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[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

[Newsmaker] Sankei investigated over report on Park

Korean prosecutors have opened an investigation into Sankei Shimbun over a report on President Park Geun-hye that raised questions about her whereabouts during the day of the ferry sinking.The Seoul b...

Updated : 2014.08.10 20:37

[Newsmaker] Space probe makes rendezvous with comet

PARIS ― The space probe Rosetta made a historic rendezvous with a comet on Wednesday, climaxing a 10-year, 6-billion-kilometer chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.“W...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:14

[Newsmaker] U.S. had role in experimental Ebola drug

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year,...

Updated : 2014.08.06 21:55

[Newsmaker] Yi Sun-sin sensation takes hold in cinemas

Period action flick “Roaring Currents” has set one box-office record after another since its opening last Wednesday. Previous period flicks have enjoyed notable successes, including “The King and t...

Updated : 2014.08.05 20:56

[Newsmaker] NPAD interim leader headed for choppy waters

Rep. Park Young-sun’s role within the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy is growing in the vacuum left by its moderate leaders. In the wake of NPAD co-chairmen Reps. Ahn Cheol-soo an...

Updated : 2014.08.04 21:30

[Newsmaker] Park back to work on economy, unification

President Park Geun-hye returns to office on Monday after her much-debated five-day summer vacation. As many expected, the president ended up staying in Cheong Wa Dae the whole time, saying she had no...

Updated : 2014.08.03 21:02

[Newsmaker] Cho to take charge of PyeongChang Olympics

Cho Yang-ho, a South Korean corporate executive who led PyeongChang’s successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, was elected Thursday as the head of the event’s organizing committee.The Hanjin Gro...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:18

[Newsmaker] China probes ex-security czar

BEIJING (AP) ― China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping’s firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo a...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:52
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