Archive for June, 2015

Apple Wants a Lead Role in Streaming Music

Apple’s iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.</P… …read more

Samsung Chief Stays in Hospital Despite MERS Outbreak

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee remains at the Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul despite an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome at that hospital.

The Samsung Group said Sunday it has not considered moving Lee to another hospital or home and believes Samsung Medical Center to b… …read more

Documentary on Sex Slaves Released in Japan

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A documentary film on South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual slavery has been released in Japan, 20 years after it was produced.

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Kim Deok-hyeon Grabs Triple Jump Gold in Asian Athletics Championships

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South Korea’s Kim Deok-hyeon won the nation’s first gold in triple jump at the Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan, China on Saturday.

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"MERS Virus in Korea Not Mutated"

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Health authorities confirmed Saturday that the MERS virus in South Korea has not mutated from its …

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MERS Infections Rise to Over 40

Five new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome patients have been confirmed, bringing the total number to over 40, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday.

The number of deaths from MERS has risen to 4 as a 76-year-old man died of the disease on Thursday. He tested positive on May 21 and… …read more

Korean Student Gets Chance to Attend Both Harvard and Stanford

A Korean high-school student has set the enviable record of attending both Harvard and Stanford universities.

Sarah Kim (18), a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, was accepted by Harvard late last year and gained admission into Stanford, Corne… …read more

Former US Official Urges Humane Attitude From Japan

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A former high-ranking U.S. official says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should show a humanitarian attitude in regards to the suffering of victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery.

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S. Korea FX Reserves Reach New Record in May

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South Korea’s foreign exchange reserves reached a new high of 371-point-51 billion U.S. dollars in May.

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Kia Releases New Carens Minivan

Kia Motors released its new Carens minivan on Tuesday.

To comply with the Euro 6 emission standards that will start in the second half of this year, the Carens’ fuel economy has been improved from 13.2 km/l to 14.9 km/l.

The version with a 1.7-liter diesel engine comes with … …read more

Korea, China Sign FTA

President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping officially signed a bilateral free trade agreement on Monday. Park was given a letter from Xi by visiting Chinese Trade Minister Gao Hucheng at Cheong Wa Dae.

In the letter, Xi called the FTA a “landmark” that would pave the wa… …read more

Seoul City to Allow Tax Payment with KakaoPay

[Domestic] :

Seoul taxpayers will be able to remit their local taxes with Daum Kakao’s mobile payment service, KakaoPay, within this year.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Apologizes for Anthrax Shipment

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has apologized for the inadvertent shipments of live anthrax …

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