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South Korea ferry tragedy: Four other crew members arrested; death toll rises to 64

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 09:17

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday said that the behaviour of the captain of the ferry that sank with over 400 people on board `tantamount to murder.`

Anger boils over in search for South Korean ferry missing

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:29

Emotions boiled over on Thursday in the frantic search for 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing from a capsized South Korean ferry, with angry parents confronting President Park Geun-Hye as prospects dwindled of finding survivors.

Ban sends condolences over ferry sinking victims

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:17

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressing condolences over the sinking of the ferry "Sewol" in which at least 14 people were believed drowned.

South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:36

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye faced today the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.

Four dead, 284 missing in South Korea ferry sinking

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:10

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Obama hosts landmark Japan, S.Korea summit

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 02:20

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged his "unwavering commitment" in the face of nuclear-armed North Korea as he hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

Seoul set to announce meeting of South Korean, Japanese leaders

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 08:38

South Korea is likely to announce on Friday President Park Geun-hye will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time in a trilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a global summit next week, officials in Seoul said.

South Korea expresses relief over Abe`s comments on Japan war apologies

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 13:12

South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressed relief on Saturday over remarks by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that his government would adhere to apologies for wartime behavior made by past cabinets, in 1993 and 1995.

South Korea spy chief takes heat in forged spy case

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:36

South Korea`s spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down Wednesday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.

South Korea proposes regular family reunions with North

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 10:22

South Korean President Park Geun-hye made a formal proposal to North Korea on Saturday to hold family reunions regularly, uniting families separated since the 1950-53 Korean war, a sign Seoul is seeking to improve relations with the North.

South Korea warns Japan of `isolation` over war sex slavery review

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 09:27

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Saturday warned Japan would face isolation if it pushed ahead with a move to revisit an apology over wartime sex slavery.

S Korea`s Park forms special reunification panel

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 11:18

The presidential committee will include experts from every sector of society and map out a blueprint for expanding inter-Korean dialogue and exchanges with a view to eventual unification.