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B. 08-24 South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions Panmunjom, South Korea
C. 08-22 North and South Korea hold talks amid tension Panmunjom, South Korea
08-20 South Korea evacuation after shelling on western border Yeoncheon, South Korea
E. 08-14 Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 South Korea
F. 08-09 South Korea blames North for DMZ mine blast DMZ, South Korea
6. 07-27 South Korea declares 'de facto end' to Mers virus South Korea
H. 07-22 Golfer loses S Korea military service appeal Daegu, South Korea
8. 07-02 Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 5 workers Ulsan, South Korea
9. 06-14 South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases' Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

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  Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases South Korea remembers ferry dead US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack   Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detaine... Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail
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  South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions   South has agreed to halt cross-border propaganda broadcasts as part of a deal with North Korea to defuse tension after recent confrontations   South Korea evacuation after shelling on western border Map of Yeoncheon South Korea


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Mon.  
Sat.  North and South Korea hold talks amid tension
Aug. 20  
  South Korea has ordered the evacuation of residents from an area of its western border after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports say
Aug. 14     Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2
  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation
Aug. 9  South Korea blames North for DMZ mine blast

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.27  South Korea declares 'de facto end' to Mers virus Jul.22  Golfer loses S Korea military service appeal Jul.2  Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 5 workers

June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.14  South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases' Jun.10  S Korea cuts interest rates to record low amid Mers concerns Jun.7     Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases
Map of Daejeon South Korea  A sixth person has died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, amid a sharp rise in infections Jun.4  South Korea doctor 'ignored Mers quarantine order' Jun.1 South Korea has first two Mers deaths

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.21  South Korea 'nut rage' executive Heather Cho freed

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Apr.27  Appellate court gives captain of S. Korea ferry life sentence Apr.20  South Korea PM Lee Wan-koo offers to resign over allegations Apr.15  President makes ferry pledge as South Korea mourns     South Korea remembers ferry dead   South Korea is marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left more than 300 people dead

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Mar.5  Charges sought over US envoy attack Mar.4   US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack
Map of Sejong Center Seoul South Korea
  Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detained


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Feb.10  100-car pileup leaves 2 dead

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December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.11 Korean Air chair apologies over daughter's nut rage


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Nov.10     Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail   Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison

October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.18  S Korea concert planner found dead Oct.17   At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea   A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters Oct.14  Koreas 'hold top military talks'

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.13 Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years


July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.21  South Korea police 'find body' of fugitive ferry boss

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.21 South Korean soldier 'kills five comrades, wounds five'


May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.27 South Korea hospice fire kills 21
May.18 S Korea to break up coast guard May.14  South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter May.7  South Korea ferry company chief detained May.5  Diver dies while searching in missing in ferry disaster May.4  South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.28  S Korea president in ferry apology Apr.27  South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.25 Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry
Apr.22 Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over Apr.21  South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.20  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew  Ferry transcript reveals crew panic Apr.19  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage Apr.18  ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay     Ferry disaster captain arrested   Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank  Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish Apr.17  Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'  Air pockets on stricken ferry offer hope for survivors Weather hampers S Korea ferry search Apr.16     S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues   Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck Apr.15   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea.    The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside...


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Mar.30 North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border


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Feb.23  S Korea-US military drills begin Feb.19 Two Koreas hold family reunions
. North Korea Feb.17  S Korea building collapse: At least eight dead Feb.4  Koreas agree to family reunions

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Jun.8  Officials from two Koreas hold talks

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.12  Kerry: North Korea threats 'unacceptable' Apr.9  South Korea raises alert level Apr.7  North Korea 'preparing nuclear test' Apr.2  North Korea blocks Kaesong access

March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.29   N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea: North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Mar.7 N Korea ends peace pacts with South
. North Korea

January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.30 S. Korea launches satellite
Jan.24  N Korea warns South on sanctions

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Dec.19   Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory  Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye claimed victory in presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman preside... Nov.5 South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
Sep.2 'Moonies' founder dies aged 92 Aug.24 Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn. San Francisco Bay Area Aug.1  Olympic badminton players disqualified Mar.26 Leaders warn over nuclear threat Mar.24  Obama visits tense Koreas border Feb.19  S Korean drills despite threats Jan.14  S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship

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Dec.25  South Korean delegation enters North Jul.27     Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured   More than 750 rescue workers had been dispatched to the site after the collapse occurred at midnight

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Dec.22  South Korea begins major military drills Dec.19 South Korea starts live-fire drill
Nov.25 South Korean defense minister resigns Nov.22   Artillery fire on Korea border Map of island of Yeonpyeong South Korea  North Korea has fired artillery shells across its western maritime border, prompting return fire from South Korea Aug.8  North Korea 'holds Southern boat' Aug.4 S Korea in massive military drill Jul.24  U.S., South Korea begin military exercises May.19  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship Mar.28  Ship's section believed found Mar.26  S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking   South Korean navy ship sinking near North   104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea

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Aug.17  Former S Korea President Kim dies May.29  Koreans turn out in force for Roh May.26  N Korea threatens military action May.22   Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'  Roh Moo-hyun , 62, had been under investigation for alleged corruption, has apparently committed suicide by jumping into a ravine Feb.19  Korean tensions brew as Clinton arrives

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Jun.25  South Korea lifts ban on US beef

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Dec.19 Lee set for landslide
Dec.7  Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea Oct.1 President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone. North Korea Sep.1  Freed Koreans return home Aug.30 Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban. Afghanistan Jul.20  Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans Mar.22  UN chief shaken by blast Jan.2  New U.N. chief Ban Ki moon takes over

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Oct.13 South Korean named U.N. leader
. UN Gen. Assembly Oct.9  S Korean proposed as new UN chief Jan.9  Scientist's embryo cloning faked

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Dec.22   Cloning research was fake  Research into cloning stem cells, hailed as a breakthrough earlier this year, was fabricated

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Jun.22  South Korean hostage beheaded Mar.11 National Assembly votes to impeach Roh
Feb.12  Scientists cloned human embryos

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Sep.13  Typhoon toll 'may top 100' Feb.17   182 died after arson attack in subway   135 people are believed to be injured as firefighters struggled to free those still trapped in the city of Daegu

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Dec.19  Roh claims victory presidential vote Apr.14  Chinese jet crashes

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Jun.15  Presidents of Koreas sign peace accord
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Jun. 29, 1995   Sampoong Department Store collapse
Map of Seocho District Seoul South Korea  The collapse is the largest peacetime disaster in South Korean history as 502 people died and 937 were injured Sep. 1, 1983   Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down
Map of Moneron Island Russia  Russian Far East: The airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island, west of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Japan Jun. 27, 1950     U.S. intervenes in Korean War  The Security Council recommending to provide military assistance to the Republic of Korea. Truman ordered U.S. forces to help South Korea Jun. 25, 1950     Korean War began  North Korea: The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—invaded