Everything you need to know about Korea: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Korea: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
The Press Briefing on Union Human Resource Development Minister Smt Smriti Irani attending the World Education Forum (WEF) organized by UNESCO in Incheon, South Korea was held here in New Delhi today.
India clinches Bronze in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, beating Korea 4-1 (2-2)
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves grew to a record high of $316.84 billion last month due to an increase in investment profits and a growth in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets, the central bank said Thursday.
Pyongyang, May 3 (ANI): North Korea has stockpiled enough uranium for six nuclear bombs, an expert has warned.
Tehran, May 1 (IANS) Iran finished overall winners at the Asian Weightlifting Championships Tuesday.
Seoul, May 1 (IANS) South Korea's consumer price growth slowed to 2.5 percent in April, a report showed Tuesday.
Pyongyang, Apr 30 (ANI): The United States has reportedly warned its allies that North Korea is building up to carrying out a nuclear test this week.
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea's industrial output growth plunged last month due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by high oil prices and economic slowdown in China, a government report showed Monday.
Caracas, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Japan and South Korea plan to invest nearly $14 billion in various energy projects in Venezuela, Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said.
Moscow, April 29 (IANS) About 25,000 metric tonnes - or 62 percent - of Russia's chemical weapons haf been destroyed till April 29, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.
Seoul, April 29 (Xinhua) -- South Korea will send a group of government officials, scholars and civic activists to the United States to look into the latest outbreak of mad cow disease amid growing food safety concerns at home, the farm ministry here said Sunday.
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.
Singapore, April 28 (IANS) India slipped down on the final day of the Queen Sirikit Cup golf here Saturday as all three players succumbed under pressure.
Pyongyang, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un recently observed a combined military exercise marking the 80th anniversary of the Korean People's Army (KPA), the official news agency KCNA said Saturday.
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), the Central University of Delhi on Friday conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-moon in convocation program here........
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Friday that despite the challenges involved he trusted India to build and strengthen partnerships with her neighbours and saw a "future of steadily warmer ties" in this region.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was Friday conferred an honorary degree of doctor of letters at Jamia Millia Islamia here and told his audience that "when I am in India, I am at home".
New York, Apr 26 (ANI): Josh Kelley and wife Katherine Heigl have reportedly added another child to their growing brood.
New York, April 26 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have adopted another baby girl, says her representative.
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier, the central bank said Thursday.
Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.
Pyongyang, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a national meeting on Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA).
Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it has approved the establishment of an international cooperative demonstration zone in northeast Jilin province to boost cross-border cooperation in the region.
London, April 25 (IANS) The British men's football team has been handed out a tough draw in the 2012 London Games.
Pyongyang, Apr 25 (ANI): North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test after it failed to launch long-range missile last month, according to a report.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence rose for three straight months in April, the central bank said Wednesday.
Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea.
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Aditi Ashok, Gurbani Singh and Raksha Phadke will represent India at the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup at the Tanah Merah Country Club here April 25-27.
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Lady Gaga, who flew to Korea on Thursday to perform in Seoul later this week, has compared jet lag to "bad shrooms".
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The White House has accused China of supplying North Korea with technology for a missile launcher that was showcased in a military parade in Pyongyang last week.
London, Apr 24 (ANI): India has become the top 'spam-spewing nation' on the planet, overtaking the United States, according to a report.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) A man in Russia, proclaiming to be "God", set himself ablaze and landed in hospital in a critical condition with 70 percent burns, RIA Novosti reported.
Seoul, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea and the United States are scheduled to hold defense talks involving discussions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s failed rocket launch earlier this month, the defense ministry here said Monday.
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.
Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch 'special operations' against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.
Colombo, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea on Monday for a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.
Pyongyang, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) threatened to launch "special operations" against South Korea's conservative president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.
Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korean firms' profitability weakened last year due to an increase in production costs caused by a rise in global raw material prices, the country's central bank said Monday.
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea Monday on a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.
Perusing the front pages of Delhi newspapers, one gets the impression that the launch of the Agni-V intercontinental missile with a striking range of 5,000 km by India was a prominent but by no means sensational event even for Indians. There have been no overly emotional responses to it outside India either. One can't help drawing a parallel between this calm reaction and the media frenzy surrounding the failed launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea just a week ago. And when something of the kind happens in Iran, the reaction is even stronger.
London, April 21 (ANI): A weekend lie-in may help reduce risk of obesity in youngsters, say researchers.
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund has almost doubled its "fire power" to protect the world economy against deepening debt turmoil in Europe with the Group of 20 nations, including India, pledging $430 billion in new funding.
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue satellite launches for peaceful purposes, an official said a week after a failed launch.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a more aggressive strategy to address the issue of low immunisation.
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): Cambodia will host regional security meetings next week among the 10-member the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and eight dialogue partners.
Phnom Penh, April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The number of foreign tourists to Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, had increased by 45 percent to 639,800 in the first quarter of this year, statistics of the Siem Reap provincial tourism department revealed on Friday.
Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) The organisers of the Euro 2012 football tournament will on Saturday inaugurate a training facility here for volunteers who will be working for the June 8-July 1 event jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, claimed that the United States was 'within an inch of war almost every day' in the region around North Korea, and need be 'careful' about what they do or say.
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Refusing to criticise India for the launch of its long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V, the United States has contrasted New Delhi's "solid non-proliferation record" with that of North Korea.
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for "insulting" the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang's late founding leader Kim Il-sung.
Moscow, April 19 (IANS /RIA Novosti) South Korea has put into service a new long-range cruise missile, capable of striking missile sites or nuclear installations in any part of neighbouring North Korea, reported Yonhap news agency Thursday citing a senior army officer with the South Korean defence ministry.
