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Images of Samsung's Latest Smartwatch Leaked

Images of Samsung’s new Gear Fit 2 smartwatch were leaked on Monday a week ahead of the official release.
The leaked images appeared on a twitter account of a mobile developers’ club, with the caption “Gear Fit 2 to be released in June.”
In the images, the new wearable seems to be available in thre… …read more

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Gov't, Ruling Party to Discuss Measures for Possible Massive Layoffs

[Economy] : The government and the ruling Saenuri Party will hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss measures …[more…] …read more

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Seoul Swelters in Hottest May in History

Temperatures rose to over 30 degrees Celsius in Seoul for the fourth straight day on Sunday, making this the hottest May in 66 years, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.
The last time the mercury climbed over 30 degrees in May was in 1950 when it happened for four consecutive days between… …read more

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Health Authorities Urge Caution Against Yellow Fever

[Domestic] : Health authorities called for caution among travelers to Angola due to an outbreak of yellow fever.
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S. Korean, Uzbek PMs Discuss Economic Cooperation in Tashkent

[Politics] : Anchor: Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn held talks with his Uzbek counterpart in the Central Asian …[more…] …read more

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EU Ministers Back Emergency System to Suspend Visa-Free Travel

European Union ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed on a mechanism aimed at suspending visa-free travel for foreign nationals abusing the privilege and approved funds to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis.
The action would essentially make it easier and faster for EU members to suspe… …read more

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Foreign Minister: Seoul to Continue to Put Pressure on Pyongyang

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Friday that the government will continue to coordinate a …[more…] …read more

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Lotte Founder Refuses to Cooperate with Mental Health Check

Nonagenarian Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho has checked himself out of Seoul National University Hospital just three days after he was admitted for a checkup of his mental faculties.
According to Lotte Group, Shin checked himself out of SNU Hospital on Thursday afternoon and returned to his quart… …read more

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Choo Shin-soo Set to Return from Injury for Texas Rangers

Choo Shin-soo is likely to return to action for the Texas Rangers on Saturday after a stint on the team’s minor league roster due to injury.
Choo was placed on the Rangers’ disabled list on April 11 due to an inflammation of his right calf.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Choo would take the fie… …read more

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2nd Unification Expo to Open Next Week in Gwanghwamun

[Domestic] : The 2016 Unification Expo will open later this month in downtown Seoul.
 
The Unification …[more…] …read more

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Prime Minister to Visit Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia

[International] : Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn will embark on a five-day trip to Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey …[more…] …read more

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Seoul's Historic Quarter to Open for Night Visits in Late May

The last weekend of May will see atmospheric night tours of historic sites near Deoksu Palace in downtown Seoul.
Major historical buildings in the area will be open to the public on May 27 and 28.
Participants will have a rare chance to look around the official residences of the Canadian, U.K., and … …read more

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Obama Gov't to Continue Isolating N. Korea until Denuclearization Vow

[International] : The White House says it will continue its policy of isolating North Korea with strong international sanctions until the end of President Barack Obama’s term in office, unless the communist state promises to end its nuclear weapons program.
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Later Marriage Leads to More Twins Born

A record- number of twins were born in Korea last year as more older couples resorted to fertility treatment.
According to Supreme Court data, 29,904 twins were born in 2015 accounting for 6.6 percent of all children born that year.
The number of twins has risen steadily over the last decade from … …read more

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Hyundai Motor Files Patent for Folding Cars in US

[Economy] : It has been belatedly made known that Hyundai Motor Group filed a patent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on foldable cars.[more…] …read more

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Memorial for Prince Held at His Jehovah's Witnesses Church

Security was tight as mourners packed a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Sunday evening for a memorial for megastar Prince, who worshipped there before he died last month.Traffic cones lined the streets in front of the church in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka, and media and fans were kept w… …read more

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Centrist Kim Yong-tae Appointed to Lead Saenuri's Innovation Committee

[Politics] : Representative Kim Yong-tae of the ruling Saenuri Party has been named as the head of the party’s …[more…] …read more

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Officials: Suspect Package at Manchester United Stadium Wasn't Viable

British authorities said Sunday that a suspect device they found at the Manchester United stadium and detonated was not viable.
Manchester police described the device as “incredibly lifelike,” and that a full search of Old Trafford stadium was being conducted.
After the device was found, tens of tho… …read more

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Gov't to Appraise Postnatal Care Centers Every 3 Years

[Economy] : Health authorities will conduct inspections on postnatal care centers nationwide every three years …[more…] …read more

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Park to Hold Talks with Party Chiefs Every Quarter

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye agreed Friday to meet regularly with the heads of the three main ruling and …[more…] …read more

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