Ferry Disaster: As hopes dim for finding survivors of the sunken South Korean ferry, the ship’s captain and two crewmembers were arrested. One of them was the third mate who was steering the ship through a treacherous stretch for the first time. Thirty-two people are confirmed dead and 270 are missing. Officials say the recovery operation could take months.
Ukraine: An agreement to cool the Ukraine crisis, including the withdrawal of armed protesters occupying government buildings, has been reached between the US, Russia, Ukraine and European countries. A joint statement says, “All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; all illegally seized buildings must be returned to legitimate owners; all
In a compounding of the tragedy, the vice-principal of the South Korean High School that sent its students on the ill-fated ferry trip, was found hanging from a tree on a hill near the school, an apparent suicide. Kang Min-kyu, 52, of Danwon High School, had survived Wednesday’s ferry...
Oil Slick: The Obama administration announced yesterday it will delay a decision on whether to build the politically fraught Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly until after mid-term elections in November. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused Obama of bowing to “radical activists” from the environmental movement. House Speaker John...Read more
Only Reports older than two days are available to non-subscribers.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ukraine: In the biggest firefight so far, Ukrainian forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and captured 63 in the eastern city of Mariupol. The government said the separatists tried to storm a base occupied by the Ukrainian National Guard. …Read more
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It's Been Said
“It’s too much, being alive alone while more than 200 of my students are missing. Please place all the blame on me because I was in charge of the trip. Please cremate my body and scatter the ashes where the ship sank. Perhaps I should be a teacher for those missing children in the other world.”
-Suicide note left by Kang Min-kyu, 52, Vice Principal of Danwon High School that has hundreds of students missing in a ferry sinking.