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Sri Lanka on 24 February 2012

<Top N> Sri Lanka on 24 February 2012

Sri Lanka on 24 February 2012 <The Island> : “SL writes to UNHRC member states to counter US claims” news@theasian.asia

UAE on 24 February 2012

<Top N> UAE on 24 February 2012

UAE on 24 February 2012 <Khaleej Times> : “Explosions shake whole of Homs” news@theasian.asia

Syria on 24 February 2012

<Top N> Syria on 24 February 2012

Syria on 24 February 2012 <Syrian Arab News Agency> : “Legislative Decree on Establishing General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research Issued” news@theasian.asia

‘Podaegi’ emerging as mom’s must-have in US

‘Podaegi’ emerging as mom’s must-have in US

  NEW YORK ― What comes to mind when you think of the traditional Korean baby carrier “Podaegi?” Dull, outdated and just plain ugly? Then you haven’t seen the upgraded baby sling that just got a makeover far from home. Emerging as a hip way to carry a baby, podaegi is anything but old-fashioned in […]

Does beauty really matter?

Does beauty really matter?

Good-looking athletes attract fans but problems too Ability is everything in sports. But these days it sounds like an outdated catchphrase, as good-looking athletes are enjoying rock-star status, dominating local sports. Their emergence, combining skills and looks, is attracting more fans resulting in raising the profile of the sports they play ― especially less-followed ones. […]

Mountaineer Um Hong-gil built the 3rd school in Nepal

Mountaineer Um Hong-gil built the 3rd school in Nepal

Um Hong-gil Human Foundation held opening ceremony in Lumbini The 4th ground-breaking ceremony on 25 Feb. 16 schools will be built in future Um Hong-gil Human Foundation (Chairman Lee Jae-hu) with the motto “Love for Nature and Love for People” built a school on 21 in Lumbini, the southern part of Nepal and the birthplace […]

Korea-US FTA to take effect on March 15

Korea-US FTA to take effect on March 15

The free trade agreement between Korea and the United States (KORUS FTA) will go into effect on March 15, six years after the two countries kicked off talks on the trade pact in June 2006.   Trade Minister Bark Tae-ho (Photo: News 1)  Trade Minister Bark Tae-ho announced Tuesday that Deputy Trade Minister Choi Seok-young […]

Ministries split over plan on Filipino babysitters

Ministries split over plan on Filipino babysitters

Many Korean women quit their jobs after giving birth in the face of a range of difficulties in raising children while working at the same time. A shortage of decent childcare facilities, among other factors, makes working moms refrain from having more babies or end up staying home to raise their children. To boost the […]

‘Gabi’: East-meets-West thriller on Joseon Kingdom’s first coffee

‘Gabi’: East-meets-West thriller on Joseon Kingdom’s first coffee

A scene from “Gabi” The wild popularity of coffee has spilled over to the silver screen, and that Western influence has created an unconventional period piece set in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1897). “Gabi,” the newest film by Chang Yoon-hyun (“Hwang Jin-yi,” “Tell Me Something” and “The Contact,” among others), has solid star-studded insurance but its […]

Pro sports devalued by match-fixing scandals

Pro sports devalued by match-fixing scandals

It wasn’t long ago that professional sports in Korea seemed ready to shed its reputation as lovable money-losers and break out as lucrative industries. But then a slew of match-fixing scandals that blew up across the top competitions in football, volleyball and baseball robbed them of their innocence and aura of unpredictability, and left the […]

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