[Ferry Disaster] Despair sinks in over Sewol

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[Ferry Disaster] Despair sinks in over Sewol

It has been a long, silent week in South Korea since the fateful morning of April 16.Much of what happened inside the sunken ferry remains unknown, leaving the victims’ relatives, and South Koreans i...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:27

[Ferry Disaster] Investigation reveals holes in witness accounts

Most of the surviving crew of the sunken ferry Sewol is to be prosecuted for their part in the accident and failing to implement safety measures during the sinking. On Wednesday, investigators took th...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:24

Park asks Xi to prevent N.K. nuclear test

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to persuade North Korea not to conduct a nuclear test amid growing concerns that Pyongyang may push ahead with a fourth atomic t...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:21

[Graphic News] Sewol was dangerously overloaded

Analyses found that multiple factors, including a sharp change of direction and cargo overload, caused the Sewol to capsize.The Korean Register of Shipping ― the organization that inspected and appro...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:19

Tragedy leaves Korea scarred

A week after ill-fated ferry Sewol plunged into the ocean, taking the lives of more than 100 people, people across the nation are suffering from emotional scars. The mass depression appears to be taking a larger toll on students and teachers, as the majority of the deceased had been studen...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:17

[Ferry Disaster] Yellow ribbons carry hopes for miracle

A growing number of South Koreans are joining a “yellow ribbon” online campaign, expressing their hope that there are still some survivors from the Sewol ferry disaster. As the death toll continued ...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:16

Insensitive comments, behavior draw outrage in wake of disaster

A conservative commentator came under public fire on Wednesday after making highly controversial remarks on the ferry disaster, saying that the tragic accident will be used as a pretext for a civil uprising. Jee Man-won, head of the private research institute System Club, urged President P...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:16

[Ferry Disaster] Crowd mourns ferry victims

Grief and anguish continued to overwhelm the city of Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, on Wednesday as thousands of mourners visited a memorial altar for the victims of the ferry that sank off Korea’s southwestern coast on April 16.The memorial altar was set up temporarily inside a gymnasium by t...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:13

Einhorn urges China role in N.K. sanctions

Despite the increasingly powerful international sanctions against North Korea, China should play a greater role in boosting their effectiveness and curbing the Kim Jong-un regime’s nuclear ambitions,...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:13

[Eye on English] Working to become ‘communication experts’

Each year, hundreds of students knock on the doors of graduate schools and interpretation and translation. With the prolonged economic slump and jobless rate virtually at a standstill, many students a...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:10

[Eye on English] ‘Interpretation is about more than language’

Interpreters are often just seen as people who have mastered a foreign language. But interpretation goes far beyond the linguistic aspect, calling for an array of attributes including cultural underst...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:10

Potential for human superbugs in cow manure

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a U.S. study out Tuesday found.These genes come from the cows’ gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infect...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:50

Park asks China to help dissuade N. Korea from nuclear test

South Korean President Park Geun-hye asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help persuade North Korea not to carry out a nuclear test, her office said Wednesday, a day after Seoul reported increased activity at the North's nuclear test site.Park made the request when she spoke by phone with...

Updated : 2014.04.23 15:47

S. Korean jailed for spying in Iran released

A South Korean citizen who was jailed in Iran on spying charges last year has been released and plans to return home soon, a government source said Wednesday.The 43-year-old South Korean man, surnamed Kim, was convicted of espionage in an Iranian court last September for taking pictures of...

Updated : 2014.04.23 13:50

[Ferry Disaster] More irregularities emerge as Sewol death toll hits 139

The number of bodies recovered from the sunken ferry Sewol continued to rise Wednesday, further dampening hopes of finding survivors inside the wreck.The rescue workers resumed their search early Wednesday and recovered eight more victims from the ship, pushing the death toll up to 139.Of ...

Updated : 2014.04.23 10:40