Archive for December, 2014

WIPO: S. Korea No. 4 in Patent Application Filing

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South Korea filed the fourth most patent applications in the world last year.

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Hyundai Releases New Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Motor launched the new Sonata hybrid on Tuesday, and it hopes to attract consumers looking to reduce their environmental impact.

The combined gasoline and electric engines get 18.2 km/l, up 8.3 percent from the previous model.

The price has also dropped W1.25 million (us$1… …read more

Park Stresses Science, Technology in Disaster Management

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President Park Geun-hye has ordered officials to produce plans for disaster management based on …

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S. Korea Hopes Abe's Election Victory Will Lead to Better Bilateral Relations

[Politics] :

The South Korean government has expressed hope that the landslide victory of Japan’s ruling …

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End Rampant Nepotism in Family-Run Conglomerates

The “nut rage” incident that has rattled Korean Air over the past week has culminated with conglomerate heiress Cho Hyun-ah stepping down from all her positions at the company and affiliates and appearing before aviation authorities for questioning. The incident has sparked international ridicule… …read more

Team Proves Taurine's Effect to Treat Alzheimer's

[Science] :

A domestic research team says that taurine, an amino acid found abundantly in squid and octopus, is …

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Lee Sang-hwa Wins 500m in Speed Skating World Cup

[Sports] :

Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa won her fourth consecutive World Cup gold medal of this season in …

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Air Travelers Face Delays After London Airport Computer Failure

Air passengers flying into and out of Britain are facing major disruptions after a computer problem affected operations at London airports.

The main British air traffic control group (NATS) said the issue that caused problems in the system has been resolved, and operations are beginning to… …read more

Safety Ministry Launches "Safety Sinmungo"

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The government has launched a website where citizens can report unsafe or hazardous …

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Korean Air Scandal Escalates

The Korean Air heiress who exposed the carrier to global ridicule with an attack of “nut rage” is resigning from all positions in the company on Friday.

Cho Hyun-ah earlier quit as head of in-flight services and hotel operations and, when that failed to quell criticism, also resigned from … …read more

Explosion in S. Korean Vessel in Malaysian Waters Kills 2

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According to Malaysian media reports, an explosion on board a South Korean vessel sailing in …

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Korea Needs a New Economic Blueprint

The Korea Development Institute has slashed the country’s growth forecast for next year from 3.8 to 3.5 percent. That is lower than the government’s four percent and Bank of Korea’s 3.9 percent projection.

The economy slumped even further in the second half of this year, and if growth sla… …read more

S. Korea, Vietnam Establish Free Trade Deal

[Politics] :

South Korea and Vietnam have agreed on a free trade agreement (FTA).

The two countries reached …

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N.Korea's Defense Commission Gets Bigger Headquarters

North Korea is extending the building of the top decision-making National Defense Commission in an apparent effort to accommodate more officials.

This suggests that the commission has become even more important in the repressive state since leader Kim Jong-un took office.

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Parliament Passes Major Bills on Welfare, Corruption

[Politics] :

The National Assembly has passed key pending bills aimed at improving welfare and rooting out corruption among public officials.

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Captain, Crew of Sunken Trawler Found Under Qualified

[Domestic] :

The captain and many crew members of a South Korean trawler that sank in Russian waters have been …

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Audi to Open More Auto Service Centers

Audi announced its plan to release at least seven new models here next year and increase the number of auto service centers from the current 25 to 40.

Under the plan, the automaker aims to increase its annual sales to over 30,000 cars here. BMW is the only foreign car brand that has manage… …read more

Data of Princess Beatrice Possibly Leaked in Cyber Attack on Sony

[International] :

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom royal family is reportedly among the victims of a cyber attack against Sony Pictures by a hacker group

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NYT: Abe Administration Attempts to Whitewash History

[International] :

The New York Times has strongly criticized Japan’s Shinzo Abe administration for “playing with …

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Today's Photo: December 6, 2014

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