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'Intolerable provocation': North Korea's rocket launch sparks widespread condemnation

Feb 08, 2016

'Intolerable provocation': North Korea's rocket launch sparks widespread condemnation

North Korea, which calls its launches part of a peaceful space program, said it had successfully put a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, into orbit. #China #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #North Korea nuclear programme
South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

Jan 21, 2016

South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

A South Korean court said on Thursday it had acquitted a man of sympathising with North Korea for following its Twitter account, arguing that simply reading Pyongyang's social media posts did not violate Seoul's security laws. #social media #US #Twitter #border #Law #South Korea #Kim Jong-il #Seoul #North Korea #Pyongyang #Court #nuclear #National Security Laws #right groups
South Korean president pleads for understanding, support in 'comfort women' deal with Japan

Dec 31, 2015

South Korean president pleads for understanding, support in 'comfort women' deal with Japan

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday urged the public to support her latest deal with Japan on wartime sex slavery as controversy grew over the agreement to settle the decades-long dispute. #China #Japan #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #World War II #Park Geun-hye #Comfort women
Out of the closet: Seoul National University elects first lesbian student body president

Nov 20, 2015

Out of the closet: Seoul National University elects first lesbian student body president

She is the first student president who came out of the closet in South Korea, a country that remains largely intolerant towards homosexuality. #Homosexuality #South Korea #Seoul #NEWS TRACKER #Shareworthy #LGBTQI Rights
South Korea on alert after 31 university students diagnosed with mystery illness

Oct 30, 2015

South Korea on alert after 31 university students diagnosed with mystery illness

The Korea Herald reported that ten more were confirmed to be suffering from similar symptoms on the same day, after 21 showed symptoms of high fever and coughing since last week. #World #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #News #Mysterious illness #University students
North and South Korea back to squabbling after peace accord

Sep 04, 2015

North and South Korea back to squabbling after peace accord

Less than two weeks after securing a rare deal to improve relations, North and South Korea are already back on more familiar territory, trading accusations of insult and insincerity. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Pyongyang #Park Geun-hye #Jeong Joon-Hee
Talks between South and North Korea drag on: Leaders see no end to marathon crisis dialogue

Aug 24, 2015

Talks between South and North Korea drag on: Leaders see no end to marathon crisis dialogue

Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea negotiated into the evening on Sunday after talking through the previous night to try to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict. #United Nations #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #War #DMZ #anti-Pyongyang propoganda #Panmunjom
After 11 years, Seoul restarts propaganda broadcasts to North Korea after mines maim 2 soldiers

Aug 10, 2015

After 11 years, Seoul restarts propaganda broadcasts to North Korea after mines maim 2 soldiers

South Korea restarted propaganda broadcasts across the border with rival North Korea on Monday for the first time in 11 years in retaliation for the North allegedly planting land mines last week that maimed two South Korean soldiers. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #DMZ #land mine
South Korea invites North Korea for security talks

Jul 17, 2015

South Korea invites North Korea for security talks

South Korean authorities on Friday invited North Korea security talks slated for September in Seoul, authorities said. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Security #Kim Jong-un #Talks