Colombo, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea's government has agreed to provide technical and financial assistance to Sri Lanka for national development till 2015, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
Pyongyang, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has said the country would uphold the ideology of late leader Kim Jong Il in its drive to achieve new victories, the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported Thursday.
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) South Korea's corporate bankruptcies fell to an all-time low last month, the central bank said Thursday.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The capital is set to host its first ever international Buddhist film festival, aimed at promoting Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics.
Pyongyang, April 18 (ANI): North Korea has said that it would continue to launch satellites and is not obliged to follow the major agreement with the United States.
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue further development of its aerospace technologies, including a satellite programme, despite the UN Security Council condemnation, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government has downplayed reports about a proposed construction of an observatory by China in Aksai Chin, a remote part of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region it occupied after the 1962 war.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday held their fifth regional dialogue on Asia-Pacific to take stock of the present strategic, economic and security situation in the region, amidst rising tension in South China Sea over territorial disputes and a defiant North Korea's failed attempt at a rocket launch.
Inflation has long been the common man's concern about economy. Though inflation is the most immediate economic parameter to be associated with the hike of price, it has its long and far reaching effects on the society and social concerns. The monetary strategies in the international level are less vulnerable to the effects of global inflation than the currencies of the poorer and developing nations.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday has decided to tighten grip over already zeroed North Korea for its attempt to test long-range ballistic missile albeit the test became failed.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Strong demand for luxury cars Jaguar and Land Rover has helped to drive sales higher at the Tata Motors Group, which sold 139,655 vehicles in March 2012, up 26 per cent over March 2011.
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study has found that mothers born in India but living in Canada are significantly more likely to have male babies for their second and third births compared with women in Canada.
United Nations, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch, calling it a serious violation of UN resolutions.
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has called for more dialogue and consultations after the UN Security Council (UNSC) Monday strongly condemned North Korea over its failed satellite launch, Xinhua reported.
Pyongyang, Apr 16 (ANI): A dozen officials from Iran's controversial ballistic missiles programme visited North Korea last week to observe its latest rocket launch, which ended in failure, it has emerged.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Monday said it is enhancing the supply of its hatchback i20 diesel and sedan Verna diesel models.
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to ensure food security and enhance their trade in agricultural products.
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will push for a bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea when both sides meet at an investment forum in Seoul April 17-18.
Pyongyang, April 15 (IANS) North Korea Sunday held a military parade here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il-sung.
Washington, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama criticised the North Korean leadership Saturday for spending millions of dollars on rockets "that don't work", while the country's population is "starving".
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday deplored the satellite launch by North Korea, which it said violated the council's resolutions banning Pyongyang from using ballistic technology, a top official said.
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday started an emergency closed-door session on how to respond to the satellite launch by North Korea.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday opposed new sanctions against North Korea after the country's much-hyped rocket launch failed.
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country broke into pieces after lift-off and fell into the sea.
Pyongyang, Apr 13 (ANI): North Korea may conduct its third nuclear weapon test to restore its honour, after the failed launch of an Uhna-3 rocket, analysts have claimed.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday voiced serious concern over a rocket launching attempt by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from such steps that adversely impact peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): India on Friday expressed concern over Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) attempt to launch a rocket.
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports that a North Korean rocket plunged into the Yellow Sea Friday morning will not spell the end of North Korea's rocket programme, said a space and aeronautics expert from Pyongyang Friday.
Islamabad, Apr 13(ANI): The Pakistan parliament's recommendations on reviewing ties with the United States has left the decision of deciding the fate of suspended NATO supply lines solely on the Pakistan People's Party-led government.
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Friday said it froze the benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent for April, leaving the 7-day repo rate unchanged for 10 straight months.
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapours" but "high transparency" ideal for observation activities.
Beijing, Apr 13 (ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday confirmed the failed launch of the 'satellite' which it fired Friday morning and announced that the rocket did not enter the preset orbit.
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) A North Korean satellite, which South Korea calls a "ballistic missile", failed to enter orbit after its launch Friday morning, the official KCNA news agency reported.
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to invigorate its efforts to implement commercial space projects jointly with the European Space Agency and individual space powers, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said.
Pyongyang/Washington, April 13 (IANS) Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday, reported CNN citing two US officials.
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday in defiance of warnings from the international community, reported CNN citing two US officials.
Washington, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The G-8 foreign ministers have urged North Korea to honour its commitments and cancel the launch of its rocket later this week, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has said.
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The lower house of Japan's parliament Thursday approved a resolution against the planned satellite launch by North Korea this month.
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea's jobless rate dropped to 3.7 percent last month from a year earlier as job creation kept its solid growth trend in the service industry, a government report showed Thursday.
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Beijing, April 11 (ANI): China has renewed its call for moderation after North Korea had earlier made it clear that its planned rocket launch is not an act of aggression.
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Lady Gaga is gearing up for another world tour as she announced the dates for the European leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' tour.
Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch a satellite, an official said Wednesday.
Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch its satellite, an official said Wednesday.
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) Visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda Tuesday agreed to jointly develop military equipment.
Pyongyang, Apr 10 (ANI): North Korea is willing to sacrifice much-needed US food aid by ignoring America's warming on conducting missile tests in order to strengthen popular support for the country's new leader, Kim Jong-un, according to analysts.
Pyongyang, Apr 10 (ANI): Over 150,000 North Koreans have been held captive in a Soviet-style hidden gulag in the country, despite the communist government's denial that it holds political prisoners, a new report has revealed.
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Katherine Heigl has admitted that when she first adopted her daughter, the two didn't click instantly and the baby had formed an instant connection instead with her husband Josh Kelley.
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday.