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12 hrs ago | Erie Times News

Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Asian-American, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Arirang TV

Japanese public will not allow for new apology to wartime sex slaves: Onuma

Japan has done its best to resolve the issue of its wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women and the Japanese public will not allow for fresh apologies or a higher degree of compensation than was already given.

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Related Topix: Asian-American

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Peach Pundit

AALAC Press Conference to Launch 10,000 Korean Vote Drive

The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center will host a press conference in its Atlanta office at 11 am today to launch the 10,000 Korean-American Voter Drive.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Recreational Vehicle, North Atlanta, GA, Banner, Dekalb County, GA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

6 Allston Myths Debunked

With September 1 getting closer and closer, Boston's Allston neighborhood is about to be swarmed by a tidal wave of students and young professionals.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Asian-American

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minnesota's first Korean immersion school may benefit adoptees

After seven years of planning, Minnesota's first Korean immersion school Sejong Academy will open this year on Sept.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Family, Kids

Mon Aug 25, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense

Face of Defense: Korean-American Soldiers Bridge Cultures

CAMP YONGIN, South Korea, Aug. 25, 2014 - The white Kia pulled through the gate near a fuel point at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul as Army 1st Lt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Camp Yongin, Asian-American, South Korea, World News, Olympia, WA

U.S. Department of Defense

Face of Defense: Korean-American Soldiers Bridge Cultures

CAMP YONGIN, South Korea, Aug. 25, 2014 - The white Kia pulled through the gate near a fuel point at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul as Army 1st Lt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Camp Yongin, Asian-American, South Korea, World News, Olympia, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Korean community mourns death of Salinas' latest homicide victim

A memorial is displayed in front of a Hot Stop market on Williams Road in Salinas where store clerk Sook Mi Oh was shot and killed.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Asian-American

Milpitas Post

Salinas: Brutal store homicide rocks tight-knit Korean community

Flowers, candles and handwritten notes placed outside a convenience store in East Salinas narrated the grief felt by neighbors and members of the tight-knit Korean community in the wake of the death of Sook Mi Oh from injuries incurred during a brutal robbery.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Asian-American

Chosun Ilbo

Korean American Named Pentagon Chief of Staff

Rexon Ryu, who is partly of Korean descent, has been named the new chief of staff at the U.S. Defense Department.

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Related Topix: Asian-American

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Marmot's Hole

The WaPo believes Virginia Congressional candidates are pandering to Korean voters

Interestingly, the Washington Post's editorial board has emphatically come out against Congressional candidates Barbara Comstock and John Foust stated desire to introduce legislation to co-teach the "East Sea" along side the "Sea of Japan" in text books.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, Asian-American

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Suria

Ice Ice Baby: Best celebrity reactions to the ice bucket challenge

Andy Lau has done it. Bill Gates has done it. And almost all Hollywood celebrities in Tinstletown are on the #ALSicebucketchallenge bandwagon.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Asian-American, Lee Hsien Loong

Surgical Products

Is Reverse Plastic Surgery New Trend in South Korea?

Euny Hong joins guest host Terry O'Reilly to discuss the ubiquity of plastic surgery in South Korea, where it is believed one in three women have gone under the knife in recent years.

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Related Topix: Asian-American

Arirang TV

"Comfort women issue key in improving relations"

A senior official from Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says settling the sex slavery issue is key to cooling tensions between Korea and Japan.

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Related Topix: Asian-American

Korea Herald

Dozens of foreign English teachers arrested, booked for drug crimes

Thirty-seven people, many of them foreigners staying in South Korea as English teachers, have been arrested and booked on charges of smuggling, trading and taking marijuana, police said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, South Korea, World News, Asia, Asian-American,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Expats Petition Against Asiana Flight Suspension

Seven organizations representing Koreans in the U.S. have petitioned Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Suh Seoung-hwan to let Asiana Airlines off flight suspensions over the San Francisco crash in July last year.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Asian-American, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, South Korea, World News

The Washington Post

Pandering to Northern Va.'s Koreans is going to extremes

YEAR PANDERING to ethnic minorities is part of America's political tradition, but sometimes restraint is the wiser course.

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Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News, Virginia, Asian-American, Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

American Thinker

'The Insanity of Blaming Islam'

Mark Ambinder, who is editor-at-large at The Week and a contributing editor at GQ and The Atlantic , posted an opinion piece in April which has been picked up by numerous webmags including Politico, The World Muslim Congress and Islamicity .

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Asian-American

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Korea Herald

S. Korea forms task force on historical issues with Japan

South Korea's foreign ministry has set up a task force to mainly deal with Seoul's shared history with Japan such as Tokyo's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asian-American, Park Geun-hye

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Geographic naming dispute between Japan, South Korea could spill into Congress

A geographic naming dispute between South Korea and Japan may soon become a U.S. congressional issue thanks to a competitive Virginia House race this fall.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, Virginia, Asian-American

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