Stories about South Korea
18 April 2014
A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.
7 April 2014
A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.
2 April 2014
South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.
26 March 2014
Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.
22 March 2014
Young South Koreans are getting their hands on foreign products not available in their country as well as Korean products at cheaper prices by buying from international sellers.
4 March 2014
3 March 2014
28 February 2014
It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...
22 February 2014
Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova took gold in the free skating event, but many, not limited to South Koreans, questioned the result.
20 February 2014
16 February 2014
Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.
13 February 2014
11 February 2014
In a country where electronics giant Samsung has enormous influence, the film is receiving little promotion and few screenings, but it is being met with positive reviews online.
31 January 2014
29 January 2014
24 January 2014
21 January 2014
Korean elderly made headlines in New York City, as they loitered at McDonald's from early in the morning till well after dark - a not unfamiliar scene to South Koreans.
20 January 2014
The South Korean government is blamed for favoring textbooks that support their political views and grant them excuses for their past flaws.
2 January 2014
One media veteran said 'once the government gets to decide what is 'news' or not, news report in that nation disappears and only propaganda are left'.