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Survivors Found in Taiwan Quake Rescue Effort

Two survivors have been recovered from the rubble of a 17-story apartment building in the Taiwanese city of Tainan, two days after it collapsed during a powerful earthquake that left at least 36 people dead.
Authorities say a woman named Tsao Wei-ling was discovered lying under the body of her husba… …read more

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Spy Agency: N. Korean Rocket Should be Regarded Ballistic Missile

[Politics] : The National Intelligence Service(NIS) says the rocket launched by North Korea on Sunday should be viewed as a ballistic missile based on the weight of the satellite mounted on top of the rocket.[more…] …read more

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Sanders, Trump Keep Big Leads in New Hampshire

A new poll suggests Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and real estate mogul Donald Trump are maintaining their large leads in the northeastern U.S. state of New Hampshire, which holds a crucial presidential primary vote Tuesday.
The poll, released by Monmouth University Sunday, showed Trump with suppor… …read more

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Seoul, Washington to Begin THAAD Negotiations

[Politics] : Seoul and Washington have agreed to officially discuss the issue of deploying the U.S. Terminal …[more…] …read more

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38 North Confirms Fuel Injection at Launch Site

[International] : The North Korea monitoring website, 38 North, said Friday that satellite imagery shows signs that North Korea has begun fuel injection at its Dongchang-ri missile site.
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Powerful Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

A strong earthquake struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan Saturday, collapsing at least one building and raising fears that residents could be trapped inside. So far there have been no reports of causalities.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the shallow 6.4 magnitude quake w… …read more

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Possible Time Scenario of N. Korea Missile Launch

[Politics] : Anchor: Part of the time window North Korea gave for its planned missile launch overlaps with the …[more…] …read more

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More Young People Duck Out of Family Gatherings

A growing number of young Koreans are avoiding family gatherings over the Lunar New Year to escape being grilled about their lives.
One good excuse is to get a part-time job during the holidays. Part-time job portal Alba polled 1,267 members on Monday and found that 50.4 percent plan to work p… …read more

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S. Korean Shipbuilders Suffer Record Losses

[Economy] : Regulatory filings showed that South Korea’s shipbuilders suffered record losses last year.[more…] …read more

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U.S. Army Commander: Troop Cuts Would Hurt Afghans' Training

The senior U.S. military commander in Afghanistan told Congress on Thursday that training for Afghan forces would be severely constrained if the number of American troops there was cut to 5,500, as President Barack Obama has proposed.
Obama is planning to cut the number of American forces in Afghani… …read more

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[Exclusive] Purged N. Korean Army Chief: Satellite Program for Nuclear ICBM

[Politics] : KBS has exclusively obtained a voice recording of a former key North Korean military commander, …[more…] …read more

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Three-Person Embryo 'Ethical' Says Report

It is ethical, under certain conditions, to create an embryo from the DNA of three people, according to a new report.
The report from the Institute of Medicine said using DNA from three people, a man and two women, was ethical in certain situations. Researchers think creating embryos this way could … …read more

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NSC: N. Korea to Pay Severe Price for ICBM Test

[Politics] : As North Korea revealed its plans for what it called a satellite launch, the South Korean …[more…] …read more

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Chinese Military Planes Spotted Over East Sea

Two Chinese military airplanes flew over the East Sea before heading back to China, Japan’s Kyodo News reported Sunday.
The aircraft apparently entered the so-called air defense identification zones of both countries without advance notice, but Tokyo said they did not invade its airspace.
Kyodo New… …read more

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Health Minister: Zika Virus Outbreak Unlikely in S. Korea

[Politics] : South Korean Health Minister Chung Chin-youb has vowed all out efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus in the country.[more…] …read more

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S. Korea to Introduce Omnibus Account for Foreign Traders

[Economy] : South Korea will introduce an integrated account system for foreign traders in May.[more…] …read more

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WSJ Drops 'Next Week' from Report on S. Korea-US THAAD Negotiation

[International] : The Wall Street Journal(WSJ) deleted the timing of a possible announcement by the U.S. …[more…] …read more

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Obama: A Democrat Will Be Next U.S. President

U.S. President Barack Obama has told fellow party members he is certain a Democrat will be the next president of the United States.
Speaking Thursday in Baltimore, just north of Washington, the president said, “Democrats will win in November and we will have a Democratic president succeeding me — j… …read more

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Gov't: US Senate Bill Reflects Consensus on Need for Strong Response on N. Korea

[Politics] : The government said that a stronger sanctions bill on North Korea passed by …[more…] …read more

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Naver Breaks W3 Trillion Sales Barrier

Korea’s Leading online portal Naver has become the first dot-com in the country to achieve more than W3 trillion in sales (US$1=W1,207).
Naver in an earnings report Thursday said sales totaled W3.25 trillion last year, while operating profit stood at W762.2 billion. Sales rose 17.9 percent and oper… …read more

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