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Britain's New Princess Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain’s newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — seen as a tribute to Prince William’s parents and grandmother.

The princess is the second child of William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of … …read more

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Current Account Surplus Reaches $10.39 Billion in March

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South Korea posted a current account surplus in March for the 37 consecutive month, nearing the record of 38 straight months of surplus in the 1980s.

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More Than 7,200 Dead, Thousands Missing in Nepal Quake

Four more people have been rescued from rubble days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, including a 101-year-old man. Police said Sunday the man was found about 80 kilometers northwest of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.

Rescue workers earlier reported three other survivors had be… …read more

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S. Korea's Technology Level Estimated at 78.4% of US

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A study finds that South Korea’s technology level is estimated at 78-point-four percent of the United States.

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S. Korean Nuclear Envoy to Visit U.S., China

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South Korea’s top nuclear envoy will meet with his U.S. counterpart in Washington on Monday …

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S.Korea to Allow More Journalists to Visit N.Korea

South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Friday it will push to allow more journalists to travel to North Korea to cover civilian exchange programs between the rival countries.

Ministry officials said they are aiming at actively support sports, culture, academic and other civilian exchange … …read more

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Kim Jong-un Won't Attend Moscow Victory Party

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II on May 9, the Kremlin said Thursday.

There had been a flurry of speculation surrounding the North’s unofficial acceptance of the invitation, which would have been… …read more

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Korean Air Jet Carrying 101 Koreans on Way from Nepal

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One-hundred-one South Koreans stranded in earthquake-stricken Nepal will return home on a special …

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Abe Offers No Clear Apology to People of Asia

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered condolences to the United States over World War II on Wednesday, but failed to apologize to the people of Asia.

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Outdoor Company Nepa to Send Disaster Relief to Nepal

Outdoor clothing brand Nepa will send W400 million (US$1=W1,068) worth of supplies to Nepal where a devastating earthquake killed thousands of people, the company said on Wednesday.

Nepa and the Korean Alpine Federation plan to contact NGOs in the country to deliver tents and tarps to ear… …read more

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Korea, Japan Finance Ministers to Meet in May

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The finance ministers of South Korea and Japan will meet in May for the first time in two and a half years after talks were suspended due to frayed diplomatic relations.

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Women with Poor Education More Prone to Depression

Women with low incomes or lower education levels are more prone to depression.

The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs analyzed depression trends among women from 2010 to 2012 and found that the lowest income group had a 24.8 percent depression rate compared to 13.8 percent at t… …read more

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S. Korean Cities, Civic Groups Send Relief to Quake-Hit Nepal

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South Korean cities and civic groups are offering relief to quake-hit Nepal.

Jeju Governor Won …

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Korean Fried-Chicken Chain Takes on U.S. Stadiums

Korean fried-chicken chain Genesis BBQ is expanding its presence to the U.S. fast-food market. Under an agreement with local company Levy Restaurants, it will sell products at Levy shops and kiosks at large sports facilities there, the firm said Monday.

Genesis BBQ will open its first outl… …read more

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Deaths in Nepal Tops 3,700

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With search efforts continuing two days after a devastating earthquake on Saturday, the number of …

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Quack Plastic Surgeons Hurt the Entire Country

Prosecutors searched the offices of plastic surgery clinics in Gangnam that used agents to attract patients from China and slapped a travel ban on illegal brokers. The investigation was triggered by Chinese media reports that focused on a growing number of botched surgeries on patients from China… …read more

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Honda Says Abe Should Acknowledge Comfort Women Issue

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United States Congressman Mike Honda says Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo should acknowledge the comfort women issue if he aims to promote female participation in the Japanese workforce.

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Comcast Abandons $45 Billion Time Warner Cable Merger

Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable, Inc said on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger after U.S. regulators said the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the Internet-based services market.

The Department of Justice said the plan to merge the two bigg… …read more

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Secretary Reveals Russian Hack of Pentagon

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Russian hackers are found to have infiltrated not only the White House but also the U.S. …

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Korea's Economy Remains Sluggish

Korea’s economy grew a paltry 0.8 in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months, making it the fourth quarter in a row to register a growth of below 1 percent.

According to the Bank of Korea on Thursday, real GDP in the first three months stood at W362 trillion, up 0.8 … …read more

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