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Birthday: Lee Myung-bak

Birthday: Lee Myung-bak

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is 73.

December 18, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

FILE - In this July 16, 2013 file photo, a woman walks by a sign at Cyber Terror Response Center of National Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea. Most North Koreans have never even seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainm…

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A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

FILE - In this May 5, 2012 file photo, South Korean cyber activists listen to North Korean defector Lee Mi-yeon, back to camera, during her lecture on national cyber security at Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs in Suwon, South Korea. Most North Koreans have never even seen the Inter…

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Holidays around the world

Holidays around the world

Children and Christians sing during a lighting ceremony of Christmas tree at Seoul City Hall Plaza, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The country prepares for the Christmas and New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 17, 2014 1:37 pm
Holidays around the world

Holidays around the world

A 21-meter high Christmas tree is lit to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season at Seoul City Hall Plaza, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The country prepares for the Christmas and New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 17, 2014 1:37 pm
10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

A customer picks up a plastic container of Macadamia nuts at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The flavorful macadamia nut was unfamiliar to many South Koreans until Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air's chairman, ordered a flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight from Ne…

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Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage

Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage

Plastic containers of Macadamia nuts for sale are displayed at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. 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 …

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S. Korean leader facing crisis over allegations

S. Korean leader facing crisis over allegations

Park Ji-man, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's brother, arrives at Seoul District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Prosecutors hauled in Park for questioning, the latest in a slew of high-profile figures who have been summoned since a local newspaper fir…

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S. Korean leader facing crisis over allegations

S. Korean leader facing crisis over allegations

Park Ji-man, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's brother, talks to the media upon his arrival at Seoul District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Prosecutors hauled in Park for questioning, the latest in a slew of high-profile figures who have been summoned…

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S. Korean leader facing crisis over allegations

S. Korean leader facing crisis over allegations

Park Ji-man, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's brother, center, talks to the media upon his arrival at Seoul District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Prosecutors hauled in Park for questioning, the latest in a slew of high-profile figures who have been …

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26. 2014 photo, Japanese tourists take picture in front of a structure to advertising South Korean rapper PSY's “Gangnam Style” at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam has a special significance in South Korea as the place where a globalized youth cultu…

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 photo, an imported car is parked on a road side at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam has a special significance in South Korea as the place where a globalized youth culture emerged from a generation that had opportunities to travel and study…

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 photo, people cross the Teheran Road at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. Many young South Koreans, some educated overseas, are going to Gangnam to start mobile or Internet businesses. Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and Japan are opening of…

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo, FuturePlay CEO Ryu Jung-hee, center, talks with his employees at the rooftop of Maru180 at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. " Gangnam is where desires converge. Startups are the groups that solve their clients’ problems," said Ryu. “To do that…

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 photo, people sit in front of their laptop computers at D.Camp, cheap rental spaces to startup companies, at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. Many young South Koreans, some educated overseas, are going to Gangnam to start mobile or Internet businesses…

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25. 2014, employees of MangoPlate work at their office in Maru180 at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. D.Camp opened in 2013 and Maru180 earlier this year a few blocks from the Tehran Road to rent cheap spaces to startup companies and startup investors. These …

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo, Simon Lee poses at his office in Maru180 at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. Lee, a 32-year-old founder of translation app developer Flitto, said "Big companies do almost no M&As. They don’t want to admit they are inferior to startups. But…

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Maverick CEO Johnny Oh speaks during an interview at his office at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. Maverick recently launched a cloud-based mobile video editing app called Alive Story from Oh's startup in Gangnam. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo, FuturePlay CEO Ryu Jung-hee, center right, and marketing director Steven Baek, center left, take part in a meeting with employees at their office in Maru180 at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. " Gangnam is where desires converge. Startups are …

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo, MangoPlate Co-founder Joon Oh, right, works with his employee at their office in Maru180 at the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. D.Camp opened in 2013 and Maru180 earlier this year a few blocks from the Tehran Road to rent cheap spaces to startup …

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Image of Asia: Santa dives at Seoul aquarium

Image of Asia: Santa dives at Seoul aquarium

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims at the Lotte Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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AP Photos of the Year 2014

AP Photos of the Year 2014

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

December 03, 2014 12:33 pm
AP Photos of the Year 2014

AP Photos of the Year 2014

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Relatives of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol cry after listening to a TV news program reporting the names of the victims found dead, at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

December 03, 2014 12:33 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Brad Pitt waves during a promotional event for his latest film "Fury" in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The movie is to be released in South Korea on Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

November 20, 2014 12:29 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

British singer Rita Ora poses during a fashion event in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

September 25, 2014 11:51 am
World briefs

World briefs

A South Korean army soldier looks through a pair of binoculars at a military check point in Paju near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. North Korea on Saturday continued its string of rocket and missile firings, launching three short-range projectiles into th…

September 06, 2014 5:39 pm
Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

An employee fills shelves with packages of “ramyeon” instant noodles at a shopping center in Seoul. South Koreans bought about 1.85 trillion won ($1.8 billion) worth in 2012.

