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Former South Korean presidential contender Ahn Hee-jung denied rape accusations by the two women, saying he had "consensual" sex with both

#MeToo: Former South Korean Presidential Contender Acquitted of Sexual Assault Charges

Ahn Hee-jung, the former governor of South Korea’s South Chungcheong province and a one-time presidential contender, was acquitted of sexual assault by coercion by the Seoul Western District Court on Tuesday in what became known as one of the highest profile cases to emerge from the #MeToo movement in the peninsula.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. South Korea and the United States fired …

North Korea: ‘Our Society Is the Best in the World’

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the “best in the world.”

In a photo taken on April 24, 2018 South Korean soldiers disembark from a passenger ferry at Yeonpyeong island, near the 'northern limit line' sea boundary with North Korea. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) / To go with SKorea-NKorea-diplomacy-politics-attack, Focus by Sunghee Hwang (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty …

South Korea to Cut over 100,000 Ground Troops, North Korea Battle Plan

The government of leftist South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced this weekend that it would cut the number of ground troops in the nation’s armed forces by 118,000, significantly reduce the number of high-ranking military officials, and scrub a plan to prepare for an invasion of Pyongyang.

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South Korean Politician Embroiled in Fake News Corruption Scandal Commits Suicide

South Korean lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan, 61, evidently leaped to his death from an apartment building in Seoul on Sunday night or Monday morning. A suicide note was found in his jacket 17 stories up in which Roh apologized for his misdeeds and asked voters not to punish the Justice Party he belonged to.

When just 550 or so people from war-ravaged Yemen arrived over several months in South Korea, the reaction was uncompromising

Homeless Yemeni Refugees Line the Streets of South Korean Resort Island

When last we checked in on Jeju Island, the little South Korean resort that unexpected found itself dealing with hundreds of refugees from the brutal civil war in Yemen, the refugees were cautiously optimistic about the help they were receiving from private citizens and the South Korean government. Three weeks later their situation has reportedly taken a turn for the worse, with homeless refugees camping on the streets of Jeju.

Coal piled up in Rason, North Korea is seen in November, 2017; shipments of the commodity were delivered to China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and Vietnam in 2017, flouting UN sanctions

South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Import of North Korean Coal

Voice of America (VOA) revealed in a report Thursday that two ships, one from Sierra Leone and another from Panama, were involved with the illegal shipment of North Korean coal to South Korea and have recently re-entered the South’s ports multiple times in violation of international law.

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, a Russian Tu-95 strategic bomber on a cruise missile attack mission on targets in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday long-range bombers dispatched from Russia fired cruise missiles at …

Russian Bombers Violate South Korean Air Defense Zone

Two Russian military aircraft believed to be Tu-95 bombers violated South Korea’s air defense zone on Friday, entering and leaving the area four times while South Korean ground controllers and intercept fighters warned them away.

A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un approving the country's new missile test

Report: North Koreans Fail to Show at Meeting on U.S. Troop Remains

North Korean government representatives failed to appear to a scheduled meeting with American military negotiators on repatriating the remains of U.S. Korean War veterans at the demilitarised zone (DMZ) Thursday, according to a report from the Washington Post.

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South Korean Basketball Players Arrive for Games in North

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – Dozens of South Korean basketball players arrived in North Korea’s capital on Tuesday for a series of games the two Koreas hope will foster a spirit of detente generated by the recent North-South summit meetings.

The controversy of the so-called comfort women -- those forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II -- has marred relations between South Korea and Japan for decades

North and South Korea to Cooperate on Recovering World War II Remains from Japan

A pro-unification South Korean group called the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC) announced on Thursday that it will send a delegation to North Korea on July 16 to work on recovering the remains of Koreans forced to work for Imperial Japan as slaves during the World War II era.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) pose for photos in front of Bukhansan Peace House for the Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. Kim and Moon meet at the border today for the third-ever Inter-Korean summit talks after …

Koreas Plan to Construct Joint Railway

Both North and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to improve and construct railway lines linking the two countries together, the South’s unification ministry has announced.

A South Korean man watches North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering his New Year's speech on a TV news program shown at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. North Korea's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages," the country's leader Kim …

Report: North Korea Propaganda Calls Denuclearization Supporters ‘Traitors’

North Korean propaganda sites and publications in South Korea have begun agitating against the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CVID) of the communist Kim Jong-un regime. South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday that one such outlet called any North Korean supporting denuclearization a “traitor.”