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A few days before Christmas last year, Col. Lee Chulwon was preparing for the holidays with his family in his native Seoul.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

16 fans killed in fall at K-pop concert

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)

Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters (60 feet) to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hunger-striking father of South Korean ferry victim hospitalized

In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 photo, Park Bona, sister of Park Seong-ho, a 17-year-old student killed in the ferry Sewol sinking, attends a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. The relatives of some of the more than 300 people killed in the April ferry sinking are hoping Pope Francis' visit to South Korea will provide both solace for their anger and grief - and a boost in their struggle against the government. Park Youn-oh, the father of Seong-ho, said he was overwhelmed when he saw the pope's plane Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 and briefly met the pontiff. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea’s ferry disaster was hospitalized Friday after mounting a 40-day hunger strike to demand a full independent inquiry.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea says rockets not linked to visit by ‘so-called pope’

This file photo taken on April 15, 2012 shows SA-3 ground-to-air missiles being displayed during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang.  North Korea test-fired ten short-range missiles into the sea, a South Korean news agency reported on March 16, 2014, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.       AFP

North Korea on Friday ridiculed suggestions that it had sought to upstage the visit of the “so-called pope” to South Korea by firing a series of short-range rockets as the pontiff flew into Seoul.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea fires artillery shells into ocean – Seoul

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North Korea on Monday fired artillery shells into waters near its sea border with South Korea, Seoul’s military said, a day after the country test-launched two ballistic missiles in the latest of a series of weapon tests.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »