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US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris photographed at the ambassador's residence in Seoul on January 16, 2020.

The US ambassador to South Korea is defending his mustache from allegations it signals US disrespect or Japanese colonial rule

The Korea Times reported that Harry Harris' mustache had faced criticism amid US-South Korea tensions over troop costs and Japan's colonial legacy.
Singapore, which ranked as the second best place to hold a passport from in 2020, tied for first place last year.

The most powerful passports in the world in 2020, ranked

The world's three most desirable passports are all from Asia and offer visa-free access to nearly 190 additional destinations.

Korean Air boss Cho Won-tae, brother of ‘nut rage’ heiress, injures mum in Christmas Day feud over power control

Cho Won-tae visited his mother for a festive celebration, only for things to get ugly during a discussion over the future of the family business
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.

Amid fears of a missile test, Trump jokes Kim Jong Un’s Christmas gift to him could be a ‘beautiful vase’

Top analysts are warning that North Korea seems poised for its first long-range missile test in over two years.
Rising K-pop band Great Guys perform at the Korea Drama Festival in Jinju, South Korea, in October 2019.

Grueling gym routines, restrictive diets, and no dating: K-pop stars tell us about the dark side of their industry

K-pop stars seem to have it all, with millions of fans around the world. But not enough people talk about how hard it is to be — and stay — a star.
A composite image showing performances from Choi Jong-hoon and Jung Joon-young.

2 K-pop stars were jailed for raping a drunk, unconscious woman in a scandal that shows the industry’s dark underbelly

Choi Jong-hoon of FT Island was sentenced to five years and Jung Joon-young of Drug Restaurant was given six years by Seoul Central District Court.

‘Hope you and Sulli smile together in heaven’: Fans mourn Goo Hara, months after recovery from suicide attempt

K-pop fans are now concerned for Super Junior member Kim Heechul, who was close to both Goo Hara and Sulli.
The Michelin Guide launched in Seoul for 2017.

A South Korean chef is suing the ‘corrupt’ Michelin Guide for including his restaurant after he asked it not to

Eo Yun-gwon, who runs Italian establishment Ristorante Eo, said he is taking action using the country's law against public insult, according to CNN.
President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.

North Korea says no more talks with US a day after the US gave in to North Korea’s demands

"As we have got nothing in return, we will no longer gift the US president with something he can boast of," a North Korean official said.