[Asian Games] Olympic champ Kim Jae-bum re-claims Asiad gold

[Newsmaker] Alibaba: China’s e-commerce ‘crocodile’

SHANGHAI ― Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world’s greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years.The Hangzhou-based company is largely un...

Updated : 2014.09.21 20:27

[Newsmaker] Kakao to launch news services

Kakao Corp., South Korea’s biggest mobile messenger service provider, said Thursday it plans to start its own local news services later this year, issuing a challenge to Naver Corp., which dominates ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:42

[Newsmaker] Defiant KB chief creates stir

KB Financial Group chairman Lim Young-rok has become known for two things: being the first financial group chairman to be slapped with a severe penalty and the first to defy the authorities’ sanction...

Updated : 2014.09.17 21:08

[Newsmaker] What if? Scotland's steps to independence

With polls showing Scotland's upcoming independence referendum too close to call, the rest of the United Kingdom is starting to consider seriously the implications of a "Yes" victory.A pro-independenc...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:50

[Newsmaker] Rise of Sweden’s likely P.M.

STOCKHOLM (AFP) ― Sweden’s likely new prime minister, Social Democrat leader Stefan Loefven, may have little experience of national politics but this consensus-seeking trade unionist has overcome bi...

Updated : 2014.09.15 21:03

[Newsmaker] Will Apple Pay kill the card swipe?

NEW YORK (AP) ― Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store p...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:45

[Newsmaker] Scotland and England: A tale of rivalry

LONDON (AFP) ― The love-hate relationship between England and Scotland has been marked by bloodthirsty mediaeval battles, royal marriages and executions, followed by centuries of political and social...

Updated : 2014.09.11 21:14

[Newsmaker] Apple on new road with iPhone 6, smartwatch

SAN FRANCISCO ― Apple moved to recapture its role as a tech trend setter on Tuesday with its highly anticipated first smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the iPhone.With the debuts of Apple W...

Updated : 2014.09.10 21:16

[Newsmaker] Galaxy Note 4 gets mixed response

The Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Electronics’ all-new smartphone-tablet hybrid unveiled at the 2014 IFA in Berlin, has better display with a faster processing speed than its predecessor.It is thin and ligh...

Updated : 2014.09.04 20:55

[Newsmaker] 5 women named to Japan's Cabinet

TOKYO -- Japan's prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting ...

Updated : 2014.09.03 21:32

[Newsmaker] Veteran N.K. diplomat likely to visit Europe

Kang Sok-ju, a seasoned North Korean diplomat, is likely to make a rare trip to Europe this week, officials at Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, in a move seen as in line with the North’s effor...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:35

[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
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