| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
When South Korea finally got its breakthrough, it wasn’t thanks to its usual polished pop exports, but a stocky jokester in a candy-colored suit, an oddball once known as “the Bizarre Singer.” It was Park Jae-sang, now known worldwide as...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink
Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:38 AM
SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity.
For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A conference to promote peace between communist and capitalist adversaries might sound like an antiquated notion in the post-Cold War era.
But in this 60th anniversary year of the signing of the Korean War armistice, which suspended the fighting but...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Beverly Hills police surrounded actor Tom Cruise's home Thursday after a report of shots fired that appeared to be another "swatting" hoax, authorities said. Authorities were still investigating the call, which they said did not originate inside Cruise'...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Hyundai announced this week that its new luxury sports coupe concept, the HND-9, will make its world debut on Thursday at South Korea's 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The Korean automaker released artist renderings of the concept's sleek, futuristic exterior,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Before Asiana Airlines Flight 214 struck a sea wall at the edge of San Francisco International Airport, the Seoul-based carrier was planning a huge expansion of its fleet in hopes of capitalizing on the surge in air traffic from Asia.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Asiana Airlines confirmed Tuesday that it will change the number of the flight between Seoul and San Francisco in the wake of the July crash that left three people dead and more than 180 others injured.
Airline spokesman Suh Ki-Won said that beginning...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The pilot flying Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco, killing two and injuring scores more, had only 43 hours of experience flying Boeing 777 aircraft, a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines said Sunday.
He was in training to fly the 777 when...
| Jul 28, 2013
SEOUL — Americans like to pretend that politics don't matter and to bemoan the slight differences between our political parties. These are luxuries we can afford as the world's richest and most stable country. But for much of the world, politics are...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:05 AM
The two passengers who died on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed in San Francisco were teenagers from China, a Korean news service agency reported Sunday.
The Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency, covering a press conference held by Asiana Airlines...