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Japanese Investment in Korea Soars

Japanese investment in Korea soared 347 percent on-year to US$867 million this third quarter, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Tuesday. The figure is the highest since $1.24 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. Japanese investment steadily dwindled until it began to recover in the f… …

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South Korea asks China to revoke rule over electric car battery subsidies

After South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Nov. 13. to revoke a rule that excludes South Korean companies from receiving Chinese government subsidies for electric car.. …

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Suneung to be held as planned amid quake fears

South Korea’s Education Ministry confirmed Wednesday that the national entrance examination, or suneung, will be held as …

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Moon Orders Thorough Post-Quake Management, Smooth CSAT

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has ordered his top aides to conduct a thorough safety check at major …[more…] …

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(5th LD) Rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southeastern Korea

(ATTN: RECASTS lead; ADDS more info) POHANG/SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) — A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern city of Pohang on Wednesday afternoon, damaging buildings, breaking windows and sending people running from homes. Trem …

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President Moon briefs media on 8-day Southeast Asia trip

President Moon Jae-in talks about the outcomes of his eight-day visit to Southeast Asia, during a press conference for Korean journalists and broadcasters at the Hotel Jen Manila in the Philippines on …

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UN Promises Peaceful Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for a peaceful passage of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Adopted by consensus on Monday, the resolution expresses a commitment to “building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal” and urges countr… …

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Electric car sales surpass 10,000 for first time

Yearly sales of electric cars in the South Korean automobile market have surpassed 10,000 for the first time. Sales figures from each of the automakers reviewed on Nov. 13 show that a total of 10,075 .. …

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Prosecution Requests Arrest Warrants for 2 Ex-NIS Chiefs

[Domestic] : The prosecution has requested arrest warrants for two former National Intelligence Service(NIS) …[more…] …

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Moon says 'all' will be possible following nuclear freeze of NK

South Korea and the international community may begin discussions on possible rewards for North Korea if the reclusive s …

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(LEAD) U.N. panel adopts resolution condemning N.K. human rights abuses

(ATTN: UPDATES with North Korean ambassador’s remarks in last 4 paras; ADDS photo) NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — A United Nations panel adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for stepped-up efforts to improve serious human rights abuses in North Korea. …

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UN adopts Olympic Truce for PyeongChang Games

Kim Yuna, figure skating champion and PyeongChang honorary ambassador, addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Nov. 13. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Lee Hana On Nov …

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[Column] Trump Picks Crony to Audit His Taxes: The End of the Rule of Law in the United States

The United States has long been viewed as a country with a tradition of respect for the rule of law. Political figures were held accountable to the courts and independent bureaucracies enforced rules .. …

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High Court Upholds 3-year Prison Sentence for Choi

[Domestic] : The Seoul High Court has handed out prison sentences to Choi Soon-sil and other figures related to …[more…] …

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Korea gauging proper timing for planned aid to NK

South Korea said Tuesday it is gauging an “appropriate” time to implement its planned aid to North Korea via UN agencies …

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Korea Leads in Treating Cancer But Lags in Disease Prevention

Korea ranks at the top of the world when it comes to treating cancer, stroke and heart attack but trails behind in terms of preventing chronic illnesses.According to the annual OECD “Health at a Glance” report out Monday, only 6.2 percent of Korean patients over 45 die within 30 days of being hospit… …

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Leaders of S. Korea, Singapore agree to enhance cooperation

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — South Korean President and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong agreed Tuesday to continue expanding their countries’ bilateral cooperation, vowing joint efforts to prepare their nations for the fourth industrial revol …

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New UNESCO Chief Pledges to Keep Down Tensions

UNESCO’s new leader Audrey Azoulay has promised to promote unity and reduce tensions in the global culture body, casting doubt on Korea’s efforts to list divisive documents on the Memory of the World Register. Azoulay, a former French culture minister, told AFP on Saturday, “To rebuild unity, we mus… …

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UN peace resolution to be adopted in advance of Pyeongchang Olympics

A resolution calling for a temporary halt to conflicts around the world during the Winter Olympics next year in Pyeongchang is to be adopted on Nov. 13 by the UN General Assembly in New York. The O.. …

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S. Korean leader urges increased cooperation in summit with ASEAN

MANILA (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in on Monday called for efforts to diversify and upgrade relations between South K …

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