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[BREAKING] NK soldier defects to S. Korea

[BREAKING] The Defense Ministry said Friday that a North Korean soldier defected to South Korea after crossing the borde …

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I have high hopes for upcoming Korea-U.S. summit: president

President Moon Jae-in grants an interview to Reuters at Cheong Wa Dae on June 22. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in said on June 22 that he has “high hopes” for the upcoming …

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(LEAD) S. Korea's top tech university courts bright int'l students, faculty

(ATTN: ADDS more details throughout) By Kim Han-joo SEOUL, June 23 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s top engineering and technology university, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), held an event in Seoul Friday to court talented in …

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RFA: Trump Extends Sanctions against N. Korea

[Politics] : Radio Free Asia(RFA) reports that U.S. President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against North Korea for another year.[more…] …

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Park confidante gets 3-yr jail term for soliciting favors for her daughter

The friend of former President Park Geun-hye mired in a massive corruption scandal was sentenced to three years in jail …

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Kim Jong-un Still Leads Extravagant Life

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un still lives in luxury despite international efforts to deprive the regime of both frippery and funds for its arms programs.In April this year, he arrived in a shiny new black Mercedes for a parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of regime founder Kim Il-sung in Py… …

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on June 23)

Competitiveness matters Hyundai Motor’s luxury brand Genesis ranked first in its category in a 2017 IQS survey. The market survey company with expertise in quality management and compliance also ranked Kia Motors in first place overall, with Hy …

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Tourism to North Korea: “trip of a lifetime” to the “hermit kingdom”?

Amid the uproar over the death of American student Otto Warmbier after returning to the US in a coma 17 months after he was arrested during a trip to North Korea, interest is growing – and debate inte.. …

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Moon says NK will acquire ICBM tech 'in the not too distant future'

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday urged China to do more to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, noting the communist sta …

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Hynix-Toshiba Alliance Would Reshape NAND Landscape

Back in the 1980s, Toshiba, one of front-runners among Japan’s semiconductor companies, dominated the global market together with NEC and Hitachi. Although it washed its hands from DRAM chips in 2001 due to challenge posed by Korean chip makers, Toshiba still has industry-leading technologies in NAND flash chips. In contrast, SK Hynix has a weakness in the NAND area. This is why the share of NANDs in its memory chip business remained low at 25 percent last year, far lower tha… …

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Korea-US alliance based on diplomacy, national security: president

Richard Haass (left), president of the Council on Foreign Relations, is greeted by President Moon Jae-in at Cheong Wa Dae on June 21. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee HanaPresident Moon Jae-in held a meeting w …

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Moon Has No Reason to Be Cheerful About N.Korea

With just one week left before his U.S. summit, President Moon Jae-in has been giving back-to-back interviews to American media about his views on North Korea. His approach is to start dialogue with the North on condition that Pyongyang freezes its nuclear and missile development programs. The ultim… …

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Rival Parties Fail to Normalize Legislative Proceedings

[Politics] : Rival South Korean parties have failed to reach an official agreement to normalize legislative …[more…] …

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Parliament passes resolution calling for reunions of separated families

SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling for the reunions of families separated across the inter-Korean border in time for Liberation Day in August. The reunions of families, mostly divided since t …

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Ariana Grande to Perform in Seoul in August

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande will hold a concert at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Aug. 15, sponsor Hyundai Card announced Tuesday. Grande came to sad fame when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the foyer of the Manchester Arena concert hall where she had just performed in late May, killing 23 pe… …

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Discrimination against people with HIV rampant: UN study

Korean people with HIV still face rampant discrimination, over 30 years since the first case was discovered here, a stud …

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Korea, US share common goals on N. Korea: president

President Moon Jae-in (right) walks through Cheong Wa Dae’s Nokjiwon gardens with ‘CBS This Morning’ co-host Norah O’Donnell on June 20. By Lee HanaPhotos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon J …

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Rival Parties Agree to Normalize Parliamentary Proceedings

[Politics] : Rival parties have agreed to normalize parliamentary proceedings, following days of disruption …[more…] …

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Hacker group threatens to launch cyberattack against S. Korean banks

SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) — A hacker group has threatened to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack against seven South Korean banks unless they pay about 360 million won (US$315,000) in the virtual currency bitcoin, banks and South Korea’s finan …

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[Photo] S. Korean Air Force’s first planes, with no weapons

Ten North American Aviation T-6 Texans were purchased from Canada in 1950 at a cost of 350 million won in donations. One of the ten is exhibited at the Korea Air Force Academy. The planes have no weap.. …

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