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Have We Learned Nothing from the Ferry Disaster?

Thursday marks the first anniversary of the ferry disaster off the southwest coast that killed 304 people. The tragedy still evokes strong emotions among Koreans.

If the disaster had spurred genuine change in public regard for safety perhaps the victims’ souls could rest in peace. And to b… …read more

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Teachers' Union Calls for Investigation into Sewol Disaster

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A teachers union has issued a statement calling for an investigation into the Sewol ferry disaster …

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PM Denies Receiving Illicit Political Funds

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On the first day of the National Assembly’s four-day interpellation session, lawmakers focused on …

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Scrapping of Adultery Law Lets 1,770 Off the Hook

Some 1,770 people charged under a draconian adultery law that was struck down last month can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Supreme Public Prosecutors’ Office on Sunday said 598 ongoing adultery investigations have been mothballed.

Another 335 people already on trial have had their… …read more

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Former Ambassador Attempted to Invite Kim Jung-un to US

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A former U.S. ambassador to South Korea says attempts to invite Kim Jong Un to the U.S. while his father was still in power failed due to opposition from Republicans.

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Reports: Hillary Clinton to Announce Presidential Bid Sunday

U.S. media reports say Hillary Clinton will formally announce Sunday her intention to run for president in the 2016 election.

The former secretary of state will announce her campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination with an online video posted on social media, sources fam… …read more

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Park and Carter Stress Steadfast Alliance is Key N. Korea Strategy

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President Park Geun-hye has said that gaining victory by default through a steadfast alliance …

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Prosecution Vows to Continue Corruption Probe of Energy Projects

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The prosecution has vowed to be steadfast in its investigation to fight corruption including …

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1st Time Flyer Pulls Emergency Exit Lever on Plane

An elderly passenger flying for the first time accidentally pulled the emergency exit lever on a plane, causing the inflatable slide to unfold and resulting in a two-hour delay.

The incident happened aboard an Air Busan plane on Wednesday as it was preparing to take off from Gimhae Airport… …read more

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'THAAD Not on Agenda for S.Korea-US Defense Chiefs' Talks'

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South Korea’s Defense Ministry has reaffirmed that the possible deployment of the Terminal High …

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Gov't Mulls Research Lab to Help People Quit Smoking

A government-run laboratory to research the effects on human health of cigarette smoking will be set up sometime in the second half of this year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Tuesday.

The lab will conduct research as part of efforts to discourage smoking and prevent smoking-rela… …read more

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N. Korea Gives Positive Response to Call for Efforts on Wage Issue

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North Korea has responded positively to calls from South Korean businessmen regarding …

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French Court Blocks Extradition of Ferry Owner's Daughter

The French supreme court last week threw out an earlier ruling that ordered the extradition of Yoo Sum-na, the daughter of ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon.

AFP reported that the ruling means only that the Korean government’s extradition request should be reconsidered by a lower court.

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N. Korea Bans Aircraft, Vessels from East Sea

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North Korea is said to have placed a ban on aircraft and vessels in certain regions of the East Sea.

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Air Busan to Launch Int'l Flights Departing from Daegu

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Busan-based low-cost carrier Air Busan will launch international flights departing from Daegu.

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Busan New Port Distripark Attracts Over 100 Bln Won in FDI

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The Busan New Port Distripark has attracted more than 100 billion won in foreign direct investment after nearly a decade of operations.

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Foreign Ministry Denounces Kenya Terrorist Attack that Killed 147

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The South Korean government has strongly denounced the recent terrorist attack at a Kenyan …

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Park Calls for Swiftly Addressing Victims of Japan's Wartime Sex Slavery

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President Park Geun-hye has called for U.S. Congress’ support to swiftly address the issue of …

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Are Top CEOs Paid Too Much?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earns a salary of just one dollar a year. The 30-year-old built Facebook into a website used by 1.4 billion people and is now worth US$35.1 billion, but most of his assets are Facebook shares, which do not pay dividends. He does not starve, since he gets around W7… …read more

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S. Korea Defeats New Zealand 1-0 in Football Friendly

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South Korea defeated New Zealand 1-0 in a football friendly held in Seoul on Tuesday.

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