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  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • Should Adelina Sotnikova be an Olympic champ? Yes, for sake of sport

    Should Adelina Sotnikova be an Olympic champ? Yes, for sake of sport
    Millions of people are unhappy that Russia's Adelina Sotnikova beat out South Korea's Yuna Kim for a gold medal in Olympic women's figure skating.  I'm not sure I am. The reason for that is tied up in the fact that figure skating -- for all its balletic...
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev to repurchase S. Korean brewer for $5.8 billion

    Anheuser-Busch InBev to repurchase S. Korean brewer for $5.8 billion
    Anheuser-Busch InBev said Monday it will pay $5.8 billion to repurchase South Korea's Oriental Brewery, a leading beer-maker in the country. The deal would expand AB InBev's international footprint as it looks to tap into a growing South Korean beer...
  • Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here's why

    Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here's why
    Anti-Obamacare conservatives are chuckling over an exchange from the House's grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday morning, in which Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) challenged Sebelius to explain why men should have to...
  • S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project

    S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project
    On a honeymoon trip to Southern California in 1974, Yang-ho Cho and his new bride drove into downtown Los Angeles only to get lost among the dark, empty industrial buildings and shuttered shops. Cho remembers he could find no one on the streets to ask...
  • Review: North Korean refugee or spy? Right now, he's 'The Suspect'

    Review: North Korean refugee or spy? Right now, he's 'The Suspect'
    Twenty thousand North Koreans flee Kim Jong Un's Communist regime every year. The possibility that a few of the defectors who settle in the South might be sleeper agents was the premise of 1999's "Shiri," South Korea's first Hollywood-style action movie....
  • Pictures in the News | December 18, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins with a surreal scene in Indonesia as a miner uses a pole to extract sulfur from a pipe at the flow crater during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a...
  • Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.

    Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea. Abe told...
  • Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?

     Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?
    When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-...
  • Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa

    Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit. Activists and environmental...
  • NTSB went to South Korea as part of Asiana Airlines crash inquiry

    NTSB went to South Korea as part of Asiana Airlines crash inquiry
    National Transportation Safety Board officials have traveled to South Korea as part of an investigation into the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet at San Francisco International Airport, in which three people died and  more than 180 others were injured....