Top US military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking
South Korean K-pop singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young was convicted on Friday of gang rape, as well as secretly filming and distributing illicit sex videos of his partners, and jailed for six years.
South Korea’s top court on Thursday ordered a second retrial for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye, seeking heavier punishment for illegally taking money from the country’s spy agency.
Senior Japanese and South Korean trade officials met on Monday for the first time since Japan imposed controls on exports to its neighbour of high-technology materials, plunging testy relations between the US allies into a new crisis.
Japan has lifted curbs on the export of a key microchip material to South Korea, news reports said on Saturday, days before the leaders of both countries meet in their first formal talks for more than a year.
The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts.
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South Korean exports fell in December year-on-year but less than expected, which along with a turn to growth in shipments to China and a slowing pace of decline in chip sales