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  • 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...
  • 'Murderer': Trial of South Korea ferry crew begins

    'Murderer': Trial of South Korea ferry crew begins
    Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, most of them children, went on trial Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide, with the shout going up of "murderer" as the captain entered the court....
  • Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant Shine at Shanghai Festival's Red Carpet Opening

    SHANGHAI -- Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant headed a stellar roll call of international celebrities in attendance at the opening night gala of the Shanghai International Film Festival. Others included John Cusack, France's Jean-Jacques Annaud, Italy's...
  • Korean café opens

    Korean café opens
    Glenview Cafe opens Caffebene, a South Korea-based coffee franchise, opened its first Chicagoland location last month at 1749 Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview. It offers gelato, waffles, pastries and other items besides coffee and tea. Caffebene,...
  • China and South Korea Sign Co-Production and Import Deal

    HONG KONG - China and South Korea have signed a film co-production agreement that was described as a "landmark" by officials. The deal was signed by China's Cai Fuchao, director of the State Administration of Film Radio and television (SARFT), and...
  • 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...
  • Dustin Johnson takes first-round lead at Colonial with a 65

    Dustin Johnson takes first-round lead at Colonial with a 65
    Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn't even make it to the final round. In his return to Hogan's Alley on Thursday, Johnson took a one-stroke lead after the first round. Johnson shot a bogey-free, five-under-...
  • Fugitive in 1996 fatal DUI case back in custody

    Fugitive in 1996 fatal DUI case back in custody
    Charged in 1996 with driving drunk and killing a woman, Chicago businessman Kyung Ho Song posted a low bond, liquidated assets worth more than $1 million and slipped out of the country to his native South Korea. For years he lived openly there in a glass-...
  • The right skater won Olympic gold

    In any other sport, it would have been cause for celebration -- an unknown youngster pulls out all the stops to upset a legendary but aging star on the biggest stage of all. But when 17-year-old Russian Adelina Sotnikova unexpectedly captured the...
  • 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...