Rival Koreas trade artillery fire at border

Aug 20, 2015

Rival Koreas trade artillery fire at border

South Korea fired dozens of shells Thursday at rival North Korea after the North lobbed a single rocket at a South Korean town near the world’s most heavily armed border, the South’s Defense Ministry said. The North was backing up an earlier threat to ...

Aug 20, 2015

Tokyo asks for ruling on Seoul import ban

The Japanese government on Thursday asked the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to rule over South Korea’s import ban on Japanese fishery products following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis that Tokyo says violates international trade rules. The move comes after the ...

Aug 20, 2015

Experimental MERS vaccine shows promise

An experimental vaccine against the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, has shown promise when tested on lab monkeys, researchers said Wednesday. There are no approved vaccines against MERS, which is believed to originate in camels and began to sicken people in 2012, ...

Aug 19, 2015

Salvage team begins work to lift sunken South Korea ferry

A Chinese-led consortium has begun preliminary work on salvaging a South Korean ferry that sank last year in a disaster that killed more than 300 people. Earlier this month, South Korea awarded a contract to the consortium led by China’s state-run Shanghai Salvage Co. ...