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Sewol ferry set to fully emerge from waters

JINDO, (Yonhap) -- The 6,800-ton Sewol ferry is set to fully emerge from the water on Saturday as it was loaded onto a semisubmersible transport vessel before later heading to shore, officials said. Salvage crews were stepping up work to drain water and oil from the ferry, which is expecte...

Updated : 2017.03.25 15:17

Bereaved families relieved by successful recovery of sunken ferry

JINDO/ANSAN, (Yonhap) -- Families of Sewol ferry victims hugged one another and erupted in bittersweet joy on early Saturday morning, as the sunken ferry was successfully moved onto a giant semisubmersible ship after being pulled from the water earlier this week.The families of the disaste...

Updated : 2017.03.25 13:10

Minor centrist party kicks off primary

The minor centrist People's Party kicked off its primary Saturday with many expecting the weekend elections to determine its presidential nominee.The primary was being held in Gwangju, 329 kilometers southwest of Seoul, the nearby South Jeolla Province and the southern island of Jeju, with...

Updated : 2017.03.25 12:59

Supporters, opponents of ousted Park to stage rival rallies amid probe

Supporters and opponents of ousted President Park Geun-hye are set to stage rival mass rallies in central Seoul on Saturday as prosecutors mull over whether to seek to arrest the country's former leader on multiple corruption allegations.Anti-Park protesters have taken to the streets each ...

Updated : 2017.03.25 12:57

Sewol ferry safely placed on semisubmersible ship

The Sewol ferry was safely placed onto a semisubmersible vessel on Saturday morning, completing the trickiest part of the salvage and increasing the chance of a completion by early April, as scheduled...

Updated : 2017.03.25 09:43

How the ferry Sewol sank and what it means

 Operations to lift the sunken ferry Sewol from the seabed began this week, nearly three years after it capsized off the country's southwestern coast and killed more than 300 people aboard.   The following is a summary of the key events surrounding the disaster and the consequences it h...

Updated : 2017.03.24 20:13

Nearly 2m overseas Koreans eligible to vote in presidential election

Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country's upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Friday.According to the National Election Commission, there ...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:28

Sewol set to be loaded on transport vessel

Salvage operators raised the sunken ferry Sewol to the target height in the sea Friday, with the ferry set to be moved onto another vessel later in the day, a major step toward bringing it back to lan...

Updated : 2017.03.24 16:30

Criminal proceeds repatriated from abroad for first time

Criminal proceeds have been repatriated to South Korea from abroad for the first time in the country's history, prosecutors here said Friday.The Supreme Prosecutors' Office (SPO) said they have retrie...

Updated : 2017.03.24 16:20

Korea protests Japan's renewed claim to Dokdo in textbooks

(Yonhap)South Korea strongly protested Japan's renewed claim to the easternmost islets of Dokdo in its recently authorized textbooks on Friday, calling on Tokyo to take immediate corrective measures. ...

Updated : 2017.03.24 15:38

Korea to reinforce education on Dokdo against Japan's claim

South Korea will strengthen education on the country's easternmost islets of Dokdo at local schools to counter Japan's renewed claims to Dokdo in its textbooks to be used from next year, the education...

Updated : 2017.03.24 15:19

Salvage effort to raise Sewol ferry enters critical phase

The government said Friday it is making all out effort to successfully raise the Sewol ferry on the last day of favorable weather conditions, as the salvage team removes a ramp that has held up progre...

Updated : 2017.03.24 09:08

[Graphic News] Salvage operation procedure

  

Updated : 2017.03.23 18:03

[From the scene] Koreans pray for recovery of bodies

ANSAN, Gyeonggi Province – As the sunken ferry Sewol began to be seen above the water Thursday, South Koreans flocked to Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, home to hundreds of victims of the maritime disaster...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:44

Sewol ferry raised after 3 years

Part of the sunken Sewol ferry has surfaced above water, with two salvage barges lifting the vessel Thursday, almost three years after it sank in waters off Jindo, South Jeolla Province.While some of ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:53