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  • Park Hyo-joon, center,  has signed with the New York Yankees. Park Dong-hoon, left,  father of the 18-year-old player, said on July 3, 2014, the shortstop signed for US$1.16 million, and the Major League Baseball club also agreed to provide an interpreter and a trainer.  He becomes the second South Korean to join the Yankees after the retired pitcher Park Chan-ho, who wore the pinstripes in 2010. (Yonhap)
    South Korean high school shortstop signs with Yankees

    (Yonhap) — A South Korean teenage shortstop, Park Hyo-joon, has signed with the New York Yankees. Park Dong-hoon, father of the 18-year-old player, said on Thursday the shortstop signed for $1.16 million and the Major League Baseball...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Tang Wei to marry Korean director

    Chinese actress Tang Wei, best known for her role in the Ang Lee film, “Lust, Caution,” will marry Korean director Kim Tae-yong in a private ceremony this fall, their representatives said Wednesday. Tang, 34, and Kim, 44,...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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    Jenny Han’s YA books attract Hollywood’s attention

    The New York Times best-selling author recently released her 10th book, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Two previous books, “Burn for Burn” and “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” have been optioned for television. By Julie...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Taiwanese news media extensively reported about Lee's good deeds. (Yonhap)
    Actress Lee Young-ae donates 100K to help Taiwanese baby

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean actress Lee Young-ae, an icon of the Asia-wide boom of Korean pop culture, has donated about 100 million won (US$98,863) for a Taiwanese baby who was born prematurely during her parents’ trip...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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    U.S. drama producers sue illegal subtitle makers

    By Kang Hyun-kyung Six U.S. television drama producers took legal action against a group of Koreans responsible for creating the subtitles of popular U.S. soap operas available online without getting the permission from the original producers. On...

    • Posted June 30, 2014
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    Kim Yuna among Forbes Asia’s philanthropy heroes

    By Nam Kwang-sik (Yonhap) — Four South Koreans, including retired figure skating star Kim Yuna, have joined a list of notable philanthropists for 2014 in the Asia-Pacific region, which was made by U.S. economic magazine Forbes. Last...

    • Posted June 28, 2014
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    Cardinals beat Ryu

    By Lee Kyutae Los Angeles Dodgers’ Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin lost out on a chance to become the third 10-game winner in the National League this season Friday night at the Dodger Stadium. Ryu (9-4) lost for...

    • Posted June 28, 2014
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