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  • FIFA candidate Van Praag seeks support in South Korea 
    Updated: May-06-15 9:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag has visited South Korea's football leaders seeking support for his challenge to Sepp Blatter.

  • Cannavaro's first taste of Asian Champions League successful 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:36 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Fabio Cannavaro's introductory period as head coach of Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande is complete with the end of the group stage of the 2015 Asian Champions League.

  • Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 12:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean Olympic organizers have appointed U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

  • Image of Asia: Chanel pays homage in Korean fashion show 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:01 am

    In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway with South Korean model Soo Joo Park and godson Hudson Kroenig after the presentation of his 2015-2016 Chanel cruise collection in Seoul. The collection paid homage to the host country, blending modernity and tradition. "Modern, international version of a typical Korean mood, how we see it for the modern 21st century but with inspiration from the past because I love the traditional Korean clothes, materials, patterns and all that. But it had to be made in a modern way because you can get cheap copies of the real one in any market. The real antique ones nobody can touch," said Lagerfeld. The collection looked to Chanel's past with monochromatic black and white but with the modern twist of bolero jackets over long shorts. Some pieces were inspired by the Korean hanbok, a traditional dress that was updated with a sequined skirt or broach. The show in Seoul was attended by several Korean celebrities such as actor and singer Choi Si-Won and actress and singer Im Yoona, as well as model Gisele Bundchen and actresses Kristen Stewart and Tilda Swinton.

  • S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student 
    Updated: May-03-15 11:58 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country.

  • Thousands of South Koreans protest over gov't labor policies story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 9:07 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday.

  • S. Korea says Kim Jong Un executed 15 officials this year 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 7:17 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year who were accused of challenging his authority.

  • Captain of doomed S. Korea ferry sentenced to life in prison story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:40 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.

  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 10:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.

  • South Korea's prime minister steps down over bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 7:19 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said.

  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 5:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that its incompetence and corruption were partly responsible for the 304 people killed when the ship sank a year ago.

  • Kashiwa reaches ACL knockout stage with 3-2 win over Jeonbuk story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 7:38 pm

    Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol secured a spot in the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League with a 3-2 win over Jeonbuk Motors on Wednesday night.

  • SKorea, US agree to revised civil nuclear cooperation deal 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 10:31 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Wednesday it reached agreement with Washington on revisions to the 41-year-old treaty that governs the country's commercial nuclear activities.

  • Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 3:25 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Wednesday that it will likely support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries.

  • Laudrup, Cannavaro eye coaching success in Asia 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 1:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Michael Laudrup and Fabio Cannavaro were giants of the global game as players and can take a big step toward coaching success in Asia this week by guiding their teams to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League.

  • S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 10:58 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.

  • Mohegan Sun discusses possible expansion in South Korea 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 6:23 am

    UNCASVILLE, Connecticut - The president of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority says tribal officials have met with Korean interests to discuss the possibility of operating a casino near Seoul, South Korea.

  • Survivors of South Korean ferry tragedy struggle with guilt story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-15 12:49 am

    ANSAN, South Korea - "Field Trip" is still written in big letters on a calendar hanging on Yang Jeong-won's old classroom wall.

  • S. Koreans doubt ferry sinking will inspire improved safety story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A year ago, as South Korea writhed in grief and fury after more than 300 people, most of them school kids, drowned in a ferry sinking, it seemed things would never be the same. Yet not much has really changed as the first anniversary of the Sewol disaster is marked Thursday.

  • Bribery claims linked to officials close to SKorean leader 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 12:17 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced charges Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week.

  • Ferry tragedy leaves Korean family reeling a year later story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-15 12:26 pm

    ANSAN, South Korea - Lee Keum-hui's face lights up when she shows off pictures of her daughter. It's one of the few times she's happy.

  • SKorea lets journalist in defamation case return to Japan 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 8:49 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo for the first time in eight months on Tuesday after South Korea lifted a travel ban imposed on him for allegedly defaming the South Korean president.

  • Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 6:32 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics.

  • Carter says US has made progress against Islamic State 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 1:46 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. has made progress against the Islamic State group in Iraq but cannot predict how long the fight will take.

  • NKorea says it deports American for plotting, making videos 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 3:01 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has deported an American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."