Archive for August, 2014

Sweltering Conditions to Persist Until Mid-September

[Science] :

The weather is forecast to remain hot and humid until mid-September but cooler temperatures will …

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Second Quarter Income, Spending Slow Due to Ferry Sinking

[Economy] :

New figures show the nation’s household income and spending growth all slowed in the second quarter …

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One S. Korean Dead, One Seriously Injured in Japan Landslides

[Politics] :

A South Korean national was confirmed dead in the landslides that hit a residential area Wednesday …

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Park Visits Capital Defense Command

[Politics] :

President Park Geun-hye visited the Capital Defense Command and encouraged soldiers taking part in …

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'Roaring Currents' Earns $560,000 in US in 3 Days

[Culture] :

The box office record-setting Korean movie “Roaring Currents” has earned over 562-thousand dollars …

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Army Chief Says Military to Disband 'Abusive' Unit

[Politics] :

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Kim Yo-hwan says that the military will immediately disband units where …

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Police Fail to Establish Cause of Ferry Owner's Death

Police said Tuesday that they have failed to determine the cause ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon’s death.

Yoo, a fraudulent businessman and leader of a crackpot cult, was widely blamed for the April 16 ferry disaster and became the target of a nationwide manhunt that went on long after his decom… …read more

Choi Woo-ri Talks About Her Passion for Musical

A decade since her debut, actress Choi Woo-ri is getting a lot of attention with her starring role in the musical “42nd Street,” which began July 8. Given that it is rare in Korea to see musicals that focus on a female star, Choi is indeed in a unique position.

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RFA: N. Korea Delegation Took part in Arms Expo in Russia

[International] :

Radio Free Asia (RFA) says North Korea sent a delegation to an international weapons exhibition in Russia last week.

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Trials in Gwanju on Sewol Crew to be Relayed to Court in Ansan

[Domestic] :

Families of the Sewol victims and survivors will be able to watch the trials for the ferry’s captain and crew members live from their hometown as they unfold in Gwangju.

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Pope Says Unable to Stand Neutral with Agony of Sewol Victims' Families

[International] :

Pope Francis says he was unable to stand neutral in front of the agony of the families of the Sewol ferry victims.

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Will Sinkholes Sink Lotte World Tower?

When it’s finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 1,800 feet. But unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into… hopefully not the base of the world’s sixth tallest building.