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Asia-Pacific Bridge Federation championship kicks off in Seoul

The 51st Asia Pacific Bridge Federation championship opened in Seoul, Monday with 69 teams from 16 nations taking part.The championship, which runs until June 7, has six categories: Open, Juniors for ...

Updated : 2017.05.29 14:51

Che Guevara’s son, poet Omar Perez, comes to Seoul

Poet Omar Perez, the son of the late Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, visited Korea to attend the Seoul International Literature Forum on Tuesday, according to reports.Perez, 53, spoke at a session ...

Updated : 2017.05.25 14:23

[Exclusive] Document shows Song Joong-ki bought Itaewon house for W10b

Song Joong-ki has bought a house in Itaewon-dong, Seoul for 10 billion won ($8.9 million). The Korean actor, who starred in the hit “Descendants of the Sun,” bought a two-story house with a basement...

Updated : 2017.05.17 16:49

South African girl’s anesthesia reaction video goes viral in Korea

A South African YouTuber’s reaction to anesthesia has gone viral in Korea. The YouTuber named “Lindie Botes” had uploaded a video of herself waking up from anesthesia at a hospital. As soon as she opened her eyes, she started to speak in fluent Korean. She asked her friend questions suc...

Updated : 2017.04.16 18:40

(Video) Sewol tribute song released

A song dedicated to the victims of the 2014 Sewol ferry tragedy that left 304 dead was released Thursday.The song title roughly translates to “To Touch My Longing (for You)” -- and sings about the d...

Updated : 2017.04.07 11:23

‘Sewol ribbon’ cloud highlights salvage operation

Even the heavens appeared to celebrate the long-awaited resurfacing of the sunken ferry Sewol. As authorities on Wednesday kicked off the salvage operation of Sewol, the internet buzzed with a photo o...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:29

Lee Min-ho donates to UNICEF for World Water Day

Actor Lee Min-ho donated 25 million won ($21,800) to the Korean Committee for UNICEF in commemoration of the upcoming World Water Day on March 22, the organization said Friday. The donation will be us...

Updated : 2017.03.12 19:14

[Eye plus] Hobby collectors’ items show pieces of history

To most, yesterday’s newspapers, used stamps or emptied pay envelopes are trash. But they can become pieces of history when collected over a period time, even more so in the era of digitalization. So...

Updated : 2017.03.10 20:29

Min Dong-seok elected head of HUFS Alumni Association

Min Dong-seok, ambassador for Africa-Middle East regional economic cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been elected the new president of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Alumni...

Updated : 2017.03.02 16:43

Hwang In-yeong, Ryu Jung-han to tie knot

Actress Hwang In-young is set to tie the knot with musical actor Ryu Sung-han on March 13.  Hwang In-young (Star Property Investment Group)Ryu, 45, posted a letter to fans on his homepage Wednesday m...

Updated : 2017.03.01 12:13

Lee Min-ho wins top award for boosting Korea’s brand

Actor Lee Min-ho was awarded the grand prize at the 2017 National Brand Awards held at the National Assembly Hall in Seoul on Wednesday.  Actor Lee Min-ho receives the grand prize at the 2017 Nationa...

Updated : 2017.02.22 16:48

LTI Korea's Kim Seong-kon receives honorary doctorate from SUNY

Kim Seong-kon, president of the Literary Translation Institute of Korea, will be receiving an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the State University of New York. The degree will be conferred ...

Updated : 2017.02.15 17:25

Ban to garner PCI Award in LA

Ban Ki-moon will receive the 2017 Individual Building Bridges Award from Pacific Century Institute on Feb. 23, according to PCI News.  Ban served from 2007 to 2016 as the UN secretary-general. He was...

Updated : 2017.02.12 17:49

Entertainment agency stocks plummet as China reacts to THAAD deployment

The value in stock assets held by Korea’s entertainment industry leaders has plummeted in the wake of the Chinese government’s response to the anticipated US anti-missile system deployment here.Lee ...

Updated : 2017.02.06 14:59

Bolivia opens ‘Evo museum’ dedicated to indigenous president

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- School notebooks, a boy’s sandals and T-shirts given to him by famous soccer players are among the objects displayed at a $7 million museum inaugurated by Bolivian President E...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:26