Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Nov 14, 2014

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Japanese and South Korean leaders have proposed holding a trilateral summit with their Chinese counterpart for the first time since 2012, their deputies said. Disputes over regional history and territory soured bilateral ties between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea, have been ...

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Nov 11, 2014

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year, but the court acquitted him of homicide, concluding there was no proof he knew his actions would cause the ...

Nov 5, 2014

New North Korean uranium plant in operation: report

North Korea has started operating a new plant inside its uranium enrichment complex, boosting its capacity to generate fuel that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report said Wednesday. “Infrared cameras used by South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities have detected heat ...

South Korean children finish last in happiness survey

Nov 4, 2014

South Korean children finish last in happiness survey

South Korean children are the least happy in study among developed countries, the government said Tuesday, citing the stress of the country’s educational pressure cooker. South Korea ranked at the bottom among 30 countries in terms of children’s satisfaction with their lives, the health ...

North Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: reports

Nov 3, 2014

North Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: reports

North Korea has launched a submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, South Korean media reported Sunday, quoting South Korean government sources. The Yonhap News Agency said North Korean engineers reverse-engineered a Soviet-era Golf-class diesel submarine to build a copy with a suspected displacement of ...