One dead, three injured in Seoul stabbing rampage: police

One killed, three wounded in stabbing rampage near Seoul subway station. Suspect in custody; motive under investigation. Rare incident alarms South Korea, known for low crime rate.

Seoul says North Korean nuclear attack would mean ‘end’ of regime

Seoul warns North Korea that any nuclear attack on their alliance would lead to the “end” of Kim Jong Un’s regime. Tensions escalate amid US military deployments and nuclear threats.

US fears mistreatment of American soldier held by North Korea

The United States is concerned about the fate of American soldier Private Second Class Travis King held by North Korea, fearing mistreatment. Efforts to secure his release are ongoing.

Switching Koreas: Rare defections across the DMZ

In a rare occurrence, a US soldier, Private Travis King, crossed into North Korea from the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarised Zone. Other notable crossings include a North Korean soldier, a Soviet student, a North Korean journalist, and an American soldier.

US soldier who crossed into North Korea had served time in South Korean jail: official

A US soldier, Travis King, believed to be in North Korean custody after crossing the border without authorization, had served time in a South Korean prison for assault charges. Efforts are underway to resolve the incident between the United Nations Command and North Korea’s military.

South Korea president vows ‘complete overhaul’ of approach to extreme weather

South Korea’s president pledges to overhaul the country’s response to extreme weather after deadly flooding and landslides caused by monsoon rains, emphasizing the need to address climate change.

ASEAN-plus-three to meet on South China Sea, economic ties

Southeast Asian foreign ministers will meet with their Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean counterparts for ASEAN-plus-three talks. The discussions will focus on economic cooperation and the South China Sea dispute, where China’s territorial claims intersect with those of ASEAN members. The ongoing crisis in Myanmar and ways to address it will also be on the agenda. Additionally, topics such as health cooperation and economic recovery post-pandemic will be discussed. The meetings aim to strengthen regional ties and promote collaboration in various areas among the participating nations.

South Korea jails man for life in stalking, murder case

South Korean man sentenced to life in prison for stalking and murdering a former colleague who had reported him to the police.

South Korea says respects IAEA approval of Fukushima water release

Despite domestic opposition and protests, South Korea respects the UN atomic agency’s approval of Japan’s plan to release treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant. The South Korean government will provide its analysis once its independent assessment is complete.