| May 22, 2014
| 10:41 AM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:40 AM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:52 AM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:35 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:06 PM
SEOUL — Halfway through a long-delayed visit to four allies in Asia, President Obama is struggling to sell a foreign policy strategy that seems under siege on multiple fronts.
When he landed in Seoul on Friday, Obama had not locked down a key...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The plot of the South Korean television series "My Love From the Star" is farfetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star.
But the drama dominated a morning of debate for a Chinese Communist Party committee last month when...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:49 AM
SEOUL -- North Korea test-launched two medium-range ballistic missiles early Wednesday off its east coast in its longest-range launch since 2012, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported, citing military sources.
The South Korean military said...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Joss Whedon turned to YouTube to warn the citizens of Seoul that filming for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" will create potential headaches for them when planned action sequences force streets to be shut down, causing traffic congestion.
"We are going...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The Avengers" sequel's filming schedule has encountered some unfortunate trouble and it has nothing to do with the traffic delays that Joss Whedon had apologized for last week.
While filming on Seoul, South Korea's Mapo Bridge, the cast and crew of...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 AM
SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...