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Seoul subway train got faulty signal before crash

By Sun, May 04, 2014 11:13AM UTC Comments Off

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The subway operator in the South Korean capital says a train received a faulty ‘go’ signal before it crashed into another train, slightly injuring 249 people. Chang Jung-woo, CEO of Seoul Metro, told reporters Saturday the case is still under investigation but the malfunction in the automatic distance control system...

Korea: City-hired ‘thugs’ forcefully evict Gangnam street vendors

By Thu, Feb 27, 2014 11:26AM UTC 6 Comments Pic: Screengrab from YouTube footage of Monday's incident. Full video embedded below.

In the now world famous Gangnam District in Seoul, workers hired by the city forcefully evicted several street vendors Monday. Shocking pictures and videos online show physical exchanges between merchants and public employees, resulting in one member of each party being taken to the hospital for minor injuries....

Getting out of Seoul: Five other places to visit in South Korea

By Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:17PM UTC Comments Off Getting out of Seoul: Five other places to visit in South Korea

High-speed internet, Starcraft, and a population that looks like it’s largely composed of gorgeous future K-pop stars – yes, Seoul, South Korea, has a lot going for it. You can’t visit this cool country without a stop in the capital, a fascinating city that has emerged as one of the biggest and most advanced in...

5 best nightlife cities in Asia

By Fri, Apr 26, 2013 8:14PM UTC 1 Comment 5 best nightlife cities in Asia

WHEREVER you are in Asia, there is somewhere to party. Even in the wilds of Mongolia you’ll find someone who is willing to throw back a few with you. Or in Muslim Indonesia, there is still Bali, where you can always find a party or two. Here are five of our favorite cities in Asia...

North Korea threatens US over rocket launches

By Sat, Feb 02, 2013 7:35PM UTC Comments Off In this photo released by Korea Aerospace Research Institute, South Korea's rocket lifts off from its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman did not elaborate on what that might entail in his comments Saturday to the official Korean Central News Agency. But Pyongyang...

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