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  • Obama's foreign policy goals struggling on several fronts

    SEOUL — Halfway through a long-delayed visit to four allies in Asia, President Obama is struggling to sell a foreign policy strategy that seems under siege on multiple fronts. When he landed in Seoul on Friday, Obama had not locked down a key...
  • 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...
  • What makes South Korean entertainment click?

    What makes South Korean entertainment click?
      The plot of the South Korean television series "My Love From the Star" is farfetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the drama dominated a morning of debate for a Chinese Communist Party committee last month when...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

    SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...
  • Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks

    Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks
    SEOUL -- The dramatic capsizing of a ferry stunned South Korea on Wednesday as rescuers raced to save 459 people aboard the vessel off the country’s southern coast. By mid-afternoon, however, about 293 people remained unaccounted for and two were...
  • North Korea test-launches 2 medium-range missiles

    SEOUL –- North Korea test-launched two medium-range ballistic missiles early Wednesday in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, officials said. The South Korean military said the missiles were launched just after 2:30 a.m. and flew for a...
  • Seoul, You've Been Warned: Joss Whedon Apologizes for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    Joss Whedon turned to YouTube to warn the citizens of Seoul that filming for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" will create potential headaches for them when planned action sequences force streets to be shut down, causing traffic congestion. "We are going...