South Korea

North Korea agrees to talks with South on family reunions


SEOUL - North Korea has agreed to Red Cross talks with South Korea to discuss reunions of families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War, a South Korean official said on Saturday, setting up the first meeting under a recent accord aimed at defusing tensions.

Ending standoff with North Korea boosts South's President Park

SEOUL - Beset by crisis, scandal and a sluggish economy in the first half of her single five-year term, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's approval rating soared in a poll released on Friday after a pact with North Korea brought back the rivals from the brink of conflict.

World, 28 Aug 2015

Summit by proxy - For rival Koreas, peace meeting was next best thing

SEOUL - The leaders of North and South Korea have not met for the last eight years, but the marathon 44 hour talks that brought the bitter rivals back from the brink of conflict was effectively a summit by proxy.

World, 27 Aug 2015

Temasek joins MBK in bid for Tesco's South Korea business: sources

SINGAPORE - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd [TEM.UL]has partnered Asia-focused private equity firm MBK Partners to bid for the South Korea arm of British supermarket operator Tesco PLC , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Deals, 26 Aug 2015

South Korea willing to discuss North's demand to lift sanctions

SEOUL - South Korea is willing to discuss North Korea's demand for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack, the South said on Wednesday, a day after the rivals struck a landmark pact that defused a standoff between their forces.

World, North Korea 25 Aug 2015

North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

SEOUL - North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders. | Video

World, United Nations, 25 Aug 2015

North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

SEOUL - North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension. | Video

World 24 Aug 2015

North, South Korea hold marathon talks in bid to end standoff

SEOUL - Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea negotiated overnight and into Monday morning in a marathon bid to try to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that has brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict. | Video

World, United Nations 23 Aug 2015

South Korean officials visit Iran to seek post-sanction deals

SEOUL - South Korean government and corporate officials are visiting Iran this week to hunt out possible deals in the oil, gas and construction industries since an agreement was reached to lift sanctions on Tehran.

World, United Nations, 22 Aug 2015

North Korea goes on war footing against South Korea as deadline looms

SEOUL - North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back after an exchange of artillery fire. | Video


Migrant chaos at Budapest train station; Germany says EU rules still hold

BUDAPEST/BERLIN - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest ever influx of migrants into the European Union left its asylum policies in tatters. | Video