South Korea's central bank on Friday kept interest rates unchanged for the 12th consecutive month, as Asia's fourth-largest economy shows signs of recovery at home and abroad.
South Korea said Thursday it would revoke the license of the company owning the ferry that sank with the loss of around 300 lives last month, as prosecutors prepared manslaughter charges against its chief executive.
Recovery teams should try to wrap up their search for bodies from South Korea's ferry disaster by the weekend, Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said Wednesday, three weeks after the ship sank with hundreds of schoolchildren on board.
A diver died Tuesday while working at the scene of South Korea's ferry disaster, as investigators disclosed that the ship was carrying nearly four times its legal limit of cargo.
A civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people from the South Korean ferry disaster died Tuesday, as other divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents were picking up efforts to retrieve more bodies from the sunken ship.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye told families of those missing in a sunken ferry that her heart breaks knowing what they are going through, as divers recovered two more bodies on Sunday.
A malfunctioning automatic stopping system caused the recent collision of two subway trains in Seoul, officials said Saturday.
A subway train plowed into the back of another train at a station in South Korea's capital on Friday, injuring about 200 people, including about 150 who were hospitalized with bruises and other mostly minor injuries, officials said.
North Korea has been testing engines for an inter-continental ballistic missile, a U.S. think tank said Friday, as Pyongyang announced a top military reshuffle that coincided with signs of a looming nuclear test.
Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips stored on the cellphone of one of the young victims of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers line up selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook.