All posts tagged "sewol"

  • Family members holding the portraits of the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol, sit on the street near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 9, 2014.
    [NYT] Ferry Disaster That United South Korea Now Polarizes It

      For months, the grieving parents of teenagers who drowned aboard the Sewol ferry have camped out on Seoul’s grandest boulevard, staging hunger strikes to protest what they call the government’s refusal to fully investigate...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • The rival parties stuck a deal over the long-disputed Sewol ferry bill Tuesday. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean parties reach Sewol bill compromise

    By Yi Whan-woo SEOUL — The rival parties stuck a deal over the long-disputed Sewol ferry bill Tuesday, ending the controversy over establishing an independent counsel to investigate the cause of the April 16 maritime disaster. The...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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  • President Park Geun-hye visited a southern port Paengmok of Jindo  Island Sunday, where the ferry victims have been camping out , awaiting news of the fate of their loved ones. / Yonhap
    Park rejects Sewol families’ demands

    By Kang Seung-woo President Park Geun-hye rejected Tuesday the demand by families of the victims of the Sewol tragedy for a special investigative committee to be given extra-judicial authority. The victims’ families have been pressing the President...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • The ongoing Sewol crisis is proving that the politics of compromise is non-existent, further contributing to public cynicism about politics. Clockwise from top left are President Park Geun-hye speaking during an economic advisory meeting at Cheong Wa Dae, Tuesday; Strategy and Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan making an appeal to the National Assembly to act on pending bills related to people's living standards and Rep. Park Young-sun, interim chief and floor leader of the opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, who took to the street with colleagues to press for demands on behalf of relatives of those who died on the Sewol ferry to be included in a bill to establish a committee with full powers to investigate and indict people connected to the sinking of the vessel. (Yonhap)
    In Sewol We Divide

    Politics of no compromise takes over By Kang Seung-woo Two contrasting scenes Tuesday showed how divided the nation is, raising the question of whether the current impasse in the parliament over the bill on the Sewol ferry...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Yoo Dae-gyun, center, the eldest son of Yoo Byung-eun, the deceased owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, is surrounded by reporters after arriving at Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency, Friday. He was arrested by police in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. (Yonhap)
    Police arrest ferry boat owner’s eldest son

    Yoo’s cause of death remains undetermined By Kang Hyun-kyung, Jung Min-ho Police arrested the eldest son of Yoo Byung-eun, the deceased de facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, and Park Soo-kyung, who helped him hide, in...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Flags written with the names of 10 victims of the Sewol sinking wave in the wind in Jindo. (Hyung Min-woo/Yonhap)
    100 days of Sewol

    It has been 100 days since the sinking of the ferry boat Sewol, which took the lives of 294 passengers — most of them high school students — and which has left 10 missing. The April 16...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • Police officers and medical staff move the body of Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, into an ambulance at a funeral hall in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, Tuesday. Yoo's body was moved to a forensic sciences center in Seoul for an investigation into how he died. (Yonhap)
    Police confirm fugitive ferry owner found dead

    DNA, fingerprints match those of Yoo; Prosecution will step up Sewol probe By Jung Min-ho Police said Tuesday that they had found the body of Yoo Byung-eun, the owner of the sunken ferry Sewol who had been...

    • Posted July 22, 2014
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