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NKorea upgrading rocket launch site, says US-Korea Institute

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:07AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could threaten the U.S.

Teen survivors still haunted by Sewol ferry sinking

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 5:07PM UTC Pic: AP.

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean teenagers who survived April’s ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends. Students from Danwon High School near Seoul testified Tuesday for a second day at the trial of the ferry’s 15 crew members, who

Sewol ferry survivors: We were told to stay on sinking ship

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:36AM UTC A woman walks near yellow ribbons with messages for the victims of the Sewol ferry tragedy at a memorial in Seoul, Monday. Pic: AP.

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean students who survived April’s deadly ferry disaster say they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins were flooded too much.

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:11PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone.

North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014 4:53PM UTC North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast.

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