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  • South Korea says nearly 300 missing in ferry disaster Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:10 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Officials in South Korea say nearly 300 people are still missing several hours after a ferry sank in the cold waters off the country's southern coast. At least two people are confirmed dead, but there are fears of a much bigger death toll as dozens of... more »
  • SKorea says NKorea has fired long-range rocket

    December 11, 2012 7:16 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says North Korea has fired a long-range rocket in a defiant move just days ahead of South Korea's presidential election. It was the second rocket launch under leader Kim Jong Un. Kim took power following his father Kim Jong Il's death one year ago.... more »
  • Smoothie King HQ to stay, expand in La.

    November 20, 2012 4:06 PM

    METAIRIE - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the economic development... more »
  • FDA urges markets to pull shellfish from South Korea

    June 15, 2012 2:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is urging food distributors, retailers and food service vendors to remove from the market oysters, clams, mussels and scallops imported from South Korea because of possible contamination with human waste and norovirus. The decision follows an FDA evaluation that determined that the Korean... more »
  • China to re-investigate human flesh capsule claims

    May 8, 2012 12:36 PM

    BEIJING - Chinese state media say health officials will launch a new probe into allegations that China manufactures drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health spokesman as saying an investigation launched in August found no such capsules in... more »
  • Military Exports Charge

    January 20, 2011 7:41 PM

    A former employee of NASA in Ohio pleaded guilty to illegally shipping night-vision rifle scope equipment to companies in South Korea and faces up to 2 1/2 years in prison. Kue Sang Chun is a Korean-born U.S. citizen and admits exporting defense items on the U.S. munitions list without federal... more »
  • Damage widespread after shelling in S. Korea

    November 24, 2010 11:52 AM

    INCHEON, South Korea - The South Korean island that was attacked yesterday by the North still looks like a war zone. Korean television is showing burned-out buildings that are still smoldering and huge craters from shells pockmarking homes. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling it one of the "gravest incidents"... more »
  • US deploys aircraft carrier to South Korea

    July 19, 2010 11:55 AM

    The U.S. is sending the massive aircraft carrier the USS George Washington to South Korea this week. The deployment is considered a show of force in the wake of the sinking of a South Korean warship last March that killed 46 sailors. South Korea and an international team of... more »
  • US: Sinking of South Korean warship not terrorism

    June 28, 2010 1:26 PM

    The Obama administration said Monday that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said the March sinking of the South Korean frigate Cheonan by a... more »
  • Tuesday World Cup scores

    June 22, 2010 4:17 PM

    Four World Cup games were in action today. Tournament host South Africa was first in action defeating France 2-1. However despite the victory, South Africa became the first host nation to be knocked out of the World Cup during the group stage. In game 2, Uruguay edged a win... more »
  • North Korea severs all ties with South Korea

    May 25, 2010 9:06 AM

    Update: North Korea says it will sever all ties and communication with Seoul as punishment for what it calls a "smear campaign" over the sinking of a South Korean warship. South Korea has restarted psychological warfare operations aimed at North Korea. Radio broadcasts airing Western music, news and comparisons between... more »
  • S. Korea cuts trade with North over sinking ship

    May 24, 2010 8:00 AM

    South Korea is cutting trade with Pyongyang over the sinking of a South Korean warship. South Korea's president vows North Korea will "pay a price" for a torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors. He's promising to haul North Korea before the U.N. Security Council. The White House offered its full... more »
  • U.S. Forces in South Korea not on alert

    May 20, 2010 8:32 PM

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says U.S. forces in South Korea are not on a higher level of alert since a new war of words broke out between North and South Korea. The South blames the North for sinking a warship with a torpedo while it was... more »
  • Oil prices hover above $74 a barrel

    February 16, 2010 9:08 AM

    Oil prices hovered above $74 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as investors looked for signs of improving global crude demand. Trading volume was light in Asia, as many markets were closed in China, South Korea and Singapore for the Lunar New Year holiday. Oil has traded between $69... more »
  • North says South Korea faces consequences

    November 11, 2009 8:43 PM

    North Korea warned South Korea of "costly consequences" over a clash at sea that occurred between the rivals off their west coast this week. A commentary in North Korea's government-run Minju Joson newspaper did not specify the consequences but says the clash stemmed from a plot by the South to... more »

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