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  • Learn from others to revive American exceptionalism

     Learn from others to revive American exceptionalism
    As America is celebrating her 238th birthday today, our nation is faced with serious challenges both internationally and domestically. Just a few months ago, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Today, Iraq is falling apart and exposing America to much...
  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
  • GM Korea employees approve strike

     
    Filed under: GM, UAW/Unions, South Korea Think the UAW is the only labor union that's angling to give General Motors headaches in the near term? Guess again. GM employees in South Korea's highly unionized and strike-happy workforce have officially...
  • Luc Besson's 'Lucy' To Open Locarno Film Festival

    ROME - Luc Besson's Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Lucy" will open the 67th Locarno Film Festival on August 6, out-of-competition. Touted by EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert as the biggest-budget pic Besson's shingle has ever produced, "Lucy" is the tale...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • Farewell to the big-screen plasma TV

    Farewell to the big-screen plasma TV
    Via Reuters comes the news that Samsung, one of the last major manufacturers of plasma TV screens, will shut down production by the end of November. Panasonic had already stopped making plasma panels, and South Korea's LG will end production soon. To...
  • U.S. versus Belgium: Each team's road to World Cup knockout round

    U.S. versus Belgium: Each team's road to World Cup knockout round
    Belgium and the U.S. had quite different experiences advancing to the round of 16, although fans of both teams probably lost a good bit of sleep along the way. Belgium advanced cleanly at the top of its group with three wins, but each came on late...
  • Incoming South Korean minister cites weak economy; Samsung, retail lag

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nominee finance minister vowed on Tuesday to focus on boosting consumer spending and corporate investment to bolster a sagging economy, but stopped short of calling on the central bank to consider cutting interest rates....
  • South Korea department, discount store sales fall in June

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Sales at South Korea's top department and discount store chains fell in June, adding to concerns that the country's economic recovery is faltering. Combined sales at department stores run by Hyundai Department Store , Lotte Shopping and...
  • North Korea launches two short-range Scud missiles in breach of U.N. sanctions

    North Korea launches two short-range Scud missiles in breach of U.N. sanctions
    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast on Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, in a breach of U.N. resolutions against the use of ballistic missile technology by the isolated country. The launch...
  • Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant Shine at Shanghai Festival's Red Carpet Opening

    SHANGHAI -- Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant headed a stellar roll call of international celebrities in attendance at the opening night gala of the Shanghai International Film Festival. Others included John Cusack, France's Jean-Jacques Annaud, Italy's...
  • Korean café opens

    Korean café opens
    Glenview Cafe opens Caffebene, a South Korea-based coffee franchise, opened its first Chicagoland location last month at 1749 Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview. It offers gelato, waffles, pastries and other items besides coffee and tea. Caffebene,...