One of South Korea's most prominent elected officials, the longtime mayor of its capital, was found dead, police said, after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a criminal probe of alleged sexual harassment.
The New Zealand men's and women's water polo team were in a South Korea nightclub when an internal balcony collapsed, killing at least one person.
North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the US, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February holding them responsible for its collapse.
North Korea fired several short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's military said, the first missile launch since 2017 as it steps up pressure against Washington after a failed nuclear summit.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in departed for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to cement a breakthrough in faltering nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington.
Some 90 families from the two Koreas were reunited in the North on Monday (local time), weeping and embracing each after being torn apart for more than six decades by the 1950-53 Korean War.
US President Trump called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility," and warned that the US military was ready if any reckless acts happen.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un wants to meet his arch critic President Donald Trump and has agreed to suspend nuclear missile tests.
South Korean protesters have tried to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony.
The US Defense Secretary said it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results, but the move had not driven a wedge between Washington and Seoul.
North Korea said during rare talks with the South it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.
A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea over the weekend was still ablaze on Monday morning (local time), a South Korean coast guard official told Reuters.
France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, showing the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago, its official news agency said.
South Korea's 'Asia Business Daily', citing an unidentified source, has reported that North Korea has been spotted moving a rocket that appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) towards its west coast.
North Korea fired a missile that experts said was capable of hitting Los Angeles and other US cities and the United States and South Korea responded by staging a joint missile exercise.
North Korea carries out public executions on river banks and at school grounds and marketplaces for charges such as stealing copper from factory machines, distributing media from South Korea and prostitution, a report issued said.
North Korea said it successfully test-launched a first intercontinental ballistic missile, (ICBM), which analysts said could put all of the US state of Alaska in range for the first time.
US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea in what his aides said was a sign of the US commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear program.