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  • Owner of sunken ferry blamed for 5 earlier crashes

    June 30, 2014 2:09 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Well before more than 300 people died this spring aboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, government investigators blamed the company's sailors for five other crashes. Three of the incidents occurred within a 12-month span in 2006 and 2007. After those occurred, a government investigator chided the... more »
  • Ferry survivors return to school amid tears, grief

    June 25, 2014 2:05 AM

    ANSAN, South Korea - More than 70 teenagers who survived a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of their schoolmates walked in a somber procession Wednesday to their first classes since the April disaster. Some of the 74 students, wearing white and black uniforms and carrying book bags, bowed their heads... more »
  • 2nd diver dies in search of South Korean ferry

    May 30, 2014 3:03 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A diver has died during the search for people still missing inside a sunken South Korean ferry. It's the second such death among divers mobilized since the ferry sank on April 16, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. Government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok... more »
  • 15 crew indicted over South Korean ferry disaster

    May 15, 2014 4:01 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges today, alleging they were negligent and failed to protect more than 300 people missing or dead in the disaster. Less serious indictments have been issued against the 11 other... more »
  • Samsung to compensate workers' cancer

    May 14, 2014 7:40 PM

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA- Samsung Electronics is compensating former workers who are battling cancer and families of dead workers. It comes after a public outcry in South Korea over working conditions in Samsung plants and exposure to harmful chemicals. The company response comes a month after a South Korean... more »
  • Body found in South Korean ferry as weather eases

    May 13, 2014 3:51 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry has been retrieved as the search for missing passengers resumed after a three-day break because of strong winds and waves. Officials have found 276 bodies, and 28 passengers remain missing. Improved weather allowed the search to resume... more »
  • S. Korea lowers survivor count in ferry disaster

    May 7, 2014 2:17 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Three weeks after South Korea's ferry tragedy, the government says it miscounted the number of survivors, a stunning error and the latest of many missteps that have eroded the nation's confidence in its leaders. Coast guard chief Kim Suk-kyoon said Wednesday that only 172 people survived... more »
  • Obama headed home after 4-country Asia tour Play Video

    April 29, 2014 2:44 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is heading home after a four-country swing through Asia. He is still confronting the challenge of how to deal with Russia's threatening moves toward Ukraine. The issue clouded an Obama tour that was meant to reassure anxious allies in the orbit of a rising... more »
  • Divers renew search for South Korea ferry dead

    April 28, 2014 6:16 AM

    JINDO, South Korea - Dozens of divers are again searching the sunken ferry off the southern South Korean coast. There are some 114 people believed missing, but the search had to be suspended over the weekend because of poor weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship's rooms. A... more »
  • Obama visits South Korea

    April 25, 2014 4:25 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - President Barack Obama's visit to South Korea is being tinged by the nation's mourning over this month's ferry disaster. Obama was due at the Blue House, the South Korean equivalent of America's White House, on Friday for an evening of talks with President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay).... more »
  • Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

    April 23, 2014 6:04 AM

    TOKYO, JAPAN - President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday night on an official state visit. He was headed straight for a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister... more »
  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    April 21, 2014 6:27 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed 'unforgivable, murderous acts' in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing. She made the comments Monday at a Cabinet briefing. The captain initially told passengers... more »
  • Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    April 20, 2014 11:03 PM

    MOKPO, South Korea - A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday that two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer are also accused of abandoning the... more »
  • 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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