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Despite damage, Palmyra retains authenticity: UNESCO

PARIS (AFP) -- The U.N. cultural agency said Wednesday that the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra had suffered significant damage at the hands of Islamic State fighters, but that the archaeological site...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:30

What to do with billions of useless humans?

It is no news that machines have come to largely replace physical labor and computers surpass human beings in processing data. But in the future, the development of artificial intelligence may render...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:27

[Herald Interview] ‘English-language media is like face of Korea to world’

The first thing Paul Shin, a veteran English-language journalist, asked during an interview in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Monday was, “What desk do you work at?” “The culture desk did not take up a big...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:15

Chilean poet Neruda reburied at his coastal home

ISLA NEGRA, Chile (AP) -- The remains of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda were reburied on Tuesday at his favorite home in a Chilean town overlooking the Pacific Ocean, despite lingering questio...

Updated : 2016.04.27 11:38

YouTuber Heopop wants to break rules in your stead

Just a year ago, Heo Jae-wo -- better known by his YouTube alias "Heopop" -- was a typical Millennial, moving from one job to another without purpose. "I never lasted longer than a year in one job,"...

Updated : 2016.04.14 16:58

Korean novelist Han Kang shortlisted for 2016 Man Booker Int'l Prize

South Korean fiction writer Han Kang has been shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Han's "The Vegetarian," translated by Deborah Smith, is among the six books contending for the ...

Updated : 2016.04.14 10:52

[Photo News] Sweet desserts

SWEET DESSERTS -- President Park Geun-hye (right) and actor Song Joong-ki -- Korea‘s tourism ambassador -- make a traditional Korean dessert during the opening ceremony of the K-Style Hub, located a...

Updated : 2016.04.11 15:59

Starbucks Korea receives award for equal opportunity employment

Lee Seock-koo, head of Starbucks Korea, has received a presidential medal for the coffee chain’s efforts to provide equal workplace opportunities for people with disabilities, the company said Wedne...

Updated : 2016.04.06 18:13

ACRC briefs foreign firms on anticorruption policies

The state-run anticorruption body on Wednesday held a policy briefing in which it introduced various anticorruption plans to foreign businesses in Korea. The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commiss...

Updated : 2016.03.31 16:49

Actor Park Hae-jin to hold fan meeting in Taiwan

Park Hae-jin, star of the popular Korean TV series “Cheese in the Trap,” will have a fan meeting in Taiwan in June, the event's publicist said Thursday. The event will take place at the Taipei Inte...

Updated : 2016.03.31 15:42

Big Bang and CL nominated for ‘Time 100’

K-pop boy band Big Bang and CL of girl group 2NE1 are included in Time magazine’s online reader poll for this year’s 100 most influential people, Time announced Wednesday. Big Bang and CL are the...

Updated : 2016.03.25 14:37

[Hallyu power] Pony, trendsetter of K-beauty

Pony -- real name Park Hye-min -- is one of the most popular Korean makeup gurus, with 981,144 subscribers to her YouTube channel. Her makeup tutorials -- in which she demonstrates themed makeup styl...

Updated : 2016.03.22 16:11

Shin Kyung-sook's novel listed top bestseller in 10 years: data

Shin Kyung-sook's "Please Look After Mom" was listed as South Korea's most-read book for the past ten years, a local bookstore said Monday. The country's biggest Kyobo Book Centre produced the data ...

Updated : 2016.03.21 17:01

[EYE] Grandma’s lifelong prayer answered

When Korean-American author Helie Lee wrote her first book, “Still Life with Rice,” she had no inkling that it would endanger the lives of her extended family in North Korea. Having moved to Cana...

Updated : 2016.03.18 17:02

Jacques Attali to speak at Korea-France Leaders Forum

Jacques Attali, one of the world’s greatest scholars, will speak at the Korea-France Leaders Forum on March 24 at The Shilla Seoul hotel. The forum, which will serve as the opening of a year-long ...

Updated : 2016.03.16 17:12