March 27th @ 7:51 AM GMT
Yahoo! Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea offered a public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. (World)
March 29th @ 4:41 AM GMT
Yahoo! Carlsbad (United States) (AFP) - South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim carded a six-under par 66 and will take a one-shot lead over American Alison Lee into the final round of the LPGA Kia Classic. (Sports)
March 30th @ 3:11 AM GMT (3.9 hr ago)
Yahoo! Cristie Kerr fired a seven-under-par 65 Sunday to win her 17th career LPGA title, taking a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim at the Kia Classic. A tearful Kerr had vowed to win after her caddie, Greg Johnston, mourned the death of his father last week. Lee was second, undone by a double bogey at 17, with world number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand third on 271, American Alison Lee fourth on 272 and South Korean world number two Park In-Bee fifth on 273. Ko, 17, fired a 67, stre... (Sports)
March 27th @ 8:30 AM GMT
Reuters South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears on Friday as he apologized for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back time and do things differently.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href='' (Sports)
March 27th @ 2:36 AM GMT
Yahoo! A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban North Korean households have an easily concealed ''notel'', a small portable media player used to watch DVDs or content stored on USB sticks that can be easily smuggled into the country and passed hand to hand. People are exch... (World)
March 27th @ 1:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! The UN Human Rights Council on Friday strongly criticised North Korea for the ''systematic abduction'' of foreigners, after a UN investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals. The resolution, he told the council, was ''intended to bring down the system and ideology'' of his country. The adopted text decried North Korea's ''systematic abduction, denial of repatriation and subsequent enforced disappearance of persons, including those from other countr... (World)
March 25th @ 3:49 AM GMT
Reuters The head of South Korea's swimming federation says there will be time to discuss Park Tae-hwan's future but first and foremost the swimmer has to apologize for failing a doping test that resulted in an 18-month ban.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Sports)
March 27th @ 5:58 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal Schindler Holding’s failure to stop Hyundai Elevator from revising rules to increase share capital has frustrated foreigners who want changes to South Korea’s corporate governance. (Business)
March 27th @ 3:29 AM GMT
Yahoo! South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the finance ministry said on Friday. Shares in some iron and steel products makers rose sharply in early trading, partly on hopes for new orders when the AIIB is operational and funding infrastructure projects, which is likely next year. Histeel Co rose 14.8 percent and Hanil Iron & Steel was up 10.3 percent at 0123 GMT. ''(The government) ... (Business)