed at preventing the transfer of weapons of mass destruction, military officials said Wednesday.

Cabbage shortage a South Korean crisisupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:32:00

Wet weather has hurt South Korea's cabbage crop, driving Korean kimchi prices higher. CNN's Eunice Yoon explains.

Cabbage shortage leaves Koreans hungry for kimchiupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:32:00

A spike in napa cabbage prices has South Koreans sweating over their national side dish, kimchi.

S. Korea report: Defectors from North near 20,000updated: Wed Oct 06 2010 03:42:00

The number of defectors from North Korea who have settled in South Korea will pass 20,000 as early as this month, the Yonhap news agency said.

Koreas will talk about regularly reuniting families separated by warupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 00:08:00

The two Koreas will meet in late October to discuss regularly reuniting families separated by the Korean War nearly 60 years ago, the Yonhap news agency in South Korea said.

North and South Korea reach deal to reunite familiesupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 04:50:00

North and South Korea reached agreement Friday on where to temporarily reunite families separated by the Korean War nearly 60 years ago, the Yonhap news agency said.

Report: No progress in Korea military talksupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 06:30:00

The first military talks between South Korea and North Korea ended without progress Thursday, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Record rain leaves 2 missing, drives thousands from homes in S. Koreaupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 02:24:00

Record rainfall that flooded roads, subway lines and buildings has left two fishermen missing in northeastern South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.

New nominee for South Korea prime ministerupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 22:42:00

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak nominated the head of the state audit agency to be his new prime minister, the Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.

Koreas make ship-sinking case to U.N.updated: Mon Sep 13 2010 23:11:00

Both Koreas present their cases to the U.N. over the sinking of a South Korean warship. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Reports: N. Korea proposes reunion of separated familiesupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 07:17:00

A North Korean official is reaching out to South Korea in an attempt to once again reunite separated families, state media reported Saturday.

S. Korean foreign minister quits in disgraceupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 00:44:00

South Korea's foreign minister left his post in disgrace on Monday, state-run media said.

South Korean foreign minister offers to resignupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 02:06:00

The South Korean foreign minister offered to resign Saturday amid a brewing controversy over the hiring of his daughter, state media reported.

Transportation chaos hits Seoul as Typhoon Kompasu strikesupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 01:43:00

Typhoon Kompasu hit central South Korea Thursday morning, causing much of the metropolitan area's subway service to halt, toppling trees and resulting in widespread power outages along the west coast, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Typhoon Kompasu kills 3 in South Koreaupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 10:20:00

Three people died after Typhoon Kompasu hit central South Korea Thursday morning, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

China: Mechanical failures to blame for North Korean plane crashupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 11:29:00

Mechanical failures caused a North Korean air force plane to lose direction before crashing in northeastern China earlier this week, state media quoted Chinese authorities as saying Thursday.

Plane crash in northeast China stirs speculation about originupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 08:25:00

A small aircraft crashed in northeastern China close to the border with North Korea, killing its pilot and fueling speculation Wednesday about its origin.

S. Korean president shakes up cabinetupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 08:07:00

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak nominated Kim Tae-ho to be the new prime minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, state media said Sunday.

Report: North Korean landmines found in South Koreaupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 23:30:00

South Korean military officials say investigators found eight land mines made by North Korea near the border between the two countries, state media reported Saturday.

12 killed as bus plunges off S. Korea's longest bridgeupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 02:22:00

Twelve people were killed and another dozen wounded when a bus fell off South Korea's longest bridge Saturday while trying to avoid a collision with a truck, local media reported.

North Koreans jailed in assassination plotupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 09:53:00

A South Korean court sentenced two North Korean military officers Thursday to 10 years in prison for plotting to assassinate a high-profile defector who once worked for dictator Kim Jong-il, South Korea's news agency said.

Korean actor found deadupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 07:58:00

Park Yong-ha, a popular Korean actor and singer, was found dead in Seoul Wednesday in what appeared to be a suicide, Yonhap news agency reported.

Contact with launched rocket lostupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 10:52:00

South Korea's space program has lost contact with a rocket it has launched.

Minister: South Korea rocket apparently blew upupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 10:52:00

A South Korean rocket apparently blew up just over two minutes after launch, a government minister said Thursday.

Chinese premier says leaders on Korean peninsula must push for peaceupdated: Mon May 31 2010 04:33:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday that Northeast Asia -- which includes the Korean Peninsula -- must push for peace and avoid violent clashes in the aftermath of the sinking of a South Korean warship, state news reported.

Clinton in Japan for Okinawa base talksupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:20:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton started a weeklong tour of Asia on Friday for talks that are expected to be dominated by the escalating tensions between the Koreas.

South Korea awaits official report into ship sinkingupdated: Wed May 19 2010 09:43:00

As South Korea awaits the release of an official report into the sinking of a warship Thursday, a range of leaks and unofficial statements is pointing the finger firmly at North Korea.

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korea boatsupdated: Sun May 16 2010 01:41:00

The South Korean Navy fired warning shots Saturday night after two North Korean patrol boats crossed into South Korean waters, state media said.

S. Korea urges halt of trade with Northupdated: Thu May 13 2010 02:47:00

South Korea is asking some companies to stop signing trade deals with North Korea, as tensions over the sinking of a South Korean warship continue, South Korean media reported Thursday.

Sunken ship pulled from waterupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 03:05:00

South Korea's navy hauls a sunken warship out of the water near the disputed coastal border with North Korea.

