The minister who led a group of South Korean church
volunteers on a summer mission trip to Afghanistan has been killed by the
Taliban militants who kidnapped the group last week.
Pastor Bae Hyeo... Read More...
The inquisition may not have got to the bottom of anything,
but as political theater it was hard to beat Thursday’s spectacle of South Korea’s
leading conservative political party roasting... Read More...
Curator of a major Seoul
museum, professor at an elite university and co-director of the Gwangju Biennale,
the country’s premier art event, at 35, Shin Jeong-ah had risen quickly to the
top of South Korea’s
fine art scene.
Too quick... Read More...
Washington’s demand for further talks on the draft of the Korea-US free trade agreement was the last thing on Seoul’s mind when the tough 10-month negotiations ended last April in a deal that ... Read More...
national dish kimchi has officially been around at least since the
Shilla Dynasty of the Three Kingdoms, which spanned the period from
the second century AD to the seventh. Some authorities sa... Read More...
was 16 years old in July 1941 when she was grabbed off a dark street,
tied up by two men and thrown into a truck with five other girls.
Lee was taken to China, where she was forced to have sex with up to
40 men a day. ... Read More...
The landmark bilateral trade agreement signed between the
United States and South Korea Monday symbolizes the final end of the protected,
export-led economic model that molded South Korea into one of Asia&r... Read More...
All across Asia,
in a stunning reversal of history, birth rates are falling at a startling rate
in the most-developed economies. But nowhere on earth is the birth rate falling
faster than in one of the reg... Read More...
In the elite world of the South Korean foreign ministry, where school ties and political connections often pave the way to the top, Ban Ki Moon, the newly named United Nations secretary-general, is an outsider, a self-effacing achiever who rose from the ra... Read More...