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Mobile App-Related Complaints on Increase

The growth of the mobile app market in Korea has seen a rise in the number of consumers seeking compensation for poor services.The Korea Consumer Agency said on Thursday it received some 572 complaints relating to mobile apps lodged by consumers from 2015 to 2017. The figure has risen by 40 to … …

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UNESCO to set up task force to change Memory of World system

UNESCO has decided to set up a task force to change its Memory of the World Programme system, a Japanese paper reported. The Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported on Sept. 13 that UNESCO plans to esta.. …

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LKP Chief Expresses Concern over Antitrust Watchdog's Reform Drive

[Politics] : The emergency head of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has expressed concerns about the government’s plan to revise the fair trade law. Kim Byong-joon, the head of the LKP’s emergency committee, met with Fair Trade Commission(FTC) Chairman Kim Sang-jo at the National Assembly on Friday, …[more…] …

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Pyeongyang Summit gets ready for foreign press

Foreign correspondents gather at the main press center for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, at the KINTEX convention center in Gyeonggi-do Province on April 27, 2018. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana …

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Watchdog to look into allegations of illicit favors involving national baseball team selection

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) — The state anti-corruption watchdog will look into allegations that national baseball team manager Sun Dong-yol violated the anti-graft law by picking underperforming players for his Asian Games team to give them military ser …

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Upcoming summit to improve inter-Korean ties, accelerate US-NK dialogue: president

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a luncheon with inter-Korean senior advisors, at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 13. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Min-Jeung President Moon Jae-in has announced that the obje …

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U.S., Cuba to Meet on Mysterious 'Health Attacks' in Havana

As American authorities search for answers into mysterious “health attacks” that began two years ago in Havana, U.S. and Cuban officials met Thursday to renew efforts to determine the method and motive behind incidents that have left some diplomats with brain injuries.The talks at the State Departme… …

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Two Koreas to hold working-level talks to prepare summit

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) — Officials from South and North Korea were set to meet in the border village of Panmunjom on Friday to discuss details of an upcoming meeting between their leaders. The working-level dialogue comes four days before South …

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N.Korean Restaurant Workers Given S.Korean Passports

Some of the North Korean women whose escape from a restaurant in China stirred up two years of controversy have recently been given their South Korean passports. Their manager, Heo Kang-il, and one of the women were given passports immediately after their arrival here, but the other 11 were not, and… …

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[Editorial] The importance of state support for developmentally disabled persons

Family members of people with developmental disabilities have long taken to the streets to fight disregard from South Korea’s state and society. They have kneeled on the ground for the building of spe.. …

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Seoul's FM Seeks ASEAN Supports for Inter-Korean Summit

[International] : Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is seeking cooperation from Southeast Asian countries over Seoul’s “New Southern Policy” and its peace-building efforts on the Korean Peninsula. Kang made the request during a meeting this week with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian …[more…] …

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UNC approves S. Koreans' border crossing for communication infra construction

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) — The United Nations Command (UNC) on Thursday approved authorized South Korean vehicles and personnel to cross the Military Demarcation Line to support construction of communication infrastructure that will be used by the two …

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Gov't Downplays Cost of Inter-Korean Projects

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a motion for parliamentary ratification of the Panmunjom Declaration, which was signed at the inter-Korean summit on April 27. The government estimates the cost of implementing the declaration at W471.2 billion for 2019, up from W172.6 billion for this year (US$1=W1,1… …

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[Editorial] US should send Pompeo to Pyongyang to coordinate details of next NK-US summit

Discussions for holding a second North Korea-US summit are moving into full swing. On Sept. 10, the White House announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had suggested holding a second summit in .. …

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Gov't Responds to Suspicions over Panmunjeom Declaration Cost

[Inter-Korea] : The Unification Ministry is rejecting suspicions it is downplaying the costs of implementing April’s inter-Korean Panmunjeom Declaration. A ministry official told reporters Wednesday that the practice of submitting estimated next-year budget requests was established by the Roh Moo-hyun government in 2007, …[more…] …

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(LEAD) PM calls for international support for Seoul's peace efforts

(ATTN: ADDS PM’s meeting with Chinese president in last 4 paras) VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) — Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon called Wednesday for international support for South Korea’s efforts to reconcile with North Korea, saying peace on t …

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Gov't Requires Additional 298.6 Bil Won to Implement Panmunjeom Declaration Next Year

[Inter-Korea] : The South Korean government says it will require an additional 298-point-six billion won next year to follow up on the Panmunjeom Declaration agreed between the leaders of the two Koreas in April. The estimated cost was submitted to the National Assembly Tuesday, along with the government’s motion for the …[more…] …

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Cheong Wa Dae says rise in unemployment rate inevitable

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) — The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae reaffirmed its resolve to continue its economic reform Wednesday, calling a recent increase in the unemployment rate inevitable pain. “We are going through a truly difficult and ardu …

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Australian Filmmaker Makes N.Korean Style Documentary

Australian film director Anna Broinowski has deliberately subjected herself to stringent restrictions for a documentary in an experiment that must be unique in Western film. She told a press event in Seoul on Monday she wanted to make a propaganda film North Korean style based on a textbook written … …

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Moon stresses need for second NK-US summit

On Sept. 11, South Korean President Moon Jae-in emphatically stressed the need for a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, adding that for the denucleari.. …

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