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Korea to hold culture ministers' talks with 7 S. Asian countries this week

The culture ministers of South Korea and seven South Asian countries will hold their second round of talks this week in the southwest city of Gwangju to agree on enhancing cultural cooperation among them, South Korean officials said Monday.During the one-day talks on Thursday, South Korean...

Updated : 2016.08.29 14:18

In North Korea, a hard-boiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it’s a city with almost ...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:24

Pirelli’s starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin

LONDON (AP) -- Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups.Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Ro...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:22

Korea, China, Japan agree to push for 'Culture Olympics'

Cultural ministers of South Korea, China and Japan agreed Sunday to push for co-hosting various academic and cultural events timed for the Summer and Winter Olympics to be held in the three countries, Seoul officials said.South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jong-deok a...

Updated : 2016.08.28 15:31

Korea confirms 11th Zika virus infection

South Korea has confirmed an additional case of Zika infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 11, local health authorities said Saturday. The 64-year-old man came back from a recent trip to Vietnam on Aug. 20 and was confirmed to have been infected with the m...

Updated : 2016.08.28 09:15

Unconventional Korean desserts at Atelier DoSuHyang

None of the Korean-style desserts at Atelier DoSuHyang, located in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul are what one would expect to find at a traditional Korean rice cake shop. While there are “injeolmi” -- rice ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:54

[Weekender] Korea’s budding winemaking scene

YEONGCHEON, North Gyeongsang Province – Popular wines in Korea are mainly sourced from countries such as France, Italy and Spain, but recently, locally produced Korean wines have been carving out the...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:47

[Weekender] Koreans more adventurous with wine

For many Koreans of a certain age, hearing the word “Majuang” will bring a wistful smile. It is difficult to recall the taste, but in the days when imported wines were a rarity, Majuang ruled.  The...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:37

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

Water splash parade at EverlandEverland is hosting the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival, which is packed with programs such as splash parades, fireworks and a 3-D mapping show every n...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:28

[Herald Interview] Wine master Jeannie Cho Lee talks pairing for Asian palate

When it comes to wine, most people would envision the sun-kissed vineyards of Italy, France or California. In contrast, Asia and its cuisine are not often brought up when discussing wine culture.  Bu...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:27

Surfer heaven: Kauai’s north shore

The surf instructor Rick, sitting next to us, points out to vast ocean as we sit in the crystal-clear water, where he’s pushing a few beginners into waves.“A few months ago, there were 60-foot (18-m...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:25

Zucchini tart recipe will make you wish you had planted more, not less

Houseguests can be ingrates. Once, I invited an asparagus family to the garden and the whole clan stalked away. Perhaps my hostess skills need some work.Apparently to make asparagus feel at home, you ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:23

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Relaxing Chuseok Package at Banyan Tree Club & Spa SeoulIn celebration of Chuseok, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul will be offering the Relaxing Chuseok Package for those staying at the hotel from Sept. ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:21

Newspaper says it uncovered KFC’s secret recipe

CHICAGO (AFP) -- Is the secret KFC recipe a secret no more? A US newspaper says it may have inadvertently stumbled upon the closely guarded blend of spices and herbs that coat the global restaurant chain’s signature fried chicken. A key ingredient, according to the Chicago Tribune, is whi...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:14

Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- It is a voyage explorers only dreamed of not so long ago.But thanks to climate change, a luxury cruise ship has undertaken a pioneering journey that will see it sail through the o...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:13