Hanjin Shipping, which had been the world's seventh-largest container shipper, applied for court receivership in late August after its creditor banks halted further support.
The heir of South Korean giant Samsung was arrested on Friday as part of a probe into corruption and influence-peddling that caused President Park Geun-hye to be impeached.
South Korea's prime minister will preside over a national security council meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the suspected murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother in Malaysia, his office said.
Ice festivals that are popular in the winter are at risk of disappearing in South Korea because of unusual climate conditions.
South Korea will be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. The last time South Korea hosted an Olympic event was nearly three decades ago, which North Korea boycotted.
Pyeongchang has waited a long time to host the Winter Olympics, suffering two failed bids before securing success, but on Thursday the South Korean alpine town's dream came a step closer with the one-year countdown to the 2018 Games.
Lawyers for South Korean President Park Geun-hye have rejected a plan by a special prosecutor investigating a graft scandal to question her, citing a media leak, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
U.S. and South Korean defense chiefs have agreed to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea this year to counter the threat from North Korea, South Korea's defense ministry said on Friday.
South Korea's traditional Chinese New Year gift-giving is seeing change this year, with the implementation of a new anti-graft law that bans the exchange of expensive gifts.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hinted that he could run for President of his homeland South Korea after a decade of experience at the United Nations.