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Pope visits S Korea for the first time in 25 years

Aug 14, 2014

Pope visits S Korea for the first time in 25 years

As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea, North Korea fired three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived. #World #China #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Washington #Pope #Pyongyang #Xi Jinping #catholics #Park Geun-hye #Pope Francis #Chinese president
S. Korea ferry tragedy Student survivors testify at captain, crew's trial

Jul 28, 2014

S. Korea ferry tragedy Student survivors testify at captain, crew's trial

The crew were also condemned for ordering the passengers to remain where they were when the ferry began listing. #World #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #Disaster #Ferry #Ferry sinking #Sewol #Yoo Byung-eun #ferry owner
South Korean lab fails to point out cause of ferry owner's death

Jul 25, 2014

South Korean lab fails to point out cause of ferry owner's death

South Korea's state-run forensic lab said it has failed to determine the cause of death for a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster. #World #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #Disaster #Ferry #Ferry sinking #Sewol #Yoo Byung-eun #ferry owner
N Korea could become bargaining chip, warns Kim Jong-un at rocket firing drill

Jul 10, 2014

N Korea could become bargaining chip, warns Kim Jong-un at rocket firing drill

North Korea's Kim Jong-un has warned the reclusive communist country could become "a bargaining chip for the strong." #World #China #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #Pyongyang #Park Geun-hye #missile #DPRK #rocket firing
Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Jul 04, 2014

Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Japan took a tentative step towards improved relations with North Korea on Friday by agreeing to lift some of its sanctions. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #Korea #North Korea #Sanctions #Pyongyang #Shinzo Abe #Japanese PM

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Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Aug 18, 2014

AP Analysis: Pope gets crash course in tangled inter-Korean politics, victory with English use

The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: ___ THE VIEW FROM THE PAPAL PLANE In a whirlwind five-day trip to South Korea, Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs, kissed almost as ma...
Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Aug 14, 2014

Pope Francis calls for peaceas North Korea fires projectiles into sea

The Pope has called for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid 'fruitless' criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's riva...
Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Aug 14, 2014

North Korea fires projectiles before Pope Francis arrives in Seoul

As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said...