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China Produces Fake N.Korean Defectors

China is rolling out fake North Korean defectors who then apply for asylum overseas and reap medical and other benefits from foreign governments. The ruse is another feather in the cap of China’s burgeoning industry in fakes and knockoffs that covers everything from electronics to toxic frozen peas…. …read more

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US Air Forces Deploy F-16 Fighters and Airmen in S. Korea

[Politics] : The U.S. Pacific Air Forces said Wednesday that it has completed the deployment of 12 F-16 fighter …[more…] …read more

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N.Korea Fires Missile into Japanese-Controlled Waters

North Korea fired two mid-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning, one of which flew some 1,000 km and fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone. The other exploded above the ground immediately after launch. The Joint Chiefs of Staff here on Wednesday said the North fired two presumed Rodong m… …read more

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VOA: Mongolia Cancels Registration of N. Korean FOC Ships

[International] : Mongolia was said to have revoked its decision to allow North Korean ships to operate under the …[more…] …read more

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Miss Teen USA Racist Tweets Are Latest Controversy for Miss Universe Organization

Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is just the latest controversy for the Miss Universe Organization, which suffered a round of turmoil last year over then-owner Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments against Mexicans.
The new flap came over the weekend, shortly after… …read more

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Consumer Price Growth Hits 10-Month Low in July

[Economy] : South Korea’s consumer price has posted the lowest on year growth in ten months due to …[more…] …read more

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WHO Chief Going to Olympics, Says Zika Risk Low

The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.Nearly half a million people are expected to visit for the Games, many from the United States. Worries abo… …read more

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N. Korea Suspected of Hacking Emails of S. Korean Officials

[Inter-Korea] : Over 50 email log-ins and passwords of those who work at the government complexes have been hacked …[more…] …read more

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Kam Woo-sung, Han Chae-ah to Promote Organ Donation

Actors Kam Woo-sung and Han Chae-ah have been appointed promotional ambassadors for organ donation, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Kam appeared in a 2014 TV soap as the husband of a woman who donates her organs and registered as an organ donor during filming.
Han also re… …read more

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S. Korea Beats Sweden in Final Football Warm-up Before Rio

[Sports] : South Korea’s Olympic football team defeated Sweden 3-2 on Friday in the final warm-up match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.[more…] …read more

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Bezos Passes Buffett, Becomes World's Third-richest Person, Forbes Says

Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com, on Thursday became the world’s third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.
Bezos’ fortune was $65.3 billion as of 4:30 … …read more

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'S. Korea to Finish 10th in Rio with 30-31 Medals'

[Sports] : An American political economist has predicted that South Korea will finish tenth on the overall …[more…] …read more

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Court Rules Kim Young-ran Anticorruption Law Constitutional

[Politics] : The Constitutional Court has found that the anticorruption Kim Young-ran law is legal.

The court …[more…] …read more

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Pak Se-ri to Lead Korean Women Golfers in Rio

Golf star Pak Se-ri will coach the Korean women’s golf team in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month.
“The goal is to win all three medals available — gold, silver, and bronze,” Pak told reporters Wednesday.
She said the biggest obstacle is Lydia Ko, who though of Korean descent will b… …read more

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Hyundai Scion Booked for Abusing Chauffeurs

Hyundai BNG Steel chief Chung Il-seon has been booked for making his chauffeurs work excessively long hours and assaulting them.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment on Wednesday said Chung was booked on charges of violating prescribed work hours and verbally and physically abusing his drivers.
Th… …read more

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US Fed Freezes Key Interest Rate

[International] : The U.S. Federal Reserve has decided to keep its key interest rate unchanged reflecting lingering concerns about downward pressure on the world’s largest economy. [more…] …read more

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Kim Jong-il's Widow Sent to Prison Camp

Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s fourth wife Kim Ok was purged and sent to a prison camp less than a year after her stepson Kim Jong-un took power, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday.
A Chinese businessman who visited Pyongyang recently told the radio station he heard from a senior Workers Par… …read more

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Hilary Clinton Becomes Democratic Presidential Candidate

[International] : Hilary Clinton has been officially designated as the presidential candidate for the Democratic …[more…] …read more

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USFK to Deploy New Patriot Missiles Next Year

The U.S. Forces Korea will deploy new PAC-3 missiles with intercept altitude about twice as high as the current ones here next year, a source said Monday.The move aims to quell criticism that the controversial Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery to be deployed here will only defend U.S. equi… …read more

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S. Korean, US Top Diplomats Hold Talks on N. Korea, THAAD

[Politics] : South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted their …[more…] …read more

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