Olympic speed skating champ Lee Sang-hwa wins World Cup race on home ice

[Newsmaker] Will price controls save publishing?

Korea will introduce a new book price control system on Friday in an effort to salvage its moribund publishing industry. But whether it will be sufficient to turn around Koreans’ dwindling interest i...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:39

[Newsmaker] Uber exec under fire

An executive at Uber Technologies Inc. is facing criticism for saying that the mobile car-booking startup should hire a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists who scrutinize the ...

Updated : 2014.11.19 21:36

[Newsmaker] Surprise recession threatens Abenomics

With Japan’s slump into its fourth recession since 2008 threatening the failure of the Abenomics reflation program, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration is taking steps to shore up growth for ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:42

[Newsmaker] Shanghai-H.K. link leaves KOSPI intact

The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme ― touted as a milestone in the liberalization of China’s capital markets ― launched Monday, with very little impact on the Korean bourse. Korea’s stock ...

Updated : 2014.11.17 21:36

[Newsmaker] Tensions up as Putin quits G20 summit

MOSCOW (AFP) ― Vladimir Putin’s early exit from a G20 summit in Australia after an icy reception from world leaders may further stoke Russia-West tensions and lead to renewed fighting in Ukraine, an...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:24

[Newsmaker] Rosetta makes historic touchdown on comet

DARMSTADT, Germany ― Landing with a bounce after traveling 6.4 billion kilometers, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet ― ...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:27

[Newsmaker] Obama fails to quell tension with China

BEIJING ― When Xi Jinping took the reins of a booming China two years ago, President Barack Obama saw an opportunity to remake America’s relationship with the Asian power. But even after Obama’s u...

Updated : 2014.11.12 21:15

[Newsmaker] Celebs barred from Japan amid Dokdo dispute

Singer Lee Seung-chul was denied entry to Japan on Sunday in an apparent retaliation for a performance on the easternmost Korean islets of Dokdo in August. The singer performed on the islet on Aug. 14...

Updated : 2014.11.11 20:01

[Newsmaker] In China, Obama tests global clout post-election

BEIJING  ― His influence at home quickly fading, President Barack Obama is looking east to China, the opening stop of a three-country tour that will test his ability to play a commanding role on the...

Updated : 2014.11.10 19:50

[Newsmaker] 25 years of fall of Berlin Wall

BERLIN― Germany marks 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall Sunday with more than a million people expected to join tributes, festivities and an open-air party with freedom icons and ro...

Updated : 2014.11.09 21:22

[Newsmaker] Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

LOS ANGELES ― Even her name is media friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party on Wednesday, after being elected as its first black female member of Congress ― and she ...

Updated : 2014.11.06 21:29

[Newsmaker] After midterm loss, Obama must re-energize

WASHINGTON ― Six years after sweeping into the White House on the slogan “Yes We Can,” Barack Obama, whose Democratic party has lost control of both houses of Congress, must now find a new can-do ...

Updated : 2014.11.05 21:28

[Newsmaker] Ban stirs up local presidential politics

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is sending ripples through the country’s political arena without lifting a finger. Ban has said nothing about what he will do after his term ends, but he was picked...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:14

[Newsmaker] Telecoms face penalty over iPhone subsidies

South Korea’s three telecommunications companies are expected to again face punitive measures by communications regulators for allegedly providing subsidies over the legal limit for Apple’s iPhone 6...

Updated : 2014.11.03 21:18

[Newsmaker] New U.S. envoy faces daunting challenges

Fortified by expertise, experience and the trust of top U.S. leadership, Ambassador Mark Lippert is tasked with helping achieve the strategic refocus toward Asia in the face of daunting foreign policy...

Updated : 2014.11.02 20:00
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