Topics :: South Korea

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Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

By YoukYung Lee | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

S Korea Sex Change Doc: I Correct ’God’s Mistakes’

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country.

Koreas Trade Fire; Island Residents In Shelters

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Monday Mar 31, 2014
North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

South Korea: "Gangnam Style" Wedding Industry

By Elizabeth Shim | Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
The 20-something Beijing lawyers and fans of South Korean pop idol Rain are part of a small but growing number of affluent Chinese for whom the craze for all things South Korean means flying to Seoul for the weekend to have wedding pictures taken.

Forbidden Travel: "Pyongyang, North Korea: Architectural and Cultural Guide, Volume 1 and Volume 2"

By Mark Thompson | Tuesday May 1, 2012
Perhaps it’s somehow fitting that one of the world’s most biodiverse habitats exists along the southern border of North Korea, conceivably the world’s most isolated country.

A Glimpse Into North Korean Daily Life

By JEAN H. LEE | Thursday Aug 4, 2011
Everywhere I look, communist North Korea is a world both foreign and familiar to my Korean-American eyes, a place where the men wear Mao suits and children tote Mickey Mouse backpacks.

Haute Korean Moves Into NYC’s Chanterelle Space

Monday Jul 25, 2011
Tucked away in the side streets of Apgujeong lies a cozy little restaurant that produces sci-fi Korean cuisine. The Seoul-based restaurant has made a name for itself with unusual combinations of flavors and high-end ingredients.

SKorea targets Internet addicts; 2 million hooked

By Sangwon Yoon | Friday Apr 23, 2010
Two million people in South Korea are classified as "Internet Addicts." One couple let their infant starve while they reared a virtual child in an online game.

Hackers steal SKorean-US military secrets

By Kwang-Tae Kim | Friday Dec 18, 2009
South Korea’s military said Friday it was investigating a hacking attack that netted secret defense plans with the United States and may have been carried out by North Korea.
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