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The stampede to see South Korea's most reluctant celebrities starts early, often before they're out of bed. On many weekends, hundreds of tourists appear at the tumbledown homestead to meet 82-year-old farmer Choi Won-kyun and his loving but nagging...
Tags: Los Angeles, Movies, Farms, Sundance Film Festival, Children
Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, a philosophy student who became South Korea's first Roman Catholic cardinal and an outspoken critic of authoritarian rule, died Monday. He was 86. Kim had been suffering from pneumonia for several months and was recently...
Lee Jung-hee recalls the precise moment when all hell broke loose -- the tie-yanking, headlocks and neck-wringing, the thud of sledgehammers and, ominously, the sickening whine of a chain saw. The 39-year-old had witnessed plenty of violent protests in...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLee Myung-bak was sworn in as South Korea's 17th president today, calling for a renewed spirit of self-sacrifice and vowing to apply hardheaded pragmatism to governing a country where disparities in wealth have created "class conflict and animosity."...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNot since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
In South Korea, image and perception are paramount -- especially when it comes to how the conservative Lee Myung-bak administration is dealing with the global financial crisis. In an apparent effort to restore confidence among international investors,...
The SwampGood morning. Here are a few Washington events of note for Wednesday, August 6. President Bush is meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul and Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej in Bangkok. The National Coaching Report, "The State........
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated If the perimeter is a little tight around the White House tonight, for the pre-summit dinner of world leaders on the eve of an international economic summit in Washington, this list of attendees for the......
The Swampby Mark Silva A nuclear weapons-armed North Korea poses a "grave threat" to the world, President Barack Obama said today, promising to end a long-running pattern of Pyongyang creating crises only to be rewarded with incentives for backing down. "This........
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, a onetime human rights lawyer who was under investigation for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribes during a five-year term in office that ended last year, died today after a fall near his home...
They came bearing flowers and cigarettes for their fallen hero, the former head of state whose life many believe was cut short by the vengeful nature of South Korean politics. Countless mourners have paid their respects to Roh Moo-hyun, an outpouring...
Tags: Politics, Justice System, Crimes, Murder, Prosecution
North Korea shows its defiance to the world once again Tuesday, by launching more long-range missiles. This follows Monday's underground nuclear test in Pyongyang and three missile launches. The United Nations Security Council calls the test a clear...
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