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SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday for planning to visit South Korea this week, calling it a dangerous trip. North Korea's Foreign Ministry...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Three of the four South Korean football clubs in the AFC Champions League will seek to book their spots in the knockout stage in final group stage matches this week. With...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- LG Uplus Corp., South Korea's only mobile carrier currently free from business suspension, is suspected of using loopholes to continue to give out...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
SEJONG, April 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Russia signed an agreement on the 2014 fishing quota for South Korea that is a drop from last year's figure on a request from local companies, the...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The government has failed to keep its promise to train more disaster and emergency experts for the past two years, officials said Monday amid mounting public criticism...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
MUAN, South Korea, April 21 (Yonhap) -- A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in to police to undergo questioning over her claim the coast guard had blocked civilian divers from rescuing those...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The income gap between local households and companies has been widening over the past five years, an indication that the economic recovery has not evenly trickled down to...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
YEONGJONG ISLAND, South Korea, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The head of South Korea's rail operator left for China on Monday to attend an international rail conference to be held in Pyongyang. Choi Yeon-hye...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
MUAN, South Korea, April 21 (Yonhap) -- A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in to police to undergo questioning over her claim the coast guard had blocked civilian divers from rescuing those...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Dividend payouts by South Korean listed firms to investors remained poor last year, with their dividend yield ratio hitting the lowest level in 3 years, data showed Monday...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:02
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 22:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The death toll from a sunken ferry off South Korea's south coast rose to 64 early Monday as search operations were set to resume for a sixth day following the...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 22:17
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The ability of South Korean listed companies to pay back their debts improved last year due mainly to a rise in their operating profits and lower financial costs, data...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 20:16
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The ability of South Korean listed companies to pay back their debts improved last year due mainly to a rise in their operating profits and lower financial costs, data...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 20:16
JINDO, South Korea, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Another body was recovered in the area of a capsized South Korean ferry early Monday, as hopes were fading rapidly for any survivors among hundreds of people...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 17:16
JINDO, South Korea, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Another body was recovered in the area of a capsized South Korean ferry early Monday, as hopes were fading rapidly for any survivors among hundreds of people...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 17:16
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Divers retrieved 18 more bodies on Sunday, all from inside the sunken ferry Sewol, as hopes were fading rapidly for any survivors among hundreds of people who...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 13:31
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Divers retrieved 18 more bodies on Sunday, all from inside the sunken ferry Sewol, as hopes were fading rapidly for any survivors among hundreds of people who...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:56
BEIJING, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's top carmaker, said Sunday that it was forced to delay for hours the debut of its new car at China's biggest auto show because of...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:56
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The government on Sunday designated two areas directly linked to the deadly sinking of the ferry Sewol as special disaster zones to speed up state financial and other...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:46
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Divers retrieved 18 more bodies on Sunday, all from inside the sunken ferry Sewol, as hopes were fading rapidly for any survivors among hundreds of people who...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The government on Sunday designated two areas directly linked to the deadly sinking of the ferry Sewol as special disaster zones to speed up state financial and other...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:46
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The government on Sunday designated two areas directly linked to the deadly sinking of the ferry Sewol as special disaster zones to speed up state financial and other...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:46
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:02
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has allowed the chief of its state rail operator to visit North Korea this week for an international rail conference, the unification ministry said Sunday. The...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:02
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:02
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea decided to allow the chief of its state rail operator to visit North Korea this week for an international rail conference, the unification ministry said Sunday...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:02
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:02
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has allowed the chief of its state rail operator to visit North Korea this week for an international rail conference, the unification ministry said Sunday. The...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:02
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government has agreed to return a set of Korean national treasures, shipped out of here by an American soldier during the 1950-53 Korean War, when President...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:18
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. took the wraps off the ix25 sub-compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the brand-new K4 midsize sedan at the Beijing International...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:18
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc., one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, said Sunday sales of its ultra high-definition (UHD) TV sets have reached 900 units...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:18
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:18
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye over the deadly sinking of the ferry Sewol, Park's office said...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Hana Bank, South Korea's fourth-largest lender, said Sunday its president will complete his remaining term in office despite being disciplined by state regulators for...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Hana Bank, South Korea's fourth-largest lender, said Sunday its president will complete his remaining term in office despite being disciplined by state regulators for...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 04:17
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government has agreed to return a set of Korean national treasures, shipped out of here by an American soldier during the 1950-53 Korean War, when President...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:31
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will move to lift regulatory restrictions on the development of renewable energy to fuel investment in this critical field, the government said Sunday....
