Keep spirit of Constitution: S. Korea

Jul 2, 2014

Keep spirit of Constitution: S. Korea

South Korea urged Japan on Tuesday to maintain the spirit of its pacifist constitution despite reinterpreting the text, allowing the country to exercise the right to collective self-defense. “The Japanese government, while upholding the basic spirit of its more than 60-year-old pacifist Constitution and ...

Jun 26, 2014

S. Korea's Park keeps premier who quit

After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced Thursday her “agonized” decision to retain the incumbent, who resigned over April’s ferry disaster. In an effort to assuage criticism of the government’s emergency response, Chung Hong-won resigned ...

Sewol survivors return to school

Jun 25, 2014

Sewol survivors return to school

Holding hands as they walked through the school gates, some fighting back tears, 75 children who survived South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in 20 years returned to class on Wednesday pledging to remember their lost friends. Wailing parents of the 250 children who did ...

South Korea uses decoy for fugitive soldier

Jun 25, 2014

South Korea uses decoy for fugitive soldier

South Korean military officials used a stand-in to pretend to be a captured runaway soldier in an elaborate deception for the media while the real fugitive was taken to a hospital with wounds from a failed suicide attempt, a Defense Ministry official said Tuesday. ...