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Deaths from Prostate, Pancreatic Cancers Rapidly Rise Over 3 Decades

The mortality rate of prostate and pancreatic cancers have risen sharply over the past three decades, while deaths from gastric cancer have declined some 70 percent.A research team led by Lim Dal-oh, a health administration professor at Kongju National University, analyzed the death rates of 13 diff… …read more

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Poland Will Not Extradite Roman Polanski to U.S.

Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it.
Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court’s refusal of ex… …read more

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Revenge Tale Provides Perfect Role for Jeon In-hwa

Actress Jeon In-hwa is busy shooting a drama that has received good ratings since the first episode aired in early September.
In the weekend drama, “My Daughter Gum Sa-wol,” Jeon plays a woman seeking to take revenge against her husband, who tricked her into marrying him and killed her father. At th… …read more

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Seoul to Hold Anti-Terror Talks with China Monday

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South Korea and China will hold their sixth anti-terrorism consultation meeting in Guangzhou, China on Monday.

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Poll: 75% of Elderly People Unwilling to Live Together with Children

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A Statistics Korea survey has found that more elderly people are living with their children because their children fail to lead independent lives.

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Samsung Mobile Payment Service to Debut in China

Samsung plans to introduce its mobile payment system in China next year.
Samsung Pay will be available on premium Galaxy handsets as well as budget models favored by Chinese consumers. Talks are ongoing with Chinese banks and payment processor Union Pay. Samsung is looking to stay ahead of Apple, w… …read more

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Mercury Drops Below Zero in Seoul

A winter cold front will grip the country for a few days, sending temperatures below zero in most regions.
Morning lows in Seoul hit -2 degrees Celsius on Thursday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. Temperatures will likely hover at 0 to 1 degrees in the afternoon, when former P… …read more

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Consumer Sentiment Improves for 5th Straight Month

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Consumer sentiment has improved for the fifth month in a row, but Koreans still appear to be …

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U.S. to Bar Export of More Tech for Fighter Project

The U.S. is expected to bar the transfer of more technologies that would allow Korea to develop its own fighter jet, according to a source Tuesday. Washington already barred the transfer of four technologies with a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin that Korea has signed up to buy and that are crucial… …read more

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Size of Shadow Banking Reaches $640 Billion in S. Korea

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The size of the global shadow banking system reached 36 trillion dollars last year and South …

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Mourners Around World Pay Respects to Former Pres. Kim Young-sam

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Anchor: More than 12-thousand-500 mourners visited a memorial altar for former President Kim …

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42% of All Wealth in Korea Is Inherited

Inheritance accounts for an ever-rising proportion of Koreans’ wealth as the opportunities for social mobility dwindle, a study suggests.
Kim Nak-nyeon at Dongguk University found that inheritance accounted for 8.2 percent of total national income in 2010, compared to just five percent in 1980.
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Ex-President Kim Young-sam Dies Aged 87

Former president Kim Young-sam, a tireless advocate for democracy during decades of military dictatorship, died on Sunday. He was 87.
Kim was hospitalized last Thursday with a high fever and breathing difficulties and moved to intensive care when his condition deteriorated on Saturday, according to … …read more

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Park Returns to Seoul After G20, APEC, ASEAN Meetings

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President Park Geun-hye has returned to Seoul after attending a series of high-level meetings in …

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S. Korea Beats US to Win Inaugural Premier 12 Baseball Tournament

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South Korea has beat the United States to become the first winner of the inaugural Premier 12 baseball tournament.

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Volkswagen Cutting Investments, to Present U.S. Engine Fixes

Volkswagen will cut its spending by 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) next year and “strictly prioritize” investments as it shores up its finances to deal with its emissions-rigging scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller said Friday after a board meeting.
The carmaker, which is due to present to U.S. authoriti… …read more

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Second Meeting of Bipartisan Council on Seoul-Beijing FTA Held Friday

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A three-way consultation body, consisting of the rival parties and government to discuss ratifying …

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UN Committee Overwhelmingly Passes N. Korea Resolution

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The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee has overwhelmingly passed a new resolution on North …

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APEC Divided Over U.S. Free-Trade Pact

Leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum spent two days stressing inclusion and integration, while showing signs of growing divisions over the U.S. led Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino, who hosted the APEC forum that ended Thursday, pr… …read more

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Short Selling Increases Over Expected US Rate Hike

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Short selling, or the speculative sale of stock to capitalize on an imminent market fluctuation, is …

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