People watch a screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station on Friday. Photograph: AP

South Korean officials are calling for further investigations by North Korea into the killing of an official from the Seoul government who was shot af(...)

Speculation about  Kim Jong-un’s health first arose following his absence from the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Mr Kim’s grandfather on April 15th. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ill after media outlets said he had underg(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in is pictured  in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA.

Bono has continued his efforts to secure more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Irish health workers by writing to the South Korean president Mo(...)

Medical members wearing protective gear talk as they check drivers with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a “drive-through” virus test facility in Goyang, north of Seoul, on Sautrday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Yeon-je/AFP

The first death of a coronavirus patient has occurred in the United States, president Donald Trump has confirmed. The patient was a woman in her lat(...)

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, at a  National Security Council meeting in Seoul on Thursday. Photograph: South Korean presidential Blue House via Getty Images

South Korea has scrapped a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, citing a “grave change” in security conditions after Tokyo placed export res(...)

Greville Stockil (right of centre at back) with his class after a recent presentation of colour belt promotion certificates in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Greville Stockil teaches children and adults taekwondo classes in Thurles, Co Tipperary as part of the World Taekwondo Association. Initially, le(...)

Mr Moon, a liberal human rights lawyer, won the presidency in an election in May 2017, ending nine years of conservative rule. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

A petition calling for South Korean president Moon Jae-in to be impeached had gathered more than 217,000 signatures as of Monday, passing a threshold(...)

Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Yonhap via Reuters

Siblings long assumed dead and parents who were separated from their children have come face to face for the first time in more than six decades as 89(...)

A member of Humane Society International with a dog in a cage at a dog farm during a rescue in Namyangju on the outskirts of Seoul in 2017. Photograph:Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The South Korean government is considering changing the law to remove dogs from the list of livestock in response to growing calls to ban the eating (...)

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