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Consumer Sentiment of S. Koreans in 50s Lowest Since April 2009

[Economy] : The consumer sentiment of South Koreans in their 50s dropped to its lowest level since April 2009.
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Saturday's weather forecast

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) — The following is the weather
forecast for South Korea’s 12 major cities at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
Temperature (C) Condition Possibility
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British PM May: Trump Confirmed '100 Percent' Support for NATO

In his first meeting with a foreign leader, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of the two nations’ “special relationship,” and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed, mentioning common economic interests and shared values, but pointedly saying the new president had pledged he is “100 percent” behi… …read more

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 27)

Mixed economic signals
Thanks to President Donald Trump’s drive to rev up the U.S. economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 20,000 points for the first time. In Wednesday’s trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the index shot up to 20,06 …read more

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Today's Photo: January 27, 2017

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(2nd LD) Court orders stolen Buddhist statue to be returned to Seosan temple

(ATTN: CORRECTS spelling of dynasty’s name in 6th para; ADDS more photo)
DAEJEON/TOKYO, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — A local court on Thursday ordered an ancient Buddhist statue, stolen from a Japanese temple in 2012, to be handed over to a temple in Seosan o …read more

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Siberian Tigers Find New Home in Gyeongsang Arboretum

[Domestic] : Two endangered Siberian tigers have been relocated to the Baekdu Mountain Range National …[more…] …read more

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Park calls her corruption allegations preposterous, colossal lies

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Yonhap) — Impeached President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday denied a slew of corruption allegations against her once again, calling them “preposterous, colossal” lies.
During an hour-long interview with Jeong Kyu-jae, the chief editor …read more

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No. of Newborns Likely to Hit Record Low

[Domestic] : The number of newborns in South Korea is expected to hit a record low.

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(LEAD) Special counsel gets ready to search presidential office

(ATTN: UPDATES with info on interrogation of Park in para 8)
SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) — Special prosecutors said Tuesday they have completed a legal review of carrying out a search on the presidential office as they accelerate their investigation into …read more

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S. Korea Wins North American Cup in Women's Bobsled

[Sports] : South Korea’s women bobsled teams have swept the North American Cup.

The team of Kim Yoo-ran …[more…] …read more

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(LEAD) Court issues another warrant for Choi Soon-sil

(ATTN: UPDATES with questioning of ex-minister, ex-presidential chief of staff in last para; Minor edits)
SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) — A local court has issued another arrest warrant for President Park Geun-hye’s close friend at the center of an influe …read more

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Victim of Japan's Sexual Slavery to Return Compensation Money

[Domestic] : The oldest surviving victim of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery has decided to return compensation …[more…] …read more

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Trump reiterates pledge to renegotiate NAFTA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he will soon hold bilateral meetings with the Canadian and Mexican leaders to talk about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“We’re meeting with the …read more

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Russian Bill Would Make Domestic Violence Legal

In Russia, giving one’s spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.Battery is a criminal offense in Russia, but nearly 20 percent of Russians openly say they think it is sometimes OK… …read more

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Military: No Signs of Imminent N. Korea Provocation

[Politics] : North Korea is not believed to be showing any unusual signs amid concerns that it could wage a …[more…] …read more

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Today's Photo: January 21, 2017

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3rd Case of AI Reported in Gimpo

[Politics] : Another case of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza(AI) was confirmed in Gimpo, Gyeonggi …[more…] …read more

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Movie Audiences Dwindle for 1st Time in 7 Years

Movie audiences have dwindled for the first time in seven years. The number of moviegoers hit 200 million for the first time in 2013 and had been rising steadily since, but the Korean Film Council on Thursday said they dwindled by 280,000 last year to 217 million.◆ Blockbusters Sputter The main reas… …read more

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Lotte Decides to Follow up on THAAD Site Swap Deal

[Domestic] : Lotte Group has decided to follow through with a land swap deal with the South Korean military that will allow the deployment of a U.S. THAAD battery on the conglomerate’s golf course in North Gyeongsang Province.
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