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Assange to Face Questioning Over Rape Allegation

Swedish law enforcement officials will interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about rape accusations on Nov. 14 at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been holed up since 2012.”Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the hearing will be con… …read more

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White House: US-S. Korea Alliance Remains Strong Despite Scandal

[International] : The White House says that the alliance between the United States and South Korea remains strong and durable despite a massive scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.
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Parties Lock Horns on Path Forward

[Politics] : Rival parties stand in stark contrast over state affairs following the president’s apologetic news conference on Friday.
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Meryl Streep to Receive Golden Globes Lifetime Award

Meryl Streep, regarded as the finest actress of her generation, will get the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award at the annual ceremony in January, organizers announced on Thursday.
Streep, a three-time Oscar winner, will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille award in recognition of her 40 yea… …read more

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French Team Concludes Chun's Painting is Fake

[Domestic] : French art experts say they have a high degree of certainty a well-known painting by South Korean …[more…] …read more

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US Assures Scandal Won't Affect Alliance, THAAD Deployment

[Politics] : The U.S. government says the political scandal rocking South Korea won’t affect the …[more…] …read more

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Obama Disparages Trump Again in Latest Bid to Elect Clinton

U.S. President Barack Obama is proving to be one of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s most vocal surrogates, as he mocked Republican Donald Trump on Thursday as “uniquely unqualified to be president.”
“You laugh. I’m not joking, he is temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief,” Obama told cheering Cli… …read more

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S. Korea's Foreign Reserves Fall for First Time in 4 Months

[Economy] : South Korea’s foreign exchange reserves have dropped for the first time in four months.
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Pope Rules Out Women's Ordination

Pope Francis has ruled out women’s ordination, saying that Roman Catholic Church ban on women becoming priests will never be changed. Francis made the remark Tuesday aboard a plane on his way back to Rome from Sweden, responding to a Swedish female reporter who noted the head of Lutheran Church… …read more

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Coast Guard Fires Machine Gun at Violent Illegal Chinese Fishing Boats

[Politics] : Anchor: The South Korean Coast Guard fired hundred of rounds from a machine gun as Chinese boats …[more…] …read more

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The Sun: US Deploys X-Band Radar Near N. Korea

[Politics] : A British newspaper has reported that the U.S. Navy deployed a powerful antiballistic missile detection radar system to the vicinity off North Korea’s coast.[more…] …read more

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Park Dismisses Senior Aides Amid Influence-Peddling Scandal

[Politics] : Anchor: President Park Geun-hye has conducted a widely expected reshuffle of her office in response …[more…] …read more

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S. Korean Weightlifter Could Win Silver from London Olympics

[Sports] : South Korean weightlifter Kim Min-jae, who grabbed an eight place finish at the London Olympics …[more…] …read more

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Today's Photo: October 29, 2016

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Insurance Service Urges Foreigners to Subscribe for Policy

[Economy] : The National Health Insurance Service wants more long-term foreign residents to know they can get …[more…] …read more

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Shin Sung-woo to Wed Woman 15 Years His Junior

Singer and actor Shin Sung-woo will marry his girlfriend of four years in December.
Shin told Sports Chosun on Thursday that he decided to marry her because she is “understanding” and they have a lot in common.
The woman, surnamed Park, is 15 years his junior and does not work in showbusiness.
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Source: Seoul Proposed GSOMIA to Beijing in Addition to Tokyo

[Politics] : It has been made known that the South Korean government also proposed to Beijing the adoption of a military information sharing accord following a similar suggestion made to Tokyo.[more…] …read more

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Did N.Korea Test a Long-Range Missile?

North Korea may have been testing an intercontinental ballistic missile on Oct. 15 and 20, rather than a medium-range missile as U.S. and South Korean authorities have assumed, American pundits speculate.
The failed launches took place at an air base in Kusong in remote North Pyongan Province.
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Sharp Rise in RSV Infections in S. Korea

[Domestic] : South Korea is seeing a sharp rise in the number of patients infected with respiratory syncytial virus(RSV).[more…] …read more

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Park Must Pull Out of All Domestic Politics

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday admitted letting a crony with no official position edit some of her key speeches and made a brief apology before rushing out of the room.
But even while saying sorry she claimed she only asked for advice on “some materials,” rather than admitting charges that Choi… …read more

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