| Dec 1, 2010
Yoo Hong-joon says he knows the wrath of the rich and powerful in a nation dominated by family-owned firms known as chaebols.
The 52-year-old former driver says that in October, as board members watched, a trucking company owner beat him repeatedly...
| Apr 11, 2009
In South Korea, image and perception are paramount -- especially when it comes to how the conservative Lee Myung-bak administration is dealing with the global financial crisis.
In an apparent effort to restore confidence among international investors,...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 4:34 AM
And not even a medium bow for receiving it....
| May 23, 2009
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, a onetime human rights lawyer who was under investigation for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribes during a five-year term in office that ended last year, died today after a fall near his home...
| May 29, 2009
They came bearing flowers and cigarettes for their fallen hero, the former head of state whose life many believe was cut short by the vengeful nature of South Korean politics.
Countless mourners have paid their respects to Roh Moo-hyun, an outpouring...
| Jan 28, 2009
Lee Jung-hee recalls the precise moment when all hell broke loose -- the tie-yanking, headlocks and neck-wringing, the thud of sledgehammers and, ominously, the sickening whine of a chain saw.
The 39-year-old had witnessed plenty of violent protests in...
| Feb 17, 2009
Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, a philosophy student who became South Korea's first Roman Catholic cardinal and an outspoken critic of authoritarian rule, died Monday. He was 86.
Kim had been suffering from pneumonia for several months and was recently...
| Feb 24, 2008
Not since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical.
A 747 jumbo jet from...
| Feb 25, 2008
Lee Myung-bak was sworn in as South Korea's 17th president today, calling for a renewed spirit of self-sacrifice and vowing to apply hardheaded pragmatism to governing a country where disparities in wealth have created "class conflict and animosity."...
| Mar 27, 2009
The stampede to see South Korea's most reluctant celebrities starts early, often before they're out of bed.
On many weekends, hundreds of tourists appear at the tumbledown homestead to meet 82-year-old farmer Choi Won-kyun and his loving but nagging...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:50 PM
DETROIT (AP) — When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection.