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South Korean sentenced to 14 months in jail for killing 76 cats

A South Korean man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for killing 76 cats in one of the country's the most gruesome cases of animal cruelty in recent years
3 hours ago
April 11, 2024 at 12:46 PM

South Korea's prime minister and top presidential officials offer to resign after election defeat

South Korea’s prime minister and senior presidential officials have offered to resign after their conservative ruling party was crushed in parliamentary elections
April 11, 2024 at 12:46 PM
April 10, 2024 at 11:50 PM

Big opposition win in South Korean parliament election poses setback to President Yoon

South Korea’s liberal opposition parties look set to win a landslide victory in Wednesday’s parliamentary election, vote counts showed
April 10, 2024 at 11:50 PM
1 month ago

Police chase runaway ostrich in South Korea

An ostrich escaped from a zoo in South Korea on Tuesday and ran wild in the streets for about an hour until being safely captured, officials say.
1 month ago
Police chase runaway ostrich in South Korea
3 months ago

South Korean ruling party lawmaker attacked in Seoul, aide says

Bae, a member of the People Power Party and a former TV journalist, was hit with a palm-sized rock on the back of her head, an aide said.
3 months ago
South Korean ruling party lawmaker attacked in Seoul, aide says
3 months ago

South Korea passes ban on dog meat

South Korea's National Assembly passed the bill by a 208-0 vote.
3 months ago
South Korea passes ban on dog meat
3 months ago

South Korean assembly bans dog meat trade, consumption

Dog meat consumption in South Korea will be prohibited by law starting in 2027.
3 months ago
South Korean assembly bans dog meat trade, consumption
4 months ago

South Korean opposition leader in ICU after attack at press conference, party officials say

South Korean Democratic Party Leader Lee Jae-myung was hospitalized after being attacked during a press conference in Busan, South Korea, police said.
4 months ago
South Korean opposition leader in ICU after attack at press conference
4 months ago

South Korean opposition leader stabbed, rushed to hospital

South Korean Democratic Party Leader Lee Jae-myung was hospitalized after being attacked during a press conference in Busan, South Korea, state media reported.
4 months ago
South Korean opposition leader stabbed, rushed to hospital
4 months ago

South Korean opposition leader stabbed, rushed to hospital

South Korean Democratic Party Leader Lee Jae-myung was hospitalized after being attacked during a press conference in Busan, South Korea, state media reported.
4 months ago
South Korean opposition leader stabbed, rushed to hospital
4 months ago

Lee Sun-kyun, star of Oscar-winning film 'Parasite,' dead at 48, police say

"Parasite" actor Lee Sun-kyun has died, police in South Korea confirmed to ABC News.
4 months ago
Lee Sun-kyun, star of Oscar-winning film 'Parasite,' dies, police say
5 months ago

North Korea redeploys troops to surveillance posts along DMZ after withdrawing from military agreement with South Korea

The North Korean military has been spotted re-installing surveillance posts according to surveillance footage provided by the South Korean military Monday.
5 months ago
North Korea redeploys troops to surveillance posts along DMZ, South Korea says
5 months ago

South Korea fights off unprecedented bedbug infestation

South Korean officials have been detecting and exterminating bedbugs for the last two weeks as a major disinfection of transportation and public facilities is on the way.
5 months ago
South Korea fights off unprecedented bedbug infestation
5 months ago

South Korea fights bedbug infestation

The first bedbug outbreak was reported in October at a public bath house in Incheon.
5 months ago
South Korea fights bedbug infestation
8 months ago

Biden holds milestone summit with Japan and South Korea

The president's historic summit in Camp David is where Japan and South Korea agreed to expand security and economic ties.
8 months ago
Biden holds milestone summit with Japan and South Korea
8 months ago

Biden holds landmark trilateral meeting with Japanese, Korean leaders

ABC News’ Selina Wang is at Camp David where President Joe Biden is set to hold a trilateral meeting with Japanese and South Korean leaders.
8 months ago
Biden holds landmark trilateral meeting with Japanese, Korean leaders
9 months ago

