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Cheonan Survivors Still Suffering PTSD

Most of the survivors of the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan in 2010 are still experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Chungang University assessed carried out a psychological assessment of survivors to mark the sixth anniversary of the incident on March 26.Nineteen out of 22 survivors sai… …read more

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N. Korea Threatens Attack on Seoul

[Inter-Korea] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to destroy South Korean government offices in …[more…] …read more

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France Arrests Suspect in 'Advanced Stages' of Attack Plan

French police have arrested a man they say was in the “advanced stages” of a plot to attack the country.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect was arrested Thursday in the Argenteuil neighborhood northwest of Paris.
He said there was “no tangible evidence linking the plot to ei… …read more

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N. Korea Claims to Have Improved Ballistic Missile Technologies

[International] : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has claimed that his country successfully carried out a solid-fuel …[more…] …read more

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China Offers $11.5 Billion in Loans, Credit to Southeast Asia

China will offer $11.5 billion in loans and credit lines to five Southeast Asian countries for infrastructure and other projects, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.
In 2014, Li offered $20 billion in loans to Southeast Asia, while visiting Myanmar to attend an East Asian summit, an attractive pro… …read more

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Toyota Releases New Prius Hybrid

Toyota released the fully modified model of its flagship Prius hybrid on Tuesday, posing new competition for Hyundai in the compact hybrid car market.
The Japanese carmaker began taking pre-orders for the vehicle, while Hyundai rolled out the Ioniq, its first fully-dedicated eco-friendly car, in Ja… …read more

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N. Korea Appears to Have Conducted Ground-Based Missile Test

[International] : North Korea appears to have conducted a ground-based experiment of its submarine-launched ballistic …[more…] …read more

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GM to Launch Series of New Models This Year

GM Korea is planning to launch at least seven new models this year, including the Captiva mid-sized SUV unveiled in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province on Monday.
The company hopes to take up more than 10 percent of the domestic car market, its new CEO James Kim said at the unveiling.
“We will introduce … …read more

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First S. Korean Diagnosed with Zika

[Domestic] : A case of the Zika virus infection has been confirmed in a South Korean national.

The Centers for …[more…] …read more

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Study: S. Korea May Suffer Labor Shortage of 9 Million in 2060

[Economy] : A recent study has indicated that South Korea could suffer a labor shortage of nine million by …[more…] …read more

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4 N. Korean Female Defectors Testify in New York

[International] : Four North Korean women who fled the North and are living in South Korea or elsewhere gave their testimonies in New York on Friday.
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EU, Turkey, Reach 'Landmark' Deal on Migrant Crisis

The European Union and Turkey agreed Friday on a deal that all sides hope will relieve Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II.
European Council President Donald Tusk and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called it a “landmark” agreement. The prime minister said Friday was a “historic … …read more

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China Urges N. Korea to Abide by UN Resolutions

[International] : China has urged North Korea to abide by UN Security Council resolutions after the North fired two mid-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Friday.
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One in Four Households Keep Cash at Home, Survey Finds

One in four households in Korea store cash at home, with the stored amount averaging around W700,000, and W50,000 notes accounting for most of the cash, according to a recent survey (US$1=W1,170).
The Bank of Korea said Wednesday that its survey found that 27 percent of respondents kept an average … …read more

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Ruling Party’s In-House Feud over Slate Intensifies

[Politics] : The ruling Saenuri Party’s in-house feud over finalizing its slate of candidates for the April …[more…] …read more

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Major Oil Producers to Talk Output Freeze in Qatar in April

OPEC member states and other major oil producers are planning to meet next month to discuss a freeze in oil output levels, Qatar’s top energy official said Wednesday.The planned gathering, which builds on earlier talks that included major suppliers Russia and Saudi Arabia, reflects a growing sense o… …read more

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Go Champion Concedes Defeat to Proto AI

Google’s proto-artificial intelligence program AlphaGo on Tuesday sealed its victory over Baduk or Go champion Lee Se-dol with a narrow fourth win in the best-of-five series.
Lee resigned after 280 moves in the final match at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seoul.Some Go and AI experts had not b… …read more

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President Park to Attend Nuclear Security Summit

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye will visit Washington at the end of this month to attend this year’s …[more…] …read more

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Obama Calls for Strict Implementation of N. Korea Sanctions

[International] : U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to enforce the latest set of sanctions against North Korea …[more…] …read more

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Samsung Ranked World’s 3rd Most Valuable Brand

Samsung has been named the world’s third most valuable brand, according to Brand Finance on Monday.
Samsung’s overall value rose some 1.8 percent to US$83.2 billion on-year, edging out Amazon with $69.6 billion and Microsoft with $67.2 billion, the U.K. brand valuation firm said.
Apple ranked firs… …read more

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