Archive for November, 2014

Former Sex Slavery Victim Urges Japan to Resolve Sex Slavery Issue

[International] :

An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sex slavery has urged Japan to resolve the issue of its sex slavery.

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Chang Won-jun Signs With Doosan for Record Pitcher Contract

[Politics] :

Free agent South Korean pitcher Chang Won-jun has signed a record-breaking contract with the Doosan …

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Preview for Next 'Star Wars' Film Released

A trailer for the upcoming installment of the “Star Wars” film franchise was released on Friday.

The film, which is called “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and is scheduled to be released in December 2015, stars Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac.

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Research Team Finds Out How Air Pollutants Disturb Marine Ecosystem

[Science] :

A joint international research team led by a South Korean oceanographer has found out that air …

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N.Korea's Nasty Young Rulers

Kim Yeo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, had been appointed a vice director in the Workers Party Central Committee. Until now, she was referred to only as a “senior official.” The position is equivalent to a vice minister in the South.

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Korea's Traditional Music "Nong-ak" Makes UNESCO List

[Culture] :

Korea’s traditional music that was originally performed by farmers, known as “nong-ak, has been …

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Korean Medics to Leave for Ebola-Hit Africa Next Month

Thirty Korean military and civilian medical workers are flying to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone next month. The first group of four doctors and six nurses will leave on Dec. 13, according to government officials.

The medics will first fly to the U.K. for training and then work with British and Am… …read more

Education Minister: Flawed CSAT Questions Reflect Institutional Problem

[Politics] :

Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea said that the second consecutive year of flawed questions on the …

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Household Debt at New Record High

The amount of household debt has reached yet another record at W1,060 trillion as of the end of September this year (US$1=W1,111).

Household debt has been scaling new heights quarter after quarter, mainly because of a marked increase in home loans thanks to the easing of regulations on ho… …read more

N. Korean Fishing Boat and Crew to Return Home Tuesday

[Inter-Korea] :

A North Korean fishing boat and its crew, who were rescued by South Korean patrol vessels in waters …

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2nd S. Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers' Meeting to Open Monday

[Politics] :

Foreign ministers from South Korea and 14 Pacific islands will meet in Seoul on Monday.
 
As the …

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Crimes Against S. Korean Tourists in Turkey Increasing

[Culture] :

Crimes against South Koreans are increasing in Turkey as more South Korean tourists are visiting the country.

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N. Korea Says US Pressure Led to Passage of UN Resolution

[Inter-Korea] :

North Korea has threatened to mobilize all possible measures against the United States, claiming that the U.S.’ undue pressure led to the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations.

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Snow-Choked New York State May Face Flooding

Residents of upstate New York, one of the nation’s snowiest places, are trying to cope with a year’s worth of snowfall over three days, while bracing for the flooding that could come next.

With warmer temperatures forecast for the next few days, weather forecasters say expected light rain … …read more

Justice Ministry Names Lawyers to Provide Legal Services in Rural Districts

[Domestic] :

The Ministry of Justice has named lawyers who will cover all one-thousand-400 rural districts in …

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Park Pushes Ruling Party Chief to Ratify Free Trade Pacts

[Economy] :

President Park Geun-hye called for the ruling party’s active efforts to swiftly pass free trade …

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Global Green Growth Conference in Korea Focuses on Linking Creative Economy and Sustainable Growth

[Politics] :

Anchor: The Global Green Growth Institute held an international conference in the South Korean port …

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Ferry Victims' Families Want Search to Continue

Families of the victims of the April 16 ferry disaster on Tuesday demanded the government immediately reinstate the response team near the site of the sinking.

The families and activists traveled to Jindo Island in South Jeolla Province to protest the government’s decision.

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S. Korean Firms Fined 1.6 Tln Won by Foreign Antitrust Watchdogs

[Economy] :

South Korean companies have been fined about one-point-six trillion won over the past five years by …

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No Need to Ask Tokyo if USFJ Help Korea

Washington has reminded Seoul that it will automatically dispatch the U.S. Forces Japan to the Korean Peninsula in case of an emergency like a war with North Korea.

Washington’s thrust was that Tokyo would not have a say in the matter because the USFJ is under regional American command.</P… …read more