South Korea

  • 26 Mar 2020

    A month ago, South Korea suffered what was far-and-away the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.

  • 12 Jun 2018

    Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean defector who now lives in South Korea and has written a book about her experiences. Earlier this year, she met President Trump and says watching the summit was a very emotional experience.

  • 27 May 2018

    The US North Korea summit is definitely back on. Possibly. Donald Trump insists everything is going really well. Kim Jong Un is apparently totally on board too. We’ll be asking a top Korea diplomacy expert what to make of it all.

  • 26 May 2018

    Leaders from the North and South Korea meet again on the border for a surprise second summit. Could peace in the peninsula – and Donald Trump’s planned talks with Kim Jong Un – all be back on again?

  • 16 May 2018

    North Korea has suspended talks with South Korea and threatened to cancel an historic summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump, saying it wasn’t interested in a one-sided demand to give up its nuclear weapons. Mr Trump said he hadn’t been notified about any threat and would still insist on North Korea’s denuclearisation.

  • 2 May 2018

    It’s one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, but could it finally be coming to an end?

  • 27 Apr 2018

    Governor Bill Richardson, who was the former US ambassador to the United Nations and has travelled to North Korea numerous times, and Jean Lee, director of the Korea Foundation Centre in Washington, discuss the historic summit.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    A moment in history captured in a handshake, as the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un grasped hands with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, and they walked together across the border in scenes unimaginable just a few months ago. The two leaders agreed to work towards ridding the entire peninsula of nuclear weapons, along with a peace…

  • 10 Feb 2018

    North Korea has invited South Korean leader President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. It would be the first summit between the leaders of the two Koreas in more than a decade. The invite came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister visited the Winter Olympics, where today a joint Korean Ice Hockey team turned…

  • 20 Apr 2017

    North Korean missile tests and displays of military might have been met by US warnings that its patience is at an end and that it’s ready to “deal with” the threat from Pyongyang. President Trump’s boast of sending an “armada” has so far turned out to be empty rhetoric, but US military exercises began in…

  • 5 Mar 2017

    Now, with a year to go until the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea, British athletes are currently competing around the world to land a place in Team GB.

  • 10 Dec 2016

    The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, has been impeached after a secret vote of parliament over a corruption scandal.  

  • 20 Aug 2015

    North Korea fires on a South Korean loudspeaker, which has been broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the border.

  • 5 Mar 2015

    The US ambassador to South Korea says he is “doing well”, after being slashed with a razor by a political extremist at a function in Seoul where he was to give a lecture.

  • 13 Feb 2015

    The former Korean Air executive and daughter of the airline’s chairman, sentenced to a year in prison for forcing a plane back to the gate after a row over a bag of nuts, appeals against the ruling.