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Top Seoul (South Korea) Articles

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  • Korea's NAFF Genre Film Market Unveils Selection

    SEOUL -- Canadian indie Quentin Lee ("The People I've Slept With," "White Frog") will line up alongside leading Korean director Jo Jin Kyu ("Man on the Edge," "My Wife is a Gangster") to pitch their upcoming projects at the Network of Asian Fantastic...
  • Church compound raided in probe of South Korean ferry tragedy

    Church compound raided in probe of South Korean ferry tragedy
    South Korean authorities raided a sprawling compound south of Seoul on Wednesday in an unsuccessful search for a reclusive millionaire with ties to the doomed Sewol ferry. Tycoon Yoo Byeong-eun is wanted for questioning in connection with Cheonghaejin...
  • Sick Paul McCartney postpones all concerts in Japan, South Korea

    Sick Paul McCartney postpones all concerts in Japan, South Korea
    Paul McCartney is definitely sick with a virus, and his shows in Japan and South Korea have been postponed, but reports out Thursday saying he'd been hospitalized remain unconfirmed until the afternoon. "Since contracting a virus last week that led to...
  • Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead

    Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead
    A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents. The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...
  • Kyung-sook Shin's 'I'll Be Right There' finds artful solace

    Kyung-sook Shin's 'I'll Be Right There' finds artful solace
    In the Seoul of Kyung-sook Shin's new novel, "I'll Be Right There," university students wander the hilly city on foot. They take in its vistas, its hidden histories, writing in journals and reading literature. And every now and then, they're struck by a...
  • 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...
  • Poutine in May, however you like it

    Poutine in May, however you like it
    Springtime in Chicago, when we stash away our April thermal parkas for May peacoats, seems like the ideal time for poutine. For the uninitiated of Quebec's most famous culinary export, it is this: a sandbag of French fries studded with cheese curds...
  • South Korean ferry: Boy and girl drowned with life jackets tied together

    South Korean ferry: Boy and girl drowned with life jackets tied together
    A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. The diver had to separate the two...
  • 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...
  • Obama counsels diplomacy in dealing with Russia, China, North Korea

    SEOUL -- President Obama conceded Friday that sanctions on Russia may not force President Vladimir Putin to alter his decisions on Ukraine, but he then offered a spirited defense of how they might still influence a leader he said is “not a stupid...