Bereaved relatives of victims of last year’s devastating Halloween crush in Seoul and their supporters demanded an independent investigation of the disaster as they marked the anniversary Sunday, Oct. 29 with a massive memorial service.
King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion recently joined the Korean Prosecutors Association for a trip to Seoul as part of the International Criminal Law Conference.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea tries to get under the skin of its archrival with border broadcasts that feature not only criticism of North Korea’s nuclear program, troubled economy and human rights abuses, but also a unique homegrown weapon: K-pop.
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan on Monday reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II, an important breakthrough for the Northeast Asian powers. The deal, which […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung’s hopes of ending years of acrimony over whether its computer-chip factories caused cancer have hit a hitch: Some sickened workers and their families say they’ll never accept its highly conditional offer of financial assistance. As recently as the middle of last year, it […]
By Kim Tong-Hyung Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 98-year-old South Korean man cried loudly and repeatedly buried his face in a handkerchief as his elderly North Korean son, who last saw his father as a 5-year-old, watched calmly from across the table. Meanwhile, an 88-year-old South Korean woman sobbed uncontrollably as she […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching. […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown. Kim Chun Choo’s company, which has provided tour services for the last quarter century, is […]
By Tong-Hyung Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sixth person in South Korea has died of the MERS virus, as the government announced last week that it was strengthening measures to stem the spread of the disease and public fear. Sixty-four people in South Korea have been infected by Middle East Respiratory […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s […]