1981 -- South Korea's military government reduces opposition leader Kim Dae-jung's death sentence to life in prison. Kim was sentenced to death the previous year for allegedly instigating an insurgency in the southwestern city of Gwangju that year.
1996 -- Hyun Sung-il, an official at the North Korean Embassy in Zambia, defects to South Korea.
1997 -- South Korean conglomerate Hanbo Group declares bankruptcy due to mounting debt.
2001 -- North Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Belgium.
2003 -- Shinhan Financial Group is chosen as the preferred bidder for Chohung Bank.
2007 -- Top nuclear envoys of the two Koreas hold talks in Beijing and agree to reopen the six-nation negotiations on ending North Korea's nuclear ambition.
2019 -- South Korea's military strongly condemns a Japanese warplane's low-altitude flight close to a South Korean warship, calling it a "provocative act." Earlier in the day, a Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3 patrol plane flew close to South Korea's 4,500-ton destroyer Daejoyeong at an altitude of 60 to 70 meters just 540 meters away in international waters near Ieodo, a submerged rock south of Korea's southern island of Jeju.
S. Korea mistakenly fires machine gun near border with N. Korea
Prosecutors indict head of hotel adjoining site of Itaewon crowd crush
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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall below 20,000 ahead of lifting of indoor mask mandate
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