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Mechanical failure blamed for Seoul train collision A malfunctioning automatic stopping system caused the recent collision of two subway trains in Seoul, officials said.
04 мая 2014
Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said Saturday, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found.
03 мая 2014
Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea South Korea lashed out Monday at an "unspeakable" personal attack on its president, a day after Pyongyang called Park Geun-Hye a "prostitute".
28 апреля 2014
New pictures confirm North Korea nuclear activity A North Korean nuclear test within days "cannot be ruled out" analysts said Saturday, after new satellite imagery showed heightened activity at the test site.
26 апреля 2014
Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning over the sinking of a ferry full of schoolchildren.
25 апреля 2014
Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims' families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort.
25 апреля 2014
Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100 The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, as dive teams, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, accelerated the grim task of recovering hundreds more bodies from the submerged vessel.
23 апреля 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ©Reuters/Kyodo South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama.
22 апреля 2014
President says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder' The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized last week with hundreds of children on board acted in a way "tantamount to murder," President Park Guen-Hye said Monday, as four more crew members were arrested.
22 апреля 2014
DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims Providing a DNA sample marked an emotional watershed for Han Mi-Ok -- a heart-wrenching acceptance that she was unlikely to ever see her child alive again.
19 апреля 2014
'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny National shock at a ferry disaster that may have claimed the lives of hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren was mixed with fury Thursday at growing evidence that many passengers were denied a proper chance to escape the sinking vessel.
17 апреля 2014
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said.
16 апреля 2014
Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors.
15 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Bogdan Cristel Online-addicted Korean man arrested over son's death South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.
15 апреля 2014
S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.
15 апреля 2014
New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones. ©Reuters/Albert Gea Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.
12 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji N. Korea slams South's missile test 'farce' North Korea has slammed the South's recent ballistic missile test, calling it a "farce" aimed at showing off Seoul's military strength in the face of threats from Pyongyang.
06 апреля 2014
Photo © Korean Film Festival in Kazakhstan Attention all the K-Pop and Korean film addicts, the South Korean Film Festival will take place in Almaty, Astana and Aktobe starting on April 11 to May 3rd.
06 апреля 2014
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea South Korean coastguard units searched Friday for survivors of a cargo ship with 16 North Korean crew that sank with the loss of at least two lives off the South's southern coast.
04 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Edgar Su North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border The two Koreas traded live artillery fire across their disputed maritime border Monday, forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test.
31 марта 2014

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