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[Correspondent’s column] What does cooperation with US and Japan mean for South Korea?

If I were asked to name the single most shocking thing that I have personally witnessed during my career as a reporter, it would be the large-scale conservative demonstration that took place at Seoul .. …

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Korea in final phase of developing low-tier missile defense system: official

South Korea is in the final phase of developing an indigenous low-tier missile defense system to better cope with North …

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Defectors Group Flies Leaflets Toward N. Korea

[Inter-Korea] : A Seoul-based civic group composed of North Korean defectors flew anti-Pyongyang leaflets across …[more…] …

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(2nd LD) Defectors send anti-Pyongyang leaflets on N.K. founder's birth anniversary

(ATTN: UPDATES with tally of pro-N.K. leaflets in South Korea in paras 10-11) GIMPO, South Korea, April 15 (Yonhap) — A group of North Korean defectors in South Korea on Saturday sent hundreds of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets via helium balloo …

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Russia, Iran, Syria Issue Warning Against Another Syria Strike

Russia, Syria and Iran have warned the United States against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international investigation into the chemical weapons attack in Syria.The foreign ministers from Russia, Syria and Iran, meeting Friday in Moscow, said any further unilateral action by the U… …

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NK rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

North Korea rolled out prototype intercontinental ballistic missiles and other military hardware at a massive parade on …

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[Editorial] A North Korean nuclear test would only further raise tensions

During an interview with the Associated Press on Apr. 14, North Korean Vice Minister Han Song-ryol said that the North “will go to war” if the US makes that choice. He also said that North Korean lead.. …

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Candidate Registration for Pres. Election Begins

[Politics] : Candidate registration for the May ninth snap presidential election kicked off on …[more…] …

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Daewoo Shipbuilding Finally Gets out of Court Receivership Risk

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has revived on the brink of court receivership after the National Pension Service, the largest bondholder, agreed to a debt readjustment plan offered by the government and Korea Development Bank. With this, it has become more likely that Daewoo’s revival plan would be approved in the creditors’ meeting to be held on April 17-18. Kang Myeon-wook, Chief Investment Officer of the National Pension Service, said in a statement on April 14, “I came to an… …

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N. Korea displays submarine-launched missile at military parade

SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) — North Korea on Saturday showed off what it claims to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile during a large-scale military parade in Pyongyang. It marks the first time that the secretive communist nation has unveiled t …

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[Editorial] Where is South Korea in Trump and Xi’s push to address Korean peninsula crisis?

In an unusual development, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke again by telephone about the North Korean nuclear issue on Apr. 12, five days after their summit ended. The .. …

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N. Korea's army warns of 'toughest counteraction' against U.S.

North Korea’s military said Friday it will take the “toughest counteraction” against the United States, with tensions ri …

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Japanese Actress Hopes to Get More Recognition in Korea

Japanese actress Mina Fuji is proud to be starring in “Death Note: Light up the New World,” the latest installment of the manga-based movie franchise that was recently released in Korea. “Just appearing in the film was an honor and important to me because I’ve liked the series since I debuted,” she … …

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‘Correct historical perception’ comes first in Korea-Japan relationship

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn stresses the importance of Japan having a ‘correct perception of history,’ during a ceremony at the Kim Koo Museum and Library in Seoul on April 13. T …

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Abe Emphasizes N. Korea Threat at Self-Defense Force Post

[International] : Japan is stepping up surveillance against a possible provocation by North Korea around the time of …[more…] …

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Kumho Tire Likely to Be Sold to China

The potential has increased that Kumho Tire will be sold to China’s Doublestar which was named as the prime negotiator in the bidding held early this year. The creditors of Kumho Tire decided not to accept the final offer presented by Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group. According to industry sources on April 13, the Kumho Tire creditors, including the state-run Korea Development Bank, refused to comply with the requests of Park. He asked the creditors to confirm by April 17 w… …

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(LEAD) Air China to halt flights to North Korea from Monday: report

(ATTN: ADDS details from para 5) BEIJING, April 14 (Yonhap) — China’s flagship carrier Air China, the only Chinese airline with regular flights to North Korea, will temporarily halt its flights between Pyongyang and Beijing starting Monday, China’s s …

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Presidential TV Debates Get Off to a Lame Start

The TV debate of presidential candidates on Thursday evening gave each of the five candidates 18 minutes of airtime to explain their policy goals. Although they squared off over key issues like national security, the economy, deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the U.S. … …

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US’ Afghan bombardment seen as tough message to NK

The US dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan is being interpreted as the latest warning sign, as Washingt …

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Government Releases Comprehensive Plan to Minimize Fallout from AI

[Politics] : The government has come out with a comprehensive plan to tackle surging prices of eggs spurred by the recent avian influenza(AI) outbreak.[more…] …

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