Two women charged with threatening top actor Lee Byung-hun

[Newsmaker] Textbook row erupts over Ryu Gwan-sun

The contentious omission of a renowned female independence activist in high school textbooks has sparked further altercations within education circles, which are already divided on the possible reviva...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:55

[Newsmaker] Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine

MOSCOW ― Russian strongman Vladimir Putin first used “Novorossiya” ― the loaded Tsarist-era name for what is now southern and eastern Ukraine ― just after annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March, s...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:29

[Newsmaker] IMF chief faces French corruption probe

PARIS (AP) ― Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:46

[Newsmaker] Burger King merger fans tax dispute

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Burger King is buying Canada’s Tim Hortons coffee-and-donuts chain in an $11 billion deal that raised concerns about another U.S. company moving abroad for tax advantages.Burger Kin...

Updated : 2014.08.27 21:05

[Newsmaker] Daewoo founder says break-up was wrong

More than a decade after the collapse of Daewoo Group in 1999, the group founder and former chairman Kim Woo-choong has stepped out of the shadows to promote a book telling the “real story” about wh...

Updated : 2014.08.26 21:22

[Newsmaker] Korea wins Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania (AP) ― In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Sin Don-wan realized how he wanted to celebrate.“I want to go to the Blu...

Updated : 2014.08.25 21:22

[Newsmaker] Ice Bucket Challenge changes nonprofit world

The Ice Bucket Challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.Since the ALS Association began tracking ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:41

[Newsmaker] New envoy to Japan faces daunting task

Yoo Heung-soo appears to be a confident and seasoned politician. Though he has yet to grasp all the pending issues and diplomatic terminology, his hale, vigorous and poised figure defies concerns abou...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:47

[Newsmaker] As protests rage, Obama pleads for calm

WASHINGTON (AP) ― When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over...

Updated : 2014.08.20 22:13

[Newsmaker] Safety fears mount over Seoul sinkholes

Five large underground hollows were discovered this week underneath one of Seoul’s road tunnels, city officials said Monday, adding to public concerns over safety sparked by similar discoveries in Se...

Updated : 2014.08.19 21:21

[Newsmaker] Pope meets marginalized in Seoul Mass

Pope Francis consoled some of the most marginalized members of Korean society by holding their hands on Monday, the last day of his five-day visit to Korea.The pontiff officiated a Mass at Myeongdong ...

Updated : 2014.08.18 21:04

[Newsmaker] Authorities divided over elite schools

Friction between the Education Ministry and local education offices over elite schools hinted at an escalation of conflict between Minister Hwang Woo-yea and progressive superintendents.The ministry a...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:36

[Newsmaker] Francis: ‘People’s pope’ and SNS star

As afternoon turned into evening on March 13, 2013, in Vatican City, white smoke rose from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel, signaling that a new pope had been elected. About an hour later, the ident...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:46

[Newsmaker] Robin Williams gave comedy darker edge

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams shot to fame for his madcap standup act and his offbeat alien Mork, but his most famous roles showed a depth of pain behind the comedian’s mask...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:37

[Newsmaker] Turkey strongman with an eye on history

Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves at supporters from the balcony of the AKP party headquarters during the celebrations of his victory in the presidential election vote in Ankara on Sunday. (AFP-Yonhap)ANKARA...

Updated : 2014.08.11 21:35
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