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Imported car companies implementing Korean-style navigation systems

Imported car companies are adopting a “Koreanized navigation” strategy in response to complaints over the long navigation update cycle. Japanese automakers were the first to adopt this kind of “Korea.. …

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How the ferry Sewol sank and what it means

 Operations to lift the sunken ferry Sewol from the seabed began this week, nearly three years after it capsized off the …

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Gov't Unveils Two-track Approach for Debt-ridden Daewoo Shipbuilding

The Korean government issued a new direction for the reorganization of the debt-ridden Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, together with a fresh 6.7-trillion-won bailout plan. The direction offers a two-track approach. First, the government plans to turn the shipbuilder into a small but strong shipyard after downsizing its over the next three-four years. Second, the government will push for the sale of the shipyard from next year. Under this direction, Daewoo Shipbu… …

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Today's Photo: March 23, 2017

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Young S. Koreans Susceptible to Getting TB

[Domestic] : Since 2010, the number of tuberculosis(TB) patients in their 20s and 30s in South Korea has accounted for around 20 percent of total TB patients. South Korea has the highest number of TB patients per 100-thousand persons among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD).[more…] …

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(LEAD) S. Korea protest Japan's renewed claim to Dokdo in textbooks

(ATTN: ADDS comments and more info from 2nd para) SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) — South Korea strongly protested Japan’s renewed claim to the easternmost islets of Dokdo on Friday in its recently authorized textbooks, calling on Tokyo to take immediate co …

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NK urges UN to remind of danger of US-S.Korea military drills

North Korea has urged the United Nations to draw attention to what it views as the danger of joint US-South Korea milita …

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Meritz Cuts Target Price on Amore G

Meritz Securities said on March 23 that Amore G’s subsidiaries Innisfree and Etude House have a higher level of uncertainty about their business in China. Meritz, accordingly, downgraded its investment rating on Amore G from buy to trading buy, while cutting the target price from 150,000 won to 140,000 won. Yang Ji-hye, analyst at Meritz, said, “The number of Chinese tourists started declining sharply from mid-March. It would inevitably deal a blow against the performance of Innisfree a… …

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Prosecutors to Continue Probing Conglomerates

Winding up their investigation of ex-President Park Geun-hye, prosecutors are now shifting their focus to probing conglomerates implicated in the presidential corruption scandal, a spokesman said Wednesday.”We’ve made it clear that we’d continue to investigate conglomerates,” the spokesman said in a… …

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China Opposes US Sanctions Bill on Halting Oil Supply to N. Korea

[International] : China says it’s opposed to a U.S. bill aiming to cut off North Korea’s crude oil supply. Chinese …[more…] …

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(LEAD) Sewol raised from the sea after overnight salvage operation

(ATTN: ADDS updated info) SEJONG, March 23 (Yonhap) — The Sewol ferry was raised from the sea Thursday after an overnight salvage operation, some three years after its sinking that resulted in the deaths of 300 people and left nine missing. Two …

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S. Korea-China golf event also scuttled by THAAD

The Korea Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA) announced on Mar. 22 that the KEB Hana Bank Invitational event scheduled for mid-June on the South Korea-China tour had been postponed at China’s req.. …

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Wrecked Sewol ferry floats

Part of the sunken Sewol ferry surfaced above the water between the two salvage barges lifting the vessel Thursday, almo …

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Samsung Pay Lands in India

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics both are strengthening global tie-ups to expand the coverage of their mobile payment services. Samsung joined hands with a group of India’s financial companies to launch its Samsung Pay service in the Indian market. LG Electronics formed a partnership with American payment solution firm Dynamics Mobile to launch LG Pay service from June. Samsung Electronics launched its Samsung Pay service in India on March 22 in collaboration with seven… …

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Sewol Emerges from Water after 3 Years

[Politics] : Anchor: The government has lifted the Sewol ferry from waters off the southwestern coast three …[more…] …

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10-Member Girl Group Make Debut

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on March 23)

Close consultation is a must North Korea’s nuclear development and missile launches ring loud alarm bells in the Korean Peninsula and the United States. The North has once again test-fired a ballistic missile from Wonsan on the east coast. Despite …

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On N. Korea, Trump administration considering “some form of ‘all of the above’”

The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering various ways to respond to North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, including cyberattacks and sanctions, such as a secondary .. …

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S. Korea committed to raising sunken ferry Sewol

  South Korea began to raise the hull of the sunken ferry Sewol late Wednesday after confirming all conditions were righ …

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Qualcomm Blocked Samsung from Selling Exynos to Others

Samsung Electronics’ integrated mobile chipset “Exynos” is supplied only for Samsung’s Galaxy series. This is quite in contrast to Qualcomm’s SnapDragon that has been used for a variety of smartphones, including those from LG Electronics, Huawei, and Xiaomi. Given that Exynos and SnapDragon almost have the same performance, consumers have thus far believed that Samsung refrained from supplying Exynos to others in order to protect its technology. The reality, however, is quite different… …

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