Sales of macadamaias soar in South Korea after 'nut rage'

Dec 15, 2014

Sales of macadamaias soar in South Korea after 'nut rage'

South Korean online retailers say demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over an incident now dubbed “nut rage.” Auction, a South Korean unit of eBay, said Monday that sales of macadamias surged nearly 1,200 percent ...

Dec 13, 2014

Farm ministry on high alert for bird flu

The farm ministry is on high alert for bird flu amid multiple outbreaks around the world in 2014. Some 245 avian influenza cases have been confirmed in South Korea so far this year, and the same strain of the virus has spread in Europe, ...

Dec 13, 2014

South Korea rules out sharing 2018 Winter Games events with Japan

South Korea formally ruled out Friday the possibility of sharing events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with Japan, stressing that preparations are too far along to consider venue changes. The option of moving some sliding events — such as bobsleigh and luge — ...

Dec 12, 2014

Korean Air chair apologies over daughter's nut rage

The chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. apologized Friday for the behavior of his adult daughter who delayed a flight in an incident now dubbed “nut rage.” Cho Yang-ho made a deep bow before journalists in response to simmering public anger over his daughter’s ...

South Korean wealthy no longer above law

Dec 11, 2014

South Korean wealthy no longer above law

The uproar that forced a Korean Air Lines executive to resign after delaying a flight because she was unhappy with the way nuts were served points to growing intolerance of corporate bad behavior in a country dominated by family conglomerates. Public frustration has long ...

Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

Dec 10, 2014

Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

Forget dust-ups over reclining seats in economy class. There is a new and exclusive twist on in-flight anger: nut rage in first class. A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman’s daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at ...

Dec 8, 2014

South Korea pushing for summit with Japan, China

President Park Geun-hye said Monday that South Korea is working to hold a trilateral summit with Japan and China and establish more trust in East Asia. “The establishment of a framework of trust and cooperation in the East Asian region, including the Korean Peninsula, ...

Dec 5, 2014

Sony malware may be linked to other damaging attacks

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered what they say is technical evidence linking the massive breach at Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio with attacks in South Korea and the Middle East. Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab said Thursday it uncovered evidence that all three campaigns might ...

Dec 4, 2014

Weighing Abe's Asian diplomacy

Japanese voters should consider the results of the Abe adminisration's diplomatic moves with regard to South Korea and China, when they cast their votes Dec. 14.