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Ferry firm head jailed for 10 years over Sewol sinking

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:39PM UTC Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., which owned the sunken ferry. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A court has sentenced the head of a South Korean ferry operator to 10 years in jail over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.

NKorea threatens to beef up military capability

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:29PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it will significantly bolster its war capability to protest the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution against the country’s widely condemned human rights violations. A U.N. committee on Tuesday adopted the resolution urging the Security Council to refer the North’s rights situation

South Korea launches new safety agency

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 5:20PM UTC South Korea launches new safety agency

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has formally launched a new massive safety agency aimed at preventing disasters like April’s ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people. The Ministry of Public Safety and Security began its operations Wednesday under broader government restructuring plans that center on disbanding the

Ex-general nominated to head SKorea safety office

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:36PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has nominated a retired navy general as head of a new broader safety agency to be created in the aftermath of April’s ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people.

G20 Summit comes to a close in Brisbane, but what was really achieved?

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 3:05PM UTC Pic: AAP Image.

Today Brisbane is coming to terms with the G20 blues. And that’s because it’s all over. The streets are almost back to normal, the barricades have come down and most of the leaders have left along with the glimpse of world power and stardom they afforded this city over the

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