South Korean foreign minister: There will be no war on peninsula

The foreign and defense ministers of South Korea and Australia have met to discuss the security of both nations. South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with her Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in Seoul. In her opening remarks, Kang expressed optimism that war could be averted on the Korean Peninsula, despite current tensions. Subscribe to […]

South Korean court extends detention of former President Park Geun-hye

A South Korean court issued an additional warrant on Friday to extend the detention of former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial for charges including bribery, abuse of state power and leaking state secrets, Yonhap News Agency reported. Park will be detained for another six months as her previous arrest warrant is set to […]

US flies bombers in joint drills with Japan, South Korea

Amid heightened tensions, two US bombers have flown over the Korean Peninsula in the aircraft’s first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea. The two bombers were accompanied by two fighter jets from the South Korean military, after taking off from a military base in Guam. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download […]

South Korea’s new ambassador to China arrives in Beijing

South Korea’s new ambassador to China, Noh Young-min, has arrived in Beijing. His mission is to repair bilateral relations, which have been damaged by Seoul’s decision to deploy the US-made THAAD missile defense system. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): Download our APP on Google Play (Android): […]

US and Korea trade officials to amend the free trade agreement

Donald Trump has threatened to tear up the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, a five-year-old trade pact, with one of America’s most important allies in Asia. Trade officials from both sides met in Washington DC Thursday, with South Korea agreeing to amend the agreement. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple […]

US and South Korea hold air defense exercise

The US and South Korean forces have conducted their first joint short range air defense exercises. Officials said the purpose was to allow the two sides to gain familiarity with each other’s weapon systems and build an enduring partnership. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): Download our […]

S. Korea shows off military might during parade

South Korea’s military has held a parade during celebrations marking its 69th Armed Forces Day. Strategic weapons were on display, including homegrown ballistic missiles, which can fly as far as 800 kilometers. During a speech, President Moon Jae-in revealed his aim to regain wartime operational control of South Korean forces from the US. He also […]

S. Korea confirms traces of radioactive gas from DPRK’s nuclear test

South Korea said on Wednesday that traces of radioactive xenon gas were confirmed to be from the DPRK’s latest nuclear test. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said its land-based xenon detector in the northeastern part of the country found traces of xenon-133 isotope on nine occasions. However, the commission could not confirm whether the […]

Thousands marry in mass Unification Church wedding

Thousands of couples took part in a mass wedding in South Korea on Thursday. Around 4,000 couples from 64 countries crowded the hall at a church in Gapyeong. Just over half of the group were getting married, while others were there to bless the excited unions. There were 20,000 more couples took part in the […]

Japan to boost defenses to counter DPRK threats

As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for a boost to the country’s defenses during a speech to senior officers from Japan’s self-defense forces. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): Download our APP on Google Play (Android): Follow […]

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