August 21, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…
Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Dos mujeres posan con un cartel para una exposición fotográfica sobre el papa Francisco titulado "¡Hola papa Francisco!" en el Centro Cultural Sejong en Seúl, Corea del Sur, el miércoles 13 de agosto de 2014. La visita del papa a Corea del Sur será la primera de un pontífice a la península c…

August 13, 2014 8:44 am
PAPA

PAPA

Unos carteles dan la bienvenida al papa Francisco en una calle de Seúl, Corea del Sur, el lunes 11 de agosto de 2014. (Foto AP/Ahn Young-joon)

August 11, 2014 8:36 am
South Korea Earns Samsung Electronics

South Korea Earns Samsung Electronics

A man using a mobile phone takes a picture in front of logos of Samsung Electronics Co. in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

July 14, 2014 3:38 pm
SURCOREA-NAUFRAGIO

SURCOREA-NAUFRAGIO

El familiar de uno de los pasajeros a bordo del ferry coreano hundido reza mientras espera noticias de su ser querido, en Jindo, Corea del Sur, el viernes 25 de abril de 2014. El Sewol zarpó del puerto de Incheon el 15 de abril a la isla turística de Jeju con 476 personas a bordo, entre ella…

April 25, 2014 12:16 pm
S. Korean president: Ferry captain's actions 'tantamount to murder'

S. Korean president: Ferry captain's actions 'tantamount to murder'

Bodies of passengers from the Sewol ferry are carried upon their arrival at a port in Jindo. Divers on Monday continued the work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken ferry.

April 21, 2014 1:15 pm
Angry families confront S. Korean president over ferry tragedy

Angry families confront S. Korean president over ferry tragedy

South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than 280 passengers …

April 17, 2014 12:21 pm
Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

A mother weeps as she and others search for their children's names among a list of survivors rescued from a ferry that sank off the country's southern coast, at Danwon high school in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled to rescue mo…

April 16, 2014 10:53 am
Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Relatives of passengers of a sunken ship wrapped in blankets look toward the sea at Jindo port, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, lea…

April 16, 2014 10:54 am
Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

A relative waits for their missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing de…

April 16, 2014 10:52 am
Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

A relative weeps as she waits for missing passengers of a sunken ferry at Jindo port, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearl…

April 16, 2014 10:52 am
Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Ferry sinks off South Korea coast

Relatives of passengers of a sunken ship wrapped in blankets look toward the sea at Jindo port, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, lea…

April 16, 2014 10:52 am
SURCOREA-NAUFRAGIO

SURCOREA-NAUFRAGIO

Familiares esperan noticias de sus seres queridos después de que un ferry zozobrara en las costas de Corea del Sur, el miércoles 16 de abril de 2014. El barco con 459 personas a bordo, la mayoría estudiantes, se hundió y hasta el momento hay 4 fallecidos y decenas de desaparecidos. (Foto AP/…

April 16, 2014 10:34 am
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Divers dressed in penguin costumes perform with a school of fish as part of the new year and winter vacation season's events at an Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

January 05, 2014 3:18 pm
New Year celebrations around the world

New Year celebrations around the world

Buddhists light candles during New Year's Eve celebrations at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 31, 2013 12:34 pm
New Year celebrations around the world

New Year celebrations around the world

Buddhists attend New Year's Eve celebrations at the Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 31, 2013 12:34 pm
South Korea Christmas

South Korea Christmas

Employees dressed as Santa Claus perform as part of a shopping mall's Christmas celebrations in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. A lot of South Korean companies take advantage of the Christmas to promote their business amid weak sales and economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 24, 2013 10:23 am
APTOPIX South Korea Christmas

APTOPIX South Korea Christmas

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 15, 2013 4:10 pm
South Korea Christmas

South Korea Christmas

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume feeds sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 15, 2013 4:11 pm
South Korea Christmas

South Korea Christmas

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume greets children at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

December 15, 2013 4:11 pm
Chuck Hagel, Kim Kwan-jiin

Chuck Hagel, Kim Kwan-jiin

Chuck Hagel

October 05, 2013 4:49 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

An Asian elephant eats fruits in the ice at the Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. The zoo gave the special iced treat to the animals to help them overcome the hot summer weather. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

August 18, 2013 5:19 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A Ring tailed lemur eats fruits in the ice at the Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. The zoo gave the special iced treat to the animals to help them overcome the hot summer weather. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

August 18, 2013 5:19 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A diver performs with sardines as part of summer vacation events at an Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

August 04, 2013 6:00 pm

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