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PM renews govt. commitment to developing Saemangeum area

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Wednesday renewed the government’s commitment to developing the reclaimed land in the sout …

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[Column] Globalizers and Global Liars

As president, Donald Trump has continued to use the same protectionist rhetoric he used during the campaign, even though he has not done much to date to follow through with protectionist policies. Non.. …

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Science ministry to be renamed Wednesday

SEOUL, July 25 (Yonhap) — The current science minstry will be renamed as part of government restructuring taking effect Wednesday. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning will now be called the Ministry of Science and ICT. The address …

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Task force soon to be launched to review controversial comfort women deal

South Korea’s foreign ministry said that it is making preparations to launch a task force to review a controversial deal …

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An Sets Korean Record, Park Advances to Final at FINA Championships

[Sports] : Swimmer An Se-hyeon has set a South Korean record and finished fifth in the 100 meter butterfly finals at the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships currently under way in Budapest, Hungary. [more…] …

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Russia Increasingly Propping Up N.Korean Regime

Russia has roughly doubled oil shipments and other exports to North Korea even as the international community is working to turn off the spigot for the belligerent regime. Moscow is fast emerging as a powerful backer of Pyongyang at a time when even China seems to be having second thoughts, and has … …

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Senior employment rate up 1.1 pct in May

SEJONG, July 25 (Yonhap) — The employment rate of senior citizens in South Korea gained ground in May from a year earlier as a growing amount remained in the job market or sought work amid the rapidly aging population, government data showed Tuesday. …

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S. Korea pushes to revise missile guidelines to load up to 1 ton

The South Korean government is pushing to revise the missile guidelines developed with the United States to double the m …

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Residents who once opposed nuclear power now oppose construction suspension

In a strange turn of events, one of the same residents of Ulsan‘s Seosaeng township who led a recent, brute-force battle to oppose the halt on construction of Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant reactors 5 .. …

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Self-employed without Employees Face Dilemma

Concerns are growing among the self-employed without employees in Korea. Amid hikes in crimes targeting stores run by the self-employed without employees, they hope to hire part timers to protect themselves from crime but remain hesitant due to the burden arising from the increase in minimum wages. The number of… …

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UN Special Rapporteur on NK human rights supports dialog with Pyongyang

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on North Korean human rights, gives a press statement following his official five-day mission to South Korea, at the Seoul Global Center on July 21. …

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Spy Agency Chief Briefs Parliamentary Speaker on N. Korea

[Politics] : National Intelligence Service(NIS) Director Suh Hoon has briefed National Assembly Speaker Chung …[more…] …

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SK Group chief seeking divorce settlement

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won has filed a request with a Seoul court seeking a divorce settlement with his wife Roh So- …

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30 Myanmarese refugees to resettle in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) — The South Korean government said Monday that 30 refugees from Myanmar will arrive in the country this week, as part of a United Nations resettlement program it has joined in the recent year. The 30 Myanmarese nationals, m …

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Another Victim of Japan's Wartime Sex Slavery Dies

[Domestic] : Another elderly victim of Japan’s wartime sex slavery has died on Sunday. Kim Kun-ja, who has …[more…] …

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U.S. Golfer Jordan Spieth Wins British Open

Jordan Spieth won golf’s British Open on Sunday, outdueling fellow American Matt Kuchar over the final holes to capture his third major championship.Spieth, just shy of turning 24 in the coming week, won the tournament at the Royal Birkdale course in Lancashire, England by three shots over the 39-ye… …

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US peace activists arrive in S. Korea calling for withdrawal of THAAD deployment

A group of American activists opposing the deployment of a US anti-missile system in South Korea arrived in the country …

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North Korea’s GDP grew 3.9% in 2016, with $1,300 per capita income

On July 21, the Bank of Korea announced that North Korea’s real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016 increased by 3.9%, and that it had a gross national income (GNI) per capita of 1,461,000 South Kore.. …

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Arson suspected in Daegu factory

A man is suspected of setting fire to his wife’s factory in Daegu on Saturday night.After arguing with his wife earlier …

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US To Ban All Americans From Travels to N. Korea

[International] : The United States is banning its citizens from traveling to North Korea starting next month.[more…] …

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