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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope to hail early Korean Catholics' courage when he beatifies 124 martyrs in Seoul

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... five-day visit. Security will be tight for the mass, with about 30,000 police on duty and snipers deployed on rooftops overlooking the plaza. Only 200,000 people who pre-registered will be allowed ...

  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

    ... Shang-Hyun, a senior researcher on security and international relations at the Sejong Institute think-tank in Seoul. “A prolonged rift between Japan and South Korea will obviously help China extend ...

  3. 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

    ... Reuters in Seoul The commander of US troops stationed in South Korea said on Tuesday he had proposed deploying an advanced missile-defence system to the country, to counter the growing threat of North Korea’s weapons capabilities. In March, the North test fired a mid-range Rodong missile with a range of more than 1,000 km, prompting condemnation from the UN Security Council, ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye names jurist Ahn Dai-hee South Korea's new prime minister

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... who resigned over the government's slow response to last month's ferry disaster. Park meanwhile accepted the resignations of two of her top security officials for their handling ... the resignations of the director of the National Intelligence Service, Nam Jae-joon, and Kim Jang-soo, the head of the National Security Council. Both Nam and Kim had come under intense criticism over ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea president-elect puts national security first

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Incoming president Park Geun-hye, basking in her election as South Korea’s first female leader, promised on Thursday to stand tough on national security despite seeking engagement with North Korea. In her first policy address since her historic win on Wednesday, Park stressed the “grave” security threat posed by the North as underscored by last ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean diver's harrowing diary of grim search for bodies inside Sewol

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by AFP

    ... and grope with your hands.” On May 6,  the journal describes  discovering a body, bumping into something which touch reveals to be an arm belonging to a corpse.  After securing the body, the diver  ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Families of South Korea ferry dead march on presidential palace

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... vehicle. The prosecution is working with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security for possible extradition of Yoo Hyuck-ki, the prosecutor said. Prosecutors have ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Grieving pupils return to classes at school hit hardest by South Korea ferry tragedy

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:30pm by Associated Press

    ... suspects it caused poorly secured freight to shift, making the vessel unbalanced. He said he told her he believes she didn’t make any mistakes in steering the ship, but that was wrong to have ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry defends slow evacuation

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

    ... 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. ...

  10. 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

    ... carried out underwater searches five times from midnight until early in the morning, but the strong currents and murky waters pose big obstacles,” Kang Byung-kyu, a minister for public security ...




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