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Japanese Minister: Mitsubishi Scandal Threatens Auto Industry

Japan’s transport minister says he wants Mitsubishi to be honest with its customers after revelations the company manipulated fuel efficiency data on more than 620,000 cars.
Keiichi Ishii said Friday he wants the company “to respond with sincerity” to customers’ questions. He said Mitsubishi sh… …read more

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Defense Ministry Conducts General-level Military Reshuffle

[Politics] : The government on Friday conducted a general-level military reshuffle for the first half of the year.[more…] …read more

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Most Working Women Would Hire Foreign Help

Some 68 percent of working mothers are willing to hire foreign housekeepers as long as they can speak some Korean, a survey suggests.
Prof. Mo Jong-ryn at Yonsei University asked 500 working mothers in Seoul late last year whether they would hire full-time foreign housekeepers who speak Korean at a … …read more

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S. Korean, Japanese Lawmakers Launch Dialogue Channel

[Politics] : South Korean and Japanese lawmakers will launch a consultation body called the “South Korea-Japan Parliamentary Future Dialogue” and hold its inaugural meeting in Tokyo next month.[more…] …read more

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Careless Talk Could Harm the S.Korea-U.S. Alliance

Gen. Vincent Brooks, nominated to succeed Curtis Scaparrotti as U.S. Forces Korea chief, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday that if Washington removes its nuclear umbrella, South Korea “would have to contemplate [nuclear armament] to maintain their own security. That question … …read more

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Average Life Expectancy in S. Korea Predicted to be 120 by 2045

[Domestic] : The Korea Internet and Security Agency has predicted that autonomous vehicles, housekeeping robots and industrial robots will become commonplace in 2045 due to the development of artificial intelligence and robot technology.
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N.Korea Recalls Students from China

Nervous North Korean authorities are recalling students from China following the defections of workers from a North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday citing local sources.One staff member at a university in the border city of Dandong said most of the 20 North Korean stude… …read more

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Next USFK Chief: Kim Jong-un "Arrogant, Impulsive"

[International] : The nominee for the commander of the U.S. Forces in Korea(USFK) says North Korean leader Kim …[more…] …read more

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Korea's Tallest Tower Embodies Industrial Malaise

The observation deck atop the new Lotte World Tower in southern Seoul was completed last month, and now Seoul boasts the world’s fifth-tallest structure at 555 m. But the truth is that the tower was built without any Korean technology whatsoever and might stand as easily in Kazakhstan or Belgium.
A… …read more

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Arbitrary Arrest, Detention 48% of Human Rights Violations in N. Korea

[Politics] : Arbitrary arrests and detentions are the most common forms of violations of basic rights in North Korea.[more…] …read more

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UN Security Council Warns N.Korea Against Any Further Provocations

The UN Security Council on Friday issued a press statement condemning North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile as a violation of UNSC resolutions.
The UNSC warned Pyongyang of strong measures should it carry out any further provocations including a nuclear test or missile launch.
A UNSC press st… …read more

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Irregular Hours, White Light Damage Sleep

The number of people suffering from sleep disorders is climbing steeply, from 110,000 in 2005 to 410,000 in 2014.
People in their 50s are especially prone, who according to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service account for 65 percent patients with sleep disorders.
Studies show that th… …read more

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Two Earthquakes in Japan Kill 42

[International] : Local media in Japan say at least 42 people have died from a series of strong earthquakes and …[more…] …read more

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38 North: More Evidence of Possible Reprocessing at Yongbyon

[International] : Recent satellite imagery shows strong indications that North Korea has already begun or is …[more…] …read more

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India Restricts Cars to Combat World's Most Polluted Air

Traffic was noticeably thinner on the usually congested roads of the Indian capital, New Delhi, as authorities launched a two week-long plan on Friday to restrict private automobiles on the streets to combat the world’s most toxic air.
It is the second time this year that cars will only be allowed o… …read more

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Fitch: S. Korea Election Result Poses Risk to Implementing Reforms

[International] : Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has assessed that the South Korean government will find it more difficult to implement key structural reforms to boost long-term productivity after the ruling party’s loss in the general elections
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Voters Are Fed Up with Business as Usual

The People’s Party led by maverick ex-tycoon Ahn Cheol-soo and lawmakers who broke away from the main opposition Minjoo Party, won 38 seats in Wednesday’s general elections to consolidate its position as a third force.
The last time a party other than the main opposition won a bargaining position i… …read more

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JCS: N. Korea Road-Mobile Musudan Missile Launch Fails

[Politics] : North Korea attempted to fire an intermediate-range ballistic missile, but the launch appears to …[more…] …read more

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Most Workers Says Smartphones Add to Office Hassle

Six out of 10 office workers are being inconvenienced by their bosses or colleagues because their smartphone rings constantly even when they have left work for the day.
In an online survey by the Korea Press Foundation of 1,040 salaried people between 20 and 59, some 62.3 percent said their life is… …read more

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Main Opp. MPK Content over Exit Poll Predictions

[Politics] : The main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, which aimed to secure 107 seats in the general …[more…] …read more

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