S. Korean president vows action over sinking of warshipupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 03:05:00

An emotional President Lee Myung-bak vowed Monday to find out why a South Korean naval ship sank and to "deal resolutely" with whatever or whomever caused the sinking, the country's Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korea raises sunken naval shipupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 13:32:00

South Korea raised a naval ship from the floor of the Yellow Sea that sank under mysterious circumstances last month, Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.

Destroyer nears oil tanker seized by Somali piratesupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 03:05:00

A South Korean navy destroyer Tuesday caught up with a South Korean oil tanker that was seized earlier by pirates off the coast of Somalia, official Korean media reported.

South Korea stops search for missing sailorsupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 01:16:00

A week-long search for dozens of sailors lost when a South Korean warship sunk in waters close to North Korea was called off late Saturday after a request from the families of the missing men.

Search for survivors continuesupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 01:16:00

The cause of a sunken South Korean naval ship remains unknown as rescue efforts continue. CNN's Pauline Chiou explains.

Bad weather halts South Korean search for sailorsupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 08:59:00

The South Korean military suspended its search for missing sailors Wednesday because of high winds spawned by stormy weather, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

No signs of life in search of sunken South Korean shipupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 10:16:00

Divers have been hammering on the hulls of the front and rear sections of a sunken South Korean navy ship, but no signs of life have been detected, military officials said Monday.

S. Korean ship's section believed foundupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 23:02:00

South Korean officials said Monday they have found what they believe to be the rear section of a sunken navy ship where up to 46 sailors could be trapped, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

Hopes fade for South Korean sailors after sinkingupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 11:17:00

Strong winds and rough waves Sunday dimmed hopes of rescuing 46 South Korean sailors as search efforts entered their second day following the Friday night sinking of their navy ship off the North Korean coast.

Search continues for South Korean sailors after sinkingupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 06:08:00

South Korean rescuers were searching for missing sailors Saturday after a navy ship sank in tense Yellow Sea waters off the coast of North Korea.

GM Daewoo to recall vehiclesupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 03:19:00

The local unit of General Motors Co. in South Korea will recall some sport utility vehicles and sedans because of problems with the steering wheel and fuel hoses, local media said Sunday.

Report: South Korean couple starved child while raising 'virtual baby'updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 09:18:00

A South Korean couple arrested for allowing their baby to starve to death had been raising an online child, state media reported citing police sources.

Korean skirmish near borderupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 01:27:00

North and South Korean forces exchange fire near their maritime border. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.

South Korea: North resumes firingupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 01:27:00

North Korea resumed firing near its sea border with South Korea on Thursday, South Korean media said, citing Seoul officials.

Weapons testing turns deadly in S. Koreaupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 02:49:00

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.

Disgraced cloning researcher convicted in South Koreaupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 06:35:00

A disgraced South Korean scientist -- who gained fame in 2004 when he claimed to have cloned human embryonic stem cells -- on Monday was convicted of embezzling money and illegally buying human eggs, state media reported.

Border traffic normalized between two Koreasupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 02:06:00

Cross-border traffic between North and South Korea returned to normal Tuesday, ending eight months of restrictions imposed by the North, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Reports: North Korea releases South Korean fishing boatupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 07:48:00

A South Korean fishing boat and its four crew members were heading home Saturday after being held for a month in North Korea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Koreas reach deal to reunite familiesupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:48:00

North and South Korea reached an agreement Friday on reunions for families separated for decades by the Korean War, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korean rocket fails to reach full orbitupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 06:29:00

South Korea's space program suffered a blow Tuesday after a satellite launched from its first space rocket failed to reach proper orbit, a science official said.

S. Korean leader gets message from Kim Jong Ilupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 23:29:00

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Sunday met with a visiting North Korean delegation, and received a message from the North's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il, according South Korea's state media.

Former Samsung chief handed suspended jail termupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 04:27:00

A South Korean court on Friday found the former chairman of the Samsung Group guilty of a breach of trust in illicit bond transactions and sentenced him to a suspended 3-year jail term and a fine of 110 billion Korean won ($89 million), South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

Report: North Korea test fires four missilesupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 20:44:00

North Korea test-fired a fourth short-range missile off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

South Korea's Roh apologizes to nationupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 02:47:00

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun apologized Thursday for his connection to a corruption probe, saying he felt "ashamed and sorry" for disappointing his fellow citizens, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Report: S. Korea, EU reach tentative dealupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 23:06:00

South Korean and European Union trade officials reached a tentative free-trade accord and will seek to finalize the deal in early April, Yonhap news agency cited chief negotiators from both sides as saying Tuesday.

Report: U.S. journalists held in N. Koreaupdated: Sat Mar 21 2009 09:38:00

Two Americans have been detained in North Korea for illegally entering the country, North Korean state media reported Saturday according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Rare glimpse shows thinner Kim Jong-Ilupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 08:46:00

A Chinese official met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang on Friday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

South Korea probes deadly blaze at protestupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 05:52:00

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.

South Korea automaker files for bankruptcyupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 02:49:00

Ssangyong Motor Co., South Korea's fifth largest automaker, filed for bankruptcy Friday, citing the company's worsening finances.

South Korean currency plungeupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 01:50:00

CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports how South Korea has upped the ante to combat lagging economic growth.

Bush to host world summit on financial crisisupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 11:19:00

President Bush announced Saturday that he will host the first of what could be several summits of world leaders to discuss the global response to the financial crisis.

Bush plans world summitupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 11:19:00

CNN's Kathleen Koch reports on President Bush's press conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Ex-Samsung chairman's verdict upheldupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 02:14:00

A South Korean appeals court upheld the guilty verdict against the former chairman of the Samsung Group, who was sentenced during the summer on a tax evasion conviction, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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