North Korea held a brief live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, hours after U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up an Asia trip that Pyongyang had denounced as provocative.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologized Tuesday for her government's failure to combat systemic and regulatory “evils” blamed for the loss of about 300 lives in a ferry disaster.
Samsung Electronics Co. says its first quarter earnings improved moderately from the previous year.
South Korea's president apologized Tuesday for the government's inept initial response to a deadly ferry sinking as divers fought strong currents in their search for more than 100 passengers still missing nearly two weeks after the accident.
South Korea's coastguard Monday released a video showing the trouserless captain of a sinking ferry scrambling to safety as hundreds remained trapped inside — a move expected to intensify criticism of the crew over the disaster.
South Korea's prime minister resigned Sunday over the government's handling of a ferry sinking that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing, blaming “deep-rooted evils” in society for the tragedy.
North Korea launched a vicious personal attack on South Korean President Park Geun-hye Sunday, calling her a “prostitute” in thrall to her “pimp” Barack Obama, as it said it was ready for “full-scale nuclear war.”
A small army of volunteers, offering everything from free taxi rides to laundry services and home-cooked food, has set up camp on the tiny island at the operational heart of South Korea's ferry disaster.
Divers grope their way slowly through the dark corridors and cabins of the sunken Sewol ferry. Bodies appear suddenly, floating by in the murky water, buoyed by life-jackets or the bloat of decomposition, their faces etched with fear or shock.
Angry parents of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster assaulted a top official on Thursday, accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged ship.