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 ...

Toyota to start Tokyo trial of i-Road vehicle in green mobility push

Apr 10, 2015

Toyota to start Tokyo trial of i-Road vehicle in green mobility push

Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp.’s three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and pollution. The world’s top-selling automaker will partner Japanese car-sharing service operator Park24 ...

Apr 6, 2015

Bus plunges into China river, 21 dead

A bus plunged 100 meters into a river in southwest China on Saturday killing 21 people, state media reported. An additional three people were also injured when the bus carrying 24 passengers went off a mountain road onto a dry river bed, the official ...

Grieving parents of Korean ferry victims start long march

Apr 4, 2015

Grieving parents of Korean ferry victims start long march

Newly shaven-headed and clad in white mourning robes, the grieving parents of the victims of last year’s Sewol ferry disaster began a marathon march Saturday to press for an independent inquiry into the tragedy. More than 200 people are participating in the march from ...