South Korea

US says North Korea photoshopped missile launch images

By Wed, May 20, 2015 6:52PM UTC

The US says images released by North Korea to back up its claims of a successful submarine missile launch were doctored, adding that Pyongyang is years away from the technology required to pull off such a launch.

North Korea snubs UN chief, cancels visit

By Wed, May 20, 2015 10:16AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has withdrawn its decision to let him visit a factory park in the country.

John Kerry slams North Korea’s stories of ‘grotesque, grisly’ executions

By Mon, May 18, 2015 1:42PM UTC

North Korea is well known for its verbal attacks on South Korea and the United States, regularly unleashing its own distinctive style of insults and threats. And with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Seoul as part of his Asia visit this week, some heated verbal exchanges were always on the cards.

Kerry in South Korea to talk security, cyber issues

By Mon, May 18, 2015 10:54AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea where he will be discussing security issues amid fresh fears of North Korean belligerence.

SKorea media: Reserve soldier kills 1, injures 5 in shooting spree

By Wed, May 13, 2015 10:57AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean media say a reserve soldier has gone on a shooting spree. The reports Wednesday say one person has died and five were injured.