South Korea and the United States went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.
South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald’s Corp. on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.
South Korea's traffic-related deaths have been on a steady decline but still remained at the top level among member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), government data showed.
An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea's leader a "madman," a day after Pyongyang hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
The US has joined the international condemnation of North Korea’s latest nuclear test and is preparing a package of sanctions that would "cut off North Korea economically" amid growing tensions with Pyongyang.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has advised the United States and its Asian allies against going down the “dead-end road” of pressuring North Korea, urging dialog instead to end a dispute over the North Korean weapons programs.