Obama to Pay Respects to Ferry Disaster Victims
U.S. President Barack Obama will pay his respects to the victims of the ferry disaster off the south coast when he visits here on Friday and Saturday. A visit to the scene of the accident was ruled out considering how brief Obama's stay is. >> Full Text

Teenager Who Made 1st Distress Call from Ferry Found Dead
The Danwon High School student who was the first to report that the ferry Sewol was sinking last week has been found dead. The body of the 17-year-old identified only by his surname Choi was handed over to his parents on Wednesday. >> Full Text
Economy Grows at Fastest Clip in Three Years
Korea's economy grew faster than at any time in the last three years during the first quarter, up 3.9 percent from the same period last year. The Bank of Korea said Thursday that GDP growth stood at 0.9 percent in the three months compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. The figure is provisional. >> Full Text

A woman hangs yellow ribbons at the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Thursday, to wish for the safe return of passengers from the ferry disaster on April 16. /Newsis

A hearse carrying the body of a teenage victim of the sunken ferry Sewol leaves Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. /Newsis

Students write messages on a banner at a university in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province on Thursday, wishing for the safe return of missing passengers from the ferry disaster on April 16. /Newsis

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