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Kim Jong-un's 'Effeminate' Brother Has a Son

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s older brother Jong-chol is married and has a son, according to a North Korea source on Wednesday.Kim Jong-chol was passed over for the leadership for various obscure reasons, with rumors ranging from a dangerous penchant for rock dinosaur Eric Clapton to “effeminacy… …

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Seoul, Beijing Discuss Cooperation on Inter-Korean Relationship

[International] : South Korea and China have discussed the two countries’ cooperation on the inter-Korean relationship and North Korean issues.   A Foreign Ministry official said Lee Do-hoon, Seoul’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, met with Chinese Ambassador Qiu Guohong on …[more…] …

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(LEAD) S. Korea denounces Japan for repeating claim to Dokdo

(ATTN: ADDS comments, more info in para 3-4 and last 4 paras) SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s foreign ministry denounced Japan on Thursday for repeating its territorial claim to Seoul’s easternmost islets of Dokdo. In a statement issued i …

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Actor Resigns University Job Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Actor Jo Min-ki has resigned from a teaching post at Cheongju University after allegedly being disciplined for sexually harassing students, it emerged Tuesday.Cheongju University said Tuesday that it carried out an internal investigation after receiving a tip-off at the end of November last year. A … …

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Unified Korean ice hockey coach sheds a tear after team’s final match

Sarah Murray, head coach for the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team, finally shed a tear after a match at Catholic Kwandong University Gymnasium on Feb. 20. Her team had lost 1-6 to Sweden in a cl.. …

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S. Korean Skaters Win Silver in Men's Team Pursuit

[Politics] : South Korean speed skaters have won the host country’s ninth medal of the PyeongChang Winter Games, taking the silver in the men’s team pursuit event.  In the final race at the Gangneung Oval Wednesday night, the Norwegian squad came in at three-minutes 37-point-32 seconds to become the new Olympic …[more…] …

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S. Korea spends 240 mil. won for high-level N.K. delegation

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea has spent some 240 million won (US$223,048) for North Korea’s high-level delegation during their recent three-day visit for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul’s unification ministry said Wednesday. The tot …

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S. Korean Women’s Curling Team Seals 1st Place in Round Robin

[Sports] : The South Korean women’s curling team clinched first place in the round robin stage with an easy win over Olympic Athletes from Russia(OAR) at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  The South Korean team beat OAR 11-2 at the Gangneung Curling Center on Wednesday to claim its seventh win of the …[more…] …

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Samsung to Take Pre-Orders for Galaxy S9 Next Week

Samsung will start taking pre-orders for its latest flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus — next week. Pre-orders can be made through major mobile carriers from Feb. 28 to March 8 and be activated the following week. Otherwise, customers have to wait until the official release on March … …

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Athletes from Russia enrich PyeongChang: president

Russian Presidential Aide Igor Levitin (left) and President Moon Jae-in hold a meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 20. By Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in invi …

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(LEAD) S. Korea to work actively to realize 'constructive' talks between U.S., N. Korea: official

(ATTN: ADDS presidential chief of staff’s remarks in last 2 paras) SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea will work actively to help realize talks between the United States and North Korea while strengthening cooperation with the international communi …

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Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon meets Finnish PM

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (right) meets Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä at the Government Complex Seoul on Feb. 19.By Jung Joo-ri and Son Gina Photos = Prime Minster’s Office Prime Minister …

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3 Japanese Girls at the Top of K-Pop: The Story Begins

Three girls were crying on stage, from excitement, relief and satisfaction, and over the bittersweet memories from the past few years. It was July 2015, the final stage of the Korean reality TV show “Sixteen,” where 16 young trainees from JYP Entertainment, one of the biggest talent agencies in Kore… …

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[Photo] South Korean speed skater loses out on gold medal by 0.01 seconds

South Korean speed skater Cha Min-kyu lost out on the gold medal in dramatic fashion in the men’s 500m final, coming in second behind Norwegian Havard Lorentzen. Cha set an Olympic record with a time .. …

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S. Korean Women's Curling Team Heading to Semis with 9-6 Win over US

[Sports] : The South Korean women’s curling team has secured a berth to the semifinals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics with two games still to play in the preliminary stage.  The team beat the seventh-ranked U.S. 9-6 at the Gangneung Curling Center on Tuesday, extending its winning rally to five games and …[more…] …

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Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon elected to lead green growth body

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was elected on Tuesday to chair the executive organ of the Seoul-bas …

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Ex-U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon elected to lead green growth body

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) — Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was elected on Tuesday to chair the executive organ of the Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the foreign ministry said. Twenty-eight member countries of …

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[Editorial] Does Trump truly regard South Korea as an ally?

On Feb. 16, the US Department of Commerce included South Korea on a list of 12 countries that may be subjected to steep tariffs aimed at protecting the American steel industry as part of an investigat.. …

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Late composer Yun I-sang‘s body to be returned home

The remains of late composer Yun I-sang will arrive in South Korea later this month to be buried in his homeland, a loca …

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S. Korea's Cha Min-kyu Claims Silver in Men's 500 meter

[Politics] : South Korean speed skater Cha Min-kyu has claimed the host country’s seventh medal of the PyeongChang Games, winning a silver in the men’s 500-meter race. In the finals at the Gangneung Oval on Monday, the 24-year old clocked in at 34-point-42 seconds, just point-01 seconds behind Norway’s Havard …[more…] …

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