the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with person: Psy
  • Scandal hits South Africa president 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:14 pm
  • JOHANNESBURG - A scandal surrounding more than $20 million in state spending on the South African president's private home has ignited a debate about moral leadership and alleged corruption ahead of May elections, even prompting satirical songs based on smash hits such as "Gangnam Style."

  • Curvy edifice in Seoul begs $450 million question 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:05 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - A curvy futuristic $450 million building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the South Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy with the outcome.