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Citizen Lab: NIS Asked for KakaoTalk Bugging Function

Korea News July 30, 2015 at 09:41 0 comments

[Politics] :

New allegations have emerged that the South Korean state intelligence agency requested Italian …

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Import Beer Drinkers Prefer Bigger Cans

Korea News July 30, 2015 at 03:52 0 comments

Beer cans are getting bigger with growing popularity of imported beer. Most canned beers sold here have been 330 ml or 355 ml, but people in their 30s and 40s who have developed a penchant for imported brews are plumbing for the half-liter and boosting the sales dramatically.

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FSS to Phase out Conventional Bankbooks Within 5 Years

Korea News July 29, 2015 at 09:26 0 comments

[Economy] :

The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) says it will phase out conventional bankbooks within five …

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Korea Needs Special Hospitals for Epidemics

Korea News July 29, 2015 at 03:31 0 comments

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday declared the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak officially over and assured the public that it can now be free of fears. The announcement came 69 days after the outbreak began on May 20.

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Ex-U.S. Ambassador to Teach at Hankuk University

Korea News July 28, 2015 at 00:27 0 comments

Kathleen Stephens, the former U.S. ambassador to Seoul, will start a new career in September as a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Stephens is going to lecture on diplomacy and trade, with a focus on Korean Peninsula and the international order.

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U.S. State Department Designates N. Korea Tier 3 Human Trafficking Country

Korea News July 28, 2015 at 00:09 0 comments

[International] :

The U.S. State Department has assigned the lowest rung, Tier 3, to North Korea regarding human trafficking for a 13th consecutive year.

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Gov't to Announce Official End of MERS Outbreak

Korea News July 27, 2015 at 00:34 0 comments

The last person quarantined with suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was released early Monday morning, health authorities said. After an inter-agency meeting Tuesday Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will assure the public that they no longer face an infection risk.

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Traffic Fatalities Fall, Remain Above OECD Average

Korea News July 27, 2015 at 00:25 0 comments

[Domestic] :

The number of traffic-related deaths fell below ten per 100-thousand for the first time in 40 years last year.

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No New Case of MERS for 21st Day

Korea News July 26, 2015 at 04:17 0 comments

[Domestic] :

No new infection of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been reported for the 21st day.

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No New Case of MERS for 20th Day

Korea News July 25, 2015 at 05:16 0 comments

[Domestic] :

The Health Ministry’s MERS-response headquarters said Saturday that no new infection of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been reported for the 20th day.

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