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Chinese Spend Billions Online on Singles Day

In a bright spot for China’s cooling economy, online shoppers spent billions of dollars Friday on “Singles Day,” a quirky holiday that has grown into the world’s busiest day for e-commerce.
The country’s biggest e-commerce brand, Alibaba Group, said sales by the thousands of retailers on its platfor… …read more

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Ahn Urges Park to Decide for Sake of Country, People

[Politics] : Former joint chairman of the minor opposition People’s Party Ahn Cheol-soo is out on the street in …[more…] …read more

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Park Plows Ahead with Foreign Policy Business

President Park Geun-hye seems to have been emboldened by the election of tarnished outsider Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency to show she is still at the helm despite a massive corruption scandal.
Cheong Wa Dae officials and pro-Park lawmakers in the ruling Saenuri Party, who had been keeping a lo… …read more

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Obama-Trump Transition Divides S. Korean Parties

[Politics] : Anchor: As discussions began at the While House between President Barack Obama and President-elect …[more…] …read more

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Trump Pulls Off Upset Victory Over Clinton

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. The billionaire businessman, who was widely underestimated and even mocked by the political and media class throughout his campaign, pulled off a stunning and decisive win Tuesday over his rival, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“I … …read more

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Opposition Parties Demand Halt to Military Intelligence Deal with Japan

[Politics] : South Korea’s three leading opposition parties have issued a resolution demanding the government …[more…] …read more

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N. Korean Human Rights Forum Held in Spain

[International] : An international forum aimed at raising public awareness of the human rights abuses in North Korea was held in Spain on Tuesday.[more…] …read more

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Prince Harry's Office Condemns Media Coverage of Girlfriend

Prince Harry has accused the media of racially abusing and harassing his girlfriend Meghan Markle, issuing a highly unusual statement Tuesday that confirmed his relationship with the American actress and expressed concern for her safety.
Harry’s office said that while the 32-year-old prince understo… …read more

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Pentagon Reiterates Will for Swift THAAD Deployment

[International] : The Pentagon has reiterated Washington’s stance that it will deploy the THAAD antimissile battery …[more…] …read more

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Assange to Face Questioning Over Rape Allegation

Swedish law enforcement officials will interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about rape accusations on Nov. 14 at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been holed up since 2012.”Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the hearing will be con… …read more

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White House: US-S. Korea Alliance Remains Strong Despite Scandal

[International] : The White House says that the alliance between the United States and South Korea remains strong and durable despite a massive scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.
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Parties Lock Horns on Path Forward

[Politics] : Rival parties stand in stark contrast over state affairs following the president’s apologetic news conference on Friday.
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Meryl Streep to Receive Golden Globes Lifetime Award

Meryl Streep, regarded as the finest actress of her generation, will get the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award at the annual ceremony in January, organizers announced on Thursday.
Streep, a three-time Oscar winner, will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille award in recognition of her 40 yea… …read more

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French Team Concludes Chun's Painting is Fake

[Domestic] : French art experts say they have a high degree of certainty a well-known painting by South Korean …[more…] …read more

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US Assures Scandal Won't Affect Alliance, THAAD Deployment

[Politics] : The U.S. government says the political scandal rocking South Korea won’t affect the …[more…] …read more

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Obama Disparages Trump Again in Latest Bid to Elect Clinton

U.S. President Barack Obama is proving to be one of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s most vocal surrogates, as he mocked Republican Donald Trump on Thursday as “uniquely unqualified to be president.”
“You laugh. I’m not joking, he is temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief,” Obama told cheering Cli… …read more

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S. Korea's Foreign Reserves Fall for First Time in 4 Months

[Economy] : South Korea’s foreign exchange reserves have dropped for the first time in four months.
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Pope Rules Out Women's Ordination

Pope Francis has ruled out women’s ordination, saying that Roman Catholic Church ban on women becoming priests will never be changed. Francis made the remark Tuesday aboard a plane on his way back to Rome from Sweden, responding to a Swedish female reporter who noted the head of Lutheran Church… …read more

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Coast Guard Fires Machine Gun at Violent Illegal Chinese Fishing Boats

[Politics] : Anchor: The South Korean Coast Guard fired hundred of rounds from a machine gun as Chinese boats …[more…] …read more

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The Sun: US Deploys X-Band Radar Near N. Korea

[Politics] : A British newspaper has reported that the U.S. Navy deployed a powerful antiballistic missile detection radar system to the vicinity off North Korea’s coast.[more…] …read more

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