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Embattled South Korea justice minister resigns amid protests

14 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korea's recently appointed justice minister resigned on Monday saying a graft scandal swirling around his family had become a political burden for President Moon Jae-in's government.

Embattled South Korea justice minister resigns amid protests

14 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korea's recently appointed justice minister resigned on Monday saying a graft scandal swirling around his family had become a political burden for President Moon Jae-in's government.

Scandal over justice minister galvanises South Koreans to protest

12 Oct 2019

SEOUL A growing corruption scandal involving a newly-appointed justice minister is bringing South Koreans from both ends of the political spectrum into the streets in numbers rarely seen since protests helped bring down former leader Park Geun-hye in 2017.

UPDATE 3-North Korea warns on test freeze in denouncing European move at U.N.

10 Oct 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Oct 10 North Korea issued a veiled warning on Thursday that it could eventually end a freeze in long-range missile testing as it criticised a call by U.N. Security Council members for it to give up its nuclear weapons and denounced a recent U.S. missile test.

North Korea says it successfully tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile

03 Oct 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defence, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. | Video

South Korea confirms two new African swine fever cases, now 13 in all as disease spreads

03 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Thursday two more suspected cases of African swine fever have been confirmed as the deadly hog disease at pig farms in towns near its border with North Korea.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, possibly from submarine, days before talks

03 Oct 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO North Korea fired what may have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile from off its east coast on Wednesday, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States on ending its nuclear programme. | Video

North Korea, U.S. to hold working-level talks at weekend - KCNA

01 Oct 2019

SEOUL North Korea and the United States have agreed to hold working-level talks on Oct. 5, North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday, a development that would break months of stalemate since a failed summit in February.

South Korean fighter jets fly patrol over islands disputed by Japan

01 Oct 2019

SEOUL South Korean fighter jets flew a patrol on Tuesday over islands disputed with Japan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said at an event marking the founding of his country's military, drawing an angry Japanese protest.

S.Korea displays F-35 stealth jets seen by the North as a threat

01 Oct 2019

SEOUL, Oct 1 South Korea showcased newly acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets to mark Armed Forces Day on Tuesday as President Moon Jae-in tries to allay concerns that his policy of engagement with North Korea may be weakening the South's commitment to defence.

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