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, ...

Korean 'war criminal' seeks redress from Japan

Apr 22, 2015

Korean 'war criminal' seeks redress from Japan

by Keisuke Sunami

Seventy years after the end of World War II, a 90-year-old South Korean who was convicted of war crimes continues to seek justice and compensation from the Japanese government. As a young boy, Lee Hak-rae helped with his family’s farming work on the Korean ...