Archive for January, 2015

S. Korea Loses 2-1 to Australia at Asian Cup Final

[Sports] :

South Korea lost to Australia 2-1 after extra-time showdown at the Asian Football Confederation …

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Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week.

After a blizzard dumped 60 centimeters of snow on his city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down… …read more

Supreme Court Upholds Jail Terms for Chinese Fishermen

[Domestic] :

The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling on Chinese fishermen who were sentenced to …

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Army to Tighten Code of Sexual Conduct

The Army is scrambling to come up with a new code of behavior in response to a recent series of sex crimes in barracks.

“A top brass meeting held on Tuesday decided to work out a code of conduct to cope with sex crimes,” an Army spokesman said Thursday. “It will be issued in the name of t… …read more

Abe Calls for Seoul-Tokyo Talks with No Preconditions Attached

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that the summit between South Korea and Japan …

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Apple Dominates Global Smartphone Market Again

Apple now dominates the global smartphone market after rival Samsung lost market share last year, a shift clearly evident in fourth-quarter earnings announced Wednesday.

Apple posted record revenues, profits and smartphone sales volume in the last three months of 2014, widening its lead o… …read more

Japanese Media: Hostage Exchange Deal Made

[International] :

A Japanese news network has reported that a hostage exchange deal has been made to free a Japanese …

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Tsipras Names Austerity Critic as Greek Finance Chief

An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece’s bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country’s finance minister in the new leftist government.

Anti-austerity Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras picked Yanis Varoufakis for the key economic portfolio as … …read more

Gov't, Hyundai to Foster Gwangju into Hub of Hydrogen Vehicles

[Politics] :

The government has announced a plan to develop Gwangju City in South Jeolla Province into a center …

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Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked

The official Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by a group claiming to support the terror group Islamic State, also called ISIS.

The airline’s site was changed, at first displaying a message saying “404 – Plane Not Found” and that the site was “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate,” with a p… …read more

S. Korea Defeats Iraq 2-0, Advances to AFC Asian Cup Finals

[Politics] :

South Korea has advanced to the AFC Asian Cup final, defeating Iraq 2-0 in Sydney, …

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N. Korea Warns of Stern Punishment

[Inter-Korea] :

North Korea has warned that it will deal with South Korea with stern punishment if the South continues to challenge the North’s historic measures aimed at improving inter-Korean relations.

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North's Rodong Sinmun Calls for Talks Contributing to Unification

[Inter-Korea] :

North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun has called for substantive talks that can contribute …

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Central, Local Gov'ts to Establish Policy Discussion Meeting

[Politics] :

South Korea will establish a mechanism to help the central government discuss and coordinate …

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Defector's Admission Hurts All N.Koreans

If there is once place on Earth where reality is stranger than fiction, it is North Korea, with its hereditary rule, massive oppression and starving masses. That is why the personal accounts of North Korean defectors who risked their lives to escape to freedom have captured the imagination of the… …read more

Supreme Court Upholds 9-Year Prison Sentence Against Lee Seok-ki

[Domestic] :

The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling of nine years in prison against former representative …

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Gov't to Improve Work Conditions in Culture Industry

All crew involved in making the hugely successful film “Ode to My Father” were given employment contracts, a rare move in an industry that relies heavily on casual work.

This added W300 million (US$1=W1,084) to the production cost, but the working conditions of staff saw considerable impr… …read more

Pyongyang Positive about Vladimir Putin's Invitation of Kim Jong-un to Moscow

[Politics] :

The Russian Foreign Ministry has revealed that the North Korean
government responded positively to …

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Arrest Warrant Requested for Motorcycle Owner over Uijeingbu Fire

[Domestic] :

Police have concluded that an owner of a motorcycle caused an apartment fire in Uijeongbu City, …

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Fishermen Urge Government to Crack Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing

[Domestic] :

Residents of South Korea’s western border islands again called on the government to come up with …

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