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South Korea To Raise Ferry That Sank 1 Year Ago

Reuters | Ju-min Park | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

(Adds reaction from victims' families) By Ju-min Park SEOUL, April 22 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it will...

Park's Dresden Speech

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Jung-kyu Kim

Park may have thought she was holding out an olive branch, but her counterpart in North Korea did not see it that way.

South Korea President: Leak Of Nuclear Plant Data A 'Grave Situation'

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday the leak of data from the country's nuclear operator was a "grave situation" th...

Asia Smiles for the Cameras

John Feffer | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
John Feffer

Washington needs to recognize that its Pacific pivot is adding insecurity to the region, not stability. With its arms sales and encouragement of ally assertiveness, the United States is bringing peace to the region just like the Colt .45 "Peacemaker" brought peace to the Wild West.

South Korea Parliament Approves Plans To Disband Coast Guard

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 01.06.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's National Assembly on Friday approved plans to disband the coast guard in the wake of criticism over its fail...

'I Have Committed A Grave Crime. I Am Sorry'

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

SEOUL, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing about 300 people, most of them school children, apologiz...

To Reunify Korea, Start From Kaesong

Seok-Hyun Hong | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Seok-Hyun Hong

Rhetoric on the Korean peninsula is not the whole reality. For over a decade, one project has shown how both Koreas can cooperate to their mutual gain. The joint venture Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), a short drive from Seoul just across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), has weathered many storms.

Open Letter To The Korean President: 61 Years After Armistice, Democracy Is More Vital Than Ever

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

It is my hope that the 33,686 US soldiers who gave their lives in Korea, together with another 8,176 US soldiers who were missing in action, did not make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of your freedom to enable freedom's destruction under your government.

S. Korean President Vows To Disband Coast Guard In Wake Of Ferry Disaster

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president announced plans Monday to disband the coast guard and root out corruption and collusion between re...

Report: North Korea Exiles Over 100 To Remote Mountains

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

Watching a video filmed in a foreign country can get you banished in North Korea, as over a hundred people in the nation's capital have reportedly fou...

Koreas Engage In Rhetorical War Of Words

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea "must disa...

Asia-Pacific Pivot: Obama Trip So Far As Important for What Hasn't Happened As for What Has Happened

William Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the shouting but, notably, not shooting continues in the Ukraine crisis, and the Middle East peace process collapses, President Barack Obama is in the middle of his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour. How's it going, amidst very predictable distractions from Russia and Israel? Fair to middling.

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Christine Ahn

While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.

Angry Workers Swarm Seoul's Streets, Demand President Resign

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

South Korea may best be known for slick electronics and saccharine pop tunes, but less of that stereotypical effervescence was present in Seoul in Dec...

McCarthyism in Korea?

John Feffer | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

North Korea's influence in South Korea has declined -- from an already low point -- and yet the South Korean government has reacted as if the opposite has happened.

South Korea Expands Air Defense Zone

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2014 | World

SEOUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Sunday it has extended its air defence zone to partially overlap with a similar zone newly declared by ...

Korea's Domestic Cold War

John Feffer | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

South Korea is a democracy, a thriving one if measured by the sheer size and energy of its civil society and the stability of its political institutions. But what is happening in South Korea today is deeply disturbing nonetheless.

NKorea Accuses SKorean President Of 'Moral Vulgarity'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

North Korea accused South Korean President Park Geun-Hye of "moral vulgarity" Wednesday after she suggested she was ready to hold a summit with its le...

Don't Judge a CEO -- or Magazine -- by Its Cover

Gail Becker | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

Both founders of Google did it, as well as Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Richard Branson even did it on the cover. Yes, each of these attractive, successful and stunningly smart men graced the pages of GQ magazine. So why shouldn't Marissa Mayer do the same in Vogue?

Koreas Move Closer To Reopening Of Industrial Site

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean president has proposed to North Korea that they hold a reunion next month for families still separated 60 ...

North Korea Vows To Reopen Troubled Industrial Complex

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

(Adds South Korea comment, paragraphs 8-9) By Jack Kim SEOUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Impoverished North Korea said on Wednes...

Mark Zuckerberg Went To South Korea To Meet With Samsung

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul to discuss ways to stimulate entreprene...

Koreas To Hold Highest-Level Talks In Years

AP | FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years Wednesday in an effort to restore scrapped joint economic proje...

South Koreans Sing Against Homophobia (VIDEO)

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

A few weeks ago I was invited to watch the taping of a video for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Seoul. More and more Koreans are stepping forward in support of LGBT rights, and over 100 Koreans (some gay, most straight) were involved in this production.

SKorean Leader Wants Talks With North On Industrial Park

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday she wants talks with North Korea about removing raw materials and finished products from a joint ind...