(chôn`än`), city (1995 pop. 330,509), South Chungcheong prov., W South Korea. It is a railroad hub and a mining and agricultural center. Nearby are the Seongbul and Hyeonchung temples, as well as many hot springs.
A team of international investigators led by South Korea's military said in May that a North Korean submarine torpedoed its corvette Cheonan on March 26, snapping the vessel in half in a blast and killing 46 sailors.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday reiterated its call for South Korea to lift the May 24 sanctions imposed by the Lee Myung-bak administration after the sinking of South Korea's Cheonan warship in March 2010.
The meeting was aimed at easing tensions heightened by the sinking of a South Korean frigrate near the nations' disputed sea border in March, but the talks broke down after about two hours over the fate of the Cheonan.
Beijing, Oct 1(ANI): The first military talks in two years between the North Korea and South Korea reportedly ended without progress on Thursday, as Pyongyang refused to apologize for the sinking of 'The Cheonan,' an ROK warship.
UFG takes place each year, but the people may feel anxious as this year's exercise is held at a time when inter-Korean tensions have heightened following the Cheonan incident," Lee was quoted as saying.
Summary: Hanoi, July 20, 2010, SPA -- Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Katsuya Okada plans to discuss North Korea&'s nuclear program and alleged March sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan at an ASEAN forum this week, dpa cited the minister&'s spokesman as saying.