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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

French-Korean Golf Tournament

FRIENDSHIP GOLF -- Participants pose at the opening of the third edition of the French Korean Golf Tournament held at Gapyeong Benest Golf Course in Gyeonggi Province on Friday. The event was co-orga...

Updated : 2014.06.17 15:13

No six-party talks without progress: Korean diplomat

South Korea has not given up on the six-party talks, but there must be tangible progress before talks can be resumed, a senior diplomat said Monday at the World Journalists Conference in Seoul.“The h...

Updated : 2014.06.16 20:54

Artist has her first show ― at age 82

PHILADELPHIA ― Patricia Ray Guckes’ husband never wanted her to work. So she painted.Up at 5 every morning, before her husband and two daughters, Guckes sat on a stool facing her easel in the kitche...

Updated : 2014.06.11 20:02

(Photo News) Walk to donate

Participants in the third Charity Walkathon, organized by the Korean Association of Foreign Languages Academies, stroll the streets of Bukchon, a village in Seoul replete with traditional Korean house...

Updated : 2014.06.01 19:59

Seo Se-won booked for assaulting wife

Comedian-turned-clergyman Seo Se-won has been booked without physical detention for allegedly assaulting his wife Seo Jung-hee, police said Sunday. According to officials at Gangnam Police Station, the husband is accused of pushing the wife, a former actress, to the ground during an alterc...

Updated : 2014.05.11 19:54