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  • South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes

    South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes
    SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...
  • North, South Korea exchange artillery fire

    North, South Korea exchange artillery fire
    North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start...
  • 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 Korea's foreign brides: Farmed out

    In the mid-1990s posters plastered on the subway in Seoul, South Korea's capital, exhorted local girls to marry farmers. Young women had left their villages in droves since the 1960s for a better life in the booming city. Sons, however, stayed behind to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Korea sentences Baptist missionary to life in prison

    North Korea sentences Baptist missionary to life in prison
    North Korea said Saturday it has sentenced a South Korean Baptist missionary to hard labor for life on charges that he spied and tried to set up underground churches, the latest in a string of missionaries to run into trouble in the rigidly controlled...
  • 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...