| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:58 PM
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday its firing of three short-range rockets shortly before Pope Francis arrived in the South Korean capital the previous day had nothing to do with the papal visit.
The rockets were fired from multiple launchers...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:20 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:28 PM
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.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:21 AM
SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:27 PM
In 1955, Ray Burris' family business called for the then 5-year-old — who had yet to master reading a children's book — to pick cotton, milk cows and work in the hay, barley and tobacco fields in Oklahoma's small southwestern town of Duke....
| 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 21, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
SEOUL -- Canadian indie Quentin Lee ("The People I've Slept With," "White Frog") will line up alongside leading Korean director Jo Jin Kyu ("Man on the Edge," "My Wife is a Gangster") to pitch their upcoming projects at the Network of Asian Fantastic...