Apr 30, 2015

Full text of Abe's speech before U.S. Congress

Following is a full text of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech at the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. “Toward an Alliance of Hope” — Address to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, distinguished members ...

Captain of doomed South Korean ferry sentenced to life in prison

Apr 28, 2015

Captain of doomed South Korean ferry sentenced to life in prison

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide. A district court in November had sentenced ...

Sewol salvage plan will be costly, risky

Apr 26, 2015

Sewol salvage plan will be costly, risky

Salvaging the corroded 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government accused of partial responsibility, due to incompetence and corruption, for the ...

South Korea adopts plan to salvage sunken ferry

Apr 22, 2015

South Korea adopts plan to salvage sunken ferry

The South Korean government announced Wednesday it would raise the Sewol ferry which sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives — mostly schoolchildren. Bringing the Sewol to the surface has been a key demand of the victims’ families. They ...

Apr 22, 2015

Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ

South Korea said Wednesday that it is positively considering supporting a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries. The government plans ...

Apr 22, 2015

South Korea, U.S. conclude nuclear power deal

South Korea and the United States have agreed a new nuclear pact allowing Seoul to expand its civil atomic energy program, wrapping up more than four years of negotiations, a report said Wednesday. A signing ceremony was to be held later Wednesday in Seoul, ...