South Korea http://kuow.org en 'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions http://kuow.org/post/murder-south-korean-leader-says-ferry-captains-actions "The conduct of the captain and some crew members is wholly unfathomable from the viewpoint of common sense, and it was like an act of murder that cannot and should not be tolerated."<p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/04/21/33/0301000000AEN20140421004151315F.html" target="_blank">Yonhap News says</a> that was the word Monday from South Korean President Park Geun-hye as she spoke with senior aides about <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/146267509/ferry-disaster" target="_blank">last week's ferry disaster</a>, which is feared to have killed about 300 people — most of them h Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32920 at http://kuow.org 'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions Captain Of Korean Ferry Arrested As Vessel Sinks Below Surface http://kuow.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week in the Yellow Sea, leaving at least 28 dead and hundreds missing, has been arrested, along with two other crew members, South Korea's <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2014/04/19/0200000000AEN20140419000500315.html">Yonhap news agency says</a>.<p>The 69-year-old captain, Lee Jun-Seok, faces five counts including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, Yonhap says.<p>Lee, who was taken into custody on Saturday (local time), was reportedly among the first to leave the stricken vessel, but he made a public apo Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32789 at http://kuow.org Captain Of Korean Ferry Arrested As Vessel Sinks Below Surface No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster http://kuow.org/post/no-sign-yet-hundreds-missing-after-south-korean-ferry-disaster <h6>This post will be updated as news comes in.</h6><p>A second day of dangerous efforts to reach any survivors has ended with still no sign of the nearly 300 people — most of them high school students — believed to be trapped aboard a South Korean ferry that has capsized in the Yellow Sea.<p>South Korean coast guard authorities said Thursday that divers have not been able to get into any of the cabins aboard the overturned ship, the Sewol. Bad weather and rough seas are said to be hampering the search efforts. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32716 at http://kuow.org No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster Rescue Crews Dive For Hundreds Still Missing After Ferry Accident http://kuow.org/post/rescue-crews-dive-hundreds-still-missing-after-ferry-accident <h6>This post is being updated as news comes in.</h6><p>Unsuccessful in their attempts to find the missing in a sunken ferry off the southern coast of South Korea overnight, rescue divers resumed their search at day break Thursday, Jason Strother reports from Seoul.<p>A day after the boat began to sink, the cause of the accident is unclear and less than half of the passengers who were on board have been rescued, Strother tells NPR's Newscast Desk.<p>Most of those unaccounted for are high school students who were on a trip to a resort island.<p>The ship, which left the city of Incheon on South Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32636 at http://kuow.org Rescue Crews Dive For Hundreds Still Missing After Ferry Accident South Korean Elections Happen Without Super PACs http://kuow.org/post/south-korean-elections-happen-without-super-pacs <p></p><p>South Korea is electing a new president next month. In their elections, corporate money is banned and the campaign season is limited. Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://jsis.washington.edu/faculty/yongha5.shtml">University of Washington Professor Yong-Chool Ha </a>about the ins and outs of election season in South Korea. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:35:49 +0000 Ross Reynolds 3641 at http://kuow.org South Korean Elections Happen Without Super PACs