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13 min ago | Wall Street Journal
WANDO, South Korea-If there's such a thing as a mecca for seaweed lovers, it's in South Korea. At the recent international seaweed expo in the small fishing town of Wando in southwestern Korea there was plenty of the slimy stuff to eat, spread on one's body or even use as a fuel for cars.
4 hrs ago | Korea Herald
There's no doubt that Myanmar is a country in transition. Even its harshest critics admit that many game-changing political reforms have been implemented since the country's first civilian government took office in April 2011.
8 hrs ago | EKathimerini
Greek entrepreneurs involved in the shipping manufacturing sector are targeting customers on the international market like never before. The sector may be in crisis but Greek shipowners are blossoming and local marine equipment manufacturers are increasingly focusing their attention on exports.
12 hrs ago | TurnTo23.com
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.
15 hrs ago | Korea Herald
Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like "Autumn in My Heart," "Jewel in the Palace" and the most recent "My Love from the Star" all being major hits. Now, Korean dramas are paving the way across the U.S., triggered by new platforms such as on-demand Internet streaming media.
1949 - West Germany comes into existence as U.S., British and French occupation zones are transferred to German control; People's Republic of China is proclaimed by its Communist leaders. 1950 - U.N. forces spring an offensive in South Korea by invading Inchon and Seoul with U.S. Marines fighting on the outskirts of Seoul.
New York State Senator Catharine M. Young and Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio today unveiled new signs designating State Route 70 in Allegany County as Sergeant Omar Blowers Memorial Highway. The designation of Route 70, between the Livingston and Steuben county lines, honors the Army sergeant, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.
One can see his nation's genuine dignity and eternal prosperity in the country where independent politics is in force, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in an article. The DPRK emerged a unique politico-ideological power with the unbreakable single-minded unity and a military power which no formidable enemy dares provoke.
U.S. national security advisor Susan Rice , shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on September 9, 2014. Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today.
Police bribe local residents opposing power tower construction . SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 03:17.
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Taking inspiration from American singer Pharrell Williams' "Happy" video, a group of university students in Kyoto, Japan are reaching out to the youth in China and Korea with a message of peace and friendship, something that the governments of the three nations have been struggling to achieve.
A year is a long time in smartphone technology today, so remember if you can the changes that have taken place over the last decade. In 2004, Apple had only just started working on development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the success of the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan.
A U.S. citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a guilty verdict. Along with two other Americans detained in the North, the young defendant says he has but one hope for a senior U.S. statesman to come and get him out.
The ceremony was held at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, with nearly 1 million people in attendance and 20 percent of South Korea's population tuning in to watch the historic event on television. Sung Jun Park, director of engineering for Art Mix , selected six FMR500/HC 19-inch Earthworks podium microphones for the ceremony.
The Incheon Free Economic Zone has gained momentum through attracting foreign investment and international firms to the area, stepping closer to its goal of becoming a major Northeast Asian economic hub. The IFEZ, South Korea's first free economic zone, has strengthened its foothold as an international business-friendly zone for knowledge and technology-based business, tourism and the service industry since it was designated in 2003.
At Little and Much, a dessert cafe that opened on Sept. 1 in Seoul, mousse cake is the treat to order, robed in dark chocolate or filled with passion fruit.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:57 pm
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