US nuclear-armed submarine makes rare appearance in South Korea

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports on the U.S. nuclear submarine in South Korea on “This Week.”
9 months ago
US nuclear-armed submarine makes rare appearance in South Korea
9 months ago

Exclusive: Inside the US nuclear missile sub in South Korea

Martha Raddatz reports from inside the first U.S. nuclear sub to visit South Korea, in four decades.
9 months ago
Exclusive: Inside the US nuclear missile sub in South Korea
9 months ago

ABC News Exclusive: Inside the US nuclear ballistic missile submarine in South Korea

Martha Raddatz reports from the first such sub to visit near North Korea.
9 months ago
ABC News Exclusive: Inside the US nuclear ballistic missile submarine in South Korea
9 months ago

Inside look of nuclear US submarine in South Korea

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz goes aboard the U.S.S. Kentucky, a nuclear ballistic missile submarine and first of its kind to travel to the country in more than four decades.
9 months ago
Inside look of nuclear US submarine in South Korea
10 months ago

North Korea fires 'unidentified ballistic missile,' South Korean military says

North Korea fired "an unidentified ballistic missile" toward the East Sea on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
10 months ago
North Korea fires 'unidentified ballistic missile,' South Korean military says
1 year ago

Seoul musicians protest Ukraine war with music

More than a hundred cellists have played in front of the Russian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, since March 2022.
1 year ago
Seoul musicians protest Ukraine war with music
1 year ago

State dinner surprise: South Korean president sings 'American Pie'

Yoon's visit marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. and South Korea’s alliance.
1 year ago
State dinner surprise: South Korean president sings 'American Pie'
1 year ago

Group of North Koreans defect, cross border into South Korea

A group of North Koreans crossed the Northern Limit Line in a fishing boat on May 6, South Korean authorities confirmed Thursday.
1 year ago
Group of North Koreans defect, cross border into South Korea
1 year ago

South Korean President Yoon delivers remarks during joint meeting of Congress

ABC’s Elizabeth Schulze reports on South Korean President Yoon’s message of democracy before a joint meeting of Congress, as well as the latest GDP report and the GOP House vote on the debt ceiling.
1 year ago
South Korean President Yoon delivers remarks during joint meeting of Congress
1 year ago

South Korean president sings 'American Pie' at White House State Dinner

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol stole the show with his rendition of Don McClean’s “American Pie.”
1 year ago
South Korean president sings 'American Pie' at White House State Dinner
1 year ago

Yoon tells Congress the US-South Korea alliance is 'stronger than ever'

The U.S. and South Korea are marking the 70th anniversary of their alliance as they face North Korean aggression and Chinese expansion in the Indo-Pacific region.
1 year ago
Yoon tells Congress the US-South Korea alliance is 'stronger than ever'
1 year ago

Chip and Joanna Gaines attend President Joe Biden's South Korea state dinner

The "Fixer Upper" stars, along with other celebrities like Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox, were in attendance at the White House event for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
1 year ago
Chip and Joanna Gaines attend President Joe Biden's South Korea state dinner
1 year ago

Biden calls relationship with South Korea 'success story'

ABC News’ Elizabeth Schulze provides analysis on the bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol, as the two leaders celebrate their close relationship.
1 year ago
Biden calls relationship with South Korea 'success story'
1 year ago

Biden touts relationship with South Korea as 'great success story'

The state visit comes as the U.S. and South Korea mark the 70th year of the countries' alliance.
1 year ago
Biden touts relationship with South Korea as 'great success story'
1 year ago

Biden welcomes South Korea's president to White House

This comes ahead of a joint press conference between the two leaders and a state dinner at the White House.
1 year ago
Biden welcomes South Korea's president to White House
1 year ago

Biden welcomes South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol to White House

The visit comes as the White House announced steps designed to deter North Korea from launching a nuclear attack on South Korea.
1 year ago
Biden welcomes South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol to White House
1 year ago

South Korea exporting arms to Poland amid controversy over lethal aid to Ukraine

South Korea has confirmed the exports deal to Poland will continue after President Yoon Suk Yeol signaled his intentions to possibly send weapons directly to Ukraine.
1 year ago
South Korea exporting arms to Poland amid controversy over lethal aid to Ukraine
1 year ago

