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KOSPI Rises Above 2,100 Threshold

[Politics] : The Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) has risen above the two-thousand-100-point threshold …[more…] …

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Korea to deliver 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland

South Korea will deliver 48 of its K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland, the country’s defense procurement agency said …

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KOSPI Hits 2,100 Mark in 19 Months

The KOSPI has surpassed the 2,100 level for the first time in 19 months. At 10:13 am on February 21, the KOSPI was traded at 2,100.18, up 0.76 percent (15.79 points) from the previous day’s closing price. This is the first time for the KOSPI index to hit the 2,100 mark since July 17, 2015. Suh Sang-young, analyst with Kiwoom Securities, “The market recovered on the news that Greece may get out the financial crisis. The fact that international oil prices keep rising was also a factor for the r… …

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S. Korea to deliver 48 K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea will deliver 48 of its K9 self-propelled howitzers to Finland, the country’s defense procurement agency said Tuesday. The Finnish government has recently approved the purchase of the 155mm howitzer systems from …

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“Snowy Road” and “The Apology” films on comfort women coming to theaters

A feature film and a documentary about Japanese military comfort women will be coming to theaters this March. The film “Snowy Road” debuts on Mar. 1, while the documentary “The Apology” opens on Mar… …

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N. Korea Says Malaysia Cannot be Trusted to Investigate Kim Jong-nam Murder

[International] : North Korea says Malaysia cannot be trusted to investigate the murder of North Korean leader Kim …[more…] …

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Jong-nam’s son Han-sol arriving in KL

 PETALING JAYA (The Star Online) —  Members of the media from local and international organisations are rushing to Kual …

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SK Hynix Stock Fluctuates amid Mixed Outlook

The share price of SK Hynix is fluctuating in recent days after rising sharply thanks to the booming semiconductor market. Some foreign brokerage firms cast cold water onto the upward movement of its share price, claiming, “The memory chip market would enter an oversupply phase this year.” The share price of SK Hynix, however, moved up again after a string of domestic securities firms refuted such claims saying that it is excessively pessimistic. The chip maker’s share price closed at 5… …

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NYT calls for Trump to negotiate freeze on N.K. nuclear program

By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump should negotiate a freeze on North Korea’s nuclear production as well as its nuclear and missile testing, even though completely ending the program should be the goal, the N …

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Int'l community must cooperate on N. Korea nuclear weapons issues: foreign minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se delivers the opening speech at a panel discussion on ‘Security in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula,’ at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Feb. 18. …

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Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia immediately after Kim Jong-nam’s killing

What was learned from the Malaysian police’s announcement on Feb. 19 of the first results of their investigation into the killing of Kim Jong-nam, 46, was that all four of the suspects who fled are No.. …

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Malaysia Won't Hand Over Kim Jong-nam's Body to N.Korea

Malaysian police on Sunday told North Korea they will not hand over the body of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, without DNA samples from his family. Deputy Inspector-General of Malaysian police Noor Rashid Ibrahim told a reporters in Kuala Lumpur, “The bo… …

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KOSPI and KOSDAQ up

[Politics] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Monday rose three-point-81 points, or …[more…] …

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Former aide of President Park questioned in scandal probe

Special prosecutors on Monday questioned a former aide of President Park Geun-hye over suspicions she received treatment …

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5 youths booked for stealing dolls from claw machine

GWANGJU, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) — Police said Monday they have booked five youths without physical detention for being allegedly involved in a break-in of a claw machine to steal dolls by entering the machine through its exit which is slightly larger than a …

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Korea's Corporate Survival Ratio Extremely Low...3 Year Survival Rate Only 39%

A survey said as many as 70 percent of new lodging and foodservice establishments go out of business within three years after opening doors. According to a report “2015 Corporate Survival Statistics” published by the National Statistical Office on February 20, the one-year survival ratio in 2014 for those firms established in 2013 was 62.4 percent but the two-year survival ratio fell to 47.5 percent. More than a half of firms went belly up within two years while the ratio of firms that surviv… …

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Malaysian Police Identify Five N. Korean Suspects in Kim Jong-nam's Murder

[International] : Malaysian police say that they have identified five North Korean suspects involved in the killing …[more…] …

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Arrest warrant sought against ex-presidential aide Woo

Special prosecutors on Sunday requested an arrest warrant against a former senior presidential secretary involved in an …

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(2nd LD) Malaysian police identify 4 more N. Korean suspects in Kim Jong-nam's death

(ATTN: UPDATES with reported arrival of suspects in Pyongyang in 3rd para, Seoul’s response in last para; MINOR edits throughout; CHANGES dateline) KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) — Malaysian police said Sunday that they have identified four mor …

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How might Lee Jae-yong’s arrest affect Pres. Park’s impeachment trial?

Attention is focusing on what impact Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong’s arrest on bribery charges will have on the impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye. While it appears unlikel.. …

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