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

    ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster 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 in April,...
  • As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran. Iran, whose economy has been throttled by Western sanctions that have halved its crude shipments, is now selling higher quality...
  • GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal, averting strike

    SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korean unit reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union on Monday, averting a potential strike at one of its key Asian production bases. The agreement came after GM Korea CEO Sergio Rocha earlier this...
  • South Korea confirms hog foot-and-mouth outbreak

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, the country's first outbreak in more than three years, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The case comes as Asia's fourth-largest economy...
  • Audit may have prompted 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics official to resign

    A day after the executive in charge of preparations for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics resigned, media outlets in South Korea are reporting that he may have been forced to leave by an ongoing investigation into his organizing committee's financial...
  • Parents of students lost on South Korea ferry press for investigation

    Lee Su-ha has been camped on the steps of South Korea’s parliament for more than a week. He has stopped eating and dropped 18 pounds. His hunger strike will continue, he says, until legislators authorize a special committee to investigate the...
  • South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports. The trade-reliant economy had earlier this...
  • South Korea trains collide, killing one and injuring dozens

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Two passenger trains collided in South Korea on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, a hospital official and police said, in the latest in a string of accidents that has rattled the country. A commuter train and a tourist...
  • South Korea ferry tycoon's body identified

    South Korea ferry tycoon's body identified
    The body of South Korea's most wanted man, linked to the sinking of a ferry in April that killed 300 people, was identified more than a month after being found in an orchard, police said Tuesday, with his book and empty bottles of alcohol nearby. The...
  • Korea ferry businessman's body found next to book, alcohol bottles

    Korea ferry businessman's body found next to book, alcohol bottles
    SUNCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - The body of South Korea's most wanted man, linked to the sinking of a ferry in April that killed 300 people, was identified more than a month after being found in an orchard, police said on Tuesday, with his book and empty...
  • China's Xiaomi hopes Mi 4 smartphone can take on Apple

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker's chief executive sought to challenge larger U.S. rival Apple Inc. The Mi 4 comes as budget handset makers in China...