The Washington Times Online Edition
Select a category: 

Topic - South Korea

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • Ag officials push Florida grapefruit overseas

    Florida grapefruit will be featured on Outback Steakhouse menus in South Korea, underscoring the fruit's popularity in that country.

  • Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ferry that was carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, off South Korea's southern coast. Hundreds of people are missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

    Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

    Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

  • In this image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

    South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster

    Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

  • Washington state auditor deployed to South Korea

    Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is in South Korea on a two-week military deployment.

  • Hong aiming for knockout round as player and coach

    Hong Myong-bo is already regarded as one of Asia's greatest players. If the 45-year-old former South Korea captain can guide his national team to the knockout stage of the World Cup, it will be a significant step to becoming one of the continent's best ever coaches, too.

  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard arrives for a training session at their facilities in Stoke d'Abernon, near London, Monday, April 7, 2014.  Paris Saint-Germain take a 3-1 lead from the first leg into their second leg Champions League quarterfinal soccer match against Chelsea on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham).

    Kompany, Hazard, Courtois make Belgium a contender

    Belgium is back in the World Cup after 12 years, and with its hottest crop of players in a generation.

  • 5 South Korea players to watch at the World Cup

    With plenty of European-based talent, South Korea has players with top-level experience and the quality to makes things happen on the field.

  • Son and Co. aiming to enhance South Korea's status

    Son Heung-min is part of a new wave of players aiming to enhance South Korea's status at the World Cup, no longer content with merely being Asia's most successful performer on football's biggest stage.

  • FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo released by the South Korea Defense Ministry Wednesday, April 2, 2014, an unmanned drone lies on the ground damaged on Baengnyeong Island, South Korea, near the West Sea border with North Korea when the two Koreas fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters.  South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions were crude and decidedly low-tech - with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars - but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously. (AP Photo/South Korea Defense Ministry, File )

    Suspected NKorean drones crude, reflect new threat

    South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech - equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars - but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

  • A South Korean soldier guards with his gun at a guard post at sunrise on Baengnyeong Island, South Korea, near the West Sea border with North Korea Wednesday, April 2, 2014. South Korea suspects that an unmanned drone that crashed on a frontline South Korean island was flown by rival North Korea. The drone crashed on Baengnyeong island Monday when the two Koreas fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters in a flare-up of animosity over a long-disputed sea boundary between the countries. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Hong Hae-in) KOREA OUT

    SKorea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea

    South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions.

  • A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014. Korean-Americans have won approval for local memorials for the victims of Japanese sexual slavery during World War II, over the objections of Japan. They have also pressed states to change school textbooks to address geographical differences with Japan.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

    Japan-Korea tussle over history spreads to US

    All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 18, 2014, photo, Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun, 61, talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    SKorea sex change doc: I correct 'God's mistakes'

    As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 18, 2014, photo, Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun, 61, talks with an unidentified patient at Dong-A University Hospital in Busan, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    South Korea sex change doctor: I correct 'God's mistakes'

    As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings.

  • Residents and students of Yeonpyeong Island evacuate to a shelter on the island, South Korea, near the West Sea border with North Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014. North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other's waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo)

    North Korea and South Korea trade fire; island residents in shelters

    North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other's waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

  • A South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores through a smoke screen during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014.  South Korea said North Korea has announced plans to conduct live-fire drills near the rivals' disputed western sea boundary. The planned drills Monday come after an increase in threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang and a series of rocket and ballistic missile launches in an apparent protest against the annual military exercises by Seoul and Washington.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    White House calls North Korea's artillery fire with South 'dangerous,' 'provocative'

    The Obama administration sharply criticized Pyongyang Monday just hours after North Korean forces fired hundreds of live artillery shells across its disputed maritime border with South Korea, provoking a tit-for-tat response from its southern neighbor.

More Stories →

Happening Now
All site contents © Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC
Jobs | About | Customer Service | Terms | Privacy