Edition:
United States

Hyonhee Shin

South Korean, Chinese students face off over Hong Kong protests

Nov 15 2019

SEOUL Kim Ji-mun, a 23-year-old South Korean university student, had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to take it down.

South Korean, Chinese students face off over Hong Kong protests

Nov 15 2019

SEOUL Kim Ji-mun, a 23-year-old South Korean university student, had just put up a banner on campus with his friends in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests when a group of Chinese students tried to take it down.

North Korea rebuffs U.S. offer of December talks, urges halt in military drills

Nov 14 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations.

Korean survivor says Japan's no-show at 'comfort women' case in Seoul lacks honor

Nov 13 2019

SEOUL A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case brought against its government by a group of victims.

A $5 billion bill and Japan tensions in focus as U.S. defense heads visit South Korea

Nov 12 2019

SEOUL A $5 billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week.

North Korean defectors decry South's expulsion of two fishermen

Nov 08 2019

SEOUL South Korea's expulsion of two North Korean fishermen set a bad precedent that has spread fears in the North Korean defector community and could lend legitimacy to its widely criticized judicial system, defectors and activists said on Friday.

South Korea expels two North Koreans suspected of killing 16 fishermen

Nov 07 2019

SEOUL South Korea expelled on Thursday two North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 colleagues before crossing the border into the South last week, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

Moon-Abe meeting 'encouraging' for Seoul-Tokyo ties: senior U.S diplomat

Nov 06 2019

SEOUL The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions that could undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea.

Top U.S. diplomat says Moon-Abe meeting is 'encouraging sign' for countries' relations

Nov 05 2019

SEOUL, Nov 6 The United States was "very encouraged" by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea.

North Korea, U.S. could resume talks in mid-November: South Korean MP

Nov 04 2019

SEOUL North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by the North, a member of South Korea's parliament said on Monday.

World News