Woman quizzed over false claim on ferry rescue operation

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Woman quizzed over false claim on ferry rescue operation

A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in to police to undergo questioning over her claim the coast guard had blocked civilian divers from rescuing those missing in a sunken ferry, local police said Monday.The South Jeolla Provincial Police Agency said the woman, surnamed Hong, voluntarily...

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

Slovakia urges more Korean travelers to visit

Slovakia is perhaps best known here as a hub for South Korea manufacturing and a platform for global companies to sell cars throughout the European Union.Less known in South Korea is that it has 1,500...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:44

MIKTA to raise ‘middle power voice’

On the eve of an enormous meeting of diplomats from about 100 nations in Mexico City last week to discuss development assistance and aid to poor countries, a small band of foreign ministers quietly go...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:43

Hungary to mark anniversary with seminar at HUFS

Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Gabor will speak about bilateral relations between his country and South Korea during a conference at Hankuk University of Foreign studies on April 29.The daylong conference will underscore the close ties between South Korea and Hungary as one of many events plan...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:41