| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- One might hope that when President Barack Obama misspoke in front of an open microphone at the Seoul nuclear security conference on Tuesday, he knew he would draw attention to the need to end what has always seemed to be one of the biggest policy...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Too many stretches of "Wedding Palace" are so garishly lit and broadly overplayed that they seem more cartoonish than the actual animated sequences that pepper the live-action production. That's a pity, since this indie romantic comedy is not without...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The Diamond Jamboree Center in Irvine is a marvelous collection of Asian eateries: Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, ranging from large restaurants to small storefront places as well as a big Korean supermarket.
The center is always...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:24 AM
SEOUL -- The vast food halls in Korean department stores are known for comprehensive displays of everything edible, from French pastry to freshly fried Korean pancakes stuffed with pine nuts; prosciutto to gummy worms; exquisitely packaged skeins of dried...
| Sep 3, 2012
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92.
Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:56 PM
SEOUL, South Korea — I was above the clouds at 35,000 feet when South Korea came out of nowhere, like a viral video. Hours later, I landed, checked into my Gangnam hotel and followed a link to K-pop sensation Psy. After about the 20th viewing, I...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has dismissed a spokesman over an “inappropriate act” during a state visit to the United States this week, her office said Friday.
Another press aide did not specify what spokesman Yoon Chang-jung...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:00 PM
From rubble and wreckage, Ki Suh Park often saw possibility. It was so as he stood amid the destruction of the Korean War, when he resolved to study architecture and help rebuild his homeland. And it was so as he drove down Western Avenue after the 1992...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Name of restaurant: Cafe Scent
What dish represents the restaurant, and why? Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the pot bingsu ("pot" means red bean and "bingsu" is a shaved iced dessert). Cafe Scent is like a cafe you'd find wandering the streets...
| 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 6, 2013
| 9:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines jetliner crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring more than 180, as screaming passengers slid down rescue chutes before flames filled the cabin.