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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry defends slow evacuation

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AFP

    ... of the more than 200 missing children offered DNA swabs to help identify the dead. Investigators arrested Lee Joon-seok and two of his crew early on Friday. All three have been criticised for abandoning hundreds of passengers trapped in the Sewol, as they made their own escape. Lee was charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law. ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... but declined to provide details or speculate on the cause. A man identified by Yonhap news agency and broadcaster YTN as the captain, 60-year-old Lee Joon-seok, said in brief comments broadcast ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean prosecutors seek 20 years in Lee Seok-ki sedition trial

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Leftist lawmaker Lee Seok-ki on trial for allegedly plotting pro-North Korea armed revolt South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded a 20-year jail term for a leftist lawmaker on trial for allegedly plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea. Prosecutors also asked judges to strip United Progressive Party (UPP) MP Lee Seok-ki of his civic rights ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Korean ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan’s artwork auctioned to pay debts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... of 600 art works since December. The figure raised still falls far short of the 167.2 billion won Chun has been ordered to pay. Lee Sang-gyu, the head of K-Auction, said the last batch of 97 ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Movie tackles South Korean giant Samsung over worker illnesses

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... filed for compensation through the workers' welfare service last year, only two were successful, according to Lee Jong-ran, a lawyer who represents technology workers who have fallen ill. ... that the cases of Yu-mi and the other workers were not coincidences," Lee said. The families' campaign got a boost in 2011 when the Seoul administrative court said toxic chemicals at Samsung ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea lawmaker Lee Seok-ki indicted over pro-North Korea charges

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 03:46pm by AP

    ... prosecutor Kim Soo-Nam told a news conference Thursday that Lee Seok-ki was charged with discussing launching strikes on national infrastructure in South Korea with his colleagues in May in the event of a war with North Korea. Kim says Lee and his colleagues specifically brought up possible targets to attack, such as a telecommunication facility in Seoul. Kim says Lee believed high tension ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea quarantines poultry farms in 2 provinces over bird flu

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 11:14pm by BLOOM

    ... province, South Jeolla province and the city of Gwangju, about 240 kilometres from Seoul, for 48 hours, Lee Dong-phil, minister of the agriculture, food and rural affairs, said yesterday. ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Data from more than 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts stolen

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... as well keep all my money in my closet,” said one card user, Lee Young-hye, outside a bank branch. The biggest breach of personal privacy ever in South Korea has further highlighted ...




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