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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Life on hold in South Korea, a nation paralysed by tragedy

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Political campaigns suspended, TV shows and concerts cancelled as stunned South Koreans wonder how such a ferry disaster could happen Life on hold in nation paralysed by tragedy Stunned by this week's ferry disaster involving hundreds of missing schoolchildren, South Korea has gone into shock, with political campaigns suspended, television shows ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry defends slow evacuation

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

    ... the South Korean coastguard's crime-scene investigation unit. Their task was to take DNA samples from any relatives willing to provide them. "Up until yesterday, I was still hanging ...

  3. 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

    ... nationals had been onboard the boat, although it is unclear whether they were among the passengers rescued or remain trapped on the ferry, Xinhua reported. A Chinese women surnamed Han told Xinhua ... to the national disaster agency’s situation room in Seoul. The US 7th Fleet sent an amphibious assault ship on patrol in the area to  help, while White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington was ready ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    New rules regulate marriage-by-mail brokers, participants in South Korea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... "Strong state intervention is inevitable to stop ineligible people from buying foreign brides," a Justice Ministry official said. "This is a diplomatic issue related to our national ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Spy chief faces calls to quit over forged evidence South Korea's spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down yesterday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been accused of forging documents- including Chinese border control ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean lawmaker Lee Seok-ki jailed for treason for plotting revolt

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... (South Korea). Its stated aim was to protect the fledgling government against espionage and other threats from a belligerent North Korea. The United Nations has been calling for decades ... Seok-ki, 52, who was tried along with six other members of his left-wing United Progressive Party. They were sentenced to terms ranging from four to 12 years. Lee was the first member ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Thousands marry in South Korean ‘Moonie’ mass wedding

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the death of their “messiah” and controversial church founder Sun Myung Moon. Some 2,500 identically-dressed couples – many of mixed nationality who had met just days before – took part ... but denounced by critics as a charlatan who brainwashed church members, Moon was a deeply divisive figure. His shadowy business dealings saw him jailed in the United States. The teachings ...

  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

    ... months as early as February 14 after the nation's biggest theft of data on credit-card holders, an official said. The Financial Services Commission planned to notify the card units of KB ... top executives at the firms to offer to quit. KB Financial yesterday accepted Kookmin Card chief Shim Jae-oh's resignation. In a nation of more than 50 million people, about 2.28 million ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... 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 ... about a possible US invasion of North Korea. He has also described himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” by South Korea’s spy agency, the National Intelligence Service. South Korea’s ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Movie tackles South Korean giant Samsung over worker illnesses

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

    ... who are battling illness." Samsung said that independent research, including a three-year review by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, and a study by the United States ...




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