South Korea increases its arms exports as Russia-Ukraine war rages on

The country exported a record $17.3 billion in weapons last year, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry.
1 year ago
South Korea increases its arms exports as Russia-Ukraine war rages on
1 year ago

K-Pop stars face challenges of military conscription

ABC News' Joohee Cho reports from South Korea about K-Pop boy band members enlisting in mandatory military service and speaks with K-Pop star Siwon Choi about his experience.
1 year ago
K-Pop stars face challenges of military conscription
1 year ago

North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles

North Korea launches four new missile tests as a response to joint exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.
1 year ago
North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles
1 year ago

US, South Korea warn North Korea following missile launches

The U.S. and South Korea issued a warning to North Korea following intensifying missile launches.
1 year ago
US, South Korea warn North Korea following missile launches
1 year ago

South Korean police reveal emergency calls began hours before deadly crowd surge

South Korean police reveal that emergency calls for help began nearly four hours before the deadly crowd surge that killed at least 156 people.
1 year ago
South Korean police reveal emergency calls began hours before deadly crowd surge
1 year ago

The search for answers after deadly South Korean crowd surge

ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports from Seoul with the latest on the investigation into the crowd crush that killed 155 people during a Halloween celebration over the weekend.
1 year ago
The search for answers after deadly South Korean crowd surge
1 year ago

South Korean police say 1st calls were made 4 hours before deadly crowd crush

Delayed police responses and an illegal street obstruction were contributing factors to the weekend’s crowd crush in Seoul, officials said on Tuesday.
1 year ago
Calls were made 4 hours before deadly crowd crush, police say
1 year ago

Seoul crowd crush exemplifies need for event control: Experts

Crowd control experts tell ABC News that there are protocols to prevent crowd crush incidents.
1 year ago
Seoul crowd crush exemplifies need for event control: Experts
1 year ago

South Korea’s national police apologize after deadly crowd crush

Police said they only deployed 137 officers to handle a crowd of about 100,000 partygoers.
1 year ago
South Korea’s national police apologize after deadly crowd crush
1 year ago

Seoul Halloween crowd crush: At least 153 dead in crowd surge, officials say

At least 153 people were also injured in the crowd crush, South Korean officials said.
1 year ago
Halloween crowd crush: 2 Americans among those dead
1 year ago

At least 153 crushed to death in South Korean crowd surge

ABC News' Matt Gutman reports on the deadly crowd surge that killed at least 153 people and injured over 80 during Halloween festivities in Seoul.
1 year ago
At least 153 crushed to death in South Korean crowd surge
1 year ago

South Korean president declares national mourning period after Seoul crowd crush

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol addressed the crowd crush that left at least 153 dead during Halloween festivities in in Seoul.
1 year ago
South Korean president declares national mourning period after Seoul crowd crush
1 year ago

More than 150 killed in Seoul crowd crush

Officials estimate that more than 100,000 revelers crowded the streets the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea, for Halloween festivities.
1 year ago
More than 150 killed in Seoul crowd crush
1 year ago

Halloween crowd surge kills, injures many in South Korea

153 people were killed, and more than 80 others injured in Itaewon, South Korea, after tragic Halloween celebrations turned into a deadly stampede.
1 year ago
Halloween crowd surge kills, injures many in South Korea
1 year ago

At least 146 dead during Halloween festivities in Seoul

More than 100,000 people gathered for Halloween parties on Saturday night in the Itaewon leisure district in Seoul, South Korea.
1 year ago
At least 146 dead during Halloween festivities in Seoul
2 years ago

BTS to serve in South Korean military amid heated debate over their exemption

BigHit Music made a surprise announcement that BTS will enlist in the South Korean military after a heated debate about whether to change the law.
2 years ago
BTS to serve in South Korean military amid heated debate over their exemption
2 years ago

BTS members to serve mandatory South Korean military duty

All members of the K-pop band will serve the required military service, starting with Jin, 29, who will be called for duty at the end of the month.
2 years ago
BTS members to serve mandatory South Korean military duty