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President Park's party loses majority  The governing party has lost the parliamentary majority it has held for 16 years, partial results from Wednesday's general election show   North Korea 'will halt' nuclear tests if US stops S Korea exercises  Foreign minister Ri Su-yong has said it will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire   More than 300 passengers were evacuated from a Korean Air plane at Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smokes started to bellow out of its left en...   Lifting of sunken Sewol ferry under way two years later   An operation is under way to raise the Sewol ferry which capsized more than two years ago killing 304 people, mostly teenagers US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment  The US and South Korea have agreed to deploy a controversial missile defence system, in the wake of intensifying threats from North Korea   North Korean restaurant defectors released in South Korea  A group of 13 North Koreans who defected from China to South Korea earlier this year have been released from custody, officials say   US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force  The US has flown two supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers in a show of force, just days after North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear t...   UN chief 'appalled' by Aleppo escalation Map of Aleppo Syria  UN chief Ban Ki-moon is 'appalled by the chilling military escalation' in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman says President Park's friend Choi detained  The woman at the centre of a political scandal threatening the position of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye has been detained President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal
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1. 01-04 Open door forces passenger plane to turn back Cebu, Philippines
01-06 N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response South Korea
D. 01-07 South Korea resumes propaganda broadcasts to North South Korea
E. 01-10 U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity Osan, South Korea
5. 01-24 Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia Taiwan
6. 01-26 Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing Mokpo, South Korea
H. 02-11 North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown Kaesong, North Korea
8. 02-14 South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers Chuncheon, South Korea

Google's AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Se-dol   South Korea, U.S. deter North Korea with 'largest ever' military drill  U.S. and South Korean marines and sailors stormed a beach aboard assault vehicles Saturday in a mock amphibious landing South Korea confirms first Zika case   South Korea has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus, in a man who had recently returned from Brazil N Korea senior intelligence officer 'defects to South'
Open door forces passenger plane to turn back   N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response   The US, South Korea and Japan have said they will be united in their response to North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb South Korea resumes propaganda broadcasts to North U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity Apple, Samsung and Sony face child labour claims Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing   North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown   Seoul suspended its operations at the jointly-run Kaesong industrial complex in the North. North Korea has vowed to cut communication hotlin... South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers   A helicopter has crashed in an eastern province, killing 3 of the 4 soldiers on board about 85 kilometers northeast of Seoul, during a checkout...   North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes


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  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration
Nov.7   Samsung raided in political corruption probe  South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park ... Nov.28   South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign'
  Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down. Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation


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Dec.1   South Korean leader makes rare public appearance  Park Geun-hye made an appearance among her citizens for the first time since an escalating scandal exposed her links to million-dollar extor... Dec.5     South Korean firms face rare corruption hearing
  South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country's biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a huge corruption inquiry Dec.12     Aleppo battle: UN chief warns of 'atrocities'
  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm 'over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians' in Aleppo
Dec.30     Departing UN chief Ban Ki-moon bids a fond farewell to staff  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joked that he feels like Cinderella, as he prepares to step down at midnight on 31 December 2016





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U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers   A helicopter has crashed in an eastern province, killing 3 of the 4 soldiers on board about 85 kilometers northeast of Seoul, during a checkout...   North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes




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  North Korea has warned of 'indiscriminate' nuclear strikes on the US and South Korea as they begin their largest ever military drills
Mar.12   South Korea, U.S. deter North Korea with 'largest ever' military drill  U.S. and South Korean marines and sailors stormed a beach aboard assault vehicles Saturday in a mock amphibious landing Apr.10 N Korea senior intelligence officer 'defects to South'
  A senior North Korean military officer who oversaw spying operations has defected, say South Korean officials
Apr.23   North Korea 'will halt' nuclear tests if US stops S Korea exercises  Foreign minister Ri Su-yong has said it will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea Jul.7 US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment  The US and South Korea have agreed to deploy a controversial missile defence system, in the wake of intensifying threats from North Korea Sep.12   US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force  The US has flown two supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers in a show of force, just days after North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear t... Sep.24   UN chief 'appalled' by Aleppo escalation Map of Aleppo Syria  UN chief Ban Ki-moon is 'appalled by the chilling military escalation' in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman says Dec.12   Aleppo battle: UN chief warns of 'atrocities'
  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm 'over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians' in Aleppo




South Korea, 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.4 Open door forces passenger plane to turn back
Jan.24 Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia Jan.26 Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing Feb.14 South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers   A helicopter has crashed in an eastern province, killing 3 of the 4 soldiers on board about 85 kilometers northeast of Seoul, during a checkout... Mar.21 South Korea confirms first Zika case   South Korea has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus, in a man who had recently returned from Brazil May.26 More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire   More than 300 passengers were evacuated from a Korean Air plane at Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smokes started to bellow out of its left en... Jun.12   Lifting of sunken Sewol ferry under way two years later   An operation is under way to raise the Sewol ferry which capsized more than two years ago killing 304 people, mostly teenagers



South Korea, 2016 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2016 Mar.12 Google's AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Se-dol




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2016 Jan.18 Apple, Samsung and Sony face child labour claims
Feb.11   North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown   Seoul suspended its operations at the jointly-run Kaesong industrial complex in the North. North Korea has vowed to cut communication hotlin... Mar.12 Google's AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Se-dol Nov.7 Samsung raided in political corruption probe  South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park ... Dec.5   South Korean firms face rare corruption hearing  South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country's biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a huge corruption inquiry



South Korea, 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Oct.31 President Park's friend Choi detained  The woman at the centre of a political scandal threatening the position of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye has been detained Nov.7 Samsung raided in political corruption probe  South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park ... Dec.5   South Korean firms face rare corruption hearing  South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country's biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a huge corruption inquiry



South Korea, 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.6   N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response   The US, South Korea and Japan have said they will be united in their response to North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb Jan.7 South Korea resumes propaganda broadcasts to North
Jan.18 Apple, Samsung and Sony face child labour claims Feb.11   North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown   Seoul suspended its operations at the jointly-run Kaesong industrial complex in the North. North Korea has vowed to cut communication hotlin... Mar.6   North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes
  North Korea has warned of 'indiscriminate' nuclear strikes on the US and South Korea as they begin their largest ever military drills
Apr.13 President Park's party loses majority  The governing party has lost the parliamentary majority it has held for 16 years, partial results from Wednesday's general election show Apr.23   North Korea 'will halt' nuclear tests if US stops S Korea exercises  Foreign minister Ri Su-yong has said it will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea Jul.7 US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment  The US and South Korea have agreed to deploy a controversial missile defence system, in the wake of intensifying threats from North Korea Aug.16   North Korean restaurant defectors released in South Korea  A group of 13 North Koreans who defected from China to South Korea earlier this year have been released from custody, officials say Sep.12   US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force  The US has flown two supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers in a show of force, just days after North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear t... Oct.31 President Park's friend Choi detained  The woman at the centre of a political scandal threatening the position of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye has been detained Nov.1 President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal
  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration
Nov.28 South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign'
  Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down. Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation
Dec.1 South Korean leader makes rare public appearance  Park Geun-hye made an appearance among her citizens for the first time since an escalating scandal exposed her links to million-dollar extor... Dec.5   South Korean firms face rare corruption hearing  South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country's biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a huge corruption inquiry Dec.12   Aleppo battle: UN chief warns of 'atrocities'
  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm 'over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians' in Aleppo
Dec.30   Departing UN chief Ban Ki-moon bids a fond farewell to staff  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joked that he feels like Cinderella, as he prepares to step down at midnight on 31 December 2016