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Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "...

Psy and Snoop Dogg's "Hangover": A Lesson in Korean Drinking Culture

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mimsie Ladner

Earlier this week, international sensation Psy debuted his latest release, "Hangover," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg (er... Lion) on his oft-visited YouTube channel. Responses to the video have been mixed.

200 Hurt In Subway Crash

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

By Christine Kim and Sohee Kim SEOUL, May 2 (Reuters) - South Korea suffered its second serious transport accident in just over two we...

How to Travel Around the World Without Being Rich

Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

So many people say, "I wish I could travel more" but they can -- it just means stepping outside your comfort zone.

This Mashup Of Old And New South Korea Is So Simple, But So Moving

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts

The Korean artist Sungseok Ahn was traveling through Europe in 2007, when he realized he’d never actually visited Seoul. He imagined being a tour...

Malaysia Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed. Hong Ko...

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

John Kerry Finalizes Plans For Upcoming Asia Trip

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

US Secretary of State John Kerry is fine-tuning plans for an upcoming trip to Asia which is set to focus partly on climate change, his spokeswoman sai...

Exploring the Hidden Market Streets of Seoul

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

Sadly, due to rapid modernization and an increase in more convenient shopping facilities over the past few decades, traditional markets have continuously lost patronage and are quickly diminishing in size and number.

Kim Jong-Un and Basketball Diplomacy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If his first two years are any indication of what is to come, northeast Asia will continue to reverberate from the uncertainty and unpredictability that has become the hallmark of the Kim Dynasty.

An American Girl in Seoul: A Story of Adoption and Acceptance: Part 2

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Melissa Jun Rowley

When I decided to go to Seoul I told myself that my intention was to thank the person who saved my life. By the end of the trip, I was able to thank two.

Up the Creek, With a Paddle: Urban Stream Restoration and Daylighting (Part I)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Other creeks in New York City that once fed the salt marshes which defined the coastline were boxed in for commerce and turned into "canals" and polluted by local industries, dumped on and despoiled.

How to Karaoke Like a Boss in Seoul

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

There's no better way to end a long night of getting wasted in Seoul than with a few rounds of ear-busting, brain-pounding karaoke. Koreans refer to karaoke as noraebang or "song room," which is exactly where you'll be going with your falsetto-fabulous Korean friends in Seoul.

Seoul's Salsa Scene in Full Swing

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Mimsie Ladner

It is a scene one might expect to see in Bogota, Havana, or even New York City. But this is Seoul, South Korea, an unexpected locale for a salsa competition. Yet Latin dance fever has taken over one of Asia's biggest cities and this year's Asia Latin Music & Salsa Festival proves it.

Pan Asia: The Cultural Sphere Expands

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

As various forms of Asian popular cultures and individuals are crossing borders as easily as the bird flu, the old idea of Pan-Asianism is once again on the rise.

Why You'll Love Your Layover at Incheon International Airport

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

Just the mention of the word delay, cancellation, or layover is enough to make even the most laid back traveler cringe. Fortunately for those connecting in or traveling to Seoul, Incheon International Airport is an exception.

The Buzz on Seoul's Urban Beekeepers

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Mimsie Ladner

As he takes off his baseball cap and replaces it with a veiled hat, he makes it evident that there is a new subculture emerging in the Korean capital: urban beekeeping.

Behind The Airline In The SFO Crash

AP | By JOSHUA FREED | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology

Asiana Airlines was relatively unknown in the United States before Saturday's crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. But South Korea's ...

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...

5 Best Destinations for Female Travelers

Kelly Lewis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

While it's true that bad things happen even in the safest corners of the globe, by and large these countries top our list for female-friendly hotspots.

An American Tourist in Seoul

Julie Alvin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
Julie Alvin

What was remarkable about the visit was how unremarkable it was. The lack of outward concern, the minimal departure from the daily routine, the refusal to stop traveling, reveling, shopping and dining -- this was as revealing as any protest could have been about life in South Korea.

We Have Lost Sight of the Real Ticking Bomb on the Korean Peninsula

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

There is, indeed, a bomb waiting to go off on the Korean Peninsula, but it is not of the Kim Jong-un's making. Seoul and its allies in the U.S. and elsewhere must give equal -- if not greater emphasis -- to the very real and complex crisis that might cause the Korean economic miracle to implode.

Enough To Give Pause? North Korea's Military Might

National Post | Richard Johnson, Andrew Barr and Jonathon Rivait | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

With the world staring down the barrel of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, intercontinental missiles, and biological and chemical weapons, sane people...

North Korea Stomps Its Feet: Who Cares, Right?

Michael Evans | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Michael Evans

I've seen this product countless times before. I remember buying it, in fact, a few years ago. I ingested it and convinced others of its potency, of its value as a product. So what's different about it this time? What's it doing back on the shelf, a seemingly old product with a new label?

Seoul in a State of War

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

South Korea is always in a state of war with its Northern neighbor. Today is no different from yesterday, last year, or even 10 years ago. Tomorrow, next week, next year will follow the same pattern.