Twenty-two crew members missing as South Korean cargo vessel disappears in South Atlantic

A South Korean cargo vessel is missing after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles) from shore and 22 crew members are unaccounted for, South Korea’s foreign ministry and news reports said on Sunday. Two Filipino crew members have been rescued floating in a life raft on Saturday, but… Read More Twenty-two crew members missing as South Korean cargo vessel disappears in South Atlantic

Two die during protest as South Korean court removes President Park from office

South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police outside the court. Park becomes South… Read More Two die during protest as South Korean court removes President Park from office

North Korea sentences American to ten years imprisonment for espionage

North Korea sentenced a South Korean-born American citizen to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, China’s Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Kim Dong Chul is the second American that North Korea has given a hard labor sentence in the past two months. In March, University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier… Read More North Korea sentences American to ten years imprisonment for espionage

North Korea senior military officer defects to South Korea

A senior intelligence officer with the North Korean military has defected to South Korea, South Korean officials said on Monday. The defector was a senior colonel with the North Korean Reconnaissance General Bureau, which is in charge of espionage operations against South Korea, according to South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun and Unification Ministry… Read More North Korea senior military officer defects to South Korea

Cambodian ambassador to South Korea arrested on fraud charges

Cambodia’s ambassador to South Korea has been charged in Cambodia with a string of corruption offences. Mr Suth Dina was questioned yesterday by the Anti-Corruption Unit following a probe into his spending and complaints by Foreign Ministry staff and Cambodian migrant workers. The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) alleged Suth Dina had amassed $7.2m in cash, $3m… Read More Cambodian ambassador to South Korea arrested on fraud charges

South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale military training

Amid blasts of explosives and camouflaging smoke, U.S. and South Korean marines and sailors stormed a beach aboard assault vehicles on Saturday in a mock amphibious landing. The carefully choreographed drill begins a much larger, eight-week series of annual joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. They take place against a backdrop of… Read More South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale military training