South Korea News

South Korea Braces for Second Typhoon in a Week

South Korea raised its storm alert level on Wednesday as a powerful typhoon, expected to be stronger than the one that hit the nation last week, sped toward the southern coastline. Strong winds and heavy rain is expected for the …

Death Penalty Sought for South Korea Ferry Captain

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, and life sentences to three key crew members, a court official said. Prosecutors also requested that …

Death Toll Unknown in South Korea Apartment Building Collapse

North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died. The …

Survivor Count Lowered in South Korea Ferry Disaster

Three weeks after South Korea’s ferry tragedy, the government on Wednesday said it miscounted the number of survivors, the latest of many missteps that have eroded the nation’s confidence in its leaders. Coast guard chief Kim Suk-kyoon said only 172 …

Rescuers Search for Missing After Ferry Sinks Near South Korea

Park Ji Yoon hadn’t wanted to go on her high school’s trip to the South Korean resort island of Jeju. She hated riding on ferries. When she called the grandmother who had raised her, more than 12 hours after the …

South Korea Credit Card Data Theft Highlights Security Lapses

A massive theft of customer data from three major credit card firms in South Korea has shown security lapses in the financial industry. First revealed by prosecutors, the theft of information linked to 80 million credit cards such as salaries, …

Court: Studies Understated Samsung Health Hazards

A South Korean court said studies conducted to evaluate safety at Samsung chip factories failed to fully examine workplace health hazards, undermining the electronics giant’s efforts to distance itself from claims that its manufacturing plants caused fatal cancers. The finding …

South Korean Boat on Rescue Mission Capsizes; 5 killed

A South Korean coast guard boat has capsized after rescuing sailors from a damaged cargo ship, leaving five of the sailors dead. The coast guard boat tipped over Thursday after rescuing 11 Chinese and Filipino sailors from a damaged Malaysian …

Samsung Seeks US Import Ban Against Apple Products

Samsung Electronics is asking the United States to prohibit Apple from importing key products including the latest iPhone and iPad devices amid an escalating patent dispute. Samsung filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over what it claims …