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S. Korea's railway chief in Beijing en route to N. Korea

The chief of South Korea's state-run railway company arrived in Beijing on Monday en route to North Korea, saying she was considering taking the rail to Pyongyang from the Chinese capital. Choi Yeon-hye, president and CEO of the Korea Railroad Corp., and four other officials made a stopove...

Updated : 2014.04.21 15:13

[Ferry Disaster] Park lambasts Sewol captain, warns against civil servants’ negligence

(Yonhap)President Park Geun-hye on Monday condemned the captain and crew of the doomed ferry Sewol who fled and abandoned hundreds of passengers in the sinking vessel, saying what they did was an act ...

Updated : 2014.04.21 12:31

[Ferry Disaster] Divers set to enter Sewol, death toll rises to 64

Divers recovered five more bodies from the wreckage of the ferry Sewol Monday, pushing the death toll up to 64.The bodies, all female, have yet to be identified but authorities suspect that they are s...

Updated : 2014.04.21 11:39

[Ferry Disaster] Woman turns herself in after false ‘kill time’ claims

 A South Korean woman who made a false claim on a television interview about the delayed rescue operation of the capsized ferry Sewol turned herself in late Sunday, police said.The South Jeolla Provi...

Updated : 2014.04.21 11:04

Families under tremendous emotional stress

Family members of missing passengers on the Sewol ferry expressed anger and outrage due to psychological trauma, according to a therapist who volunteered to help families on Jindo Island. The emotiona...

Updated : 2014.04.20 22:01

[Graphic News] Search and rescue operations for submerged ferry

Divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol, retrieving more than a dozen bodies over the weekend.More than 560 divers took turns Sunday entering the ship and searching passenger compartments while 204 Navy,...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:41

[Newsmaker] Divers risk lives to find, save missing passengers

Hundreds of civilian, Coast Guard and Navy divers are putting their lives on the line to search for the missing passengers of the capsized ferry Sewol.Late Saturday, divers successfully entered the wr...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:39

[Ferry Disaster] Media’s role in Sewol tragedy

We are still holding onto a sliver of hope that, miraculously, survivors will be found even though more than 100 hours have passed since the Sewol capsized in the waters off Jindo Island Wednesday morning.But these hopes are being brutally dashed not only by the excruciatingly slow rescue ...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:37

[Ferry Disaster] Government under fire for flawed response

Korea faces an unconventional threat that has long been predicted for this new era in which the enemy remains hidden and can cause social disruption like that following the devastating ferry accident ...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:36

U.S. president to bring ancient seals on Seoul trip

The U.S. government has agreed to return a set of Korean national treasures, shipped out of here by an American soldier during the 1950-53 Korean War, when President Barack Obama visits South Korea this week, Seoul said Sunday.Obama is expected to arrive in Seoul on Friday for a two-day of...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:29

[Ferry Disaster] Government cracks down on ferry scams

(Yonhap)Spam text messages sent to smartphones and other mobile devices claiming to have information on the sunken Sewol ferry, have been spreading widely and hurting family members of the victims.The...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:29

Seoul allows KORAIL chief to visit North Korea

South Korea has allowed the chief of its state rail operator to visit North Korea this week for an international rail conference, the unification ministry said Sunday.The ministry said it approved a trip to Pyongyang by Choi Yeon-hye, president and CEO of the Korea Railroad Corp., and four...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:29

[Ferry Disaster] ‘Overload, massive extension might have caused disaster’

The illfated ferry Sewol was overloaded and its crew seemed to have broken several other safety guidelines, which could have been the cause of the sinking on April 16, insiders suggested Sunday. The 2...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:21

Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia

The causes may be very different and the toll far heavier but Italian media have pointed to similarities between the ferry disaster of the Sewol in South Korea and the Costa Concordia cruise ship cras...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:19

Museum awarded for aiding Korea-Kenya understanding

The Kenyan Ambassador to South Korea presented a plaque of appreciation to the CEO of the Multiculture Museum for the work he is doing in promoting mutual understanding between South Korea and Kenya a...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:45