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Pesticide contamination in eggs means more consumers turning to vegetarian dishes

On Aug. 17, Kim Ho-yeon, 36, an office worker, stopped by a bookstore and picked up three books about vegetarianism. One of the books contained recipes for vegetarian dishes and vegetarian bread that .. …

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Samsung Pay Sees Its Transaction Volume Surpass 10 Tril. Won in 2 Years

Samsung Electronics said on August 20 that its Samsung Pay service has surpassed the 10-trillion-won milestone in payment volume within two years since launch. Introduced in August 2015, Samsung Pay exceeded the 1-trillion-won level in August last year. Since that time on, the service volume quadrupled for one year’s time. An official with Samsung Electronics said, “The volume of out online transactions has taken off since last year, accounting for 30 percent of the total online transactions…. …

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President Moon addresses major public concerns

President Moon Jae-in speaks to the nation about his government’s new policies, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 20. He is speaking alongside ministers, top presidential aides and more than 280 members of the …

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Human rights watchdog examines care facilities for possible abuse cases

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced Monday that it will release human rights abuse data from local c …

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S. Korea Clinches 3rd Place in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

[Sports] : The South Korean men’s national basketball team took third place in the 2017 FIBA Asian Cup in …[more…] …

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Moon warns N. Korea not to use Korea-U.S. exercises as pretext for provocations

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in warned North Korea on Monday not to use joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States as a pretext for provocations, saying the maneuvers are purely defensive. Moon made the rema …

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[Column] Should South Korea Worry About Donald Trump?

Just six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed to get himself into a war of insults and threats with Kim Jong‐un. Most likely this situation will de‐escalate without shots b.. …

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Moon maintains high approval rating in latest poll

A new poll released Sunday showed President Moon Jae-in continuing to enjoy high approval ratings despite a slight drop …

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Moon maintains high approval rating in latest poll

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) — A new poll released Sunday showed President Moon Jae-in continuing to enjoy high approval ratings despite a slight drop from the previous month. According to the poll conducted by the Korea Society Opinion Institute (KSO …

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[Interview] British author sheds light on North Korea’s transition to capitalism in “North Korea Confidential”

In 2012, Daniel Tudor, who was the Economist’s correspondent in South Korea at the time, asserted in print that South Korean beer tasted worse than North Korea’s Taedonggang Beer. The next year, the m.. …

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Seoul court grants asylum to Jordanian dissident

A Seoul court has recognized a Jordanian man as a refugee in a suit filed against the Seoul Immigration Office, citing t …

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Today's Photo: August 19, 2017

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(LEAD) PM orders egg farms not following food safety standards to be strictly dealt with

(ATTN: ADDS agriculture ministry’s decision to conduct additional probe into farms in last 2 paras) SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) — South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Saturday said local authorities should deal strictly with egg producers who are n …

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New Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff claims South Korea can achieve air superiority within three days of conflict

During his confirmation hearing on Aug. 18, Jeong Kyeong-doo, who has been nominated to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that South Korea could achieve air superiority within three days of a confl.. …

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Outcome of tainted eggs inspection to be announced later this week

South Korean health authorities said Saturday they will announce the outcome of the inspection into eggs tainted with th …

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2nd Soldier Dies in Army Unit Drill Explosion, 5 Injured

[Domestic] : Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun has issued a statement expressing deep condolences …[more…] …

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[Editorial] Don’t delay implementation of tax on religious workers

The tax on religious workers that is set to be implemented from January of next year is in danger of being suspended for another two years. On Aug. 9, 25 members of the National Assembly, including De.. …

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U.S. Pacific Command chief to visit S. Korea: Japanese newspaper

TOKYO, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) — The chief of the United States armed forces responsible for the Indo-Asia-Pacific region will visit South Korea to discuss various security issues surrounding the area, a Japanese newspaper reported Saturday. Japan’s Asa …

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S. Korea approves plan to upgrade K-9 howitzer

(Yonhap)South Korea’s military procurement agency on Friday approved a plan to upgrade an indigenous howitzer used by gr …

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Gov't Won't Seek to Move away from Nuclear Power Too Fast...It Will Take 60 Years to Phase out

President Moon Jae-in said on August 17, “The denuclearization bid by the current government is not so radical. It will take more than 60 years for us to reach that goal.” In an interview in celebration of the 100th day since taking power, President Moon said, “The design life of nuclear reactors that were launched recently or under construction is 60 years. We plan to close reactors one by one as soon as their design life expires.” His remarks are in reponse to criticism that his government’… …

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