South Korea

1:22am

Tue December 18, 2012
Asia

Daughter Of A Dictator Favored In S. Korean Election

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 4:07 am

South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye, who appears slightly favored in Wednesday's election, is the daughter of a military dictator who ran the country for nearly two decades. She would be South Korea's first female president.
Jung Yeon-Je AFP/Getty Images

Her presidential campaign rallies present blaring pop music and dancing supporters, but Park Geun-hye's campaign involves managing some tricky legacies.

Her father, Park Chung-hee, was a military dictator who ran the country from the time he carried out a 1961 military coup until his assassination in 1979. His memory still stirs mixed emotions among South Koreans.

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11:53pm

Sat November 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Never Enough 'Gangnam': K-Pop Video Is YouTube's Most-Viewed

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 8:19 am

Korean rapper PSY is responsible for the song Gangam Style, whose flashy and humorous video has brought K-pop to new ears.
Courtesy of the artist

3:29pm

Wed November 14, 2012
The Salt

Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 5:37 am

Thanksgiving gets a lift from kimchi, the fermented cabbage found on the Korean table.
TheDeliciousLife Flickr.com

Think Mom's same old Thanksgiving mashed potatoes are boring? Jejune? Predictable?

Debbie Lee's are anything but. And they all started with a happy accident.

Lee is the owner and operator of the Los Angeles-based Korean-American restaurant Ahn Joo, and the author of Seoultown Kitchen: Korean Pub Grub To Share With Family And Friends. While Korean by heritage, Lee didn't grow up eating traditional Korean foods.

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3:20pm

Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

EPA Cites Hyundai, Kia For Inflating Gas Mileage On 900,000 Cars

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 4:16 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency found Hyundai and its sister company, Kia, overstated the fuel economy ratings on about 900,000 cars.
Nam Y. Huh AP

If you bought a Hyundai or Kia over the past three years, you could soon be getting some money back from the two automakers.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The EPA discovered the bloated figures during an audit of gas mileage tests undertaken by the companies. The agency said last week it was investigating how the carmakers arrived at the numbers.

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10:31am

Mon October 22, 2012

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