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[Newsmaker] Jeju's women divers gain UNESCO recognition

When the female divers of Jeju Island emerge from their minutes-long foray underwater, they let out a much-awaited sigh. Called “sumbi,” the exhalation releases carbon dioxide from the lungs with ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:11

Rebuilding history? Debate rages over lost Afghan Buddhas

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AFP) -- For centuries they stood, two monumental ancient statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs of Bamiyan, loved and revered by generations of Afghans -- only to be pulverize...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:35

Celebrities express fury over President Park’s address

Celebrities are voicing anger via social media over President Park Geun-hye’s Tuesday announcement, in which she said she would let the National Assembly decide the fate of her presidency. “I am s...

Updated : 2016.11.30 16:00

Pirelli launches covered-up 2017 calendar with top actresses

PARIS (AP) -- Pirelli on Tuesday unveiled the 2017 edition of its famed calendar, which sees photographer Peter Lindbergh mature beyond snaps of seminude models and set his lens on Hollywood. The ca...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:06

Van Gogh Museum rules out debate over ‘lost’ notebook

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum ruled out Tuesday a public debate over the authenticity of a book of sketches that an art historian has said belonged to the Dutch impressionist. Bogo...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:02

Germany's 'Mr. Flirt' teaches refugees how to pick up women

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- The subject was pickup lines, and Germany’s “Mr. Flirt” offered a few examples to his class of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. “I really love the scent of your perfume,” he...

Updated : 2016.11.29 14:36

Korean celebrities speak out against President Park

Korean celebrities are actively joining in the protest against President Park Geun-hye, who is currently embroiled in a scandal for allegedly leaking state documents and funneling funds from business...

Updated : 2016.11.27 15:49

Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for over half a million euros

PARIS (AFP) - A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for more than half a million euros, auctioneers said Wednesday -- more than 10 times the pre-sales estimate. The 14 wrought-iron...

Updated : 2016.11.24 14:17

International journalists honored with Press Freedom Awards

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists honored journalists from India, El Salvador, Turkey and Egypt on Tuesday with its annual International Press Freedom Awards for their commitment ...

Updated : 2016.11.23 17:03

Holocaust jacket found at tag sale leads to a life story

NEW YORK (AP) -- The blue and gray stripes struck Jillian Eisman like a lightning bolt. She was rummaging through a packed closet during a Long Island tag sale when she immediately recognized the sy...

Updated : 2016.11.23 14:45

No. of royal palace visitors to surpass 10-million mark for first time

The annual number of people visiting the country's four main royal palaces and Jongmyo Shrine is expected to surpass the 10-million mark for the first time later this week, the cultural authorities s...

Updated : 2016.11.22 13:10

Korean antigraft law impacting hotels, fine dining

Members of the 5.4 Club, a group of prominent figures aiming to promote culture in Korea, gathered to discuss the aftermath of Korea’s recently enforced antigraft law Thursday evening at the InterCo...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:41

[Around the Hotels] This week’s promotions and packages

Dutch Charcuterie at Grand Hyatt Seoul The Deli at Grand Hyatt Seoul is offering handmade charcuterie by world-renowned Dutch charcutier Benito Plasschaert until Dec. 4. Plasschaert has mastered hi...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:39

‘Choi Soon-sil is sullying tradition, shamanism’

An apparently innocent traditional item has found its way to the center of the influence-peddling scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye and her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil. Obangnang, ...

Updated : 2016.11.17 17:34

Yu Dong-hun appointed new vice culture minister

Yu Dong-hun has been named as the new vice culture minister by President Park Geun-hye. Yu will replace Kim Chong, who resigned late last month amid allegations linking him to the political scandal ...

Updated : 2016.11.17 17:17