Gulf Times - S-Korea
S Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea

S Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea

South Korea said on Monday it hopes for ‘constructive’ talks between North Korea and the United States, a day after a delegation from the North told South Korean President Moon Jae-in ...

Samsung scion Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail term

Samsung scion Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail term

A South Korean appeals court on Monday suspended a jail sentence handed down to Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, setting him free after a year's detention amid a corruption scandal ...

S Korea uncovers about $600 mn in illegal cryptocurrency trade

S Korea uncovers about $600 mn in illegal cryptocurrency trade

South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million, a sign authorities are tightening the regulatory screws on the digital asset that many global policymakers ...

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in China and South Korea and even protests at home.

S Korea and N Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

S Korea and N Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on January 15 ...

N Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

N Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was ‘likely to participate’ in next month's Winter Games in South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported ...

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea Tuesday proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics.

S Korea seizes another ship suspected of transferring oil to N Korea

S Korea seizes another ship suspected of transferring oil to N Korea

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday.

South Korea court says Park trial to continue without her

South Korea court says Park trial to continue without her

The trial of disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye will proceed without her, a court said Tuesday, following a hiatus of more than 40 days as she boycotted proceedings.

N Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

N Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N Korea

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N Korea

South Korean warships joined three US aircraft carriers Saturday in an unusually strong display of naval force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a focus of US President Donald Trump ...

S Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

S Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.