More South Korea Articles

  • Coast guard says divers have begun pumping air into submerged South Korean ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard says divers have begun pumping air into submerged South Korean ferry.

  • Obama sends condolences on S Korea ferry disaster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week. Obama said at a White House news conference Thursday that the United States has an "unwavering commitment" to its...

  • House members to travel to Asia for talks on trade, security

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will lead a congressional delegation to the Asia-Pacific region this week for talks on trade, regional security and strengthening U.S. alliances in the region. The 10-day trip, which begins Friday, will include talks with high-level officials in Japan, South...

  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days. The 60-year-old Kim took it in good spirits and washed his face. After all, they were traveling...

  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. Nine people, including five...

  • U.S. Navy sends ship to aid in South Korea ferry rescue

    The United States on Wednesday offered assistance to South Korea after a ferry sank off the country's coast leaving hundreds missing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “The U.S. stands ready to assist as...

  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said. There were fears of a big...

  • US, China to hold talks on North Korea next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test. The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, will host his Chinese counterpart, Wu...

  • South Korea says 2 NKorean ship crew members dead

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The bodies of two North Korean sailors were recovered Friday after their cargo ship went missing off the southern coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard said. The Mongolian-flagged cargo ship, which was carrying 16 North...

  • Japan-Korea tussle over history spreads to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea. Korean-Americans have won approval for...

  • South Korea will no longer bleed and bear it when the North attacks

    No one died on March 31st when first North Korean and then retaliating South Korean artillery units fired some 800 rockets and shells into disputed boundary waters along the peninsula's western coast. The absence of human fatalities is welcome news. So is the South's tit-for-tat firepower...

  • South Korea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions. A drone crashed on frontline Baengnyeong island Monday when the two...

  • Koreas trade fire; island residents in shelters

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said. The exchange of...

  • SKorea fires shells at NKorean waters after drills

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were...

  • NKorea accuses US of hurting relations with South

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea accused the United States Monday of undermining the prospect of improved relations with South Korea and the revival of six-party talks on its nuclear program by escalating "hostile" military activity and policies. Pyongyang's deputy U.N. ambassador Ri Tong Il...



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