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S. Korea, US hold training to counter NK weapons of mass destruction

South Korea and the United States conducted a joint exercise last month to destroy and seize North Korean weapons of mas …

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Over THAAD decision, some Chinese merchants cutting ties with South Koreans

As China’s retribution against South Korea for its decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system begins to take effect, some Chinese merchants have stated that they will not even do business wit.. …

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SK Networks Withdraws from LPG Charging Station Business

SK Networks has decided to wash its hands from the LPG charging station business. As part of its “select and focus” strategy, SK Networks announced on March 2 that it decided to sell its 49 LPG charging stations throughout the country to Pine Street Asset Management for about 310 billion won. SK Networks jumped into the home electronics rental market in November 2016 after acquiring Tongyang Magic (currently SK Magic). A month later, SK Networks sold its fashion business to H… …

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(LEAD) N. Korean propaganda leaflets found west of Seoul

(ATTN: UPDATES with police chief’s comment in last 2 paras) INCHEON, March 3 (Yonhap) — North Korean leaflets were found in the western city of Incheon on Friday, police said, in the first propaganda campaign carried out by the reclusive country agai …

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[Photo] Park Won-soon donates prize money to comfort women

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon talks with former comfort women Kim Bok-dong (second from the right) and Gil Won-ok (right). Last year Park was selected as the winner of the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable.. …

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Seoul Concerned About Chinese Treatment of Korean Firms

[International] : South Korea says it is keeping close tabs on what happens in China with regard to Seoul’s …[more…] …

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Malaysia cancels visa waiver arrangement with N. Korea: report

Malaysia has canceled its visa waiver arrangement with North Korea amid a diplomatic spat over the assassination of the …

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U.S. State Department calls China's retaliation over THAAD 'unreasonable,' 'inappropriate'

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Yonhap) — The U.S. State Department expressed concern Thursday about a series of retaliatory measures China has been taking against South Korean businesses over Seoul’s decision to host the U.S. THAAD missile defense system, calli …

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S. Korea, Finland defense chiefs to hold talks on ties, deals

The defense chiefs of South Korea and Finland will hold talks in Seoul on Thursday to enhance bilateral defense relation …

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Constitutional Court to Hold 2nd Deliberation Conference on Impeachment Trial

[Politics] : The Constitutional Court will hold a second deliberation conference on Thursday to draw its …[more…] …

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Choi Soon-sil Blusters About Human Rights Abuses

Choi Soon-sil, the long-time confidante of President Park Geun-hye, threatened Wednesday to turn to the UN to report what she alleges were abuses of her human rights by prosecutors. Choi’s lawyers claimed that she has been held in isolation for four months while prosecutors investigate her on charge… …

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Naver-Line Unveils New AI Platform "Clova"

The artificial intelligence project carried out jointly by Naver and Line was unveiled at the world’s largest mobile exhibition “Mobile World Congress.” During his MWC keynote speech in Barcelona, held on March 1, Takeshi Idezawa, president of Line Corp., unveiled the brand-new AI platform Clova-Cloud Virtual Assistant. Clova, which has been developed jointly by Naver and Line under the title “Project J,” is an upgraded version of Naver Labs’ AI Amica which is being developed as an AI platf… …

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F-35B stealth fighter to join S. Korea-U.S. joint drill: sources

SEOUL, March 2 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Air Force’s F-35B stealth fighter will take part in the ongoing Foal Eagle joint exercise with South Korea to hone its precision strike capabilities, military officials familiar with the matter said Thursday. Th …

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Address by Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on the 98th March First Independence Movement Day

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn addresses to mark the 98th March 1st Independence Movement Day in a ceremony held at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul on March 1. (Photo …

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Uber Says Thousands of London Drivers Threatened by English Language Test

Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licenses due to new English reading and writing requirements, taxi app Uber said on Tuesday at the start of a court battle to halt the plans.San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to book journeys at the touch of a button on the… …

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North Korean delegation in Malaysia to try to claim Kim Jong-nam’s corpse

A senior North Korean delegation visiting Kuala Lumpur in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam announced plans to discuss claiming his corpse with the Malaysian government. Ri Tong-il, a forme.. …

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S. Korea Celebrates 98th Anniversary of March 1 Movement

[International] : South Korea held commemorative services in observance of the 98th anniversary of nationwide rallies that protested Japan’s occupation of Korea on March first, 1919. [more…] …

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Samsung and Its Partner Reliance Jio Create 4G LTE Network in India

Samsung Electronics said on February 28 that it held a joint press conference with Reliance Jio Infocomm, an Indian LTE communications service operator, at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Spain’s Barcelona to reveal the partnership’s performance and future plans. Earlier in 2012, Samsung signed an agreement with Reliance Jio to supply 4G LTE network equipment and has begun supplying the equipment since 2014. For the next two year, the two companies succeeded in establishing India’s first … …

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[From the scene] Divided nation marks Indepedence Movement Day

Marking Independence Movement Day, millions of South Koreans poured onto the streets, turning central Seoul into a sea o …

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