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2 hrs ago | Chosun Ilbo

Ferry Owner's Son Arrested

The eldest son of fugitive ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon was arrested in a flat south of Seoul on Friday, just four days after forensics finally identified his father's corpse.


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6 hrs ago | SooToday

Canada marks second annual Korean War Veterans Day

Today, we honour the more than 26,000 Canadians who fought to defend the freedom of the people of Korea during the Korean War, as well as the approximately 7,000 Canadians who continued to serve there to deter further aggression in the years following the Armistice.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Asia, World News

10 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Boat Disaster, Family, Teenagers,

10 hrs ago | Automotive News

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal, averting strike

General Motors' South Korean unit reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union today, averting a potential strike at one of its key Asian production bases.


Related Topix: Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet, World News, Autos

11 hrs ago | KOMU-TV Columbia

Korean War veteran reflects on time served

While a statue was passed in 1989 to memorialize the date, the state had yet to enact it as an actual holiday.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jay Nixon, US Governors, World News, Columbia, MO

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Student survivors testify in South Korea...

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, World News,

Hamas negotiating secret arms deal with North Korea to replenish missile stocks

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on July 7, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un being celebrated by soldiers as he inspects the defence detachment on Ung Islet, defending an outpost in the East Sea of Korea.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un, Israel, Middle East, Lebanon, IN,

The Baltimore Sun

As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.


Related Topix: World News, Asia

Korea Herald

USFK chief blasts N.K. missile launches

U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti on Sunday lambasted North Korea for recently launching a series of missiles and rockets in breach of the U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any ballistic missile tests.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia

Korea Herald

Embattled elite schools fight to stay open

As far as education is concerned, South Koreans rarely make compromises. Especially when it comes to getting into better colleges, conflicts are bound to intensify, and the ongoing dispute over the planned abolishment of elite schools is a prime example.


Related Topix: Asia, World News,

Sydney Morning Herald

A ferry tragedy and the downfall of swindler tycoon Yoo Byung-eun

People watch a TV news broadcast showing images of Yoo Byung-eun on a screen at a Seoul railway station.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Education Etc., Boat Disaster

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Indian Television

Three Indians selected for Asian Film Academy in Busan

NEW DELHI: Three Indians have been selected for the Asian Film Academy , a filmmaking education programme of the Busan International Film Festival.


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Pacific Daily News

Hilton completes $6M worth of upgrades

The Hilton Guam Resort & Spa has recently completed $6 million worth of upgrades, including the refurbishment of 319 guest rooms in the resort's main tower and the addition of new outdoor areas.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News, Arts, Interior Design

Iceland Could Become Russia and China's 'Secret Weapon' Against U.S.

The lesson comes too late for the United States, but there it is: after the US abandoned its military base and its foreign policy influence in Iceland in 2006, both Russia and China are now showing how keen they are to fill the void and take advantage of the growing strategic importance of the island nation at the edge of the Arctic Circle.


Related Topix: World News, Arctic Region, Iceland, Vladimir Putin,

Brandon Sun

North Korea fires missile into sea on eve of 61st anniversary of Korean War armistice signing

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defence official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un,

Marine News

Dorian LPG MoU with HNA Logistics

Dorian LPG Ltd. a leading owner and manager of modern VLGC's , today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding , with HNA Logistics Group Co., Ltd. to explore opportunities in the liquefied petroleum gas logistics market.


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Opinion: What is the North Korean riddle?

Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansudae in Pyongyang. North Koreans gather in front of the statues to lay flowers and bow, showing their respect for the late and current leader.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Il, Opinion

International Business Times

Fresh Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha Images Leaked: 4.8-Inch Metallic Body...

However, the Galaxy S5 Alpha is perceived to be the next high-end smartphone from 's den.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, World News, Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics

Fri Jul 25, 2014


S. Korea police arrest son of sunken...

South Korean police arrested Friday the fugitive son of a business tycoon who owned the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives, officials said.


Related Topix: World News,

Bellingham Herald

Business Highlights

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine.


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