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7 Things The World Can Learn From Korea

HuffPost Korea | Carol Lee | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

With the fastest Internet in the world and about 98 percent of homes wired for Internet access, Korea is one of the most plugged-in nations in the wor...

South Korea's Rapping Buddhist Nuns Let The Heart Sutra Flow

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion

In case you needed any more reason to believe that nuns are the coolest people (and this, this and this didn't convince you) then look no further. Sou...

China's Ties With South Korea: A Snake Wrapped Around a Rabbit?

Young-hie Kim | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Young-hie Kim

Those who are wary of the honeymoon between Korea and China say that the current bilateral relationship is like a big snake wrapped around a rabbit. It is an awful comparison. But if we are overly carried away by the closest relationship with China since Korea tied a diplomatic knot with the superpower in 1992 and fall into Xi's dream of regaining the glory of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty -- who controlled Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia and other islands of the East and South China Seas -- then inter-Korean relations, Korea-U.S. ties and Korea-Japan relations will cross a bridge of no return.

Letter from Seoul: China and South Korea vs. Japan and North Korea?

Dr. Jin Park | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Dr. Jin Park

China's continuous rise and China's active strategic engagement with South Korea are increasingly challenging the basis of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea cooperative triangle in Northeast Asia. South Korea, on its part, is also upgrading its cooperation with China on economic partnership, a political dialogue (to persuade North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambition) and on the historical posture vis-a-vis Japan.

China's President Reassures South Korea Over North's Nuclear Ambition

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL, July 3 (Reuters) - The leaders of South Korea and China on Thursday restated their firm opposition ...

New Body Found After South Korean Ferry Disaster

AP | Posted 06.05.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A victim from the sunken South Korea ferry was retrieved in waters 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capsized vessel Thurs...

South Korean Wanted On Ferry Disaster Charges Fails In Asylum Bid

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | World

SEOUL, June 3 (Reuters) - A South Korean businessman and Christian sect leader, wanted on charges tied to a ferry disaster in which more than 300 pa...

Diver Dies Searching For South Korean Ferry Victims

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

By Narae Kim SEOUL, May 6 (Reuters) - A diver lost consciousness and died on Tuesday during the search operation for victims still missing afte...

Divers Search Unopened Rooms Of South Korean Ferry

AP | JUNG-YOON CHOI | Posted 05.03.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Divers battled strong currents and wind Saturday to search unopened rooms in a sunken South Korean ferry for 70 missing pa...

South Korea Sent Wrong Bodies To Ferry Disaster Families

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As visiting President Barack Obama offered South Koreans his condolences Friday for the ferry disaster, the South Korean g...

Furious Relatives Swarm Officials Over Sunken Ferry

AP | GILLIAN WONG and YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confronta...

Koreas Agree To Talks

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

By Jack Kim SEOUL, July 4 (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed on Thursday to hold talks aimed at reopening a jointly run factory ...

Korea Attack: Yeonpyeong Island Shelled By North Korea (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | HYUNG-JIN KIM and KWANG-TAE KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

INCHEON, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, ...