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Finding poison in N. Korean airport attack is hardest part

A paranoid dictator’s estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious p …

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1 in 5 S. Koreans have pets

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) — Pet ownership in South Korea has been growing fast in recent years in line with its low birthrate and population aging with 1 in 5 Koreans owning pets, a government report showed Sunday. According to the report by the far …

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"With Home Health Care, Health Insurance Burden to Be Reduced"...Bayada Home Health Care Chairman

“Who would have cared for my grandma if she had no family member?” Mark Baiada (70), chairman of Bayada Home Health Care, had this thought when he was in his 20s as he had to care for her grandmother who was hospitalized. Fortunately for her, she had children and grandchildren who took turns to visit her and she got back her health in no time. At the time, young Mark was thinking about what kind of business to open and had an idea of providing services to elderly people or patients with no one t… …

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Kremlin Denies Any Disappointment With Trump Administration

The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it’s too early to say what course Russia-U.S. ties will take.”We never wore rose-tinted glasses, never had any illusions, so there is nothing to … …

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Chinese, Japanese FMs Agree on Importance of Abiding by UN Sanctions Resolutions

[International] : The top diplomats of China and Japan held one-on-one talks in the German city of Bonn on Friday and agreed on the importance of complying with UN Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea.[more…] …

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Infamous union-busting entrepreneur is prosecuted

“The defendant, Yu Si-yeong, is sentenced to prison, and since he is believed to be a flight risk, he will be taken into legal custody.” It was the morning of Feb. 17, at courtroom no. 1 at the Cheo.. …

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N. Korean man arrested in Kim Jong-nam murder case

KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL — Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested a North Korean man in connection with the recent …

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FM meets Russian counterpart in Munich

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Yonhap) — Top diplomats of South Korea and Russia held bilateral talks on Saturday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference amid the controversy over the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system on the Korean Pen …

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What Determines Size of Underground Economy?

As the state-run Korea Institute of Public Finance estimated the size of the nation’s underground economy at 124 trillion won (US$108 billion) accounting for 8.0 percent of the GDP, controversies erupted as to how accurate the figure is. That’s because the latest figure was too low comparing to previous estimates made by research organizations in Korea and elsewhere. Previously the estimates were as high as 290 trillion won, or 25 percent of the GDP. As to why the estimates differ by more t… …

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[Photo] Disused Jeju warehouses reborn as cafes

In Jeju Island, disused warehouses are being reborn as cafes and galleries, due to a boom in tourism. …

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Assembly Panel, Biz Groups Sign MOU on Fighting Low Birthrate

[Domestic] : South Korea’s public and private sectors are coming together to work towards reversing the …[more…] …

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Family, friends describe ‘nice girl’ embroiled in Kim case

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious …

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N. Korean passport holder arrested in Malaysia over death of leader's half brother

TOKYO, Feb. 18 (Yonhap) — Malaysian police arrested a 47-year-old man possessing a North Korean passport in Kuala Lumpur on Friday night in connection with the death of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Japan’s Kyodo News reported. …

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A Handful of Domestic Institutional Investors Acquire Stakes in British Energy Grid Operator

A handful of Korea’s institutional investors, including Hanwha Life Insurance, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance and the Korea Scientists & Engineers Mutual Aid Association, will acquire a 4.7-percent stake in Britain’s largest energy grid operator National Grid. An increasing number of domestic institutional investors are turning their eyes toward European markets, including Britain, as the yields from investments in American real estate and infrastructure are in decline. &nbsp… …

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Korea, US, Japan strongly condemn N. Korean missile launch

Korea, the U.S. and Japan release a joint statement condemning North Korea’s Feb. 12 ballistic missile test during a meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, Germany …

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Spring to Come Early This Year

Flowers will start to bloom a few days earlier than usual this spring as unseasonally warm temperatures are expected for late February and March. According to information provider Kweather on Thursday, forsythia and azalea are expected to start blossoming on March 13-16 in Jeju, March 14-27 in south… …

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70 percent of people call for renegotiation of Seoul-Tokyo deal on ‘comfort women’: survey

South Koreans’ calls for the renegotiation of a 2015 Seoul-Tokyo deal on Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women duri …

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Assassination Suspects Captured on Airport CCTV before Assault

[International] : The two female and four male suspects involved in the killing of Kim Jong-nam were found to have …[more…] …

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North Korea still with no official response to Kim Jong-nam’s killing

As of Feb. 16, four days after the killing of Kim Jong-nam, 46, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korea had not made any official response. On Feb. 16, which was the 75th birthd.. …

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