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S. Korean Foreign Minister: N. Korea Tries to Break Away from Int'l Isolation

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Seoul’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said North Korea is trying to break away from the current …

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U.S. Pledges to Bring Citizens Home

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A day after North Korea allowed foreign media to interview American captives, the United States …

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Survey: Islamic Extremists is Largest Threat to US Security

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A survey revealed that Americans find extreme Islamic terrorist organizations the largest threat to …

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S. Korea to Delay Low Carbon Vehicle Support System Until 2020

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The government has decided to delay implementing its low carbon vehicle incentive system until …

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Korea Blocks Facebook Game Apps

The Game Rating Board (게임물등급위원회 Geimmul Deung-Geub-Wiwonhoe) (GRB) has blocked Facebook games in Korea.

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'US Completed On-site Survey for THAAD Deployment in S. Korea'

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The United States is known to have completed an on-site survey to confirm the feasibility of the deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, known as THAAD, in South Korea.

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Lawyers Association Hopes for Swift Passage of Sewol Bill

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The Korean Bar Association (KBA) says it hopes for the swift passage of the special bill aimed at …

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Gov't Issues Advisory for Scrub Typhus

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The government has issued an advisory for scrub thyphus, an infectious disease that is transmitted to humans from field mice and rats through the bite of mites that live on the animals.

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'N. Korea, Japan Hold Secret Meeting on Abduction Issue'

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Japan’s Kyodo News Agency said that North Korean and Japanese officials held a secret meeting recently on the North’s investigation into Japanese abductees.

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Funeral to be Held for Yoo Byung-un, De Facto Owner of Sewol Ferry

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A funeral has been scheduled for Yoo Byung-un, former chairman of Semo Group and head of the family that owned the holding company that ran the Sewol ferry.

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Saenuri Party Pressures Main Opposition Party to Return to Parliament

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South Korea’s ruling Saenuri Party urged the main opposition party to return to parliament after the New Politics Alliance for Democracy scheduled a mass outside rally on Saturday, stating the gathering is a “fight against public sentiment.”

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Pres. Park Praises Exemplary Volunteers over Lunch

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President Park Geun-hye took an opportunity to praise 34 leading volunteers for their spirit of …

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Gov't Orders Crackdown on Car Sharing Service Uber X

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The government has asked Seoul City to crack down on the personal ride sharing service called Uber …

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Court to Suspend Confinement of Yoo Byung-eon's Family Members

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The court has decided to suspend the confinement of four members of the Yoo family, allowing them to attend the funeral of their patriarch,Yoo Byung-eon, the deceased owner of the sunken Sewol ferry.

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Historic Site with Relics from Paleolithic Era to Joseon Dynasty Found in Chungju

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A historical site where relics from the Paleolithic Era through the Joseon Dynasty are buried has been found in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province.

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Korean Drivers Are Bad But There May Be Worse

Korean drivers are notoriously bad but I can tell you from firsthand experience that Russian drivers are at a completely different level. I do have a theory. Korean drivers do not know any better but while Russian drivers know better, they just do not care! The sheer size of the country, combined with lax, and often corrupt, law enforcement, and a legal system that rarely favors firsthand accounts of traffic accidents has made dash cams all but a requirement for motorists. “You can get into your car without your pants on, but never get into a car without a dashRead More

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Ruling Party, Victims Families Discuss Sewol Bill

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Families of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster have for the second time met with the ruling …

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Hollande Appoints Pellerin as Culture Minister

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French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday appointed Secretary of Commerce Fleur Pellerin to …

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Japanese, Chinese, Russian to be Enabled for Use in Online EMS Shipments

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The Korea Post said Tuesday that starting next month, the Japanese, Chinese, and Russian languages will be enabled for use with the online international express mail service (EMS).

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S. Korea's Household Credit Hits New High in Q2

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South Korea’s household credit hit a new high in the second quarter.

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