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Security Still Up on Nuclear Reactors, No Unusual Movements Seen

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The nation’s main nuclear reactors are running normally on Saturday with no unusual movements detected, while officials are still maintaining heightened security around the reactors.

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Today's Photo: December 27, 2014

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Gov't to Remain on Alert By Year-End for Possible Nuke Accidents

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Amid lingering concerns of a cyber attack on the nation’s nuclear facilities, the government and …

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LG to Develop Driverless Tech for Mercedes

LG Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mercedes-Benz to jointly develop a stereo camera system.

Instrumental to driverless cars, the system collects traffic information and detects dangerous situations.

The system will automatically stop the car when an obsta… …read more

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Russia Threatens to Cut Ties with NATO If Ukraine Joins

Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation” and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine’s hopes of joining it were realized.

The Kyiv parliament’s renunciation of Ukraine’s neutral status on Tuesday in purs… …read more

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BOK to Stick to Expansionary Monetary Policy Next Year

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The Bank of Korea (BOK) says its expansionary monetary policy will continue into next year.

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Plastic Surgeons Are Out of Control

A 21-year-old university student died last week after undergoing four hours of plastic surgery to trim her jaw bone. An investigation will reveal the exact cause of her death, but it is heartbreaking to see yet another casualty of the cosmetic surgery industry, which has come to resemble a factor… …read more

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Nuclear Reactor Info Leaked Online

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Internal documents of South Korea’s nuclear reactors have again been posted on the …

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Diplomatic Academy to Promote S. Korea-China-Japan Cooperation

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The Korea National Diplomatic Academy and the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) of South …

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Book of Ancient Maps of Korean Sea Published

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The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration (KHOA) says it will distribute a book containing some 60 ancient maps of the Korean sea.

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Pyongyang Requests S. Korean Visit to Gaeseong

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North Korea has invited the aides of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and officials of …

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In Australia, 8 Youths Die in Mass Stabbing

Australian police say they have found the bodies of eight children and a woman suffering from stab wounds in a house in northern city.

Queensland state police said they were called to a house in the Cairns suburb of Manoora Friday morning and found a wounded woman and the bodies of eight c… …read more

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PM: Gov't Respects Constitutional Court's Ruling to Disband UPP

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The South Korean government said Friday it respects the ruling by the Constitutional Court to …

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Christmas Shopping Season Brings Limited Benefits

This time of year is traditionally the busiest shopping season, but only some companies are benefiting from the seasonal factor.

At Lotte Department Store, overall sales increased eight percent on-year in the first 16 days this month, largely due to booming sales in winter clothes. But sal… …read more

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Xi Says Will Play Constructive Role in Denuclearizing Korean Peninsula

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Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to play a constructive role in achieving denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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WIPO: S. Korea No. 4 in Patent Application Filing

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South Korea filed the fourth most patent applications in the world last year.

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Hyundai Releases New Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Motor launched the new Sonata hybrid on Tuesday, and it hopes to attract consumers looking to reduce their environmental impact.

The combined gasoline and electric engines get 18.2 km/l, up 8.3 percent from the previous model.

The price has also dropped W1.25 million (us$1… …read more

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Park Stresses Science, Technology in Disaster Management

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President Park Geun-hye has ordered officials to produce plans for disaster management based on …

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S. Korea Hopes Abe's Election Victory Will Lead to Better Bilateral Relations

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The South Korean government has expressed hope that the landslide victory of Japan’s ruling …

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End Rampant Nepotism in Family-Run Conglomerates

The “nut rage” incident that has rattled Korean Air over the past week has culminated with conglomerate heiress Cho Hyun-ah stepping down from all her positions at the company and affiliates and appearing before aviation authorities for questioning. The incident has sparked international ridicule… …read more

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