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  • South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports. The trade-reliant economy had earlier this...
  • Top official for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics abruptly resigns

    The leader of the organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, unexpectedly resigned on Monday. President Jin-sun Kim delivered his surprise announcement during an executive staff meeting at the committee's Seoul...
  • Body may be that of South Korean tycoon with ties to sunken ferry

    The body of South Korea’s most wanted man, a fugitive tycoon with ties to a ferry than sank in April, may have been found by police in a plum field in the country's south, Yonhap News Agency reported. Police said that a DNA sample taken from the...
  • South Korea ferry tycoon's body identified

    South Korea ferry tycoon's body identified
    The body of South Korea's most wanted man, linked to the sinking of a ferry in April that killed 300 people, was identified more than a month after being found in an orchard, police said Tuesday, with his book and empty bottles of alcohol nearby. The...
  • World Cup cleans up in weekly ratings

    World Cup cleans up in weekly ratings
    How much is Orlando enjoying the World Cup? Just look at the ratings. Twenty-one of the top 22 sports broadcasts last week were World Cup matches, and the United States team brought in more viewers than anything in prime time. The United States-...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 23–29, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the World Cup in Brazil took center stage as fans across the globe rooted on their teams. Thirty-two teams began the tournament and only 16 are left as we enter the knockout stage....
  • Farewell to the big-screen plasma TV

    Farewell to the big-screen plasma TV
    Via Reuters comes the news that Samsung, one of the last major manufacturers of plasma TV screens, will shut down production by the end of November. Panasonic had already stopped making plasma panels, and South Korea's LG will end production soon. To...
  • North and South American Pix Among Locarno Fest Mix

    ROME -- The 67th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promising lineup, which sees particularly strong presences from both North and South America, more established auteurs competing alongside lots of newcomers, and a distinct diversity of genres and...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • 20th Century Fox to build theme park in South Korea

    Another multibillion-dollar Asian theme park is in the works: 20th Century Fox announced plans Wednesday to build one in South Korea. The announcement comes only seven months after the entertainment company broke ground on a 25-acre theme park in...
  • Luc Besson's 'Lucy' To Open Locarno Film Festival

    ROME - Luc Besson's Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Lucy" will open the 67th Locarno Film Festival on August 6, out-of-competition. Touted by EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert as the biggest-budget pic Besson's shingle has ever produced, "Lucy" is the tale...