Youkyung Lee

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After summit collapse, North Korea's Kim vows to meet Trump again

Asia Pacific Mar 1, 2019

After summit collapse, North Korea's Kim vows to meet Trump again

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to meet again with President Donald Trump to continue nuclear negotiations after a two-day summit between the leaders collapsed Thursday amid discord over sanctions and conflicting accounts of Pyongyang's demands. Kim's pledge was released Friday through North Korea's ...

Lotte faces backlash in South Korea over ties to Japan

National Aug 20, 2015

Lotte faces backlash in South Korea over ties to Japan

When South Korean Chung Yu-suk read an article about retailer Lotte's chocolate ads featuring a Japanese figure skating star, he was so angered he started an online group urging Koreans to boycott their country's top retailer. Chung is one of a growing number of South ...

Sales of macadamias soar in wake of Korean Air nut rage

World / Offbeat Dec 16, 2014

Sales of macadamias soar in wake of Korean Air nut rage

Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines executive and embarrassed her family and country. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the unexpected upside: a boom in sales of macadamias. The flavorful macadamia nut was unfamiliar to many South Koreans until Cho Hyun-ah, ...