Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

ORANGE, Australia (AFP) -- When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.The crops survived, but the ...

Ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill.Although some US phone plans c...

Carolina Herrera says it's an honor to dress Melania Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - While a few designers have made news saying they would not dress the future first lady, Carolina Herrera said she'd be honored if Melania Trump wore one of her outfits.The famed designer spoke about Trump on the re...

Mexico's ancient beverage pulque makes a comeback

SANTIAGO CUAUTLALPAN, Mexico (AP) - Mexicans have been brewing pulque from the juice of cactus-like maguey plants for centuries, but the viscous, beer-like beverage fell out of favor starting in the 1970s as pulque got a bad reput...

Sports ministry discovers budget misuse at football governing body

South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday said it has asked local law enforcement to investigate former and current employees of the national football governing body for apparently misusing the organization's budget.   The Mini...

Top translators awarded for promoting Korean literature overseas

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea has announced the winners of translation awards that recognize their role in the promotion of Korean literature worldwide. The awards, which will be given out during a ceremony Thursda...

Blast Theory wins Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

Artist group Blast Theory has won the 2016 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, the art institution announced Wednesday.The UK-based group, formed in 1991 by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, uses new forms of performance a...

Daejeon Arts Collective to host group show

Daejeon Arts Collective will be hosting its 10th group show this week, titled “X.” The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, screen printing, and multimedia pieces.More a digital logic puzzle to chal...

Expats run gift drive for local orphanages

Expats in Gwangju are running a gift donation drive to brighten up Christmas for children at local orphanages. The “Adopt-a-Child for Christmas” campaign is now in its seventh year, and the community is seeking donations to top ...

Gwangju center bids ‘Adios’ to 2016

wangju International Center will be holding its annual end of year celebration on Dec. 17.The “Adios 2016” event is an afternoon to look back on the centers activities over the year.The center will also be running a culture tour...

Camarata to sing ‘Messiah’ Christmas concert

Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra performs “Messiah” at Chungdong First Methodist Church, Seoul, on Dec. 12, 2015.Camarata Music Company Chorale and Orchestra will be performing its annual holiday concert of Handel’s...

GPP goes big with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Gwangju Performance Project is set to put on Howard Ashman's “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend.The show is the GPP’s most ambitious project yet, bringing together a live band and the GPP’s choreography group into its 5...

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Paul Yu Pin, the Roman Catholic Cardinal Who Supported the Korean Independence Movement

In late December 1945, when the issue of trusteeship over Korea became a political issue a mere two months after the Korean Provisional Government returned to the country, KPG President Kim Gu introduced the Roman Catholic bishop ...

Bob Dylan sends speech for Nobel ceremony

STOCKHOLM (AFP) -- Music icon Bob Dylan won’t be at the Nobel prize ceremony this week to accept his award, but he has sent along a speech to be read aloud, the Nobel foundation said Monday.The 75-year-old, whose lyrics have infl...

New SR railway company to launch super rapid trains

On a small peninsula just over 100,000 square kilometers in area, Korea’s vastly extensive railways have made domestic flying a virtually unnecessary expense and hassle.  Since 2005, the country’s railways have been dominated b...