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November 2, 2017 8:18 AM South Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies: Report

SEOUL: South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country's presidential palace during Donald Trump's first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday (Nov 2) reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition. It is the first time that Seoul has imposed limits on public gatherings since President Moon Jae-In, a former human rights 11

November 2, 2017 6:31 AM China's Xi sends rare message to North Korea's Kim

SEOUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a rare message, Pyongyang's official news agency reported Thursday (Nov 2), in his first public communication with his wayward neighbour for more than a year. The note signalled a possible improvement in their strained relationships, which has soured over Pyongyang's growing 9

November 2, 2017 1:21 AM Newlywed Song Joong Ki pays last respects to Kim Joo Hyuk

SEOUL - The wedding of the year in South Korean entertainment coincided, unhappily, with a funeral this week. On Wednesday (Nov 1), newlywed actor Song Joong Ki made an unexpected, sombre appearance at the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul to pay his last respects to actor Kim Joo Hyuk, said South Korean reports. Song had tied the knot with actress Song Hye Kyo at The Shilla 19

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided 2

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 3

November 1, 2017 10:16 AM How the Chinese media invaded the Song-Song wedding and made it less than private

SEOUL - On the day China and South Korea agreed to end a dispute over the deployment of an American missile defence system in the South, the Chinese media invaded K-drama stars Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki's highly-anticipated wedding. Although the star-studded ceremony in the garden of Yeong Bin Gwan at The Shilla hotel in Seoul on Tuesday (Oct 31) was a closed-door 6

November 1, 2017 10:12 AM Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo tie the knot

South Korea's triple-A celebrities Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who co-starred in the smash-hit KBS TV drama "Descendants of the Sun" in 2016, tied the knot at The Shilla Seoul on Tuesday. The groom, 32, and the bride, 35, held a private wedding in the banquet annex Yeong Bin Gwan at the hotel in Jung-gu. There was tight security as dozens of security 30

November 1, 2017 4:52 AM Official wedding photos of Song couple released

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo tied the knot in a tightly guarded private ceremony that nevertheless was the target of heated media attention on Tuesday (Oct 31). Their agencies Blossom Entertainment and UAA Entertainment released official wedding photos on Tuesday night after the celebrations. The photos 27

November 1, 2017 4:20 AM Song Hye-kyo's $12,200 wedding bouquet said to cost more than her ring

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo tied the knot in a private ceremony on Oct 31, but that did not stop photos from leaking onto social media. Fans got more than a glimpse of what was happening at the wedding, almost in real time, under the hashtag #SongSongCouple. Hye-kyo wore a long-sleeved white Dior gown with a plunging neck detail, possibly a custom-made 5

November 1, 2017 3:33 AM Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo wed in private ceremony

Life imitated art as actors Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who starred as romantic leads in the hit drama series “Descendants of the Sun,” married in a private ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. Drone camera photos taken by Chinese media outlets showed groom Song Joong-ki in a black tuxedo and bride Song Hye-kyo in a white dress with a squared neckline 11