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Ship carrying 471 passengers sinking off South Korean coast


Ship carrying 471 passengers sinking off South Korean coastSeoul, April 16 - A passenger ship with 471 people aboard, mostly high school students, was sinking in waters off South Korea's coast, the media reported Wednesday.

Ship carrying 350 passengers sinking off South Korean coast


Ship carrying 350 passengers sinking off South Korean coastSeoul, April 16 - A ship carrying 350 passengers is sinking off the coast of Jindo, southwest of South Korea, and sent distress signals to the coast guard, media reported Wednesday.

South Korean envoy to meet Chinese counterpart


South Korean envoy to meet Chinese counterpartBeijing, April 12 - Wu Dawei, China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, will hold talks with his South Korean counterpart Hwang Joon-kook during latter's China visit, the foreign ministry said Friday.

South Korea signs FTA with Australia


South Korea signs FTA with AustraliaSeoul, April 8 - South Korea signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia Tuesday to secure stable energy imports from the resources-rich country and expand its car exports in the competitive market among Asian rivals.

Cargo ship carrying North Korea crew sinks


Seoul, April 4 - A Mongolian-flagged cargo ship carrying 16 North Korean crew members sank off the coast of South Korea Friday killing two crew members on board, reported Xinhua.

The ship ran aground off the coast of South Korea's southern city of Yeosu.

Three crew members were rescued, while the remaining are missing, Yonhap quoted the Coast Guard as saying.

North Korea fires two missiles: South Korea


North Korea fires two missiles: South KoreaSeoul, March 26 - North Korea fired off two medium-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said.

North Korea seeks end to confrontation over warship sinking


North Korea seeks end to confrontation over warship sinkingPyongyang, March 26 : North Korea Wednesday called for "a definite end to the vicious cycle of confrontation" with South Korea, four years after the occurrence of South Korea's Cheonan warship sinking case.

South Korea not for military intelligence pact with Japan


South Korea not for military intelligence pact with JapanSeoul, Mar 24 : South Korea's defence ministry Monday said the time was not ripe yet for signing a military intelligence pact with Japan.