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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: President of Turkey (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Aug 18, 2016 AM EDT - Bien R. Gruba III

Turkey Releases 38,000 Prisoners to Make Space for Arrested Coup Plotters

Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners the government announced on Wednesday to provide space for the thousands of suspected coup plotters arrested last month.

Hamblin helping D'Agostino with her ankle injruy (Credits: Getty Images)

Aug 18, 2016 AM EDT - Bien R. Gruba III

Rio Olympics 2016: Two Runners Embody the Olympic Spirit and Inspire the World

US Runner Abbey D'Agostino together with New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin received international acclaim for helping each other get up after stumbling on the track at the 5,000 meter qualifying heats of the Rio Olympics.

Deputy Ambassador Thae Yong Ho stands at the North Korean Embassy in London in 2014. (Credit Katie Schubauer/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

Aug 18, 2016 AM EDT - Bien R. Gruba III

Deputy Ambassador of North Korea in London Defects with Family to South Korea

North Korea's deputy ambassador in London has defected to South Korea with his family according to several media news reports.

US Army Chief Mark Milley

Aug 17, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

U.S. Army Chief Affirms THAAD is Not a Threat to China

In a statement during his two-hour meeting with People's Liberation Army General Li Zuocheng in Beijing on Tuesday, United States Army Chief Gen. Mark A. Milley emphasized that the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea is “not a threat in any way” to China.

South Korea Lends Help to Cambodia in Developing ‘Smart Cities’

Aug 17, 2016 AM EDT - Karen Lydelle Linaja

South Korea Lends Help to Cambodia in Developing ‘Smart Cities’

South Korea is lending a helping hand to Cambodia with its urban development initiatives to help in developing a series of “smart cities”.

Japan Plans to Make Easier Arrivals for Korean Tourists

Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - Karen Lydelle Linaja

Japan Plans to Make Easier Arrivals for Korean Tourists

Korean tourists will no longer need to stand in lines at immigration in all the Japanese airports starting next year.

Rio 2016: Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish Collides With South Korea’s Park Sang-hoon During Omnium

Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - Karen Lydelle Linaja

Rio 2016: Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish Collides With South Korea’s Park Sang-hoon During Omnium

Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish collides with South Korea’s Park Sang-hoon during the men’s omnium final at the Rio velodrome.

Joshua Wong

Aug 16, 2016 AM EDT - Bien R. Gruba III

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong's Prodemocracy Leader Fends Off Jail Time

Joshua Wong, the political fire brand that sparked Hong Kong's Prodemocracy Revolution in 2014 along with Nathan Law and Alex Chow, was leniently punished for organizing a protest against China's intervention in Hong Kong's elections .

Yasukuni Shrine (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

Aug 15, 2016 PM EDT - Erlane Audrie

South Korea’s Display of Concern as Japan Commemorates Wartime Heroes in the Yasukuni Shrine

Japan's commemoration of World War II heroes in the Yasukuni Shrine is the cause of great outrcry in South Korea and China.

South Korean Actress ‘Kim Jayeon’ Lost Her Job After Wearing A Statement Shirt

Aug 15, 2016 AM EDT - Karen Lydelle Linaja

South Korean Actress ‘Kim Jayeon’ Lost Her Job After Wearing A Statement Shirt

South Korean actress Kim Jayeon lost her job after posting a photo in twitter of her wearing a statement shirt with a slogan "Girls do not need a prince.”

Trump Explains His 'Obama Founded The ISIS' Claim as Sarcasm

Aug 13, 2016 AM EDT - Karen Lydelle Linaja

Trump Explains His 'Obama Founded The ISIS' Claim as Sarcasm

The Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said with his repeated assertations that President Barack Obama is the founder of Islamic State.

Berry Good is back with a new concept!

Jun 03, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

First KCON France Concludes in Paris

France's first K-pop festival, KCON, concluded on Thursday night. The festival included special guests including South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Jun 01, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

June Kang To Host British Embassy Party for U.K. Queen's Birthday

June Kang has been selected as the mistress of ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday party at the British Embassy. The host, best known as actor Choi Min-soo's wife, says she is honored to take on the role.

(Photo by: (stephan) / Flickr) North Korea to improve ties with rival South Korea.

May 09, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Foreign Reporters Barred from N. Korea Congress After Being Invited

North Korea invited about 120 foreign reporters to its rare Workers' Party Congress that began last week. However, a report from Chosun suggests that the reporters have not yet been allowed inside the congress event.

Go champion Lee Sedol (right) faces off against AphaGo program.

Mar 14, 2016 PM EDT - Jesse L.

After Falling 3-0 Against Google's Go-Playing Computer Algorithm AlphaGo, Lee Sedol Battles Back

Lee Sedol, world champion of the Chinese abstract strategy board game Go, may have lost his best-of-five tournament against Google's AlphaGo computer algorithm, but he has eliminated the possibility of a sweep.

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