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  1. 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

    ... down to her knees. One parent, Park Yung-suk, said she had seen the body of her teenage daughter’s teacher brought ashore earlier in the morning. "If I could teach myself to dive, I would jump in the water and try to find my daughter," Park said as light rain fell. As coastguard officials arrived at Jindo on Thursday, waiting relatives jeered at them, shouting: "The ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... the 1979 assassination of longtime military ruler Park Chung-hee. His eight-year rule was noted for the corruption of his administration and mass pro-democracy protests. Chun was convicted of insurrection and corruption and ordered to pay 220 billion won in restitution to the state. He returned a small portion of the sum, arguing he did not have the necessary cash or assets. President Park ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean spy chief faces calls to resign in forged evidence scandal

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:30pm by AFP

    ... prosecutors yesterday. President Park Geun-hye on Monday expressed "deep regret" over the scandal and called for a thorough investigation. Hours later, prosecutors raided the NIS headquarters in southern Seoul. With local elections due in early June, lawmakers from Park's ruling Saenuri Party have called for NIS director Nam Jae-joon to resign. "It is a very ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye wants revival of family reunions with North Korea

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 12:59pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korean president promises increased humanitarian aid for the North to help reduce tensions with unpredictable neighbour Park calls for family reunions to be revived South Korean President Park Geun-hye called yesterday for the resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean war, saying the programme could help ease “grave” strains ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul to return remains of Chinese soldiers killed in Korean war

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:18pm by AFP

    ... Fallen heroes South Korea will repatriate the remains of more than 400 Chinese soldiers who were killed during the Korean war some 60 years ago, military officials said. President Park Geun-hye offered as a goodwill gesture to return the bodies during her visit to Beijing in June. The defence ministry said it would send back the remains of 425 Chinese soldiers buried ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea orders probe after students killed by roof collapse

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:42pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday called for a full investigation into the collapse of a student-packed auditorium near the southern city ... be carried out,” Park told a cabinet meeting. The tragedy occurred as the country was still reeling from news of the bombing of a bus laden with South Korean tourists in Egypt near the Israeli ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye's first budget calls for fresh start but is short on details

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 12:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul First spending plan of new leader calls for fresh start but offers little in the way of new measures Park's inaugural budget ends up short on details South Korean President Park Geun-hye used her debut speech in parliament, nine months after taking office, to call a fresh start in Asia's fourth largest economy as she urged legislators to pass her first ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean finance firms face 3-month ban after credit-card breach

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:44am by Bloomberg

    ... cards for more than half of their spending. President Park Geun-hye last month demanded a thorough investigation, and commission chairman Shin Je-yoon apologised for the breaches, which prompted ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea’s Chung vows to get to truth of election meddling charges

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... presidential election. Opposition parties have spent weeks hammering President Park Geun-hye’s administration over the issue, suggesting that it calls the legitimacy of her December poll victory ... the virtues of ruling party candidate Park. While initially dismissed as the work of a couple of maverick National Intelligence Service (NIS) agents, further investigations have suggested a wider, ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Investigation into claims of South Korea election meddling widens

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:00pm by AFP

    ... over alleged election meddling by South Korea’s domestic spy service is threatening to boil over into a full-blown scandal that could seriously scald President Park Geun-hye’s administration. ... while extolling the virtues of ruling party candidate Park Geun-hye. Park, who won the election by a narrow margin, has strenuously denied any involvement. Her opinion poll ratings remain high ...




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