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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... of the National Intelligence Service (NIS). Won had been charged with organising an online smear campaign by NIS agents against the opposition party candidate whom Park defeated in the 2012 poll. While ... tainted by a series of scandals, most recently the forging of documents to build a false spying case against a former Seoul city official who had escaped to South Korea from the North in 2004. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590167/former-south-korea-spy-chief-handed-suspended-jail-term-meddling-politics
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Two South Korean soldier 'suffocate' during special forces training

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... in April. This week, the military upgraded to homicide the charges against four soldiers facing a court martial after a human rights group exposed details of the case in July. In June, a disgruntled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584734/two-south-korean-soldier-suffocate-during-special-forces-training
  3. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... loans on credit are likely to increase and add to the household debt risk." The Financial Services Commission in February said it aimed to cut the country's household debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1580843/south-koreas-homebuyers-buoyed-eased-mortgage-curbs
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Some relatives of South Korea's Sewol disaster tired of activists joining cause

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Reuters

    ... of the victims during his visit to Seoul. Some families have tired of the political to-and-fro over proposed legislation to create an independent investigative committee with the right to prosecute. ... households backed their initial position calling for an investigative committee, with 132 out of 176 voting to stick with that demand. Among those demanding an independent inquiry is Kim Young-oh, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579535/some-relatives-south-koreas-sewol-disaster-tired-activists-joining-cause
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope Francis baptises S Korean father of victim killed in Sewol ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AP

    ... to be baptised and Francis agreed. Francis has gone out of his way to show support for the Sewol ferry families, who are demanding an independent inquiry into the sinking that killed more than 300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575585/pope-francis-baptises-s-korean-father-victim-killed-sewol-ferry-disaster
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... by running as an independent. Ahn had only served as NAPD co-chairman for four months following the merger of his new splinter party with the larger Democratic Party. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563719/election-boost-south-korean-ruling-party-despite-ferry-disaster
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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