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US Expert: 'N. Korea's SLBM Ejection Likely Fired from Submerged Barge'

[International] : A U.S. expert says recent North Korean images of its alleged submarine-launched ballistic …[more…] …read more

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Deputy Foreign Ministers of S. Korea, US, Japan to Meet in Tokyo

[Politics] : The deputy foreign ministers of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will meet on Saturday.
 
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Jeju Air Breaks 30 Million Passenger Mark

Jeju Air has become the first domestic low-cost carrier to serve over 30 million passengers.
Korea’s largest budget carrier on Monday said that it achieved the feat after a flight which departed from Incheon arrived at Da Nang in Vietnam on Thursday.
Launched in June 2006, Jeju Air hit the 10 milli… …read more

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Older People Keen Users of Instant Messengers

Five million elderly people over 60 are active users of instant messengers like KakaoTalk and Line.
Seven out of every 10 Internet users in their 60s and more than 30 percent of users in their 70s are using messenger services, according to data released by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future P… …read more

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S. Korean DMZ Psy-Ops Enter 4th Day

[Politics] : The South Korean military is continuing its anti-North Korea broadcasts in the inter-Korean border for the fourth day on Monday.[more…] …read more

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US, Japan seek to strengthen UN Sanctions on N. Korea

[International] : Japanese media say the U.N. Security Council has prepared a draft resolution sanctioning North Korea. [more…] …read more

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Platini Will Not Run for FIFA Presidency

Michel Platini, once seen as a likely successor to deposed FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has announced he will not try to run in the Feb. 26 election for the presidency of the world body governing soccer.
Platini, the suspended president of the group governing European football, told reporters for th… …read more

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Assembly Passes Resolution Denouncing N. Korea's Nuke Test

[Politics] : The National Assembly has passed a resolution denouncing North Korea’s fourth nuclear test.[more…] …read more

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All S.Koreans Must Stand Together Against Pyongyang

The National Security Council met Thursday and decided to resume propaganda broadcasts across the border with North Korea starting at noon Friday.
The South had restarted the broadcasts in August last year after box mines planted by North Korea maimed two South Korean soldiers. But it halted them a… …read more

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S.Korea Resumes Propaganda Broadcasts Across DMZ

The government on Thursday laid out its responses to North Korea’s nuclear test a day earlier. They include resuming propaganda broadcasts across the heavily armed border, which Seoul believes are a particular irritant to the regime.
“The North’s nuclear test violated its obligations and commitments… …read more

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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.
The channel adde… …read more

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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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