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People’s Party struggles to contain scandal

The People’s Party declared Monday it would officially request for a special prosecutorial probe into its fake tip-off d …

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Moon Needs to Shake off His N.Korea Fantasies

President Moon Jae-in over the weekend called the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula “the biggest crisis since the Korean War.” Meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, he said the situation is “dangerous” and that Canada could also soon be … …

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Korean, Russian leaders emphasize expanded cooperation

President Moon Jae-in (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet for talks on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae …

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McDonald's Korea to Cooperate with Prosecution over 'Hamburger Disease' Scandal

[Domestic] : McDonald’s Korea says it will cooperate with the prosecution’s investigation into a claim that a …[more…] …

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At G-20 Summit, Pres. Moon pledges support for Women’s Entrepreneurship Facility

On July 8 at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, President Moon Jae-in participated in the launch event of a women’s entrepreneurship initiative, where he promised that the South Korean government would contr.. …

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Financial Industry Sees Fee and Commission Income Reach 60 Tril. Won

Korea’s financial service industry, including banks, credit card, and insurance companies, saw their fee and commission income reach 60 trillion won last year. Some politicians called for the government to intervene in the financial market to lower the excessive level of financial fees and commissions, aimed at reducing the burden of ordinary citizens. Others, however, claimed that the government leave the level of financial fees and commissions to the market. Against this ba… …

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Yonhap News Summary

The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Monday. —————— (LEAD) S. Korea, U.S. in talks on using secondary boycott as option to rein in N. Korea SEOUL — Talks are underway between Sout …

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Anti-graft act to attract international investors

Graham DoddsThe Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is the peak body representing Australian and Korean business int …

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Korean Literary Star Published in New Yorker

Novelist Pyun Hye-young’s short story “Caring for Plants” has been published in the venerable U.S. culture magazine, the New Yorker. Pyun has been praised for her highly imaginative writing, and her novel “Ashes and Red” was named Book of the Year 2016 in Poland. The New Yorker has a circulation o… …

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Trump Says 'Something Has to be Done' about N. Korea

[International] : United States President Donald Trump said that “something has to be done” about North Korea …[more…] …

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(LEAD) 2 dead, 16 hurt in pile up on Seoul-Busan highway

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 4-5) SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) — Two people were killed and 16 others hurt following a pileup on Sunday on the northbound highway linking Seoul to the port city of Busan, police said. Six passenger cars and …

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'Whales ho!' Sailors, conservationists help keep whales safe

BOSTON (AP) — For centuries, sailors have shouted their own language aboard: “Hoist sail!” “Prepare to come about!” …

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Security agencies urged to team up to better counter cyberattacks

SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) — Cybersecurity agencies are urged to work together to better counter growing cyberattacks, the chief of the country’s state-run cybersecurity body said, stressing it should be given more power to sternly deal with security conc …

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Trump: 'Something has to be done about' N. Korea

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Saturday that “something has to be done” about North Korea as he held talks …

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S. Korea's Tourism Deficit Widens Further

[Economy] : South Korea’s deficit in the tourism balance continues to widen.[more…] …

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Trump: 'Something has to be done about' N. Korea

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that something has to be done about North Korea as he held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping days after the North’s test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. …

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Heavy downpour soaks S. Korea's central region

South Korea was drenched with torrential rain on Saturday, as the country has entered into its summer rainy season for t …

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Workers’ welfare service with first recognition of leukemia contracted at Samsung LCD factory

The Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (COMWEL) ruled yesterday that a 33 year-old worker surnamed Kim who was diagnosed with leukemia after working for five years and seven months in a S.. …

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Paris Evacuates Nearly 2,800 Migrants as Arrivals Surge

Paris authorities evacuated nearly 2,800 migrants Friday from ever-expanding makeshift street camps in the French capital, as Europe contends with an upsurge in new arrivals crossing the Mediterranean.In heavy summer heat, groups of primarily African men and a few families lined up to board buses wi… …

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U.S. senators drafting legislation imposing new sanctions on N. Korea

WASHINGTON, July 7 (Yonhap) — Two U.S. senators are drafting a bill imposing new sanctions on North Korea in the wake of the communist nation’s test-firing for the first time of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. Se …

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