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Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., which owned the sunken ferry. Pic: AP.

Ferry firm head jailed for 10 years over Sewol sinking

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:39PM UTC Comments Off 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....

Ex-general nominated to head SKorea safety office

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:36PM UTC Comments Off 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....

SKorea: Sewol ferry tragedy captain gets 36 years in jail

By Tue, Nov 11, 2014 5:37PM UTC Comments Off Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean Sewol ferry, pictured at a court hearing in June. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A news report says that a South Korean district court has handed a sentence of 36 years in prison to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people....

South Korea fires warning shots near border with North

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 4:18PM UTC Comments Off South Korean army soldiers stand guard at a military check point near the border with North Korea. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul defense officials say South Korean troops have fired warning shots after North Korean soldiers approached too close to the border separating the rival countries....

SKorea, China agree to sign free trade deal

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 1:38PM UTC Comments Off SKorea, China agree to sign free trade deal

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea and China have agreed to sign a free trade deal that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades. ...

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