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  • South Korea, U.S. pledge firm response to North Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Friday the United States and South Korea had agreed to do what it takes to contain North Korean "provocations".
  • CORRECTED-Korea ferry accused get court-appointed lawyer

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The captain and two crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week have a state appointed attorney to represent them as they face charges of negligence relating to the deaths of hundreds of passengers. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69, and...

    Obama and Japan's Abe fail to reach trade accord

    Obama and Japan's Abe fail to reach trade accord
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Japan failed to reach agreement on free-trade talks as President Obama left Japan on Friday without the breakthrough needed to advance a key element of his broader agenda of strengthening America's hand in Asia. Despite a...

    Search for S. Korean official's secret funds leads to O.C.

    Search for S. Korean official's secret funds leads to O.C.
    The South Korean public got a first glimpse of former President Chun Doo-hwan's ill-gotten gains in 1996 — 25 apple boxes neatly packed with crisp bills. The bills, the equivalent of several million dollars, were only a fraction of the more than...

    Korea investigators say life rafts not working properly on sunk ferry's sister ship

    MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean investigators said on Friday that life rafts and escape chutes on a sister ship to a sunken ferry were not working properly. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port...