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Heavy Rain Pounds S. Korea

[Science] : Heavy rains pounded the southern port city of Busan early Monday morning, suspending traffic in …[more…] …read more

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Domestic Auto Sales Set New Record in 1st Half

Domestic auto sales reached a new high in the first half of this year.
The Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association said Sunday that domestic sales totaled 812,265 cars in the first six months, up 10.9 percent on-year. This is the first time domestic sales have exceeded 800,000 in the period.
To… …read more

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Defense Command: 4 Civilians Prosecuted for Spying for N. Korea

[Inter-Korea] : The Defense Security Command is known to have pressed charges last year against four South Korean civilians on charges of providing military intelligence to North Korea.[more…] …read more

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Austria's Highest Court Overturns Presidential Election Results

Austria’s highest court has overturned the results of presidential election, citing procedural irregularities and ordered a rerun to be held in September or October, an unprecedented decision in the country’s post-war history.
The final vote count showed former Green Party politician, ecologist Alex… …read more

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Nation Affected by Heavy Rain from Monsoon Front

[Science] : A seasonal monsoon front delivered heavy rain accompanied by strong winds in South Korea Friday, …[more…] …read more

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Heavy Rain Expected This Weekend

Up to 150 mm of heavy rain is expected in central parts of the country from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Thursday.
Rain will let up on Saturday night, but begin again across the country on Sunday and go on until Wednesday.
Friday night will s… …read more

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S. Korea-Belgium Working Holiday Agreement Takes Effect

[Politics] : A working holiday agreement between South Korea and Belgium has taken effect on Friday.
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38th Parallel Monument on MSR 3

Just north of Dongducheon, on MSR 3, is a monument to 1st Cavalry Division and associated units. It sites on a sort of median strip so is often overlooked.  I was riding past when I saw Korean soldiers and civilians cleaning up the area and placing flowers during Korean Memorial Day. It is located at Gyeonggi-do Yeoncheon-gun Cheongsan-myeon Choseong-ri San127-6 “HanTan Daegyo (bridge) 4 Way Junction” – 38.003407, 127.065847      

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People's Party Fl. Leader Appointed as Emergency Chief

[Politics] : To fill the vacancy left behind by the resignation of its two cochairmen, the minor opposition …[more…] …read more

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Shinsegae to Build Korea's Biggest Mall in Hanam

Shinsegae Group will open a new multiplex shopping mall in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province around September.
The group said Tuesday the mall will be the country’s biggest shopping multiplex with a dining area bigger than the Olympic stadium in Jamsil, Seoul.
It will have four stories above ground a… …read more

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Suicide Attacks on Turkish Airport Kill 31, No S. Korean Casualty Reported Yet

[International] : A suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s main airport has killed at least 32 people and injured scores more.[more…] …read more

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Promising Vaccines Developed Against Zika Virus

In February, the World Health Organization declared the Zika epidemic a global public health emergency. Since then, drugmakers have been working to create vaccines that could protect against it. Two have proven extremely effective in mouse experiments.One of the drugs is a so-called DNA vaccine, eng… …read more

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Unification Minister: Sanctions First, Talks Later, Vis-a-vis N. Korea

[Politics] : Seoul’s Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said the government will focus on putting pressure on North Korea for the time being, rather than accepting the regime’s offer of dialogue.[more…] …read more

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Employees Expect to Retire at 51

Salaried workers in Korea on average believe that they will be put to pasture at the age of 51, according to a survey. The findings reflect increasing fears of layoffs as more ailing businesses face painful restructuring.Jobs search portal Job Korea polled 1,405 workers from May 26-31. Among men the… …read more

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FSC Chairman: Brexit Is Different from Lehman Brothers Case

[Economy] : South Korea’s top financial regulator said Monday that Britain’s decision to exit the European Union(EU) will unlikely develop into a global financial crisis. [more…] …read more

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U.S. Drones to Play Bigger Role in Missile Defense

State-of-the-art U.S. drones will practice detecting North Korean missiles in a South Korea-U.S.-Japan drill in waters near Hawaii late this month.
Drones are likely to play an increasing role in missile defense as the U.S. is set on developing one that can also shoot missiles down.
The drill takes … …read more

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US Wants to Wrap up THAAD Talks with S. Korea

[International] : The U.S. Defense Department says it wants to wrap up talks with South Korea on the deployment …[more…] …read more

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Worst Floods in 100 Years Kill 20 in West Virginia

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared states of emergency in 44 counties after the worst flooding in the mid-Atlantic state in 100 years killed 20 people.
“The damage is widespread and devastating,” Tomblin said Friday. “Our focus remains on search and rescue.”
As much as 25 centimete… …read more

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Pakistan Denies Alleged Nuke Supply to N. Korea

[International] : The Pakistani government has strongly denied a media report saying that Islamabad was supplying …[more…] …read more

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Kim Jong-un Claims Missiles 'Can Strike U.S.'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday claimed his country’s missiles can strike the U.S. in the Pacific.
“We have the sure capability to attack in an overall and practical way the Americans in the Pacific operation theatre,” the official KCNA news agency quoted him as saying.
Kim’s boast came… …read more

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