US Ambassador to South Korea suffers knife attack

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was wounded during an attack on Thursday in Seoul, according to local media reports. Television footage showed a stunned Lippert looking his left hand covered in blood and placing his right hand on a cut on the right side of his...

Torrential rains in South Korea left five dead and missing persons

At least five people have died and various are missing by the torrential rains that hit on Monday, August 25 the regions of southeastern South Korea and even forced tostop a nuclear reactor, local authorities said. Heavy rains, which came to accumulate up to 130 millimeters per...

Pope Francis criticizes religious people who “live like the rich”

Pope Francisco criticized clerics who live ostentatiously and prayed for the unborn at the third day of his visit to South Korea, which began with a crowded Mass in Seoul. The pontiff criticized the “hypocrisy of the dedicated men and women who profess vows of poverty, and...

Pope Francis will travel to South Korea in the next few days

Pope Francis will travel next week to South Korea in order to pursue his desire to go to the “geographical and existential peripheries” and it will be fifteen years after a pontiff steps upon Asian soil for the last time, according to the Vatican. The visit will be...

Germany approves first minimum hourly wage: 8.50 euros

Since yesterday the minimum hourly wage in Germany is 8.50 euros (11.5 US dollars) this was approved by the Lower Chamber of the German Parliament. There were several months of debate between politicians and businessmen, who warned of the costs to create jobs. Germany was one of...

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister emphasized cooperation with South Korea

Ricardo Patiño, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, visited South Korea to evaluate the progress made in the bilateral relationship of recent years and propose new goals. “The cooperation with Korea has had much to do with the development of the Ecuadorian huma...

President of shipping company that operated the Sewol vessel was arrested

The South Korean authorities have arrested this Thursday on charges of homicide, the president of the shipping company which operated the Sewol vessel, sunk in mid-April with more than 300 dead and missing. A joint team of prosecutors and the police arrested at his home in...

Authorities estimate conclude on Saturday rescue efforts in Sewol vessel

The South Korean Government today marked the goal of completing the rescue works next Saturday and recover 30 bodies that remain in the Sewol vessel sunk 22 days ago with more than 300 dead or missing.wol 22 days ago with more than 300 dead or missing. `Those responsible of the...