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May 29, 2014 8:08 AM (2nd LD) S. Korean, foreign carmakers vie to impress at Busan motor show

BUSAN, May 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and foreign carmakers are showcasing their latest vehicles and future concepts at this year's Busan International Motor Show (BIMOS) that kicked off Thursday, vying to impress local consumers. The 11-day event that began with a press day highlights the importance of Busan, the country's second-largest city, and the southeastern 57

May 27, 2014 10:01 PM Yonhap

SEOUL (AFP) - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report. Most of the patients who died at the hospital in Janseong county, south of the capital Seoul, were in their seventies and eighties, Yonhap news agency said, citing police and fire officials 52

May 27, 2014 9:48 AM South Korea offers half-a-million dollar reward for ferry operator owner - World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has hiked to nearly half a million dollars its reward for information leading to the capture of Yoo Byung-un, the head of the family that owns the operator of a ferry that capsized and sank last month, killing more than 300 people. The figure of 500 million won ($490,000) being offered by authorities after a week of futile 55

May 26, 2014 6:34 AM South Korea bus terminal fire kills seven

Seven people have been killed and 20 others injured in a fire at a bus terminal in South Korea, officials say. The fire occurred on Monday morning in Goyang city, northwest of the capital city, Seoul. Firefighters believe welding works at an underground construction site in the building started the blaze, which was brought under control in 20 minutes 41

May 23, 2014 7:43 AM China calls for calm, restraint after N. Korea's shelling

BEIJING, May 23 (Yonhap) -- China called for calm and restraint on the Korean Peninsula Friday, a day after North Korea allegedly fired shells near a South Korean warship in their tense sea border in the Yellow Sea. North Korea fired two shells into waters near the South Korean Navy corvette on patrol on Thursday, prompting the South Korean warship to fire five rounds 41

May 22, 2014 8:49 PM N. Korea fires shells near S. Korea warship

SEOUL: North Korea on Thursday fired shells into waters near a South Korean warship on patrol south of the disputed Yellow Sea border, prompting an evacuation of residents on a nearby island, officials said. Two shells fell near the S. Korean ship, which was sailing near the frontline island of Yeonpyeong, the South’s Defense Ministry said. Residents 41

April 13, 2014 9:03 AM South Korea, Japan to hold rare official talks on "comfort women"

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Senior South Korean and Japanese officials will meet this week to discuss Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday. Ties between the two close US allies have long been poisoned by what South Korea consider Japan's failure to atone for its wartime past, including the issue 50

March 3, 2014 4:00 AM South Korea's strange cyberwar admission

We usually think of cyberwar as a secretive world, dominated by spooks and shadowy government agencies. So why did South Korea recently admit that it is developing a cyberweapon to cripple the North's nuclear capabilities? Almost every nation with enough cash is funding its own cyberwar programme. But few nations have made the the details public, and fewer 90