Peace activists make rare crossing of inter-Korean border

May 24, 2015

Peace activists make rare crossing of inter-Korean border

A group of female peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing of one of the world’s most militarized borders Sunday to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea. Shortly before midday the group of 30 activists rode by bus ...

South Korea 'nut rage' airline executive freed from prison

May 22, 2015

South Korea 'nut rage' airline executive freed from prison

A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not violate aviation security ...

South Korea's Park names new prime minister

May 21, 2015

South Korea's Park names new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday selected her justice minister to become the new prime minister — a post that has become something of a poisoned chalice under her administration. Hwang Kyo-ahn, 58, was named as the new prime minister after his predecessor, ...

Murayama urges hawkish Abe to avoid diluting war apology

May 19, 2015

Murayama urges hawkish Abe to avoid diluting war apology

The architect of the landmark 1995 Japanese apology for World War II crimes has called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to follow his lead on the 70th anniversary of the end of hostilities. Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, whose statement 20 years ago is ...

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

May 19, 2015

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

“Smart Relief” is a mobile app for parental control of Android smartphones. South Korea’s government funded the app, which alerts parents to possible bullying based on its monitoring of phrases and words used in smartphone messages and in online searches. The developer says it ...