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Birthday: Park Geun-hye

Birthday: Park Geun-hye

The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, is 63.

January 30, 2015 8:26 amLoading…
Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

A man uses an Apple iPhone near the advertisement of Samsung Electronics' micro SD cards at a Samsung shop in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The Sou…

January 29, 2015 11:10 amLoading…
Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

A man uses his smartphone in front of advertisements for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note Edge at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its quarterly earnings dropped to a smaller-than-expected 27 percent in the fourth quarter …

January 29, 2015 11:10 amLoading…
Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Banners advertising Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 4 are displayed at a Samsung Electronics shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its quarterly earnings dropped to a smaller-than-expected 27 percent in the fourth quarter but its forecast…

January 29, 2015 11:10 amLoading…
Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

An advertisement poster shows Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, top, and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy NOTE 4 at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its quarterly earnings dropped smaller-than-expected 27 percent in the fourth quarter …

January 29, 2015 11:10 amLoading…
N. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leader

N. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leader

FILE - In this June 25, 2010 file photo, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak speaks during a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea. Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 201…

January 29, 2015 2:30 amLoading…
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor and director Russell Crowe gives his autographs for fans during the red carpet event for his new movie "The Water Diviner" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The movie is to be released in South Korea on Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-jon)

January 22, 2015 3:34 pm
SKorea upholds jail term for ex-lawmaker over pro-NK charges

SKorea upholds jail term for ex-lawmaker over pro-NK charges

South Korean Vietnam War veterans with national flags shout slogans during a rally denouncing former Unified Progressive Party lawmaker Lee Seok-ki near the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prison sentence for Lee …

January 22, 2015 1:42 amLoading…
SKorea upholds jail term for ex-lawmaker over pro-NK charges

SKorea upholds jail term for ex-lawmaker over pro-NK charges

South Korean army soldiers break the window glasses during an exercise against a terrorist attack at a training camp in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said that it is a part of preparation to counteract terror since threats of terrorism are gro…

January 22, 2015 1:42 amLoading…
NORCOREA-EEUU

NORCOREA-EEUU

Una revista con caricaturas del presidente estadounidense Barack Obama, izquierda, y el norcoreano Kim Jong Un es exhibida en un kiosco en Seúl, Corea del Sur, 3 de enero de 2015. Corea del Norte emitió el domingo 4 de enero de 2015 un airado comunicado arremetiendo contra Estados Unidos por…

January 04, 2015 12:26 pm
SURCOREA-ESCLAVOS DISCAPACITADOS

SURCOREA-ESCLAVOS DISCAPACITADOS

En esta fotografía del 19 de febrero de 2014, legisladores, a la izquierda y derecha, se reúnen con propietarios y trabajadores de granjas de sal como parte de una inspección de derechos humanos, en la Isla Sinui, Corea del Sur. (Foto AP/Ahn Young-joon)

January 02, 2015 7:08 pm
Birthday: Lee Myung-bak

Birthday: Lee Myung-bak

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is 73.

December 18, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
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
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
Experts: Hackers trying to steal S. Korean, US military secrets

Experts: Hackers trying to steal S. Korean, US military secrets

Hackers froze up teller machines on March 20 during an attack on the Shinhan Bank's computers in Seoul, South Korea.

July 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
N. Korea agrees to talks with South

N. Korea agrees to talks with South

Representatives of the two Koreas will meet today in the border village of Panmunjom on restarting the factory park.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

U.S. actor Brad Pitt speaks during the South Korea premiere of his latest film "World War Z" in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

June 13, 2013 8:54 pm
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

U.S. actress Angelina Jolie listens to a question during a press conference to promote her new spy action-thriller "Salt" in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

May 14, 2013 7:55 am
Around the world

Around the world

A boy feels his head after it was shaven during a ceremony at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea. Ten children entered the temple to experience life with monks for 16 days leading up to Buddha's birthday celebrations on May 17.

May 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Recent furor with N. Korea leaves South distrustful

Recent furor with N. Korea leaves South distrustful

South Korean vehicles return Saturday from the North Korean city of Kaesong over Unification Bridge in Paju.

April 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Nukes are 'the nation's life," North Korea says in warning

Nukes are 'the nation's life," North Korea says in warning

South Korean army soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence in Paju, near the border village of Panmunjom.

April 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
N. Korea cancels truce with S. Korea

N. Korea cancels truce with S. Korea

South Korean soldiers ride an artillery vehicle during an exercise near the border village of Panmunjom.

March 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
UN condemns N. Korea's rocket launch

UN condemns N. Korea's rocket launch

South Korean religious leaders rally in Seoul to denounce North Korea's Tuesday rocket launch. South Korea's U.N. ambassador called the launch "a very dangerous challenge" to South Korea's security.

December 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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