Imagine yourself standing off the coast of an island and watching a ferry sink as workers do everything they can to rescue survivors. Your son, daughter, brother, sister, parent — a loved one is on the ship.
An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.
How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold talks aimed at reopening the Kaesong Industrial complex, a jointly run industrial area that was shut by North Korea during escalating tensions back in April.
“You know the song and you know the dance… But what’s Gangnam?” Cashing in on the success of PSY's viral musical video, Seoul officials have started a campaign to attract tourists to the city's Gangnam district.
South Korean authorities today banned the planned release by anti-North Korean activists of balloons containing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone after threats of a military attack by North Korea if the release went ahead.
Korean wrapper Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has become a global hit, recently performed a free concert at the Seoul City Hall to say "thank you" to his home fans for their support. More than 80,000 screaming fans took over the city center for the concert.
North Korea's military on Monday issued threats saying it had plans to turn "elements" in Seoul into "ashes." A statement by the "special operation action group" said its action "will reduce all... to ashes in three or four minutes..."
A video purporting to show an unidentified object flying around a passenger plane in Seoul, South Korea, on April 7 was posted to YouTube. The video is generating some controversy as some allege it is genuine while others say it is fake.
The world’s biggest economies have begun the G20 meeting in Seoul and the intensifying ‘currency war’ between America and China must be addressed before all other issues, including G20 President Sarkozy’s ambitious world economy reform plans.
Soft drinks are about to be ousted from schools in Seoul this year as the South Korean capital wages a war against obesity.
The first step will be banning carbonated soft drinks at schools and libraries.
Lee Myung-bak, the President-elect of South Korea wants to scrap the ministry that handles relations with North Korea according to what his aides have said. He advocates a tougher stand on North Korea.
Catholic worshippers greet Pope Francis (C) as he arrives at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, on August 16, 2014
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, presents the battle colors of U.S. Forces Korea to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.
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ASSESSMENT: U.S. NTSB investigators examine burned hulk of a Boeing 777 jetliner that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in 2013.
REMEMBERING: A makeshift memorial for passengers who died in the sinking of the MV Sewol in April takes shape in downtown Seoul, near City Hall, on May 1.