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Japan Aims to Arrange Summit With S. Korea During APEC Meetings

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The Japanese government is reportedly aiming to arrange a meeting between President Park Geun-hye …

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'Leaked' Pics of iPhone 6 Ruin Surprise

Apple unveiled its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday, but the surprise element was missing because several purported images had been leaked on the Internet some four months earlier.

Apple has a reputation of ensuring the secrecy of its new products before their launches. But tha… …read more

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Lenovo Overtakes Samsung in Cheap Smartphone Market

Samsung has been outpaced by China’s Lenovo in the global cheap smartphone market. According to Strategy Analytics on Thursday, Lenovo topped the market for smartphones for under US$100 in the second quarter of this year.

The market researcher did not reveal the exact sales volume and mar… …read more

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Chinese Triumphs Should Wake Up Korean IT Firms

In a sideshow at the IFA electronics show in Berlin that might otherwise have gone unnoticed except by a few boffins, Chinese TV maker TCL unveiled the first 110-inch curved UHD TV. Another Chinese TV maker, Hisense, became the first in the world to unveil a flat screen television with quantum do… …read more

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Ethnic Korean Woman Lands to Justice Job in U.S.

Second-generation Korean-American lawyer Suh Sung-hee has been appointed deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The department said that the 49-year-old from the state of New York has extensive experience in white-collar and violent crime, and as of Monday sh… …read more

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Obama Plans Prime Time Speech on Islamic State Threat

U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to lay out his strategy against militants of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria when he delivers an address to Americans Wednesday night.

President Obama plans to deliver his address after drawing widespread criticism last month when h… …read more

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Japan Completes 12,000-Page Bio of Hirohito

A 61-volume biography of the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito depicts him as being critical of plans to attack the United States in 1941, and describes him as convinced that Imperial Japan had no chance of victory.

Excerpts from an advance copy of the 12,000-page document detailing Hirohito … …read more

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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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