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U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'

7:57am GMT

SEOUL U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to discuss "all issues of interest". | Video

South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador

13 Dec 2019

SEOUL Protesters angry over American demands that South Korea pay more for defense destroyed portraits of the U.S. ambassador stuck on blocks of tofu outside the U.S. embassy on Friday after police warned them against staging a more aggressive demonstration.

South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador

13 Dec 2019

SEOUL, Dec 13 Protesters angry over American demands that South Korea pay more for defence destroyed portraits of the U.S. ambassador stuck on blocks of tofu outside the U.S. embassy on Friday after police warned them against staging a more aggressive demonstration.

South Korea finds some liquid e-cigarette products have ingredient linked to lung illness

12 Dec 2019

SEOUL South Korean health authorities have found vitamin E acetate, which may be linked to lung illnesses, in some liquid e-cigarette products made by Juul Labs and KT&G, they said on Thursday, but the two companies denied using the material.

North Korea says U.S. has nothing to offer regarding any nuclear deal

12 Dec 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Thursday the United States had nothing to offer it in possible renewed talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs after Washington said it was ready to take "concrete steps" towards securing a deal.

South Korean president hears reassurances from senior Chinese diplomat

05 Dec 2019

SEOUL A senior China diplomat offered conciliatory remarks to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday amid efforts to repair ties strained by a U.S. anti-missile system, while levelling sharp criticism at the United States for "Cold War" thinking.

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face. | Video

South Korea, China agree to step up exchanges to re-set ties after missile defence row

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to "completely normalise" ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. anti-missile systems in 2017, Seoul officials said on Wednesday.

After 4-year gap, China's top diplomat visits South Korea to mend ties

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL, Dec 4 China's top diplomat arrived in Seoul on Wednesday, visiting South Korea for the first time in more than four years as the two countries seek to repair ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. anti-missile systems in South Korea.

South Korean actor Cha In-ha found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

04 Dec 2019

SEOUL, Dec 4 South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face.

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