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South Korea says scrambles jets to intercept two Russian aircraft

South Korea says scrambles jets to intercept two Russian aircraft

South Korea said on Friday it had scrambled military jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the South's air defence territory four times through the day.

US envoy Kim holds talks with North Korean officials

US envoy Kim holds talks with North Korean officials

US envoy Sung Kim held talks with North Korean officials on Sunday in the border village of Panmunjom within the demilitarized zone between the North and South Korea, South Korean media reported on Sunday.

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

Jim Mattis, during a brief visit to Seoul, defended US President Donald Trump's decision this month to halt "war games" with South Korea.

Korean Air head grilled by prosecutors over tax evasion

Korean Air head grilled by prosecutors over tax evasion

Cho Yang-ho, 69, and his brothers and a sister allegedly avoided paying 50bn won ($45mn) in taxes on the overseas assets they inherited after their father Cho Choong-hoon died in 2002.

Germany suffer shock World Cup exit with 2-0 loss to South Korea

Germany suffer shock World Cup exit with 2-0 loss to South Korea

Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years.

Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 to edge towards World Cup last 16

Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 to edge towards World Cup last 16

Carlos Vela's penalty and a superbly-taken breakaway goal by Javier Hernandez gave Mexico a 2-1 World Cup Group F win over South Korea on Saturday which put them on the brink of a place in the last 16.

Pentagon suspends war games with South Korea

Pentagon suspends war games with South Korea

The United States has indefinitely suspended some joint military exercises with South Korea, the Pentagon said late Friday, following a promise made by President Donald Trump at his North Korean summit this month.

Hackers steal $30mn from top Seoul bitcoin exchange

Hackers steal $30mn from top Seoul bitcoin exchange

Hyper-wired South Korea has emerged as a hotbed of trading in virtual units.

Granqvist's VAR penalty gives Sweden 1-0 win over South Korea

Granqvist's VAR penalty gives Sweden 1-0 win over South Korea

A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.

South Korea and US set to suspend major military drills

South Korea and US set to suspend major military drills

The South Korean news agency said the suspension was likely to affect only major joint exercises, not more routine military training.

Mattis not surprised by Trump halting South Korea drills –Pentagon

Mattis not surprised by Trump halting South Korea drills –Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not caught off guard by President Donald Trump's announcement that he was suspending military exercises with South Korea, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday, adding he was consulted ahead of time.

North Korea proposes joint celebration of 2000 summit

North Korea proposes joint celebration of 2000 summit

North Korea suggested during high-level talks on Friday that the two Koreas hold a joint celebration of the anniversary of a historic 2000 inter-Korean summit this month in the South, an official in Seoul said.