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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘They kept telling us to stay put’: survivors testify at South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:10am

    ... of maritime law. The bulk of the charges against the crew arise from the fact that Lee and the others chose to abandon ship while hundreds of people were still trapped inside the heavily listing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561019/student-survivors-testify-south-korea-ferry-homicide-trial
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... chief Wu Hyung-ho said. He said DNA and fingerprint samples taken from the body matched those of Yoo, 73. Yoo owned the ferry … and corruption may have contributed to its sinking STATE ... the ferry via a web of companies and that his alleged corruption may have contributed to its sinking. The sinking, one of South Korea's deadliest disasters in decades, has caused an outpouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557141/south-korean-police-find-body-fugitive-sewol-ferry-owner
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    600 pigs killed after foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in South Korea

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by Reuters

    ... government. The ministry said the disease was unlikely to be widespread as it was one of the three types that the country inoculated against. The outbreak hit unvaccinated pigs and 600 were being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558470/600-pigs-killed-after-foot-and-mouth-dsease-outbreak-south-korea
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    US troop leader in South Korea urges deployment of new missile defence against North

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters

    ... the North’s missile threats. Instead, it has been developing its own independent anti-missile system, the Korean Air and Missile Defence System (KAMD). North Korea may be closer than previously ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524405/us-troop-leader-south-korea-urges-deployment-new-missile-defence-against
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Korea's other 'comfort women' seek payouts for serving in brothels for US troops

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by Reuters

    ... surviving "comfort women", as they were called, in a lawsuit against their government to reclaim, they say, human dignity and proper compensation. The suit comes as an embarrassing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1553493/koreas-other-comfort-women-seek-payouts-serving-brothels-us-troops
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Yesterday's hearing coincided with the release of a damning report into the Sewol sinking by the state auditor, which said official negligence, corruption and greed had combined in a "man-made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549958/relatives-south-korean-ferry-disaster-victims-weep-and-jeer-trial
  7. 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

    ... Mao Zedong once declared China and North Korea to be as close as “lips and teeth”-- a bond forged in the 1950-53 Korean War against the South and US-led UN forces. But Beijing’s patience ... recalled the ”barbarous wars of aggression” Japan had waged against China and Korea and the suffering inflicted by occupation and colonial rule. Such rhetoric plays well in the South where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547358/xi-jinpings-south-korea-visit-reflects-region-flux
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

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

    ... 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 ... by the strong currents in the area. The tragedy stunned South Korea, knocking the entire country off its stride and unleashing a wave of public anger, as it emerged that incompetence, corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539604/student-survivors-testify-south-korea-ferry-trial
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea protests Japan’s review of ‘comfort women’ apology

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korea summoned Japan’s envoy on Monday to protest against Tokyo’s review of a landmark 1993 apology to women, many Korean, forced to work as wartime sex slaves ... before and during the second world war. South Korea has protested against the conclusion of a Japanese panel reviewing the 1993 statement named after then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538952/south-korea-protests-japans-review-comfort-women-apology
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s pick for prime minister withdraws amid ethics row

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... office said last week that Ahn, a former Supreme Court justice and before that a prosecutor known for fighting corruption, was the ideal person to lead government reform. Ahn was expected ... to donate most of the money to charity. Park vowed last week to overhaul government structures and improve safety oversight to guard against any recurrence of preventable disaster. She announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520687/park-geun-hyes-pick-premier-withdraws-amid-ethics-row

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