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Kim Jong-un Won't Attend Moscow Victory Party

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II on May 9, the Kremlin said Thursday.

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Korean Air Jet Carrying 101 Koreans on Way from Nepal

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One-hundred-one South Koreans stranded in earthquake-stricken Nepal will return home on a special …

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Abe Offers No Clear Apology to People of Asia

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered condolences to the United States over World War II on Wednesday, but failed to apologize to the people of Asia.

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Outdoor Company Nepa to Send Disaster Relief to Nepal

Outdoor clothing brand Nepa will send W400 million (US$1=W1,068) worth of supplies to Nepal where a devastating earthquake killed thousands of people, the company said on Wednesday.

Nepa and the Korean Alpine Federation plan to contact NGOs in the country to deliver tents and tarps to ear… …read more

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Korea, Japan Finance Ministers to Meet in May

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The finance ministers of South Korea and Japan will meet in May for the first time in two and a half years after talks were suspended due to frayed diplomatic relations.

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Women with Poor Education More Prone to Depression

Women with low incomes or lower education levels are more prone to depression.

The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs analyzed depression trends among women from 2010 to 2012 and found that the lowest income group had a 24.8 percent depression rate compared to 13.8 percent at t… …read more

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S. Korean Cities, Civic Groups Send Relief to Quake-Hit Nepal

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South Korean cities and civic groups are offering relief to quake-hit Nepal.

Jeju Governor Won …

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Korean Fried-Chicken Chain Takes on U.S. Stadiums

Korean fried-chicken chain Genesis BBQ is expanding its presence to the U.S. fast-food market. Under an agreement with local company Levy Restaurants, it will sell products at Levy shops and kiosks at large sports facilities there, the firm said Monday.

Genesis BBQ will open its first outl… …read more

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Deaths in Nepal Tops 3,700

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With search efforts continuing two days after a devastating earthquake on Saturday, the number of …

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Quack Plastic Surgeons Hurt the Entire Country

Prosecutors searched the offices of plastic surgery clinics in Gangnam that used agents to attract patients from China and slapped a travel ban on illegal brokers. The investigation was triggered by Chinese media reports that focused on a growing number of botched surgeries on patients from China… …read more

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Honda Says Abe Should Acknowledge Comfort Women Issue

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United States Congressman Mike Honda says Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo should acknowledge the comfort women issue if he aims to promote female participation in the Japanese workforce.

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Comcast Abandons $45 Billion Time Warner Cable Merger

Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable, Inc said on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger after U.S. regulators said the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the Internet-based services market.

The Department of Justice said the plan to merge the two bigg… …read more

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Secretary Reveals Russian Hack of Pentagon

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Russian hackers are found to have infiltrated not only the White House but also the U.S. …

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Korea's Economy Remains Sluggish

Korea’s economy grew a paltry 0.8 in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months, making it the fourth quarter in a row to register a growth of below 1 percent.

According to the Bank of Korea on Thursday, real GDP in the first three months stood at W362 trillion, up 0.8 … …read more

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ASMC Korea Chapter – 2015 Spring Poker Run

Saturday, 2 May – Atrium Bar, Anjung-ri ‪#‎ASMC‬

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US: Nuclear Pact in Line with Nonproliferation Policy

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The United Stated says the revised nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea is fully in line with its law and long-standing policy of nonproliferation.

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Acclaimed Soprano Im Sun-hae Ventures Into World of Musicals

World-renowned soprano Im Sun-hae’s international schedule is fully booked until 2017. But at the moment she’s most excited about a project that is, for her, uncharted territory. For the first time in her singing career, Im will perform in a musical.

“In opera, you always face the audienc… …read more

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Major Japanese Papers Urge Abe to Admit Invasions in Statement

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Major Japanese newspapers have urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to admit the country’s …

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A Massive Embarrassment for Park

President Park Geun-hye as good as accepted Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo’s resignation while she was away in Peru on Tuesday. Lee has been in office for barely two months and is the fifth prime minister to be replaced since the Park administration was launched two years ago.

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Investigators Raid Keangnam Enterprises to Prove Destroyed Evidence

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Prosecutors have again raided the headquarters of Keangnam Enterprises in Seoul as part of their …

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