Archive for September, 2014

Star Trek 3 Will Be Filmed In Seoul

Star Trek 3 will be filmed in Seoul, Mayor Park Won-soon said Monday.

U.S. Nuclear Envoy Expresses Hope for Dialogue with N. Korea

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Glyn Davies, the top U.S. nuclear envoy, has expressed hope that the North will soon be ready to …

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S. Korea Adds Gold Medals in Bowling, Soft Tennis, Sailing, Wrestling

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On the 12th day of the Incheon Asian Games on Tuesday, South Korea’s first triple gold medalist and …

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Ruling, Opposition, Families Meet to Discuss Special Sewol Law

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The ruling and opposition parties and families of the Sewol victims met for the first time to …

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Almost 50% Aged Between 50 and 64 Prefer Burial Cremation

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A survey finds that about half of the nation’s semi-aged population between 50 and 64 prefer to …

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South Korea Adds 2 Golds in Compound Archery at Incheon Asiad

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South Korea added more gold medals in compound archery, cycling and shooting on the eighth day of …

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Education Minister Says "Much Demand" for State-Authored Textbooks

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South Korea’s education minister has said there has been much demand for state-authored Korean …

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Park Tae-hwan Wins 20th Asiad Medal with Friday's Bronze

[Sports] :

Swimming star Park Tae-hwan has won more medals at the Asian Games than any other South Korean …

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S. Korea Wins 1st Gold Medal in Bowling at Incheon Asiad

[Sports] :

South Korea won its first gold medal in bowling at the Incheon Asian Games on Friday.

The pair, …

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S. Korean Swimmer Park Tae-hwan Wins Silver in 100-Meter Freestyle

[Sports] :

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan has tied to win the most medals by a South Korean at an Asian Games by …

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S. Korea Holds Ceremony to Mark 50th Anniv. of Vietnam War

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South Korea held a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s participation in the …

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N.Korea 'Developing Satellite-Guided Bomb'

North Korea is developing a new precision-guided bomb, similar to the U.S.’ GPS-guided joint direct attack munitions or JDAMs, the military here believes.

“We expect that the North will finish development of a new precision-guided bomb in the near future because we’ve detected signs that t… …read more

North Korea Blames UN Human Rights Meeting as "Hubbub"

[Inter-Korea] :

North Korea strongly protested criticisms over its human rights situation made during a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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S. Korean Swimmer Park Tae-hwan Wins Bronze in 400M Freestyle

[Sports] :

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan won his third straight medal in the men’s 400-meter freestyle …

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S. Korea Wins Gold in Men's and Women's Fencing Team Events

[Sports] :

South Korea won gold medals in the men’s epee and the women’s sabre fencing team events at the …

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Teenage Korean Shooter Wins 2 Gold Medals at Asiad

A 17-year-old shooter won two gold medals at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games over the weekend.

Kim Cheong-yong won gold in the individual and team competitions in the men’s 10-m air pistol event on Sunday, becoming the youngest Korean shooter to win gold in the Asiad.

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Big Rewards Await N.Korean Medalists

North Korea sent 150 athletes to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, 70 men and 80 women in 14 disciplines. There is speculation among organizers about what rewards await them if they win a medal.

There is talk of a luxury sedan and a flat in newly built apartment complex exclusively for sports… …read more

Swimmer Park Tae-hwan Wins Bronze in 200m Freestyle

[Sports] :

South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan won the bronze medal in the men’s 200 meter freestyle at the Incheon Asian Games, failing in his bid for a third straight Asiad medal.

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S. Korean Group Sends Propaganda Leaflets to NK Despite Threat

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A South Korean civic organization has sent anti-North Korea leaflets over the inter-Korean border amid a threat from Pyongyang that it would retaliate on the leaflet campaign.

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China Fines British Drugmaker Nearly $500 Million

A Chinese court has fined British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline $490 million and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.

The official Xinhua news agency said the fine, imposed Friday by a court in Changsha in cen… …read more