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:31
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The retained earnings rate of South Korea's top 10 conglomerates reached record high levels in 2013 despite their pledges to increase investments and hiring, a report...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:31
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies overnight from inside the underwater wreck for...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:31
SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has blasted South Korea and the United States for their largest-ever air exercise, calling it a threat against peace on the Korean...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:30
JINDO, South Korea, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off South Korea on Sunday after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:30
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Search and rescue efforts were again expected to continue overnight, officials said Saturday, with hundreds still remaining missing in a deadly ferry accident in waters...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 13:56
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:16
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:16
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The government is considering declaring the areas connected to the deadly ship sinking on Wednesday a special disaster zone, the prime minister's office said Saturday. "...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:16
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The operator of a ferry that sank off South Korea's south coast earlier this week, leaving hundreds dead or missing, has been involved in many other accidents at sea,...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:16
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:16
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 07:16
ANSAN, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Survivors of a ferry that sank off South Korea's south coast earlier this week have shown serious symptoms of depression and anxiety, a hospital chief said...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 04:32
ANSAN, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Survivors of a ferry that sank off South Korea's south coast earlier this week have shown serious symptoms of depression and anxiety, a hospital chief said...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 04:32
April 20 1906 -- The Korean Empire, as the country was called in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, starts construction of its first paved road, called "sinjangno" (newly built road), over the...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 04:31
April 20 1906 -- The Korean Empire, as the country was called in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, starts construction of its first paved road, called "sinjangno" (newly built road), over the...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 04:31
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 04:31
SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 04:31
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will have two main goals in his trip to South Korea next week -- assuring Washington's security commitment and promoting...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:16
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will have two main goals in his trip to South Korea next week -- assuring Washington's security commitment and promoting...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:16
MOKPO, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week was put behind bars early Saturday as a local court issued arrest warrants for him and two...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:17
MOKPO, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week was put behind bars early Saturday as a local court issued arrest warrants for him and two...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:17
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government will exchange liaison officials with South Korea for better communications in a joint search for the survivors of the South Korean...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:17
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government will exchange liaison officials with South Korea for better communications in a joint search for the survivors of the South Korean...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 15:17
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. congressional delegation, composed of mainly Republicans, left Friday for Northeast Asia ahead of President Barack Obama's trip there next week...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:02
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. congressional delegation, composed of mainly Republicans, left Friday for Northeast Asia ahead of President Barack Obama's trip there next week...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:02
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. Navy team, helping South Korea search for survivors of a ferry disaster, remains optimistic despite tricky weather conditions, a news report...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:48
By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. Navy team, helping South Korea search for survivors of a ferry disaster, remains optimistic despite tricky weather conditions, a news report...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:48
JINDO/SEOUL, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers stepped up their search Friday for nearly 300 people still missing in the deadly sinking of a ferry off the southwestern coast of South...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:18
JINDO/SEOUL, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers stepped up their search Friday for hundreds still missing in the deadly sinking of a ferry off the southwestern coast of South Korea amid...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:49
JINDO/SEOUL, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers stepped up their search Friday for hundreds still missing in the deadly sinking of a ferry off the southwestern coast of South Korea amid...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:49
JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A vice principal in charge of hundreds of high school students on a ferry trip that turned into a tragedy when the ship sank earlier this week was found dead...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:49
JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A vice principal in charge of hundreds of high school students on a ferry trip that turned into a tragedy when the ship sank earlier this week was found dead...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:49
JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A vice principal in charge of hundreds of high school students on a ferry trip that turned into a tragedy when the ship sank earlier this week was found dead...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:49
JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A vice principal in charge of hundreds of high school students on a ferry trip that turned into a tragedy when the ship sank earlier this week was found dead...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:49
By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Pantech Co., South Korea's smallest smartphone manufacturer, on Friday raised concerns over a mobile carrier's decision to cut the factory price of its...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:17
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Canada expressed condolences to South Korea over the deadly sinking of a ferry, which killed dozens of passengers and left more than 200 missing, the foreign ministry said...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:17
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Young students who escaped from the capsized ferry Sewol are under severe stress and depression that would require months of treatment, hospital officials said Friday. The...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:17
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a Seoul-initiated international green growth body, has improved its budget transparency and remains committed to achieving its...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:17
By Nam Kwang-sik SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- LG Chem, the world's largest lithium-ion battery maker, said Friday its first-quarter net income fell 16 percent from a year ago due to sluggish...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:17
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean currency is undervalued in the range of 2 percent to 8 percent, the International Monetary Fund said in its latest report, encouraging further...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A vice principal, who was in charge of hundreds of high school students on a ferry trip that turned into a tragedy when the ship sank earlier this week, was...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean indie film has received the top honor for feature films during the 57th New York Festivals, the movie's local distributor said Friday. "Let Me Out" that...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
BEIJING, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A group of Chinese officials is heading to the scene of a sunken ferry in South Korea to take care of the family members of Chinese nationals who are among those missing...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
MOKPO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The captain of the ill-fated ferry Sewol gave the wheel to a third mate before the vessel began sinking off South Korea's southwestern coast, investigators...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
BEIJING, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A group of Chinese officials is heading to the scene of a sunken ferry in South Korea to take care of the family members of Chinese nationals who are among those missing...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- A woman professing to be a diver is under investigation for claiming that the Coast Guard blocked private divers' efforts to join the national rescue operations for those...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
JINDO/SEOUL, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers stepped up their search Friday for hundreds still missing in the deadly sinking of a ferry off the southwestern coast of South Korea amid...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
DALLAS/SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean athletes based at home and abroad paid tribute to the victims of a deadly boat accident in their native land on Friday, With the death...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
DALLAS/SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean athletes based at home and abroad paid tribute to the victims of a deadly boat accident in their native land on Friday, With the death...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:16
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band EXO has postponed the release of its new album planned for early next week to join the nationwide wave of condolences for the victims of a sunken ferry, its...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:10
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean currency is undervalued in the range of 2 percent to 8 percent, the International Monetary Fund said in its latest report, encouraging further...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:10
JINDO/SEOUL, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Search-and-rescue operations gathered pace Friday for hundreds still missing in the sinking of a ferry off the southwestern coast of South Korea, with...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:10