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Gov't to Improve Work Conditions in Culture Industry

All crew involved in making the hugely successful film “Ode to My Father” were given employment contracts, a rare move in an industry that relies heavily on casual work.

This added W300 million (US$1=W1,084) to the production cost, but the working conditions of staff saw considerable impr… …read more

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Pyongyang Positive about Vladimir Putin's Invitation of Kim Jong-un to Moscow

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has revealed that the North Korean
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Arrest Warrant Requested for Motorcycle Owner over Uijeingbu Fire

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Police have concluded that an owner of a motorcycle caused an apartment fire in Uijeongbu City, …

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Fishermen Urge Government to Crack Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing

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Residents of South Korea’s western border islands again called on the government to come up with …

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Japan Attempts to Distort Wartime Sex Slave Contents in US Textbooks

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Japanese government and an ultra-rightist group have worked systematically to distort the contents related to Japan’s wartime sex slaves in United States school textbooks.

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Milliyet: South Korean Man a Member of IS

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A Turkish daily newspaper reported Saturday that a South Korean man allegedly joined the Islamic State (IS).

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Jo Yeo-jeong Keeps on Evolving with First Comedy

Actress Jo Yeo-jeong, who has steadily built up a filmography that boasts a wide variety of genres, appears quite at home in her first foray into the comedy genre since making her acting debut in 1999.

In “Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies,” she plays a successful career woman who, after be… …read more

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Korean Air Face Fine Over Air Rage Singer

Korean Air will be fined for issuing a ticket under someone else’s name to singer Bobby Kim, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday.

The fine can go up to W10 million (US$1=W1,082), but that amount is usually imposed only for repeat offenders, so the carrier is e… …read more

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KBS Launches Web Drama Service Portal

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KBS launched a full-scale web drama service through its web portal page on Thursday. …

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Lee Min-ho Excited About His Debut Film

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Top Office Mired in Fresh Round of Document-Leak Controversy

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The presidential office and the ruling Saenuri Party are mired in a fresh round of controversy …

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US Welcomes S. Korea's Efforts to Improve Ties with N. Korea

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The United States says it welcomes South Korea’s efforts to improve inter-Korean relations.

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N.Korean Missile Launches 'Harder to Predict'

North Korea has drastically shortened the time it takes to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, a government source here claimed Monday.

This could virtually incapacitate South Korea’s current missile defense system.

“It used to be th… …read more

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China: US Refusing N. Korea's Offer is Not Helpful

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China has denounced the United States for rejecting North Korea’s proposal to temporarily suspend …

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Kyodo: N. Korea Nuclear Envoy to Meet With Former US Diplomats

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Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported Saturday that North Korea’s envoy for the six-party nuclear talks, Ri Yong Ho, is expected to meet with former U.S. diplomats in Singapore next week.

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Pentagon Announces European Base Closings

The United States says it will close more than a dozen bases in Europe in a move the Defense Department expects to save $500 million per year when fully implemented, with no impact on the military’s ability to respond across Europe.

The list of European base closures announced Thursday inc… …read more

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Not All Chaebol Brats Are Born for Management

The children of big business owners usually join the family firm before they are 30, and within three years they have reached a top position, a study shows. That is faster than the four years it usually takes for an ordinary employee to rise to the position of assistant manager.

Nine of the… …read more

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US Expert: New Images of Possible Vertical Missile Launch Tubes in N. Korea

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A U.S. analyst on North Korean defense and intelligence affairs said Thursday that new evidence has indicated that the conning tower of a new North Korean submarine is housing possible vertical launch tubes for either ballistic or cruise missiles.

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Chinese Call for Stronger Border Security Grows

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A group of Chinese citizens in regions bordering North Korea are calling on the Chinese government …

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After a Career-Defining Year, Rhythmic Gymnast Sets Her Sights on Rio

Last year turned out to be a very special one for rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae. The bashful teenager who mesmerized gymnastics fans with her captivating performances at the 2012 London Olympics has since grown into a young woman.

Son won a total of 19 medals in international competitions … …read more

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