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  • Korea's NAFF Genre Film Market Unveils Selection

    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...
  • Asian Film Buyers Guide

    The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And...
  • CANNES: Korea's Pan Cinema Wins Bid Battle For 'Helios'

    South Korean rights to Hong Kong police thriller "Helios" were acquired by Pan Cinema from Media Asia after a bid battle. "Almost every major Korean company gave us an offer on this exciting title," said Media Asia executive Frederick Tsui. "We finally...
  • Box Office: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Racks Up Impressive Korea Debut

    "Edge of Tomorrow" is struggling to generate buzz ahead of its domestic release this week, but there's good news from overseas. The science-fiction adventure debuted to a sizzling $3.8 million in South Korea on Wednesday. Excluding sneak previews, that...
  • The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

    The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt
    It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh. But a disastrous performance in...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company

    Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company
    A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor. Petty Officer 1st-...
  • Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China

    Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China
    Wu Shuoyan was waiting for her husband and their 7-year-old son at a McDonald's when she posted a note on a social media site: "I met some crazy people." Twenty minutes later, she lay dead on the floor, beaten to death with a metal pole. Authorities say...
  • Korean War Hero George Lawall

     
    When Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township sent me this war story the other day, I was blown away by his research, his writing and especially by the remarkable young man (at left) he was writing about. I knew right......
  • Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows

    Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows
    North America, now the world's biggest market for personal wealth, will be overtaken in 2018 by an Asia-Pacific region that is producing an increasing number of millionaires, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group. In the firm's annual review...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...