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Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, speaks to the media upon her arrival for questioning at the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board office of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Seoul, South Korea.  AP

Nut rage imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines executive and embarrassed her family and country. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the unexpected upside: a boom in sales of macadamias.

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

Aquino: It’s been all good news after Korea

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Philippines President Benigno Aquino III attends the formal session of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. AP

From the moment he touched down on Philippine soil after a two-day trip to South Korea, it has been nothing but “good news” for President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino says thank you to Korea for ‘Yolanda’ aid

RED CARPET  President Aquino gets a red carpet welcome at the VIP Terminal of the Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea, where he is joining other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the 25th Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2014. He is accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez.  MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

The 500-strong South Korean military force, called Araw Troops, brought sunshine to the Visayas in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and President Aquino did not forget this.Leila B. Salaverria

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

N. Korea urges UN action over ‘inhuman’ US torture

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North Korea, rattled by UN condemnation of its human rights record, urged the Security Council Wednesday to censure the United States for its use of “inhuman torture” methods.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US air base in S. Korea locked down over suspected shooter


The US Osan Air Force base in South Korea went under lockdown Monday after reports of an active shooter on the site, the 51st Fighter Wing based there said.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »