The South Korean government raises the wreckage of the MV "Sewol" from the sea near the South Korean island of Donggeochado. The ferry sank in April 2014, killing 304 people.
South Korean prosecutors raid the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a ongoing probe into President Park Geun-hye's controversial association with Choi Soon-sil. Yonhap News Agency reports prosecutors are investigating whether Samsung improperly provided financial assistance to Choi's daughter, Chung Yoo-ra.
North Korea threatens a pre-emptive nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States in response to the two nations' annual joint military exercise which Pyongyang considers is a pretext for an invasion.
In South Korea, fifteen members of the crew of the MV "Sewol" are sentenced for criminal negligence in the ferry disaster with the captain sentenced to 36 years and the chief engineer sentenced to 30 years.