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Pyongyang Sets Trial Date for U.S. Detainee

North Korea has set September 14 as the trial date for Matthew Miller, one of three Americans detained in the country.

State-run news agency KCNA reported the information on Sunday. The California man was arrested in April after he allegedly tore up his visa on his arrival in Pyongyang and… …read more

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Australia to Continue Search for MH370

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will not give up the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing six months ago.

Abbott said Saturday, during a one-day visit to Malaysia, that the search for the plane, which disa… …read more

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60,000 Applicants for Inter-Korean Family Reunions Died

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About 60-thousand South Koreans who applied for inter-Korean family reunions have died before meeting their separated relatives in North Korea.

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Expressways Busy with Holidaymakers, 4.5 Hours from Seoul to Gwangju

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As millions of South Koreans head to their hometowns for the Chuseok holiday, it is taking about …

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S. Korea, Japan, China to Hold High-level Diplomatic Talks in Seoul

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South Korea, China and Japan will hold a high-level diplomatic meeting on September 11 in …

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New Football Manager Stielike Lauds S. Korea's Passion

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New manager to South Korea’s national football team Ulrich Stielike lauded the nation’s passion for …

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Vice Oceans Minister: Sewol Ferry Cannot be Left Under Water

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Vice Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Kim Young-suk says it would be difficult to leave the Sewol …

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REPORT: IAEA Detects Signs N. Korea Restarted 5MW Reactor in Yongbyon

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Anchor: The international community’s concerns over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are …

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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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