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US Monitors S. Korean Skies to Check for Helium

[International] : A U.S. aircraft has flown over South Korea to check for the presence of radioactive materials, …[more…] …read more

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S. Korea's Top Three Shipbuilders Post Record High Operating Loss

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The operating loss of South Korea’s three largest shipbuilding companies surpassed eight trillion …

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'Quake Waveforms of N. Korea's H-bomb Test, 2013 Test Almost Identical'

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An American earthquake expert claims that seismic waveforms shown in North Korea’s nuclear test Wednesday are almost identical to those from the 2013 nuclear test.

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N.Korea Conducts 'H-Bomb' Test

North Korea on Wednesday claimed to have conducted a successful test of a hydrogen bomb.
The country’s “first hydrogen bomb test has been successfully performed at 10 a.m… based on the strategic determination of the Workers’ Party,” the state-run [North] Korean Central TV claimed.
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Park Byung-ho Makes 2016 ESPN Breakout Hitters List

Park Byung-ho was ranked 10th in the list of “breakout hitters for 2016” by ESPN on Tuesday.
Park, who will make his Major League debut for the Minnesota Twins this year, was the only rookie to make the top 10 list.”After seeing what [Kang Jung-ho] did with the Pittsburgh Pirates last year (deliver… …read more

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Weekly Protests on Japan's Wartime Sexual Slavery Mark 24th Anniversary

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Victims of wartime sexual slavery and and civic activists will hold the one-thousand-212th weekly …

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Temperatures to Plunge This Week

The mercury is expected to drop below freezing in the capital and surrounding areas for the time being. The Korea Meteorological Administration on Monday said a cold weather front has arrived from the northwest, while strong winds make it feel even colder.
Temperatures on Tuesday morning were four t… …read more

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BOK Convenes Emergency Meeting Following China's Market Plunge

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Bank of Korea officials have convened an emergency meeting in the wake of China’s market …

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Korea's Trade Volume Falls Below $1 Trillion

Korea’s trade volume fell below US$1 trillion for the first time in five years last year due to the global economic slump compounded by low oil prices.
But imports declined faster than exports, resulting in a record trade surplus of US$90.4 billion.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Fri… …read more

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Transportation Ministry to Begin Safety Inspections on Budget Airlines

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The government will probe low cost airlines due to rising safety concerns following a recent …

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S. Korea's Gold Reserves 34th Largest in World

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South Korea’s gold reserves ranked 34th largest in the world.

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Kim Jong-un Focuses on Economy, Not Nukes, in New Year's Speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un used his New Year’s Day address Friday to focus primarily on the importance of economic development, avoiding any explicit threats or references to his country’s nuclear weapons program.
Kim, who sported new plastic-framed glasses and his signature shaved-sides haircu… …read more

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Authorities Trying to Determine Cause of Dubai Hotel Fire

Authorities are trying to determine what caused an inferno at a high-rise luxury hotel in downtown Dubai that burned during the city’s New Year’s eve fireworks extravaganza.
The fire at The Address Hotel provided dramatic scenes as hundreds of thousands of people watching the fireworks display looke… …read more

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'So' Most Deserving of Banishment

The tiny word “so” tops this year’s list of words or phrases people would like to see banished from use.
“So it’s getting really annoying. So can we please put a stop to this?” said David G. Simpson who nominated the word to be included in the list, compiled by Lake Superior State University in Mich… …read more

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Top Office Concerned of False Rumors about Sex Slavery Settlement

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The presidential office has expressed concern over what it calls groundless rumors about Seoul and …

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S. Korea to Launch Lunar Exploration Project Next Year

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South Korea will launch a lunar exploration project next year.

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Venture Businesses Form Fresh Growth Engine

Venture businesses have emerged as a driving force of the Korean economy as they have grown in both quantity and quality.
The Small and Medium Business Administration on Monday announced achievements in management, job creation and technology innovation for venture businesses.
They sampled 2,227 o… …read more

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Air Passenger Traffic Grows 14% in November

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Air passenger traffic jumped 14 percent last month thanks to a growth in flights by low-cost …

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Tips for Staying Healthy When Eating Alone

People who live alone tend to buy foods that are simple to cook and eat as it is often uneconomical to buy ingredients for one person and deal with leftovers.
According to figures from Statistics Korea earlier this month, one-person households presently account for 27.1 percent of the total. This m… …read more

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200th Overseas Paris Baguette Opens in China

The SPC Group opened its 200th overseas Paris Baguette in Shanghai on Monday.
With the opening, the brand became the first Korean bakery chain to achieve the feat. It opened its first overseas store in the Gubei area in Shanghai in 2004.Paris Baguette now has 139 stores in China, 45 in the U.S., ei… …read more

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