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Anne Hathaway Gives Birth to Son

Anne Hathaway is a first-time mother.
The entertainment news website E! reported Thursday that the Oscar-winning star of “Les Miserables” and husband Adam Shulman welcomed a son named Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman on March 24. Hathaway’s spokesman Stephen Huvane confirmed the report.The Academy … …read more

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First Day of Early Voting Ends with 5.4% Turnout

[Politics] : The first day of early voting for the April 13th general elections ended Friday evening with a total of two-million two-hundred ninety-six thousand three hundred eighty-seven votes or five-point-45 percent of total eligible voters. [more…] …read more

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Education Ministry Seeks to Adopt AI, IT into Policies

[Culture] : The Education Ministry is mulling ways to adopt artificial intelligence(AI) and advanced …[more…] …read more

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Putin Denounces 'Panama Papers' as Western Plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied allegations that documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm contain evidence of corruption among his closest associates, saying the so-called Panama Papers are part of a Western campaign to undermine Russia.
Speaking Thursday to a media forum in St. Peter… …read more

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Samsung's Q1 Operating Profit Up 7 Percent

[Economy] : Global tech giant Samsung Electronics’ operating profit was six-point-six trillion Korean won, or …[more…] …read more

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Japanese Diplomatic Report Notes Better Ties with Korea

Japan’s Foreign Ministry has prepared a draft of its 2016 Diplomatic Bluebook that notes improving relations with Korea, the Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to unveil the latest annual foreign-policy report at a Cabinet meeting on April 15. The D… …read more

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Kong Min-ji to Leave Girl Group 2NE1

Kong Min-ji of 2NE1 is parting ways with the four-member girl group, YG Entertainment said on Tuesday.
“Kong has decided not to extend her contract which ends on May 5,” the agency said. “We’re not considering a replacement at the moment.”
Since their debut in 2009, 2NE1 have released a number of h… …read more

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Lydia Ko Wins 1st LPGA Major of the Season

World No. 1 Lydia Ko won the first LPGA major of the season on Sunday.The Korean-New Zealander finished 12-under 276 at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. …read more

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Overseas Voting for General Elections to Wrap Up Monday

[Politics] : Polling stations for the April 13th general elections that opened early for South Koreans living …[more…] …read more

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Hundreds of Senior Citizens Go Bankrupt

Nearly a quarter of bankruptcies in January and February were people over 60 years old.
Of the 1,727 people who filed for bankruptcy in the Seoul Central District Court, 24.8 percent were 60 or older, roughly the same proportion as the 28.2 percent in their 40s.
The biggest proportion was 50-somet… …read more

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US Alerts S. Korea on E-commerce Trade Barriers

[Economy] : The United States Trade Representative(USTR) is expected to raise concerns related to information …[more…] …read more

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Europe Prepares to Deport Migrants

On Monday, the European Union and Greece are scheduled to begin sending migrants, including Syrians, from the Greek Isles to Turkey under a deal reached two weeks ago between the Turkish government and the EU.
The agreement aims to ease Europe’s migrant crisis, but human rights advocates and leftis… …read more

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Park: Seoul to Help Set Cyber Terrorism Guidelines, Support IAEA

[Politics] : President Park Geun-hye said that South Korea will focus on preparing response guidelines to cyber …[more…] …read more

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N.Korea Jams GPS Signals

North Korea on Thursday tried to disrupt South Korean global positioning satellite signals as the leaders of the South, the U.S. and Japan met in Washington to discuss the North’s nuclear program.
The disruptions could cause mobile communication devices to malfunction and affect airplanes and ships… …read more

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White House Slams Trump’s Call for Nuclear S. Korea, Japan

[International] : White House officials have slammed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal …[more…] …read more

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LG Launches Flagship G5 Smartphone

LG Electronics launches its latest flagship smartphone, the G5, here on Thursday, the company said on Wednesday.Overseas release will follow over the course of two weeks starting in the U.S., Europe and China. The modular smartphone can be fitted with accessories including the CAM Plus, a camera gri… …read more

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N. Korea Fires Short-Range Projectile

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea on Tuesday fired a short-range projectile in an apparent show of force.
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Korean Food Guide Wins Int'l Communications Award

A guidebook by the Korea Tourism Organization promoting traditional Korean cuisine at the Milan Expo 2015 has won a Mercury Award honoring outstanding achievement in professional communications. “Hansik” was published in English and Italian, and introduces the philosophy and science behind tradition… …read more

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S. Korea Condemns Terror Attack in Pakistan

[Politics] : South Korea has condemned a terror attack in Pakistan that killed more than 70 people, saying that …[more…] …read more

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Per-Capita Income Drops for 1st Time in 6 Years

Korea’s per-capita gross national income fell for the first time in six years last year as growth plunged below three percent and the won weakened.
Per-capita GNI has been stuck below US$30,000 for 10 years, leaving the country floundering in a middle-income trap.
The Bank of Korea on Friday said … …read more

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