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Has Seoul Replaced The Bronx As The World's Breakdancing Capital?

Christian Science Monitor | Charles Usher | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

If you're looking for the world's best breakdancers you won't find them in New York. Although hip-hop is now a globalized culture, breakdancing -- ...

Canada's Step Away From the Kyoto Protocol Can Be a Constructive Step Forward

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.11.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

The international community may have begun to recognize that incremental steps in the right direction are better than acrimonious debates over unachievable targets

Trade Agreements Kill Jobs, Wages, Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Our trade agreements have pitted working people in countries that do not protect rights or people against the working people here who fought to win the protections of democracy. The result has been devastating.

Some Asian Patients Seek Radical Surgery For 'Western' Features

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

A growing trend has Asian patients of all ages, from the middle-aged to adolescents, seeking out plastic surgery in an effort to make themselves appea...

Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet Found in Japan

Jim Luce | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
Jim Luce

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The Clone Wars: Is Dog Cloning Worse Than All the Other Things We Do to Dogs?

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Anna Jane Grossman

The number of dogs that have been cloned in the last six years is just a tiny fraction of the number of dogs that are bred and sold every day. But that's not why I won't clone my dog.

Obama's Colombia-Korea NAFTA Expansion Is Disgusting

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Lori Wallach

Today's announcement by the Obama administration of an "Action Plan" ostensibly aimed at addressing Colombia's horrific labor rights conditions is a remarkably cynical maneuver.

Our Dereliction Of Duty In Time Of War

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The act of sending our troops into harm's way without addressing it before Congress, the voice of those very people our presidents send to combat, must end. This is part of an unconstitutional trend that has become a norm.

Movie Changes Villains From Chinese To North Koreans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Turns out, economics is a greater threat than nuclear war. The Los Angeles Times reports that MGM, producers of a remake of the 1984 kids vs. Sovie...

In Praise of Mercantilism (or Why Economic History Isn't Boring)

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Mercantilism has somewhat different application in developed, rather than developing, nations, but its fundamentals still hold good. We at least need to defend against mercantilist aggression against us, something we are not doing.

Kim Jong Il Opposed Succession Says Son

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — The outcast oldest son once poised to inherit power in North Korea now says his father Kim Jong Il opposed continuing the famil...

The Libertarian Delusion That "Real" Free Trade Would Work

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

It's time for libertarians to stop taking ideological refuge in an ideal world we don't live in. The problems of free trade in the real world cast doubt on their ideology.

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.

UAW President: Critics of Korea Treaty Don't Represent Workers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

UAW President Bob King has sparked outraged among progressives and the labor movement by endorsing the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Here's what he told me about it.

Kimchi shortage in Korea threatens to cause national identity crisis

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Korea, Home News

Korean barbecues have been a hot topic this week. I reviewed Seoul BBQ, 2080 South Havana Street in Aurora, and also wrote about my meal a...

PHOTOGRAPHS OF WAR: Images Of South Korean Island Attack By North Korea

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

After North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island on November 23, nearly all the residents were evacuated to mainland South Korea. Although it has been less...

Seoul City Council Brawl Erupts Over School Lunches (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A city council "war" broke out in Seoul Wednesday after a bill providing free school meals to all students attending public elementary schools was pas...

New University to Rise in Haiti as Higher Education There In Collapse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Luce

The long-awaited post‐earthquake assessment of higher education institutions in the Port‐au‐Prince metropolitan area by the respected Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) has been released.

Death of Print? Not in North Korea!

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Johansmeyer

If you thought circulation dives and ad revenue anguish were problems across the print media industry, you clearly haven't looked at the entire market. Print is alive and well in North Korea.

Obama Trade Policy Perils: Korea FTA Talks Resume Tomorrow

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

Recent polling has shown that perhaps the one issue that unites Americans across diverse demographics is opposition to more-of-the-same trade policy. The elections confirmed this.

U.S. Carrier Visit To Korea Poses A Dilemma For China

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — This weekend's arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea poses a dilemma for Beijing: Should it protest angrily and aggrava...

Why Sarah Palin's North Korea Flub Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The real story isn't that Palin said "North" instead of "South." It's that Palin was discussing a complex, precarious, highly dangerous issue as if she were an expert, even though she clearly isn't.

North Korea Bombs South Korea: How Should Seoul Respond? (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following North Korea's attack on a South Korean island, the Korean peninsula is on edge with what will happen next in the ongoing confrontation betwe...

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, ...

Tea Party Test: Korea Free Trade Agreement

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The "Tea Party" will face many tests when the new Congress convenes next year. Everyone is asking, how long will it take before the Tea Party officeholders are co-opted by the big money insiders? "Free Trade" is one of those tests.