| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:32 AM
SEOUL -- In the wake of what appears to be South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in decades, a national debate is raging over just who bears the lion’s share of the blame.
Officially, 87 people are confirmed dead and 215 remain missing in...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:21 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29.
"It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
| Dec 16, 2013
When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SEOUL -- Officials from North and South Korea sat down Wednesday for their first high-level government talks since 2007, with two issues expected to be at the center of discussion: upcoming inter-Korean family reunions and the annual U.S.-South Korean...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:22 AM
SEOUL -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday credited China with calming North Korea during a threatening period in early 2013, and urged Beijing to redouble its efforts to hold its unruly client state in check.
In an appearance with South...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:03 AM
Dennis Rodman, in a television interview on Tuesday, appeared to suggest that Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae was to blame for his captivity in North Korea, the latest in a series of controversial comments by the former U.S. basketball star....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:05 PM
As the Lunar New Year and annual U.S.-South Korea war games approach, North Korea's erratic leader has issued both an appeal for a moratorium on "slander" between the Korean governments and a warning that the military exercises could provoke "unimaginable...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The modern South Korean film industry was born in the mid-'90s when the Busan festival helped push back the cloud of censorship that had prevailed for 10 years after the end of military rule.
Since then, Korean directors have reveled in their freedom...