[Graphic News] Sewol was dangerously overloaded

Analyses found that multiple factors, including a sharp change of direction and cargo overload, caused the Sewol to capsize. The Korean Register of Shipping ― the organization that inspected and ap...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:19

[Graphic News] Ferry did not take sharp turn

The ferry Sewol did not take a sharp turn before it sank, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Monday after analyzing data recovered from the vessel’s automatic identification system. Since th...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:19

[Graphic News] Korea’s aging coastal liners and their crew

More than two-thirds of the coastal liners operated in Korea were found to be 15 years old or more, according to figures from the Korea Shipping Association on Monday. Out of the 217 vessels tallied...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:50

[Graphic News] Search and rescue operations for submerged ferry

Divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol, retrieving more than a dozen bodies over the weekend. More than 560 divers took turns Sunday entering the ship and searching passenger compartments while 204 Na...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:41

[Graphic News] Sunken ferry's final hours

The 6,825-ton ferry Sewol was built in June 1994 by Hayashikane Dockyard Co. in Japan. It was operated by a Japanese company for 18 years until it was retired in September 2012. In October of the sa...

Updated : 2014.04.17 16:35

[Graphic News] Rivals show force in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday amid escalating rhetoric on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva on...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:54

[Graphic News] Global military spending drops in 2013 led by U.S. cut

Global arms investment in 2013 fell by 1.9 percent from the year before, mainly due to a sharp drop in military spending by the United States, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. According to the a...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:16

[Graphic News] Income divide widening among salaried workers

The number of salaried Korean workers earning over 100 million won ($96,200) a year and those earning less than an annual 30 million won both rose over a span of four years, according to government d...

Updated : 2014.04.14 20:42

[Graphic News] Pensions for civil servants, military cost tax payers W14tr over 5 years

Korea injected nearly 14 trillion won ($13.5 billion) in taxpayers’ money over the past five years to compensate for growing deficits in pension funds for government employees and military officers....

Updated : 2014.04.13 20:12

[Graphic News] North Korean reshuffle underscores focus on domestic stability

North Korea’s new parliament on Wednesday rubber-stamped a reshuffle of top positions in the ruling party and Cabinet, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said. The Supreme People’s A...

Updated : 2014.04.10 21:05

[Graphic News] IMF cuts world growth outlook

The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the global economy Tuesday, pointing to the threat from the Ukraine crisis and the slowdown in major emerging economies. While the world e...

Updated : 2014.04.09 21:03

[Graphic News] Investments in renewable energy slid alarmingly in 2013

A recent report by the U.N. Environment Programme found that renewable energy investments fell globally by 14 percent last year to $214.4 billion, excluding hydroelectricity ― a fall of $35.1 billio...

Updated : 2014.04.08 21:12

[Graphic News] North Korea’s low-tech drones pose new military threat

The recent discovery of three drones, presumably from North Korea, is drawing keen attention to the types of unmanned aerial vehicles the communist state has and their military capabilities. Pyongya...

Updated : 2014.04.07 21:02

[Graphic News] Seoul beefs up missile power amid growing N.K. threat

The South Korean military succeeded last month in test-firing a new ballistic missile with a range of 500 km, enough to strike any military target in North Korea. South Korea plans to deploy it next ...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:48

[Graphic News] Korea has world’s 7th-largest shadow finance sector

South Korea was found to have the world’s seventh-highest ratio of services provided by “shadow banks” -- referring to financial institutions that are not actually banks but deliver similar roles ...

Updated : 2014.04.03 20:36