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'Meaty rice'? South Korean professor aims to change global protein
by Claire Lee - June 17, 2024 - 5:08pm
In a small laboratory in Seoul, a team of South Korean scientists are injecting cultured beef cells into individual grains of rice, in a process they hope could revolutionize how the world eats.
Samsung workers in South Korea stage first strike — union
by Claire Lee - June 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Workers at tech giant Samsung Electronics in South Korea staged the first strike at the company on Friday, the head of a major union representing tens of thousands of people said.
Fan outcry over K-pop star's date highlights 'harsh' industry rules
by Claire Lee - March 29, 2024 - 12:02pm
Accused of "betraying" fans, subject to relentless online and real-world public abuse, K-pop star Karina recently issued a grovelling, handwritten apology. Her crime? Dating a South Korean actor.
Oscar-nominated 'Past Lives' follows 'lives we leave behind'
by Claire Lee - March 7, 2024 - 5:19pm
Celine Song's "Past Lives" comes alongside the critical success of other works featuring the Korean overseas experience, such as "Minari", "Pachinko" and Netflix's "Beef".
'Parasite' actor Lee Sun Kyun's death prompts criticism of police, media
by Claire Lee - December 31, 2023 - 9:30am
Lee Sun-kyun's reputation had suffered a significant blow when South Korean authorities launched an investigation into his alleged drug use in October.
Robot fried chicken: Entrepreneur seeks to improve South Korea's favorite food
by Claire Lee - September 11, 2023 - 5:28pm
In fried-chicken-obsessed South Korea, restaurants serving the nation's favorite fast-food dish dot every street corner. But Kang Ji-young's establishment brings something a little different to the table: a robot...
South Korea celebrates 10 years of K-pop megastars BTS
by Claire Lee - June 14, 2023 - 1:53pm
Fans of K-pop megastars BTS flocked to hotspots around Seoul to mark the supergroup's 10-year anniversary, with South Korea unveiling a special commemorative stamp series to celebrate.
North Korea spy satellite crashes into sea, Seoul salvages wreckage
by Claire Lee - May 31, 2023 - 1:50pm
North Korea attempted to launch a spy satellite Wednesday but it crashed into the sea after a rocket failure, with the South Korean military retrieving part of the likely wreckage in a potential intelligence...
North Korea spy satellite crashes into sea
by Claire Lee - May 31, 2023 - 12:27pm
North Korea attempted to launch a military spy satellite on Wednesday that would monitor the United States, but it crashed into the sea with Pyongyang conceding there had been "serious defects".
No glory for bullies: South Korea's school violence epidemic
by Claire Lee - May 29, 2023 - 10:46am
Korean hairdresser Pyo Ye-rim is part of a phenomenon sweeping South Korea known as "Hakpok #MeToo", where people who were bullied publicly name and shame the perpetrators of school violence -- "hakpok" in Korean...
K-pop star Moonbin dead at 25 — music label
by Claire Lee - April 20, 2023 - 8:02am
K-pop star Moonbin, a member of the boy band Astro, has died, his music label and South Korean police said Thursday, prompting an outpouring of grief from fans.
Do Kwon: South Korea's crypto 'genius' turned disgraced fugitive
by Claire Lee - March 25, 2023 - 3:29pm
Once hailed as a genius, South Korean entrepreneur Do Kwon -- now facing multiple criminal charges over his failed cryptocurrency -- was a brash industry figure whose fame disintegrated into global notoriety.
South Korean police blame deadly Halloween crush on negligence
by Claire Lee - January 14, 2023 - 1:07pm
South Korean police on Friday blamed negligence and planning failures for last year's Halloween crowd crush in Seoul that killed more than 150 people.
Out of the box: Defying stereotypes in 'Return to Seoul'
by Claire Lee - November 18, 2022 - 3:37pm
It is Cambodia's next Oscars entry, has a Korean-born France-based star, a French-Cambodian director, and was shot in South Korea.
US assails China, Russia on North Korea after missile barrage
by Claire Lee - November 5, 2022 - 9:22am
The United States assailed China and Russia at the UN Security Council for having "enabled" North Korea, which has launched a record-breaking blitz of missile tests.
Why is Kim firing so many missiles? US-South Korea drills, experts say
by Claire Lee - November 3, 2022 - 3:25pm
North Korea has fired more missiles in the last 24 hours than it did during the whole of 2017 -- the year of "fire and fury" when leader Kim Jong Un traded barbs with then-US president Donald Trump.
North Korean missile lands close to South Korean waters for 'first time', Seoul military says
by Claire Lee - November 2, 2022 - 10:28am
North Korea on Wednesday fired three short range ballistic missiles, Seoul said, prompting a rare air raid warning for a South Korean island.
South Korean Netflix hit 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' sparks autism debate
by Claire Lee - September 2, 2022 - 1:07pm
A hit Netflix K-drama about a high-functioning autistic lawyer is prompting soul-searching in South Korea, where some on the spectrum say they can feel invisible.
At military parade, Kim vows to boost North Korea nuclear arsenal
by Claire Lee - April 27, 2022 - 8:41am
Kim said he would "take measures for further developing the nuclear forces of our state at the fastest possible speed", according to KCTV footage of his speech.
Anti-feminist political novice: South Korea's new president Yoon
by Claire Lee - March 10, 2022 - 8:58am
Conservative Yoon Suk-yeol's hawkish stance on North Korea has drawn some controversy, while his misogynistic pledges and his insensitive remarks on issues ranging from poverty and the Ukraine crisis have been widely...
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