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Foreign Minister Defends Seoul-Tokyo Agreement on Sex Slavery

[Politics] : Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se has defended the agreement reached between Seoul and Tokyo last …[more…] …read more

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Austere Decorations Herald Austerity Christmas

A big, beautifully decorated tree is usually a must for Christmas, with the whole family taking part in the decorations.But the prolonged economic slowdown and the resulting austerity in decorating trends have led to small, plain Christmas decorations being favored by Korea’s growing army of singles… …read more

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U.S. Curbs Financial Transactions of N.Korean Diplomats

The U.S. has imposed curbs on all financial transactions by staff of the North Korean mission to the UN and their families. The aim is to strangle the flow of hard currency into the North Korean regime’s nuclear and missile programs. In an online notice Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department said Ame… …read more

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German Prosecution to Cooperate on Investigation into Choi Soon-sil's Daughter

[International] : Germany has affirmed to actively cooperate with the South Korean prosecution’s investigation into Choi Soon-sil’s daughter Chung Yoo-ra, who is presumed to be somewhere in the European country.[more…] …read more

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Saenuri's Non-Park Group to Decide on Defection Wednesday

[Politics] : Large numbers of the ruling Saenuri Party, including its former leader Kim Moo-sung, plan to decide …[more…] …read more

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College Graduates Outnumber High-School Leavers for 1st Time

The latest census unveiled on Monday by Statistics Korea show seismic changes in society, where university graduates now outnumber those with only a high-school education. They also show that jeonse or Korean-style deposit leases is on its way out and being replaced by monthly rental contracts.◆ Sur… …read more

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Rescued N.Korean Fishermen Sent Home

Seoul on Monday sent eight North Korean fishermen home after they were rescued from their drifting ships in the East Sea last week.
“We handed eight North Korean crewmen and two boats over to North Korean authorities at sea this monring,” Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told reporters… …read more

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Truck Rams into Christmas Market in Germany, Killing At Least 9

[International] : A truck has plowed into a crowd of people shopping at a Christmas Market in Berlin on Monday, leaving at least nine people dead and some 50 others injured.[more…] …read more

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Attorneys of President Park Refutes Impeachment Motion Against Her

[Politics] : Anchor: Lawyers defending President Park Geun-hye in her impeachment trial sent their argument to …[more…] …read more

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More Koreans Dine Out Alone

Koreans dine out alone 6.5 times a month on average, according to a survey, and those in their 20s 7.8 times.
In the survey of 3,040 people by Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation, 56.5 percent said they have eaten out alone in the past month.
Men eat out alone 7.3 times a month and wome… …read more

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Independent Counsel Places Travel Ban on Samsung Heir VP

[Politics] : The independent counsel probing the Choi Soon-sil scandal has placed a travel ban on Samsung …[more…] …read more

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Today's Photo: December 17, 2016

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Stanford University to Open Korean Major

[International] : Stanford University has decided to add a Korean major to its Department of East Asian Languages and …[more…] …read more

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Over 10,000 Electric Cars on the Roads

The number of electric vehicles on the streets has hit 10,000 only five years after they were introduced. The Environment Ministry on Thursday said there were 10,528 EVs on the roads as of Tuesday.To mark the milestone the ministry is holding an exhibition until the end of this year at COEX in Seoul… …read more

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Today's Photo: December 16, 2016

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Ministry: Launch of Deterrence Group to Affirm Steadfast Alliance

[International] : The Foreign Ministry said that a new consultation body with the United States on extended …[more…] …read more

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Korea Shivers in Coldest Weather So Far This Winter

Korea was gripped by the coldest temperatures so far this winter as the mercury dipped to nearly -10 degrees in Seoul and central parts on Thursday morning.Cheorwon in the mountains of Gangwon Province will see the mercury drop to -14 degrees on Friday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said W… …read more

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4th Parliamentary Inquiry to Spotlight Choi Soon-sil Family

[Politics] : South Korean lawmakers probing the Choi Soon-sil scandal on Thursday will delve into suspicions surrounding Choi’s ex-husband and their daughter but it will likely proceed without many key witnesses.[more…] …read more

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Defense Minister Meets USFK Chief on N. Korean Threats

[Politics] : South Korea and the United States are vowing to maintain a strong and unified defense posture to …[more…] …read more

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Tech Has-Beens Fight Back in Smartphone Market

Nokia will launch a new smartphone early next year in hopes of clawing back some of the glory of being the world’s biggest manufacturer of pre-smart mobile phones in the early millennium.Nokia famously missed the smartphone bus in 2007 and fell to barely also-ran status behind Samsung and Apple. It … …read more

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