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  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • Accesso plans to take attractions technology into South Korea

    Accesso Technology Group, the attractions-industry company with North American operations based in Lake Mary, has its eye on South Korean theme parks. Accesso just signed a three-year deal with South Korean consultant Vision Works Global to help broker...
  • Heroic tale of 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' is a hit in South Korea

    Heroic tale of 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' is a hit in South Korea
    SEOUL — Since April, when hundreds of high school students lost their lives in the sinking of the Sewol ferry, South Korea has been a nation in shock and mourning. The country prides itself on having risen from postwar poverty, and many have asked...
  • Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020

    BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998...
  • Thompson, Lee share LPGA Championship lead

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates with quotes Thompson, Lee share LPGA Championship lead American Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under-par 66 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead with South Korea's Meena Lee after the first round of the Wegmans LPGA...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, angers China and South Korea

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead, triggering angry criticism from China and South Korea despite his decision not to visit the shrine in person as he seeks a Sino-Japanese...
  • Pope's South Korea visit highlights Vatican's growing focus on Asia

    Pope's South Korea visit highlights Vatican's growing focus on Asia
    Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday on his first visit to Asia as pontiff, a sign of the growing importance the church is placing on the continent, where Roman Catholics are a small but growing minority. Before the pope’s departure...
  • Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

    SOLMOE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, saying they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". The pope, in his most specific...
  • South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety. South Korea...
  • Busan's Asian Project Market Unveils Co-Production Friendly Lineup

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - SEOUL - Top-flight international directors including Brillante Mendoza ("Kinatay"), Bangladesh's Mostofa Sarwar Farooki ("Television"), Thailand's Pen-Ek Ratanaruang ("Invisible Waves") and Cannes laureate Vimukthi...
  • Bank of Korea rate cut expected under government pressure

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The Bank of Korea is forecast to cut interest rates this week, a Reuters survey shows, a sharp turnaround in market expectations over the past month that raises questions about the central bank's independence. The shift in sentiment...
  • South Korea's Son set to return for September friendlies

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea winger Son Heung-min, who was denied permission to play at the Asian Games in September by his German club Bayer Leverkusen, has been named in the full national squad for upcoming friendlies against Venezuela and Uruguay....