Discovering Seoul through food, culture

Sep 6, 2014

Discovering Seoul through food, culture

by Amir Bibawy

South Korea’s hyper-efficient capital doesn’t spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultra-modern international airport in nearby Incheon. You can explore South Korea’s rich historic heritage, visiting temples ...

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

Sep 6, 2014

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

North Korea on Saturday continued its string of firing rockets and missiles, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometers ...

Sep 3, 2014

Two S. Korean soldiers suffocate during captivity training

Two South Korean special operations soldiers collapsed and died during training Tuesday night, the military said Wednesday. The two staff sergeants, in their early 20s and identified by their family names of Lee and Cho, apparently suffocated during a training exercise that aimed to ...

Fewer South Koreans now eating dog meat

Aug 29, 2014

Fewer South Koreans now eating dog meat

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South ...

Ex-prosecutor in South Korea admits to public lewdness

Aug 23, 2014

Ex-prosecutor in South Korea admits to public lewdness

The former chief prosecutor on a South Korean island admits to performing lewd acts on city streets and feels extremely shameful for his behavior, his lawyer said Friday. Kim Soo-chang resigned earlier this week as chief prosecutor on Jeju Island but had denied the ...