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UK Treasury Searched London Office of N. Korean Insurance Firm in April

[International] : The British government last month searched the London office of a state-run North Korean insurance …[more…] …read more

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Korean Olympic Swimming Team Announced

The Korean Swimming Federation on Wednesday announced the preliminary list of 22 swimmers — 11 men and 11 women — who will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They were selected based on results from the first and second round of the Olympic tryouts held in February and April.Ol… …read more

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Seoul: Obama's Hiroshima Visit in Line with Establishing "World without Nuclear Weapons"

[Politics] : Seoul’s Foreign Ministry has positively evaluated United States President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, where the U.S. first used an atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War. [more…] …read more

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S. Korean Rhythmic Gymnast Sweeps Asian Championship

[Sports] : Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae won all five individual titles at the eighth Rhythmic Gymnastics …[more…] …read more

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Son Yeon-jae Wins 5 Gold Medals at Asian Championships

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has swept all five individual events at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which ended on Tuesday.
Son earned 18.600 points in both hoop and ball, 18.550 points in clubs and a personal best 18.700 points in an impressive ribbon performance to Libert… …read more

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S. Korean Opposition Parties Criticize Kim Jong-un's Remarks

[Politics] : South Korea’s opposition parties have criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in unison …[more…] …read more

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Korea Still Ranks 3rd for Adoptions to U.S.

Korea’s economy has grown to the 11th-largest in the world, but the country is still the world’s third-biggest destination for the adoption of orphans after China and Ethiopia.
The Korea Adoption Services last week said of the 5,648 children from other countries adopted by families in the U.S. last… …read more

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Gov't Dismisses Kim Jong-un's Pursuit of Nuclear, Economic Development

[Politics] : The South Korean government has dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s pursuit of nuclear …[more…] …read more

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Australia Will Hold Early Election in July

Australia’s prime minister has called for an early election to be held on July 2.
In announcing the date on Sunday, Malcolm Turnbull said, “At this election, Australians will have a very clear choice: to keep the course, maintain the commitment to our national economic plan for growth and jobs or go… …read more

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Yun, Kerry Discuss N. Korea Over Phone

[Politics] : The top diplomats of South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to continue sending out a strong message …[more…] …read more

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Trump, Ryan to Meet Next Week

Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have agreed to meet next week, but the presumptive Republican presidential nominee doesn’t seem particularly enthusiastic.
Trump said that he had “no idea” if the talks to bridge the party’s divide over his nomination would succeed and that it didn’t really … …read more

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NYT: In Donald Trump’s Rise, Allies See New American Approach

[International] : According to a U.S. newspaper, the rise of Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential campaign is …[more…] …read more

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New British Newspaper Closes After 10 Weeks

A British newspaper that pledged to prove that print news can survive in the online age has announced it is shutting down, just weeks after it began publishing.
Britain’s The New Day, launched Feb. 29 as the nation’s first national daily newspaper in 30 years, announced Thursday that its last issue … …read more

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N. Korea Party Congress Opening Friday to Proclaim 'Kim Jong-un Era'

[Inter-Korea] : The seventh congress of North Korea’s ruling Worker’s Party will open Friday, which is being viewed …[more…] …read more

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Russia to Deploy Troops to Counter Growing NATO Presence

Russia says it will deploy three divisions of troops along its borders to counter NATO’s increasing military presence in Eastern Europe.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday after a meeting in Moscow that the new divisions will be stationed along Russia’s western and southern borders. … …read more

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Online Shopping Malls Join Boycott of Oxy Products

[Domestic] : Online shopping malls in South Korea have joined the boycott of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, under fire …[more…] …read more

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Missionary's Memoir Recalls Hard Labor in N.Korea

Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae on Monday published a memoir about his grueling two-year detention in North Korea.
“Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea” details a backbreaking regime of hard labor, verbal abuse and death threats he endured.
Bae went to the North on… …read more

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S. Korea’s Foreign Reserves Rise for 2nd Straight Month

[Economy] : South Korea’s foreign reserves rose for the second consecutive month in April.

Bank of …[more…] …read more

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Gov't Warns Reporters to Take Caution Along Sino-N. Korea Border

[Politics] : The Foreign Ministry has warned South Korean journalists reporting along the China-North Korea …[more…] …read more

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First Human Head Transplant Planned for 2017

Many prominent surgeons think the idea is crazy and will not work, but Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he still plans to attempt the first human head transplant late next year.He even has a volunteer, 31-year-old Russian software development manager Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from a de… …read more

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