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Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― John Steinbeck’s heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s books. Steinbeck’s surviving son, Thomas Steinbeck, and the wife of another son, Nancy Steinbeck, filed a petition Oc...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:29

S. Korean satellite scientist dies

Choi Soon-dalChoi Soon-dal, a pioneer in South Korea’s satellite-building program who contributed greatly to technological development in this field, died of old age late Saturday. He was 83. The sci...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:28

Ex-MBC anchorwoman wins court battle with husband

The husband of former MBC anchorwoman Kim Ju-ha was sentenced to eight months in prison with two years’ suspension, a Seoul court said Wednesday. The Seoul Western District Court found the husband, s...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:28

From Jimmy Buffet to Genesis ace, guitarists flock to fix-it factory

ORLANDO, Florida ― It’s called a factory, but there’s no assembly line, no automated production.Instead the sawdust-caked Orlando shop known as the Guitar Factory has built a decades-long reputatio...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:23

Bernhard Schlink wins Park Kyung-ni Literary Prize

German novelist Bernhard Schlink has been picked as this year’s recipient of the Park Kyung-ni Literary Prize, the award’s organizers said Wednesday. The 70-year-old writer is best known for his awa...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:04

Ice Bucket Challenge raises W700m in Korea

Park Seung-il. (Seungil Hope Foundation/Yonhap)The viral fund-raising campaign the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over 700 million won ($689,500) in contributions to Seungil Hope Foundation, esta...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:20

Poet Ko Un receives Golden Wreath Award

Renowned South Korean poet Ko Un has won this year’s Golden Wreath, one of the world’s most authoritative awards for poets, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO said Monday.Ko received the awar...

Updated : 2014.08.25 20:45

Korean pro-baseball fan gets hero’s welcome in Kansas City

Lee Sung-woo, a 38-year-old South Korean office worker, has become an online sensation after visiting Kansas City in the U.S. at the invitation of its pro baseball team the Royals early this month.He ...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:13

Korean teens win silver in world culinary cup

Korean participants pose in Incheon International Airport before leaving for the Philippine Culinary Cup in Manila on Aug. 3.A group of Korean teenagers aged 15 to 19 won silver medals in the world cu...

Updated : 2014.08.11 20:48

Older Americans take ‘encore’ jobs

After Fred Wallace was laid off from a high-paying job in 2011, the 56-year-old knew the odds of landing a comparable position were slim.He polished his LinkedIn profile and networked like crazy. But ...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:35

U.S. workers encountered man left in cell for days

SAN DIEGO (AP) ― Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days without food or water, but did nothing because they ass...

Updated : 2014.07.10 20:45

(Photo News) 15th anniversary of Beyond Donga

Kwon Chung-won, CEO of Beyond Donga, a cable TV channel of Herald Corporation, speaks at the 15th anniversary of the opening of Beyond Donga (formerly Donga TV) at La Vie Douce in Jung-gu, Seoul, Wedn...

Updated : 2014.06.26 20:56

Documenting Asian Games history through photography

For over 30 years, South Korean sports photographer Kim Min-jae has taken pictures at major international sports events, including the Olympics and the Asian Games, capturing iconic moments in sportin...

Updated : 2014.06.26 20:54

Sheraton Seoul D Cube City appoints new general manager

Matthias Sutter, general manager of Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel. (Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel)Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel has appointed a Swiss veteran hotelier as its new general manag...

Updated : 2014.06.25 20:36

Pontiff to meet Sewol families

Pope Francis will visit South Korea on Aug. 14 to attend a Catholic youth festival and preside over a ceremony to beatify 124 Korean Catholic martyrs, the Vatican and the local preparation committee f...

Updated : 2014.06.18 21:12