Sexual harassment cases mar Asian Games countdown

| Sep 17, 2014

Sexual harassment cases mar Asian Games countdown

A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games was being investigated by South Korea police on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. Police asked prosecutors to indict a 19-year-old Palestinian soccer player for allegedly harassing a female staff member at the athletes’ ...

Sep 17, 2014

U.S. man held after alleged attempt to swim to North Korea

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said on Wednesday. The man was apprehended Tuesday night while lying on a bank of the Han ...

Sep 16, 2014

South Korean fisherman finds suspected North drone

A South Korean fisherman Monday found a suspected North Korean drone in his net near an island south of the rivals’ disputed sea border, military officials said. The wreckage, without a wing, engine or camera, was recovered when it got caught in his net ...

Sep 12, 2014

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world’s highest male smoking rates. The decision requires parliamentary approval, but Health Minister Moon Hyung-pyo said it was necessary to counter ...

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash injuries

Sep 7, 2014

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash injuries

A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said Sunday. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul. She had been unconscious after undergoing hours ...