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  1. 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 in Japanese military brothels, urging it to stop trying to whitewash history. South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong told the Japanese Ambassador Bessho Koro that Tokyo was trying ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Younger brother of South Korea ferry disaster fugitive arrested

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korean police arrested a younger brother of the country’s most wanted man, a businessman linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds of school children drowned, on Sunday as authorities cast a wide net for the fugitive’s family. Yoo Byung-ho was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, a prosecution official said. Prosecutors and police are seeking Yoo ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Megacities of Asia Part III: The rise of the 'Megaregion'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am

    ... in Asia and the so-called “global south”, where the speed and scale of urbanisation are leaving analysts stunned and urban governments swamped. And it’s little surprise. Four years ago, the world ... Urbanisation is changing the face of Asia but what’s next for the continent’s city dwellers, asks Vanessa Collingridge, in the last of a three-part series “Never in the history ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Manhunt on for South Korean border guard who killed five fellow soldiers

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Manhunt for soldier who shot dead five comrades A military manhunt was under way yesterday for a South Korean soldier who shot and killed five members of his ... Koreas technically remain at war. The DMZ is known as the world's last cold war frontier, and separates the thriving capitalist south from isolated, impoverished North Korea which has defied ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean soldier who killed five captured alive after shooting himself

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Military says conscript shot himself in the side following stand-off with thousands of troops Cornered fugitive soldier refuses to surrender A South Korean ... units and army helicopters had surrounded the conscript, identified by his family name Lim, after he was tracked down on Sunday afternoon to a forested area south of the heavily militarised ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea arrests wife of businessman linked to disaster ferry's operator

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Patriarch's wife held in ferry firm owners hunt The wife of South Korea's most wanted man, whose sons own the company that operated a ferry which sank, drowning hundreds of schoolchildren, was arrested yesterday, prosecutors said, as the net tightens around the fugitive's family. Police and prosecutors arrested Kwon Yoon-ja, 72, on suspicion ...

  7. News - Asia

    Japan’s ‘patriotic wives’: praise for Abe, censure for China and South Korea

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:32pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... and humid weekday, denouncing Japan’s pacifist constitution, blasting China’s “recklessness” and mocking the South Korean flag. “The Japanese constitution that cannot protect our children’s future is more dangerous than nuclear power,” said a banner held by members of self-styled patriotic women’s group Hanadokei, which sponsored the event. Angered by demands from China and South Korea ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    CEO of firm that operated doomed South Korean ferry blamed for overloading

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:45am by AP

    ... blamed for overloading of doomed ferry Prosecutors said yesterday that the CEO and four employees of the firm that operated a doomed South Korean ferry caused the vessel's sinking ... Seok-won, said. The Sewol sinking has caused widespread grief and fury in South Korea and has prompted the nation to reassess its long history of disregarding safety as it pursued economic growth. ...


    South Korea live-fire drill near disputed islands rattles Japan

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul S Korean navy in live-fire drill near disputed islands The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands yesterday, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises deplorable. The defence ministry said the drill around the Seoul-controlled islets, called Dokdo by South Korea ...

  10. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China rejects Philippine proposal for construction ban in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China rejected a suggestion by the Philippines for a regionwide ban on construction in the South China Sea after Beijing began building a school on a rugged ... for such a moratorium. "I think we would use the international community to step up and to say that we need to manage the tension in the South China Sea before it gets out of hand," del Rosario said. ...




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