2 hrs ago
Cutler says S. Korea's entry into current TPP talks 'very difficult'
A top U.S. trade official said it would be "very difficult" for South Korea to join the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which are on the verge of a deal.
7 hrs ago
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong passport holders to gain from quicker entry to South Korea
Hong Kong residents can benefit from a shorter and smoother entry process to South Korea that started yesterday, just in time for the busy Christmas getaway.
13 hrs ago
Former lawmaker awarded order of chivalry by British envoy
This photo provided by the British Embassy shows Park Jin , former lawmaker and co-president of the Korea Britain Society, after receiving the Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire medal in Seoul on Wednesday.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
S. Korea urges Japan to remove Dokdo video clips
South Korea Wednesday called on Japan to remove from the Internet a video clip challenging the country's sovereignty over a pair of islets in waters between the two countries.
Korean company flees Saudi Arabia abandoning staff from the Philippines
Filipino workers abandoned by Korean employer and Filipino agency 12 Overseas Filipino Workers who were hired by a Filipino agency in Ermita to work for a Korean company in Saudi Arabia have been dumped with no money, no food and no assistance from their Ermita based agency when the Korean employers and staffers decamped, probably back to Seoul.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Syrian Rebels Continue to Lie About Chemical Weapons
South Korea: The government in Seoul announced it is expanding its air defense identification zone, which will partially overlap that which China declared last month.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
China says SKorea's expanded air zone regrettable
China expressed regret on Monday over South Korea's expansion of its air defense zone, which partially overlaps a similar zone declared by Beijing.
S. Korean president urges calm, moderate response to DPRK, air zone issues
South Korean President Park Geun-hye instructed senior presidential officials Monday to take calm and moderate response to issues of foreign affairs and security such as the ouster of Jang Seong-thaek and the newly announced air defense identification zone .
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Malaysia proffers ideas at Seoul Interna...
A battalion of inventors brought their new ideas to this year's Seoul International Invention Fair at Coex from Dec. 12. As many as 135 inventors and more than 170 products from the Southeast Asian nation arrived in Seoul to show that Malaysia has creative new products for the South Korean public, according to MATRADE, the Malaysian Embassy's trade ... (more)
Israeli envoy hosts Hanukkah celebration
Israeli Ambassador to South Korea Uri Gutman presents a sculpture depicting angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven in the "Jacob's Ladder" scene of the book of Genesis in the Jewish holy Torah during a Hanukkah celebration at the Israeli Culture Center in Seoul, on Nov. 28. Israeli Ambassador to South Korea Uri Gutman hosted members of ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
S.Korea decides to expand air defense zone southward
After holding talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden said in Tokyo, the first leg of his week-long trip to East Asia, Tuesday that China and Japan should set up a bilateral "crisis management mechanism" to prevent current tensions from escalating further.
The News Tribune
North Korea releases American detainee
The tense international saga of an 85-year-old grandfather with a heart condition and a top-secret past came to an end late Friday when North Korea released Merrill Newman after 41 days in custody.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Biden delivers speech in Seoul, South Korea
South Korean President Park Geun-hye and visiting U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden agreed on Friday to make joint efforts to denuclearize the Democratic People's Republic of Korea .
Korea, U.S. celebrate close ties, friendship
Han Chul-soo , president of the Korea America Friendship Society, poses for a photo with participants of The Korea America Friendship Night 2013 Year End Party in Seoul on Thursday.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Asia News Network
My visit to a Korean plastic surgeon
Bloomberg named South Korea the country with the highest rate of cosmetic surgery, with 13.3 procedures performed for every 1,000 people in 2011 When Dr Shim suddenly moved a shiny metal stick towards my left eye, I was too stunned to pull back.
Asia's green urbanization
You would be forgiven for thinking that many so-called "green development" projects are nothing more than the same old schemes, greenwashed for a bit of eco-cred.
Elderly suicides in South Korea: Poor spirits
THEIR son-in-law's visit was a customary show of filial piety for late November.
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
business, South Korea, Japan, Myanmar Airways International, aviation industry
Myanmar Airways International plans to expand its international flight schedule and begin weekly flights to South Korea and Japan early next year, a company representative said on Thursday.
Ancient beliefs spirited away in the shift to modernity
Shamanistic practices were considered an aspect of Korea that needed to be stamped out in its shift to industrialization and modernization.
Stars and Stripes
Proposal would leave combined division north of Seoul
Dongducheon residents and members of the Dongucheon City Council protest the possible long-term presence of U.S. soldiers in their city Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in front of the Ministry of National Defense headquarters in Seoul.