Yellow Ribbon Campaign Hopes for a Miracle
6 hours 10 min ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Overwhelmed with grief and shock, South Korea remains immersed in a solemn atmosphere, even a week after the nation's worst ferry disaster in two decades. 

The tragedy that left at least 150 people dead and a similar number of others missing has consumed the people's minds, even changing their daily patterns....

Three More Arrested for Spreading False Rumors, Mocking Victims of Ferry Disaster
1 day 6 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- Three people have been arrested on charges of spreading false rumors about last week's ferry disaster or writing articles mocking disaster victims on the Internet, police said today. 

The arrest raised the number of people to four under investigation on suspicions of uploading ill-intended online postings about the ferry's sinking, which left 108 people dead and 194 others missing as of today afternoon. A total of 476 passengers were aboard the 6,825-ton...

Nearly 90% of Seoul Residents Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Daily
1 day 13 hours ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- Nearly nine out of every 10 Seoul residents are exposed to secondhand smoking everyday with the time of exposure reaching more than seven minutes, a poll showed Monday. 

According to the survey of 1,000 Seoul residents taken by the municipal government in January, 88.6 percent of the respondents said that they were exposed to passive smoking about once a day. 

The respondents cited smoking among adolescents as the most serious social problem...

Art Show Busan a Huge Success
1 day 15 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- "Art Show Busan 2014" ended yesterday recording more spectators and higher sales than last year. 

An increase of 20 percent and 60 percent was observed in the number of spectators and sales on the spot compared to 33,000 spectators and 5.1 billion won last year. 

In this year's art show held in the 2nd auditorium at BEXCO, 162 galleries from 16 countries, including 106 domestic galleries and 56 foreign galleries participated. 1,000...

KLM Unveils First Fully-Flat Business Class Seating
2 days 16 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Starting this month, World Business Class travelers with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines can enjoy comfortable seating that’s never been offered by any other carrier. All 747-400 aircraft in the KLM...

Rescued Vice Principal of High School Commits Suicide
5 days 6 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- The vice principal of Danwon High School who was rescued from the Sewol ferry accident committed suicide today according to local police, further adding to the tragedy that has so far claimed 25 lives.

Kang Min-kyu, 52, was found hanging from a tree near a gymnasium at 4:05 p.m. today apparently grief stricken that he survived the accident while his students didn't according to local media.

 He'd been missing since Thursday. He left behind the note...

Busan International Motor Show Ticketing Begins
5 days 13 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 2014 Busan International Motor Show started ticket sales for the motor show in the domestic online ticket sale sites including Gmarket and Auction from today. 

If participants reserve tickets for the motor show through the internet or mobile, they can receive a 1,000 won discount off the 8,000 won cover price. 

Also, if participants use the ticketing booth on the site for the motor show, they will be also able to enter the event hall more...

ArtShow Busan Underway at BEXCO this Weekend
5 days 20 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The City of Busan has announced that it will include an exhibit dedicated to the ‘Sanbokdoro (Hillside Road) Project’ at ARTSHOW Busan 2014, which will be held from April 18 - 21 at BEXCO. 

As part of the Art Band Program which introduces various art activities into local communities, the exhibit will feature...

10th Annual Gadeokdo Flathead Mullet Festival to be Held April 25th
1 week 5 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 10th Annual Gadeokdo Flathead Mullet Festival will kick off breakwater at Daehang Wharf, on April 25th, for two days.

The promotion committee of the festival will host a free sashimi tasting, a bare hand flathead mullet catching competition, a seaside singing contest, a pop song contest, and a Flathead Mullet Maeuntang, or Spicy Seafood Stew tasting. 

The committee will also prepare a traditional fishing reappearance show, a tradition which has...

Rescue Underway for Sinking South Korean Ship Carrying 320 High School Students
1 week 14 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- A ship carrying 350 passengers, including 320 students is currently sinking in waters off Jindo, South Jeolla Province according to local and international reports.

According to Yonhap News, the ship was heading to Jeju Island when it apparently collided with rocks during heavy fog. The students from Danwon High School in Ansan, was heading to the island for an educational excursion.

As of 10:30 a.m. over 120 have been rescued according to ...

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