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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... at the 15 defendants when the video showed close-up shots of the captain and some crew members jumping from the sinking ferry into a rescue boat. Captain Lee Joon-seok and three senior crew members ... of the charges arise from the fact that Lee and the others chose to abandon the ferry while hundreds of people were still trapped inside. They were also condemned for ordering the passengers to remain ...

  2. News - China - SOUTH KOREA

    Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit reflects a region in flux

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... whose strategic “pivot” to Asia is on a more fragile footing with its two main military allies in the region barely on speaking terms. For China, however, it’s an opportunity, according to Lee ... its influence over the Korean peninsula, and its diplomatic goal of driving a wedge into the trilateral alliance involving Seoul, Tokyo and Washington,” Lee said. “There won’t be any ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Lee Joon-seok, the captain shamed by his escape from doomed ferry

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mokpo, South Korea Lee Joon-seok's four decades at sea will be forever defined by moment he landed on one of the first rescue boats as disaster struck the Sewol Captain shamed by escape from doomed ferry A colleague describes Captain Lee Joon-seok as the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured on video on the day his ferry sank with hundreds ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... 16 with the loss of nearly 300 lives. Among the dead were around 250 students from the same high school in Ansan city just south of Seoul. Captain Lee Joon-seok and three senior crew members ... It was not clear how many had chosen to testify in the trial. The bulk of the charges against the crew arise from the fact that Lee and the others chose to abandon the 6,825-tonne ferry while hundreds ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea ferry crew claim rescue was coastguard’s job

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:23pm by Reuters

    ... students from the Danwon High School to hear testimony after they finish their term exams, presiding Judge Lim Young-youb said. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, and three senior crew are charged ... and their lawyers on June 30 to inspect the Sewol’s sister ship to gather any evidence that may be related to the case. Last week, defence lawyer Lee Kwang-jae, who represents the captain, argued ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Samsung chairman hospitalised after heart attack

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:42am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Lee Kun-hee has a history of medical problems Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee remained hospitalised in stable condition on Monday after being treated for a heart attack, company officials said. Lee, 72, was rushed to a hospital near his Seoul home late on Saturday after suffering breathing problems and received CPR due to symptoms of a heart ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean ballots focus attention on handling of ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:17pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... disaster presented an opportunity for change. “Korea after the Sewol disaster must be different from Korea before the disaster,” said senior New Frontier Party official Lee Wan-koo. “We need ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Hospice dementia patient suspect in South Korean fire that killed 21

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... 300km south of Seoul. I’m sorry. I apologise for this terrible thing LEE HYUNG-SEOK, HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR The facility cared for nearly 80 chronically ill, often bedridden patients, including ... schoolchildren. The ferry tragedy triggered a heated national debate as to whether South Korea's rapid economic development has come at the expense of many basic safety standards. Lee Hyung-seok, ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean lawmaker Lee Seok-ki jailed for treason for plotting revolt

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Lee Seok-ki convicted of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea Lawmaker who plotted revolt jailed for treason A South Korean court on Monday sentenced an opposition legislator to 12 years in prison after a rare treason trial saw him convicted of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea. Prosecutors had demanded 20 years for Lee ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Brother of Samsung chief Lee Kun-Hee loses US$850m appeal

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Samsung chief's brother loses US$850m appeal The elder brother of South Korea's richest man, Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee, lost his court appeal yesterday for a US$850 million share of his sibling's inherited wealth. The Seoul High Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Lee to retain all his shareholdings ...




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