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Top Office Unveils Plans to Reform Police, Prosecution, Spy Agency

[Politics] : The presidential office has announced plans to reform the country’s three major investigation …[more…] …

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[Column] The Olympic Agreement

North Korea has agreed to participate in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. This is the result of the recent inter-Korean talks at Panmunjom. Even Donald Trump seems to be enthusiastic about the .. …

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S. Korean arrested after double murder at luxury Hong Kong hotel

 A South Korean has been arrested for the suspected murder of his wife and child on Sunday at the luxury Ritz-Carlton ho …

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Trump denies saying he has good relationship with N.K. leader

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday a newspaper misquoted him as saying that he has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, when in fact he said he “would” have a good relationship with Kim. The …

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Presidential office set to reform investigation agencies

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) — The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae was set to unveil its measures to rearrange or limit investigative powers of state agencies Sunday in a move partly aimed at preventing abuse of power by such government institutions, inc …

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Coalition Deal Leaves Merkel's Fate in Hands of Social Democrats

Angela Merkel has survived as German chancellor but the coalition deal she clinched on Friday puts her fate in the hands of her Social Democrat (SPD) partners and risks eroding support from her close allies before the end of her fourth term.Europe’s pre-eminent leader for more than 12 years, Merkel’… …

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N. Korea Proposes Working-Level Talks to Discuss Sending Performing Artists

[Politics] : North Korea has proposed working-level talks with the South to discuss sending performing artists …[more…] …

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N. Korea proposes to hold working-level talks next week on art troupe's visit to S. Korea

North Korea offered to hold a working-level meeting with South Korea next week to discuss details of its plan to send an …

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(LEAD) PyeongChang Olympics torch arrives in Seoul

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 10-11, photos) SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) — The torch for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a four-day relay event throughout the capital city. The torch relay will be held i …

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SK government begins to shut down virtual currency market

The South Korean government has begun steps toward shutting down virtual currency exchanges – a stern response to the continued overheating seen there despite intensified regulations since Sept… …

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Two Koreas Consider Unified Women's Ice Hockey Team at PyeongChang

[Inter-Korea] : South and North Korea are mulling the possibility of fielding a unified women’s ice hockey team for …[more…] …

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S. Korea offers working-level talks with N.K. on Olympics next week

South Korea on Friday proposed working-level talks with North Korea next week to discuss details of the North’s particip …

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U.S. hails China's reduction of trade with N. Korea

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) — The United States on Friday hailed the reduction of trade between China and North Korea, saying it supports global efforts to end the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. China is North Korea’s only major …

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China welcomes eased tensions on Korean Peninsula

President Moon Jae-in talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, concerning matters of mutual interest, on Jan. 11. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kang Gahui and Sohn JiAe Pres …

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Sex Education Now Starts in Kindergarten

Sex education for young children has become essential at a time when they have easy access to porn on the Internet that could lead them down the wrong alleys. Many parents search for information about what to teach their children about the birds and the bees. According to the Korea Youth Sexuality C… …

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Top Diplomats of S. Korea, US Discuss Coordination over Inter-Korean Relations

[International] : South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have …[more…] …

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NK calls for total suspension of Seoul-Washington military drills

North Korea’s propaganda outlet called for the total suspension of joint military drills between South Korea and the Uni …

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(2nd LD) Political dispute heats up over cryptocurrency regulations

(ATTN: UPDATES in para 4 with gov’t holding vice-ministerial meeting to discuss cryptocurrency measures) SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) — The main opposition Liberty Korea Party on Friday criticized the government for confusion in its approach to curb crypt …

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Moon Mustn't Waver on N.Korean Denuclearization

President Moon Jae-in in his New Year’s press conference on Wednesday said, “The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, which was declared by the two Koreas, is a fundamental aim that can never be compromised.” He added that inter-Korean relations cannot progress unless the nuclear standoff is re… …

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Class action suit filed against Apple over iPhone performance

A class action suit is to be filed in South Korea on Jan. 13 in connection with Apple’s degradation of performance on its old iPhone models. The civic group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty (C.. …

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