Gulf Times - S-Korea
Mother of 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress grilled over illegal maids

Mother of 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress grilled over illegal maids

The matriarch of the troubled Korean Air dynasty was grilled Monday over allegations she used company resources to illegally hire foreign housekeepers, as a probe into the scandal-hit family widened.

N Korea to rejoin South's time zone in conciliatory gesture

N Korea to rejoin South's time zone in conciliatory gesture

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would move the country's clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South's time zone as a conciliatory gesture after Friday's inter-Korean summit, Seoul said Sunday.

North Korea says historic summit opens 'new era for peace'

North Korea says historic summit opens 'new era for peace'

North Korea on Saturday hailed its summit with the South as a ‘historic meeting’ that paved the way for the start of a new era, after the two leaders pledged to pursue a permanent peace and rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.

South Korean ex-president Lee indicted for corruption

South Korean ex-president Lee indicted for corruption

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was formerly indicted for corruption Monday, becoming the latest of the country's ex-leaders to face criminal charges.

S Korea's Moon says three-way summit with N Korea, US possible

S Korea's Moon says three-way summit with N Korea, US possible

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula.

S Korea vows tougher laws on sexual abuse amid #MeToo wave

S Korea vows tougher laws on sexual abuse amid #MeToo wave

South Korea vowed on Thursday to strengthen laws against sexual assault and implement measures to reduce harassment as the #MeToo campaign sweeps the country ...

S Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea

S Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea

South Korea said on Monday it hopes for ‘constructive’ talks between North Korea and the United States, a day after a delegation from the North told South Korean President Moon Jae-in ...

Samsung scion Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail term

Samsung scion Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail term

A South Korean appeals court on Monday suspended a jail sentence handed down to Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, setting him free after a year's detention amid a corruption scandal ...

S Korea uncovers about $600 mn in illegal cryptocurrency trade

S Korea uncovers about $600 mn in illegal cryptocurrency trade

South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million, a sign authorities are tightening the regulatory screws on the digital asset that many global policymakers ...

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in China and South Korea and even protests at home.

S Korea and N Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

S Korea and N Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on January 15 ...

N Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

N Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was ‘likely to participate’ in next month's Winter Games in South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported ...