South Korea

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:02PM UTC Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data.

The South Korean company said Tuesday the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other smartphones or tablets became the first consumer devices validated by a partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Royals’ biggest Korean fan is headed back to Kansas City

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:55PM UTC The Kansas City dugout. Pic:  Ffooter /

A die-hard long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run is headed for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985.

South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-stricken West Africa

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 6:35PM UTC South Korean President Park Geun-hye, center, arrives with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, second from right, for a bilateral meeting in Rome. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s foreign ministry says the country plans to send doctors, nurses and military officers to the Ebola-hit region in West Africa next month amid growing concerns over the outbreak. South Korea pledges to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus.

Koreas trade fire along border

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:17AM UTC South Korean army soldiers stand guard at a military check point near the border with North Korea. Pic: AP.

South Korean officials say border guards of the rival Koreas have exchanged gunfire along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days.

Officials confirm 14 dead in accident at South Korean concert

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:23AM UTC

Officials say 14 people died after falling 20 meters when a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls’ band near South Korea’s capital.

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