Archive for June, 2015

'Gravity' Author Drops Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

Author Tess Gerritsen has dropped her lawsuit against Warner Bros. over similarities between the 2013 film “Gravity” and her 1999 book, she wrote in a statement Monday, citing brutal emotional and financial costs.

Both the film and the novel focus on a female astronaut stranded in space an… …read more

Group Enters North to Discuss Former First Lady's Trip

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Officials of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center have entered North Korea to hammer out the details of …

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Koreans Still Tired Despite Shorter Work Week

Koreans work, study and read less than they did five years ago, but eight out of 10 people are still experiencing fatigue.

Data released Monday by Statistics Korea show the time Koreans spent sleeping and eating rose 21 minutes to 11 hours and 14 minutes a day last year compared to five ye… …read more

Ruling Party Fails to Reach Conclusion on Floor Leader's Resignation

[Politics] :

The ruling Saenuri Party has failed to reach a conclusion in its Supreme Council meeting regarding …

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S. Korea Likely to Select Winner for Aerial Tanker Project Tuesday

[Politics] :

The Defense Acquisition Procurement Agency (DAPA) will likely select on Tuesday a bidder for its refueling aerial tanker project worth one-point-48 trillion won.

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UN Chief Strongly Denounces Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

[International] :

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks carried out simultaneously on Friday in Tunisia, Kuwait and France.

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For Greece, Debt Deadline Imminent

Leaders of the European Council, France and Germany say the issue of Greek debt must be settled at a crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers Saturday, after talks Thursday ended without a deal.

European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed Friday that no progress had been made so … …read more

S. Korea, Turkey Meet to Discuss Syria and IS

[International] :

South Korea and Turkey held a bilateral meeting of their vice foreign ministers in Turkey on …

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Korea Must Learn to Nurture Startups

China is home to 15 unlisted startups valued at more than US$1 billion, but in Korea there are only two — online commerce company Coupang and smartphone app provider Yellow Mobile.

Analysis by U.S. venture capital database CB Insights shows China has the second largest number of startups w… …read more

Centenarian Daughter of Freedom Fighter Passes Away

[International] :

The daughter of independence activist Ahn Chang-ho passed away at her residence in California on …

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Korean Company Damages Historic Cathedral in Milan

A large Korean company damaged a historic cathedral in Milan with a drone on Monday. CJ E&M, a subsidiary of CJ Group, was shooting a promotional video for its cable channel using the drone.

Drones are strictly banned in Milan as it is home to many world cultural heritage and historic… …read more

'Gov't Not Liable for Damages from its Sanctions on N. Korea'

[Domestic] :

A South Korean company has lost a suit against the government seeking compensation for its scrapped …

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Sedentary Life Can Mean Early Death Despite Workouts

People who sit for over eight hours a day are more susceptible to premature death no matter whether they work out regularly, analysis of 47 prior studies by a team at the University of Toronto suggests.

It is fairly well-established that sitting for hours increases the risk of diabetes, he… …read more

Fitch: S. Korea Vulnerable from Rising Household Debts

[Economy] :

Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has maintained South Korea’s sovereign rating at AA- in a …

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Pregnant MERS Patient Gives Birth

A pregnant woman who had tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome gave birth to a son on Monday. According to the Samsung Medical Center, she had a caesarian section in the afternoon.

About two weeks ahead of her due date, the patient experienced placental abruption and needed… …read more

Hyundai Motor Chief Slips from World's Richest People List

[International] :

Chairman Chung Mong-koo of Hyundai Motor Group has slipped from the world’s richest person list …

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Koreans Stay Home Due to MERS Fears

Koreans are going out less for fear of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, even if it means not going to see a doctor when they are sick or not taking their children to the park.

The Chosun Ilbo and SK Planet analyzed 101.41 million driving records of 10.25 million people using map app T Ma… …read more

Foreign Ministers of S. Korea, Japan Hold Talks

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Foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan held talks on Sunday to discuss pending issues between …

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MERS-Related Deaths Rise to 25

[Domestic] :

A 63-year-old man has passed away after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), …

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Today's Photo: June 20, 2015

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