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26 min ago | Stars and Stripes

South Korea, South Carolina ink drivers license reciprocity deal

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the Republic of Korea have struck a driver's license reciprocity agreement that promises to aid international business and the military.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Motorcycle Accidents, Blythewood, SC

3 hrs ago | Rock Hill Herald

10 Things to Know for Today

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction is seen near the Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea.


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3 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

What Can The United States Learn From South Korea's Dominance In Higher Education?

Last October, the Times released its 2013-2014 World University Rankings , and the U.S. is home to 46 of the top 100 universities, significantly more than any other country.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, World News, Asia, US News, Liberal Political News

7 hrs ago | Russia Taday

a US, Russia bicker over US antimissile plans for South Korea

This handout image courtesy of the US MIssile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile during a test.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Strategic Defense Initiative,

9 hrs ago |

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower under construction is seen in Seoul, South Korea.


Related Topix: World News, US Military, US Air Force

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Bennington Banner

S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

Lee Han-young, left, a head of Forensic Medicine Department of the National Forensic Service briefs to the media at the National Forensic Service in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 25, 2014.


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The Washington Post

A sona s first visit to Korea, his parentsa homeland

Think of the most put-together traveler you can imagine. James Bond with a tux and a passport, perhaps.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Seoul, South Korea Travel, Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, Asian-American, Korean-American

Automotive News

GM Korea could make next-gen Cruze if union calls off strike

General Motors Co.' s South Korean subsidiary has told its employee union that the automaker could consider making the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in South Korea if the union calls off a wage-related strike.


Related Topix: Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet, World News,

Tropical Rainstorm Matmo to Impact Korea, Japan

What was once Typhoon Matmo will continue to travel northeastward over the coming weekend, bringing continued heavy rain and occasional gusty winds to portions of Asia.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, World News

The Globe and Mail

UN agency presses Japan for apology and compensation for WWII sex slavery

Former South Korean sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War and their supporters protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 15, 1998.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, World News, Asia, Seoul, South Korea Travel, South Korea Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

Chambersburg Public Opinion

South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking

South Korea's government announced a $40 billion stimulus plan Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.


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KOB-TV New Mexico

Former friend of juggler accused in child rape cases speaks out

For the first time, we are hearing from someone who spent time with Neil Stammer while he was in Asia.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Why South Koreans are skeptical over mysterious death of fugitive ferry owner

South Korean police ended an unprecedented manhunt Tuesday without a live suspect, but with what they said was the body of the wealthy businessman wanted for months over the Sewol ferry disaster.


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S. Korean police slammed over ferry...

South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.


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American Opens Alabama-Style Barbecue Restaurant in Korea

A chef believes that American barbecue is good for the Seoul: Korea is already known for its barbecue but that hasn't stopped Linus Kim , a Korean American, from opening an Alabama-style barbecue place in Seoul.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, World News, Asia

Korea Herald

Hopes rise for improved inter-Korean ties

Cautious optimism is growing for enhanced inter-Korean ties as both sides hope for a breakthrough in the relations that have long been deadlocked due to Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and relentless saber-rattling.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Park Geun-hye,

The Daily Beast

Why 1,000 Americans Can Fight for IsraelBy Chris Allbritton

The death of two Americans serving in Israel's military in this weekend's fighting with Hamas in Gaza is not the first time Americans have died while serving in foreign militaries.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas, US Military, US Army, US Air Force

South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

South Korea and Japan resumed suspended high-level talks in Seoul on Wednesday about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.


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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Autos

Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, India, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, South Korea Travel, Mahatma Gandhi