South Korea

South Korean PM says MERS threat over; no new cases in 3 weeks

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:54AM UTC

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn says the country is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

IOC: Pyeongchang poised to move from planning to operations

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:09PM UTC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — IOC coordination commission leader Gunilla Lindberg says organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are well poised to move from planning to operational mode with six months remaining before the first of the test events.

S. Korea man arrested over alleged death threat on US envoy

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 2:10PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s police say they’ve arrested a 33-year-old jobless man for allegedly making an online threat to kill the U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

South Korea’s growth slowest in more than 2 years

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 3:59PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s quarterly growth slowed to the lowest in more than two years as a severe drought hit agriculture and an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome sapped consumption.

North Korea says ‘no’ to Iran-style nuclear talks

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 4:58PM UTC

North Korea says it has absolutely no interest in an Iran-style nuclear deal aimed at curbing its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.