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    Asia Society to honor Ambassador Sung Kim at gala

    By Tae Hong Sung Y. Kim, the U.S. ambassador to Korea, will be one of those honored at Asia Society Southern California’s annual gala dinner on May 19 in Los Angeles. Ambassador Kim, who is the first...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Korean check kiting scheme costs banks $15 million

    FBI arrests 12 and three more are considered fugitives  Twelve people have been arrested and three are missing after a large-scale “bustout” scheme of check kiting that has cost major financial institutions at least $15 million. The...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    Jung Dong-ha: Revisited in L.A.

    By Tae Hong Jung Dong-ha went downstairs to grab food inside his downtown Los Angeles hotel when a stranger — an American — handed him a card. He looked down to see a yellow ribbon and, in...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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  • This May 14, 2014 image provided by NASA shows numerous large wildfires burning across sections of northern Baja and southern California, producing plumes of moderate to dense smoke and combining with blowing dust and sand moving west off the coast and well into the Pacific Ocean. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego County officials, who warned also of poor air quality with black and gray smoke wafting over the region. (AP Photo/NASA)
    Fires rage around Southern California

    Fires are raging around Southern California under a record-breaking heat wave and strong winds. A wildfire had burned through 6.3 square kilometers of land in northern San Diego by Wednesday after being started on Tuesday around 11...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Park also announced that he will tie the knot with a former local television personality, Kim Min-ji, left,  on July 27. (Yonhap)
    Park Ji-sung retires

    SUWON (Yonhap) — Park Ji-sung, arguably the most celebrated soccer player in Korean history, retired from the sport on Wednesday at age 33, citing debilitating pain in his surgically repaired right knee. Park, former national team captain and...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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    B1A4: What’s going on in L.A.?

    By Tae Hong A few hours before the start of The Korea Times’ Music Festival on May 3, a voice singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” rings off the walls of the empty staircase outside...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • The South Korean currency continued to strengthen against both the U.S. dollar and the Japanese Yen. (Yonhap)
    Korean currency rises to breach 1,000 won level per yen

    By Lee Minji / Yonhap SEOUL —  The South Korean currency continued to strengthen on Tuesday, surpassing the psychologically important level of 1,000 won per 100 yen. The won hit 998.25 per 100 yen as of 5:34...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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