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  • MH17 Has Strong Echoes of 1983 Korean Tragedy

    MH17 Has Strong Echoes of 1983 Korean Tragedy

    The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".

  • South Korea Trains Collide, Killing One and Injuring Dozens

    South Korea Trains Collide, Killing One and Injuring Dozens

    Two passenger trains collided in South Korea on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, a hospital official and police said, in the latest in a string of accidents that has rattled the country.

  • Korea Ferry Businessman's Body Found Next to Book, Alcohol Bottles

    Korea Ferry Businessman's Body Found Next to Book, Alcohol Bottles

    The body of South Korea's most wanted man, linked to the sinking of a ferry in April that killed 300 people, was identified more than a month after being found in an orchard, police said on Tuesday, with his book and empty bottles of alcohol nearby.

  • Body of Fugitive South Korea Ferry Tycoon 'Found by Police': Report

    Body of Fugitive South Korea Ferry Tycoon 'Found by Police': Report

    South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive business tycoon wanted after the Sewol ferry sank in April killing hundreds, a report said Tuesday.

  • Seoul Plans to Flag Down Uber Taxi App

    Seoul Plans to Flag Down Uber Taxi App

    South Korea's capital Seoul said on Monday it planned to ban the smartphone car-hailing service Uber, saying it raised passenger safety issues and threatened the livelihood of licensed taxi drivers.

  • North Korea Defends Missile Tests, Warns 'Gangster' US

    North Korea Defends Missile Tests, Warns 'Gangster' US

    North Korea's top military body on Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defence, and said South Korean and US charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.

  • Five Killed as Helicopter Crashes in South Korean City

    Five Killed as Helicopter Crashes in South Korean City

    A helicopter that had been searching for victims of South Korea's ferry disaster crashed on Thursday in a residential district of Gwangju city, killing all five people on board, officials said.

  • Samsung Battles on Two Fronts as Apple Readies iPhone 6

    Samsung Battles on Two Fronts as Apple Readies iPhone 6

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is losing smartphone ground not only to cheaper Chinese rivals but also at the high end to Apple Inc, a survey showed, in an ominous sign for the South Korean giant as Apple readies to launch its next-generation iPhone 6.

  • Student Survivors of South Korea Ferry March on Parliament

    Student Survivors of South Korea Ferry March on Parliament

    More than 30 student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster marched on parliament on Wednesday to press demands by victims' relatives for an independent inquiry into the tragedy that claimed around 300 lives.

  • North Korean Catholics Asked to Attend Pope's Mass

    North Korean Catholics Asked to Attend Pope's Mass

    The South Korean Catholic church says it has asked North Korea to send about 10 Catholics to a mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis during his August visit to Seoul.

  • South Korea Warns North Over Missile Tests

    South Korea Warns North Over Missile Tests

    South Korea on Tuesday warned North Korea it was playing a dangerous game with a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests that appear to be inching ever closer to their joint border.

  • North Korea Fires Dozens of Artillery Shells Into Sea

    North Korea Fires Dozens of Artillery Shells Into Sea

    North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells into the sea on Monday in a live-fire drill near the disputed maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.

  • Former Korean 'Comfort Women' for US Troops Sue Own Government

    Former Korean 'Comfort Women' for US Troops Sue Own Government

    Cho Myung-ja ran away from home as a teenager to escape a father who beat her, finding her way to the red light district in a South Korean town that hosts a large U.S. Army garrison.

  • North Korea Again Test-Fires Missiles

    North Korea Again Test-Fires Missiles

    South Korean and Japanese media say North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast in its latest test-firing.

  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un Issues Warning at Live Rocket Firing Drill

    North Korea's Kim Jong-un Issues Warning at Live Rocket Firing Drill

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned the reclusive communist country could become "a bargaining chip for the strong" in a statement at a tactical rocket firing drill, official news agency KCNA reported early on Thursday.

  • North Korea Fires Two Missiles: Seoul

    North Korea Fires Two Missiles: Seoul

    North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests, South Korea said.

  • South Korea Dancer Jailed For Contacting North Spy

    South Korea Dancer Jailed For Contacting North Spy

    A South Korean court on Tuesday sentenced the head of a traditional dance troupe to four years in prison after he was convicted of passing information to a North Korean spy.

  • Relatives Weep And Jeer at South Korea Ferry Disaster Trial

    Relatives Weep And Jeer at South Korea Ferry Disaster Trial

    Relatives of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court Tuesday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain and crew.

  • Bellicose North Korea Lightens up With Promise of Cheerleaders

    Bellicose North Korea Lightens up With Promise of Cheerleaders

    North Korea said on Monday it will send cheerleaders along with its athletes to the Asian Games in the South as a gesture of peace after weeks of firing rockets and fiery rhetoric.

  • North Korea Makes Fresh Call For Improved Ties With South Korea

    North Korea Makes Fresh Call For Improved Ties With South Korea

    North Korea issued another call on Monday for a lowering of military tensions with South Korea, even as leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw firing drills on an island near the sensitive maritime border.

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