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North Korea’s new airport opens to much fanfare… and controversy

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 3:07PM UTC 1 Comment

North Korea opened its new airport in Pyongyang Wednesday as leader Kim Jong-un and his wife posed for photos in fancy duty free shops and next to a chocolate fondue fountain....

South Korea reports 2 new MERS deaths, cuts growth forecast

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 11:26AM UTC 0 Comment

South Korean officials confirmed that two more people have died from the MERS virus Thursday, bringing the total death toll 29. It also reported an addition case that put the total number of infections at 180....

France releases South Korean ferry tycoon’s daughter

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 9:44AM UTC 0 Comment

PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has ordered the release of the daughter of a South Korean businessman believed to be linked to a deadly ferry disaster, pending a decision on whether to extradite her....

South Korean novelist Shin Kyung-sook admits to plagiarizing Japanese author

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 7:08PM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One of South Korea's most influential writers has admitted to plagiarizing a well-known Japanese author in a short story she published a decade ago....

Samsung heir sorry for MERS virus spread; Korea reports 2 new cases

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 1:00PM UTC 0 Comment

The heir of the Samsung business group has made a deep bow in apology as criticism mounts on a Samsung hospital for its role in spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome....