South Korean authorities linked a hacking attempt to a North Korean group known as Kimsuky, but added that no classified military information was compromised.
The South Korean capital's transport authorities have been posting losses because of the increasing number of silver surfers. As FRANCE 24's Georgina Robertson explains, some businesses are even taking advantage of the policy by employing seniors to deliver packages.
30 Oct 2022
According to South Korean media JTBC, 153 people were killed and 103 others injured in a stampede that occurred Saturday night at Itaewon, a district of the South Korean capital Seoul, during Halloween gatherings.
12 Jul 2022
North Korea fired what appeared to be multiple rocket launchers, South Korea's military said. It comes just days after the US deployed fighter jets to the South for joint military drills.
7 Jun 2022
The South Korean military said at least eight missiles were shot by North Korea off its east coast. The move follows joint US-South Korea naval exercises in the Philippine Sea.
23 Apr 2022
Outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in staked his legacy on improving ties with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Moon's conservative successor is expected to handle things differently.
4 Apr 2022
South Korea's defense ministry has said that North Korea fired an existing intercontinental ballistic missile and not a new one in last week's test launch.
21 Mar 2022
South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol: 'I will build strong armed forces'
25 Jan 2022
Military experts in South Korea are analyzing exactly what type of missiles were launched, but said they appeared to be cruise missiles. Pyongyang has increased weapons testing in the past few weeks.
28 Oct 2020
Buddhist monks arrive in Seoul after a 500-kilometre pilgrimage dedicated to prayers to end the coronavirus pandemic. "We monks walked with the mindset of earnestly wishing this situation would come to an end and that this nation can overcome it," says one monk.
25 Sep 2020
A South Korean official reads out a rare apology from Kim Jong Un over what the North's leader described as the "unexpected and disgraceful" killing of a South Korean at sea. A fisheries official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers, and Seoul says his body was set on fire while still in the water, apparently as a precaution against coronavirus infection.
5 Sep 2020
Seven decades after the end of the Korean War, Seoul embarked on a painstaking task to search for and identify the bodies of fallen soldiers still missing since the war. Our reporters witnessed this unprecedented programme in action that developed along the border between the two Koreas, thanks to an agreement forged with Pyongyang two years ago.