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School official kills self as hopes for ferry passengers diminish

Jindo - An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Korean woman 'trapped on the Internet'

A mysterious Korean woman known as Chip-chan, at first thought to be dead, has become an Internet sensation as viewers try to piece together who the woman is.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 3 comments

Review: Cop thriller Cold Eyes keeps the tension tight and fast-paced Special

Toronto - How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Op-Ed: North and South Korea agree to talks to reopen industrial complex

Pyongyang - North and South Korea have agreed to hold talks aimed at reopening the Kaesong Industrial complex, a jointly run industrial area that was shut by North Korea during escalating tensions back in April.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

'Gangnam Style' inspires tourist campaign in Seoul (video)

Seoul - “You know the song and you know the dance… But what’s Gangnam?” Cashing in on the success of PSY's viral musical video, Seoul officials have started a campaign to attract tourists to the city's Gangnam district.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

South Korea halts launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda balloons

South Korean authorities today banned the planned release by anti-North Korean activists of balloons containing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone after threats of a military attack by North Korea if the release went ahead.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Video: 80,000 dance Gangnam style at Psy's free concert in Seoul

Seoul - Korean wrapper Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has become a global hit, recently performed a free concert at the Seoul City Hall to say "thank you" to his home fans for their support. More than 80,000 screaming fans took over the city center for the concert.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

North Korea threatens to reduce Seoul to ashes in minutes

Seoul - North Korea's military on Monday issued threats saying it had plans to turn "elements" in Seoul into "ashes." A statement by the "special operation action group" said its action "will reduce all... to ashes in three or four minutes..."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

'UFO' filmed flying around passenger plane in Seoul, Korea

Seoul - A video purporting to show an unidentified object flying around a passenger plane in Seoul, South Korea, on April 7 was posted to YouTube. The video is generating some controversy as some allege it is genuine while others say it is fake.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

'Virtual shopping' trial a success at subway station in Seoul

Seoul - Fancy shopping from a subway station? Well the concept isn't too far off the West, after UK supermarket Tesco recently trialed the idea in Seoul, South Korea.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, presents the battle colors of U.S. Forces Korea to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.

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