North, South agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in…

South Korean president lobbies for Kim Jong Un on Europe tour

PARIS – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that world powers needed to reassure North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that he had taken the right decision in committing to scrap his nuclear weapons program. Moon, who has met Kim…

South Korea Bans North Korean Defector Journalist from Covering Talks with North

The leftist government of South Korea banned Kim Myeong-sung, a journalist for South Korea’s largest newspaper who fled North Korea, from covering North-South talks in the border town of Panmunjom occurring Monday. Chosun Ilbo newspaper, Kim’s employer, published a letter signed by the…

South Korean climbing hero Kim Chang-ho and team swept to death in Himalayas

Philip Sherwell, Asia Correspondent Kim Chang-ho: team leader No climber has reached its summit for more than 20 years. Now the slopes of Mount Gurja in the western Himalayas have claimed the lives of all nine members of a South Korean…

Former South Korea leader sentenced to 15 years in corruption case

SEOUL, South Korea — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country’s first leader with a business background, who…

Former South Korean President Lee Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Corruption

(SEOUL) — South Korea’s former President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case badly tainting his status as the country’s first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country’s…

Former South Korean President Gets 15 Years in Prison for Corruption

Former South Korean President Gets 15 Years in Prison for Corruption ImageLee Myung-bak, a former president of South Korea, in court in August. He was convicted of corruption on Friday.CreditCreditJung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Choe Sang-Hun Oct. 5,…

Another former South Korea president jailed for corruption

TOKYO — Former South Korea President Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for corruption, the latest in a string of former leaders of the country who have faced similar charges after leaving office. He was…

Chinese destroyer's 'unsafe' interaction with USS Decatur in South China Sea seen in stunning photos

This U.S. Navy photo, first obtained by gcaptain.com, shows the incident between the USS Decatur, left, and the Luoyang. (U.S. Navy) A Chinese destroyer came a stone’s throw away from a U.S. Navy ship as the American vessel sailed near disputed…

A Chinese Warship Nearly Collided With a US Destroyer in an 'Unsafe' South China Sea Confrontation

A Chinese warship sailed within yards of a U.S. Navy destroyer in an “aggressive maneuver” that risked collision, a U.S. official said. The close encounter forced the American vessel to change course as it was passing contested islands in the…