All posts tagged "seoul"

  • Park Won-soon is receiving mixed reactions from South Korean citizens after openly supporting gay marriage. (Korea Times file)
    Seoul mayor sues online community netizens for libel

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Seoul mayor Park Won-soon filed a defamation suit Thursday against a number of netizens from a right-wing online community for raising draft-dodging rumors against his son, city officials said. In the complaint lodged with...

    • Posted September 10, 2015
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  • Ben Henderson, a UFC fighter born to a Korean-American mother and an African-American father, speaks during a press conference in Seoul on Sept. 8, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Competing in mother’s native land “humbling” experience for UFC’s Ben Henderson

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — For Ben Henderson, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter born between a Korean American mother and an African American father, competing in his mother’s native land will be a “humbling” experience. Henderson will take...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • San Francisco and Seoul initiate sister cities cultural exchange program

    San Francisco and Seoul, sister cities since 1975, started a special program Tuesday to promote cultural exchange following an MOU by Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and the city of San Francisco in September last year. Residents of...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • People walk on Yonsei Street of which car lanes were reduced to two from four to give more space for pedestrians.
(Courtesy of Seodaemun District Office)
    South Koreans calm despite North Korean threat

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most South Koreans are calm ahead of a Saturday afternoon deadline set by the rival North Korea, which is threatening with war unless Seoul dismantles loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda along their...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • Sandara Park, left, and Kang Seung-yoon.
    K-Web Fest awards WINNER Kang Seung-yoon, 2ne1 Sandara Park

    The only web series festival in Asia, K-Web Fest, closed its doors Friday two days after its first-ever launch in South Korea, Yonhap reported. The festival celebrated web dramas — an increasing market for smartphone users, who...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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    ‘The Kind Mr. Tom Cruise’ dazzles Seoul fans at red carpet

    Tom Cruise dazzled South Korea Thursday as he walked a red carpet in Seoul. The 53-year-old actor, who most recently headlined “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” reportedly spent two hours moving down an 80-meter red carpet as he...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • One of the pieces to be shown in an exhibit by K/REATE and Yoon Design in New York and Seoul in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Korean independence. (Photo courtesy of K/REATE)
    Young creatives to put on Taegeuki art exhibit in NY, Seoul

    By Tae Hong K/REATE, a gathering of young artists, is putting on a two-city exhibit in New York and Seoul of the South Korean flag — the Taegeuki — in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Korean...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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