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Novel set in a country stranger than fiction

The most reclusive state on earth is paradoxically a country that draws great attention from the rest of the world when it is in the news ― usually for its nuclear threat, horrific human rights abuse...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:10

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Classical musicZurich Tonhalle Orchestra: One of the two most prominent orchestras in Switzerland, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra will hold its first performance in Korea on April 21 at Seoul Arts Center. ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:06

Roots of a nation

As sometimes happens on Korean hiking excursions, it proved hard at Mount Moaksan to move beyond the approach and onto the mountain itself. Aside from the usual series of restaurants, serving hearty d...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:47

Strolling through Istanbul neighborhoods

ISTANBUL (AP) ― Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haun...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:44

Finnair allows in-flight use of electronic devices

Finnair passengers may use handheld electronic devices -― smartphones, tablet PCs and e-readers ― during takeoff and landing. The company said on Tuesday that passengers may use handheld devices during all phases of a flight as long as they are kept in flight mode. The company has receiv...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:42

Free shuttle bus to operate from Seoul to Gangwon

Gangwon Province will run free shuttle buses that stop at venues of local festivals from May 2 to January 2015. The bus departs from Donghwa Duty Free shop in Gwanghwamun and makes stops at towns in the province. From May to June, the bus will stop in Inje, Yanggu and Gangneung, venues for...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:41

Star mixologists launch new bar

Two cocktail heavyweights have teamed up to open a new bar in Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong. Christened Le Chamber, the speakeasy-classic hybrid is the ambitious project of owner-bartenders Lim Jae-jin and ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:41

Gyeran mari (rolled omelette)

Gyeran mari, literally translated as rolled eggs, is a Korean-style rolled omelette. Basically, the beaten eggs are cooked until almost set, then tightly rolled, and cut into slices. It’s usually eat...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:36

Around the Hotels

Children’s Day event at Grand Hilton Seoul Grand Hilton Seoul’s buffet restaurant and Atrium Café are holding a special two-day event in celebration of Children’s Day on May 4-5. The restaurants w...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:34

Ewha Medical Center to hold free health lecture, talk show

Ewha Womans University Medical Center will hold a free health lecture and doctors’ panel discussion next week as part of events to mark the fifth anniversary of its women’s cancer center and heath p...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:25

Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer refers to most types of renal cancer that occur in the kidneys (accounting for more than 85 percent). Kidney cancer accounts for approximately 1.6 percent of all cancers that occur in Ko...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:48

Number of retina disorder patients doubles in four years: report

The number of patients with retinopathy is on the rise, with the exact cause of the increase unknown, a report showed Thursday. According to a report released by the National Health Insurance Service,...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:47

Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) ― In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.Over the last two decades, the rates of h...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:46

‘Beckham of violin’ coming to Korea

David Garrett, a crossover violinist, is set to dazzle local audiences with a movie, new album and concerts. With devilish good looks and a knack for blending the genres of classical, rock and pop mus...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:30

Peter Matthiessen tackled experience of being human

Peter Matthiessen, who died on April 5 at age 86 of complications from leukemia, was complex, even contradictory, in the most compelling sense. Born into privilege, he attended Hotchkiss boarding scho...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:54