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  • SEOUL, Dec 13- The head of cabin crew who was kicked off a Korean Air Lines flight after a company executive raged over the way she was served macadamia nuts said he was insulted and forced to kneel down to apologise to the executive. The pilot brought the plane back to its gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for the cabin crew chief to be expelled.

  • SEOUL, Dec 13- The head of cabin crew who was kicked off a Korean Air Lines flight after a company executive raged over the way she was served macadamia nuts said he was insulted and forced to kneel down to apologise to the executive. In a case that sparked public outrage and ridicule over her treatment of flight crew, Heather Cho, the daughter of the airline's...

  • "They are spooked," said the official, who was not authorized to publicly comment on government discussions with the Sony Corp unit, which is still rebuilding some computer systems as it seeks to repair its public image after a devastating two-pronged attack was revealed last month. People familiar with probes by both the U.S. government and Sony have previously...

  • Korean Air chairman, daughter sorry for nut rage Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The Korean Air Lines Co. executive who delayed a flight in an incident dubbed "nut rage" bowed deep in apology before facing questioning by transport officials. Cho Hyun- ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air, was angered when a flight attendant in first class offered her macadamia nuts in a bag, not on a plate. She ordered a senior crew member...

  • All calm amid political storm at 'Interview' premiere Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Los Angeles, Dec 11- All was calm on Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures' parody film "The Interview", which had been in the spotlight for sparking tension with North Korea and potentially prompting a major cyber hack on the company. Stars Seth Rogen and James Franco posed on a small red carpet restricted to photographers as Sony reined in media...

  • What Gangnam people say about startup boom Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The uber-trendy neighborhood in Seoul that served as the backdrop for PSY's "Gangnam Style" hit is famous for sky high real estate prices, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. In the 40 square kilometers of land south of Han river, Gangnam entrepreneurs are looking to challenge global services like YouTube or Google.

  • Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. As one of the most wired places on earth, Seoul has been a crucible for several startup scenes. The government is even aiming to make a town south of Seoul a Korean Silicon...

  • The studio said Wednesday only still photographers and a Sony video team will document arrivals at the event, stopping reporters from asking Seth Rogen and James Franco about a massive cyber attack at Sony that some speculate is linked to the film. A spokeswoman for Sony, a unit of Japan's Sony Corp, could not immediately be reached for comment on why press access...

  • NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Dec 10- Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony's Hollywood studio. Hirai's interest in the film shows the company's leadership was worried about Pyongyang's...

  • Nut rage spat latest stumble for Korean Air family Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— When South Koreans heard that a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a flight because she was angry at being served macadamia nuts in a bag there was outrage but no surprise. In the headline hogging incident now dubbed "nut rage," Cho Hyun- ah, the airline's head of cabin service and daughter of its chairman, ordered a senior crew member off the plane,...

  • Korean Air Lines exec resigns over nut dispute Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 5:37 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— A top executive of Korean Air Lines resigned Tuesday amid mounting public criticism that she delayed a plane over how she was served macadamia nuts. Company officials said that Chairman Cho Yang- ho has accepted the resignation of Cho Hyun- ah, his eldest daughter, as executive vice president of cabin service. The junior Cho was under public fire...

  • Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman's daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at the airline, ordered a senior crew member off the plane. The executive, Cho Hyun- ah, resigned Tuesday amid a storm of public criticism in South Korea. South Korean media reported this week that the flight from New York to Incheon, South...

  • Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first class spat Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:28 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Korean Air Lines apologized Tuesday for inconveniencing passengers after the daughter of its chairman ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nuts in first class cabin. South Korean daily Segye Ilbo reported earlier Monday that the flight from New York City to Incheon, South Korea returned to the gate after Cho Hyun- ah told the...

  • A letter posted on a file-sharing site on Monday asked Sony to "stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!" It was signed by GOP, the nickname for the "Guardians of Peace" group that says it is responsible for a cyber attack at Sony that began Nov. 24. People close to the investigation of the Sony hacking have told...

  • A letter posted on a file-sharing site on Monday asked Sony to "stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the War!" It was signed by GOP, the nickname for the "Guardians of Peace" group that says it is responsible for a cyber attack at Sony that began Nov. 24. People close to the investigation of the Sony hacking have told...

  • TORONTO, Dec 8- Canada's Bombardier Inc said on Monday it is not bidding for the contract to replace Amtrak's high-speed Acela, clearing the way for a rival to produce the next generation of the popular but sometimes troubled U.S. passenger trains. Alstom declined to comment on whether it is bidding. The relationship between Amtrak and the Bombardier/ Alstom...

  • SEOUL/ BOSTON, Dec 7- The Pyongyang government's state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may have been the work of pro-North Korean supporters in a report on Sunday that dismissed charges that the country itself was to blame as "wild rumor." It said' Guardians of Peace,' the hacking gang that has taken responsibility for the attack at the Sony...

  • NKorea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed' Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader. "We do not know where in America the Sony Pictures is situated and for what wrongdoings it became the target of the attack, nor we feel the need...

  • LOS ANGELES/ BOSTON, Dec 6- Forensics experts hired by Sony Corp to investigate the massive cyber attack at its Hollywood studio said the breach was unprecedented, well-planned and carried out by an "organized group," according to an email obtained by Reuters on Saturday. Kevin Mandia, the top executive at FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit, made the comments in...

  • LOS ANGELES/ BOSTON, Dec 6- Forensics experts hired by Sony Corp to investigate the massive cyber attack at its Hollywood studio said the breach was unprecedented, well-planned and carried out by an "organized group," according to an email obtained by Reuters on Saturday. Kevin Mandia, the top executive at FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit, made the comments in...