Today in Korean history (March 17)
Mar 17, 2017
•1950 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Sweden.
•1964 -- Korean Air Lines Co. begins service between Seoul and Osaka, Japan.
•2002 -- Twenty-five North Koreans who sought asylum at the Spanish Embassy in Beijing arrive in South Korea via Manila.
•2005 -- South Korea says it will not tolerate Japan challenging its territorial sovereignty or distorting their shared history.
•2007 -- The top U.S. nuclear envoy says North Korea will soon be able to withdraw all of its frozen assets from a Macao bank under U.S. restrictions.
•2009 -- South Korea condemns Yemen terrorists over a bombing that killed four South Korean tourists.
•2013 -- Rival parties agree to pass President Park Geun-hye's government restructuring plan, ending the political standoff that had left the newly launched administration in limbo since its inauguration in February.