Updated Friday, August 15, 2014 0:01 am TWN
Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired five projectiles into the sea.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pope Francis on Thursday begins the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism.
South Korea's military outlined measures Wednesday to curb barrack-room bullying, following a series of incidents and suicides involving young soldiers serving in isolated frontline units.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Korean prosecutors have opened an investigation into Sankei Shimbun over a report on President Park Geun-hye that raised questions about her whereabouts during the day of the ferry sinking.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Protesting relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster vowed Tuesday to “fight back” if any attempt is made to clear them from a ceremonial plaza in Seoul where Pope Francis will hold a Mass next week.
South Korea's army and police chiefs both offered to resign Tuesday over separate cases that have triggered widespread public criticism and allegations of negligence and incompetence.
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