Jan 23, 2015

For third time, South Korea's Park names a new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominated for prime minister on Friday a political veteran and the current parliamentary floor leader of her ruling Saenuri Party, the presidential Blue House said. Park named Lee Wan-koo, 64, to the post of prime minister to improve government ...

Jan 22, 2015

South Korea's T'way Air to link Kansai with Seoul and Daegu

South Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air Co. will begin serving Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture in late March, with flights to Seoul and to Daegu in southeast South Korea. The carrier will launch its Kansai-Seoul route on March 29 with seven flights a ...

Korean Air heiress pleads not guilty in 'nut rage' case

Jan 19, 2015

Korean Air heiress pleads not guilty in 'nut rage' case

Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah, charged with aviation safety violations following a now notorious “nut rage” incident that triggered a national uproar, pleaded not guilty at the opening of her trial Monday. Cho, who has been in custody since her formal arrest three weeks ...

Jan 19, 2015

South Korea seeks to lay railroad through North

South Korea is seeking to link its railroad to North Korea with the rest of the continent as part of a plan for the potential unification of the peninsula. The South’s Unification Ministry called on the North to discuss the extension into China of ...

S. Korea scores surprise victory over Australia in Asian Cup

Jan 18, 2015

S. Korea scores surprise victory over Australia in Asian Cup

South Korea upset Australia 1-0 at the Asian Cup on Saturday to top the Group A standings and secure a potentially easier path to the final while leaving the host nation facing a treacherous route. Striker Lee Jeong-hyeop scored a perfectly executed goal in ...