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CNN: N. Korean Leader Ordered His Aunt to be Poisoned

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A North Korean defector has claimed that Kim Jong-un ordered his own aunt to be poisoned.

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Typhoon Noul Flattens Coastal Areas in Philippines

Heavy rains and strong winds flattened houses on coastal areas as typhoon Noul crashed into the northeastern tip of the Philippines, killing two people and prompting more than 3,000 residents to move to shelters.

The typhoon weakened slightly after hitting land, with winds of 160 kilometer… …read more

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Parties in Standoff on Pension Bill

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Rival parties are in a standoff over a controversial bill to reform the pension system for civil …

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N.Korea's New Missile Is a Nightmare Come True

North Korea last week test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, turning another nightmare into reality for South Korea.

North Korea claimed it succeeded in launching the missile from the East Sea near Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looked on.

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Pres. Office Urges Assembly to Pass Public Pension Bill in May Session

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The presidential office has urged the National Assembly to pass a pension reform bill for civil servants during the May extraordinary session, which will open on Monday.

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World War II Victory Day Events Held in Europe

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Events marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II took …

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China's Imports Plunge in New Sign of Economic Weakness

China’s imports and exports contracted again in April in a new sign of economic weakness, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders to reverse a politically dangerous slump.

Imports fell by a bigger-than-expected 16.2 percent over a year earlier to $176.3 billion following March’s 12 pe… …read more

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Court Exonerates Ex-Ambassador for Helping Brother-in-Law Yoo Byung-eon

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The court has decided not to punish former South Korean ambassador to the Czech Republic Oh …

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Korean Footballer Assaulted After Mideast Game

Nam Tae-hee, who plays for Lekhwiya in Qatar, was assaulted by Uruguayan player Fabian Estoyanoff from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr in the final match of the group stage in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

Nam scored a goal and an assist to help the team beat Al-Nassr 3-1. Lekhwiya won th… …read more

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S. Korea, Japan to Discuss UNESCO Listing

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Representatives from South Korea and Japan will meet in Tokyo on April 22 to discuss Japan’s efforts to have its controversial Meiji era industrial sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Korean Soprano to Appear as Heroine at Verona Opera Extravaganza

Soprano Rim Sae-kyung will perform the role of the eponymous heroine of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” at the Arena di Verona Festival (Verona Arena Festival) in Italy, one of the world’s biggest open-air summer festivals of opera.

Rim’s inclusion as one of six sopranos to play the role is a firs… …read more

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Governor Hong to be Questioned Friday

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The governor of South Gyeongsang Province will appear before prosecutors Friday morning to be …

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Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn to Promote Pyeongchang Olympics

U.S. alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn is in Korea to be appointed honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. She will also sign an agreement between the Korea Ski Association and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

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Children's Day Marked in Various Events

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Various performances and festivals were held nationwide on Tuesday to mark the nation’s 93rd …

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Britain's New Princess Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain’s newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — seen as a tribute to Prince William’s parents and grandmother.

The princess is the second child of William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of … …read more

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Current Account Surplus Reaches $10.39 Billion in March

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South Korea posted a current account surplus in March for the 37 consecutive month, nearing the record of 38 straight months of surplus in the 1980s.

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More Than 7,200 Dead, Thousands Missing in Nepal Quake

Four more people have been rescued from rubble days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, including a 101-year-old man. Police said Sunday the man was found about 80 kilometers northwest of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.

Rescue workers earlier reported three other survivors had be… …read more

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S. Korea's Technology Level Estimated at 78.4% of US

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A study finds that South Korea’s technology level is estimated at 78-point-four percent of the United States.

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S. Korean Nuclear Envoy to Visit U.S., China

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South Korea’s top nuclear envoy will meet with his U.S. counterpart in Washington on Monday …

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S.Korea to Allow More Journalists to Visit N.Korea

South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Friday it will push to allow more journalists to travel to North Korea to cover civilian exchange programs between the rival countries.

Ministry officials said they are aiming at actively support sports, culture, academic and other civilian exchange … …read more

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