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South Korean President names new premier amid falling support

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday appointed a new prime minister in an apparent bid to bolster her sagging approval ratings, hit by a scandal involving her aides.

Jan 23, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

SKorea premier urges seizure of ferry family head`s fortune

South Korea`s prime minister promised Tuesday to try and seize all assets held by the reclusive patriarch whose family runs the ferry operator of the ship which sank last month, killing hundreds.

May 20, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

South Korea looks to wrap up ferry recovery effort

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.

May 07, 2014, 10:44 AM IST

Coastguard raided in expanding S Korea ferry probe

South Korean prosecutors on Monday carried out a series of raids, including on a coastguard office, as part of their widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left 300 dead or missing.

Apr 28, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

South Korea PM quits over mishandling ferry tragedy, President accepts resignation

Taking responsibility for the ferry sinking tragedy`s mishandling, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won on Sunday offered his resignation.

Apr 27, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

South Korea against re-deploying US tactical n-weapons

While reiterating Seoul`s commitment to a denuclearised Korean Peninsula, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won Thursday opposed idea of redeploying US tactical nuclear weapons in the country.

Apr 25, 2013, 18:45 PM IST