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  • Ferry victims' parents focus anger on South Korean president

    Ferry victims' parents focus anger on South Korean president
    Parents of youths lost in last month's South Korean ferry sinking have brought their anger to their president’s doorstep. Early Friday, the mothers and fathers of the Sewol ferry victims tried to march on the Blue House, South Korea’s...
  • CANNES: Korean Sales Co. Finecut to Handle Romance 'Obsessed'

    Korean sales powerhouse Finecut will handle "Obsessed," a steamy romance from Kim Dae-woo, writer of "Untold Scandal." The pic gets a wide release today in South Korea through hard-charging indie distributor Next Entertainment World. Recently launched...
  • Malaysia's TGV, South Korea's Noori Strike Film Buying Pact (EXCLUSIVE)

    New Malaysian distributor TGV Pictures has struck an exclusive film buying arrangement with South Korea's Noori Pictures. Making its Cannes Market debut, TGV Pictures is the marketing and distribution arm of TGV Cinemas, Malaysia's second-largest...
  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
  • Young crew of Americans leads LPGA heading into Kingsmill Championship

     Young crew of Americans leads LPGA heading into Kingsmill Championship
    WILLIAMSBURG — When she was 18, Jessica Korda was put on a plane to Taiwan by her accomplished former pro-tennis playing father and told to do her best in the last LPGA tournament of her rookie season. It might've been a pro athlete's version of...
  • Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind

    Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind
    TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan’s relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington’s new ambassador to Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy. But as the 90-year-old veteran of World War II arrived Wednesday...
  • In Asia, Obama reaffirms alliance with Japan

    TOKYO — Declaring that "the United States is and always will be a Pacific nation," President Obama launched an Asia tour designed to assure leaders of ally nations that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising regional tension. Appearing...
  • U.S. seeks $700,000 from ex-South Korean president in O.C. home sale

    U.S. seeks $700,000 from ex-South Korean president in O.C. home sale
    The U.S. government on Thursday filed a civil forfeiture claim in Los Angeles to seize more than $700,000 in alleged corruption proceeds from former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, federal prosecutors announced. The funds came from the sale in...
  • Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger, trial pushed back

    Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger, trial pushed back
    Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression. Bieber, 20, posted a...
  • Japan-South Korea tension a hurdle for Obama's Asia strategy

    SEOUL — As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first must persuade two of America's closest allies to stop squabbling....
  • Obama to pitch U.S. immigration reform from South Korea

    SEOUL -- President Obama plans to honor those who died in the Korean War with a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home. At a naturalization ceremony Friday for 13 U.S. service members and seven military...