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‘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...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:29

[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. ...

Updated : 2017.03.10 20:29

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...

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 Nation...

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 conferre...

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. L...

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 ...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:26

Lee Dong-gun splits with T-ara’s Jiyeon

Lee Dong-gun’s agency said Thursday that the actor recently ended his romantic relationship with Jiyeon of K-pop group T-ara. According to Lee’s agency FNC Entertainment, the celebrity couple brok...

Updated : 2017.02.02 14:52

Korea Times president to head foreign language newspaper group

The Foreign Language Newspapers Association of Korea on Monday named Lee Chang-sup, president-publisher of Korea Times, as its president. The nonprofit organization was launched in 2015 to promote t...

Updated : 2017.01.23 17:44

Repaired and ready: Venue where young Dylan played reopens

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (AP) -- Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago. But just about everything else ab...

Updated : 2017.01.16 16:04

[Eye Interview] Salvation Army volunteer recounts lifetime of service on the streets

A regular sight during the Korean holiday season: Salvation Army volunteers stand next to their signature red kettles and ring handbells to raise donations. One such volunteer, Lee Sung-deok, 83, wh...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:41

Actors Gong Hyo-jin, Cho Jung-seok, Cho Jin-woong win top star award

Actors Gong Hyo-jin, Cho Jung-seok and Cho Jin-woong were crowned Korea‘s “top stars” Thursday at an award ceremony celebrating influential figures from various segments. The 2016 The Night of St...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:29

Carrie Fisher’s books become -ellers after her death

NEW YORK (AP) -- There’s been a run on Carrie Fisher’s books since the “Star Wars” actress and humorist died Tuesday. Fisher’s book, “The Princess Diarist,” was on top of Amazon’s list of be...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:27

First woman named to head Vatican Museums

VATICAN CITY (AFP) -- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Italian Barbara Jutte as the next head of the Vatican Museums, making her the first woman to take charge of the Catholic Church‘s artistic treasure...

Updated : 2016.12.21 17:35