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S. Korea to raise Sewol; grieving parents unmoved
South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry Thursday, but was still snubbed by grieving relatives on the first anniversary Thursday of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren.
 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced allegations Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week.
Corruption alleged against S. Korea president aides

 

North Korea's first lady has appeared in public for the first time this year as part of celebrations marking the birthday of the country's founding leader Kim Il Sung, state media said Tuesday.
 

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter promised Friday that the U.S. would deploy state of the art weaponry in Asia, including the latest stealth bombers and cyber warfare units, to counter threats posed by the likes of North Korea.
Pentagon chief vows 'best' US weaponry to Asia

 

South Korea and Japan will next week hold their first high-level security talks in more than five years, Seoul said Friday, despite simmering tensions over territorial and other historical disputes.
 

North Korea on Thursday vowed to continue its push to develop nuclear weapons as well as ease chronic food and energy shortages during a rare parliamentary session that was closely watched by observers.
 

A South Korean activist said Wednesday he had launched thousands of copies of Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, ignoring dire threats of reprisals from Pyongyang.
 

South Korea said Wednesday it would cost US$110 million to raise the Sewol ferry, as pressure to salvage the vessel grows before the first anniversary of its sinking.
 

Kim Nan-hee, a 58-year-old housewife, sometimes secretly wishes she hadn't supported her son's wedding four years ago. She and her husband, a retiree in his late 60s, spent almost 200 million won (US$182,000) for his wedding and housing.
 

Grieving parents of the victims of last year's South Korean ferry sinking completed a 46-kilometer (28-miles) marathon march on Sunday to call for an independent probe into the tragedy.
Parents of S. Korean ferry victims complete marathon protest march

 

North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea for a second consecutive day Friday in an apparent protest against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills, South Korean officials said.
 

North Korea has decided to support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem, and organizers say they hope South Korea will give its approval as well.
 

Seven members of an Asia-based organized crime syndicate have been arrested for exploiting more than 500 women mostly from China and Korea in a prostitution ring that spanned Canada, authorities said Thursday.
 

A new smartphone app developed in Seoul aims to help North Korean refugees overcome one of the biggest challenges they face in adjusting to life in South Korea -- speaking Korean.
App helps N. Korea refugees 'speak Southern'

 
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