South Korea and the United States have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August, Seoul and Washington officials said Tuesday, amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has called U.S. President Donald Trump "a tough dealer" seasoned through a number of deal-making experiences, referring to a recent roller coaster of developments surrounding an upcoming summit with North Korea.
South Korea's state prosecutors sought an arrest warrant Sunday for a man who beat the floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, an incident that aggravated an ongoing partisan standoff.
Cho Hyun-min, a former senior executive of South Korea's largest airline and a daughter of its chief, has denied allegations that she physically assaulted an advertising agency official during a business meeting in March, police said Wednesday.
President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has said he intends to further deepen friendship and trust with the Vietnamese leadership to lift the strategic cooperative partnership between the RoK and Vietnam to a new height during his upcoming State visit to Vietnam.
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) on Tuesday criticized the possible move by South Korea and the United States to keep their upcoming military exercises low-key, arguing it could send the "wrong signal" to North Korea.
South Korea's top financial regulator said Thursday it will toughen rules on the selection of corporate firms' chiefs and on recommendations for outside directors in a bid to improve corporate governance.
The prosecution is willing to hand more corruption or major crime cases to police but will continue to take control of overall investigation procedures, prosecution and parliament sources said Tuesday.