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Korea Lags Behind Neighbors in Cutting-Edge Industry

Korea lags way behind its neighbors in future industries, even though businesses have no lack of curiosity and know-how.

Green cars are one example. Pre-orders for Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai, which was released late last year in Japan, amounted to 1,500 as of June, and the firm … …read more

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Koreas Hold Talks on Gaeseong Wage Dispute

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The two Koreas are holding talks to settle the dispute over the wages of North Korean workers …

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Pyeongchang Should Learn from Gwangju's Universiade Success

The Gwangju Summer Universiade came to an end on Tuesday, with the city given high marks for its smooth hosting of the international sporting event that drew a record 13,000 athletes.

What stood out the most was that Gwangju’s cost-effective hosting did not skimp on fun for athletes, cult… …read more

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S. Korea, US Discuss Anthrax Delivery in SOFA Meeting

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South Korea and the United States have discussed the recent shipment of a live anthrax sample to a …

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Iran Nuclear Deal Leaves N.Korea Exposed

International negotiations to end Iran’s nuclear weapons development program ended on Tuesday. A group of six nations led by the U.S. said they reached a historic accord in Vienna, Austria that would significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability in return for lifting international oil and financia… …read more

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Korean Delegation Gathers Ahead of Special Olympics

The Korean delegation for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles held a pep rally in Yeouido, Seoul on Monday.

A total of 131 members including 92 athletes, the chairwoman of the Special Olympics Korea Na Kyung-won and the head of the Korea Paralympic Committee Kim Sung-il attend… …read more

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Fitch Maintains S. Korea's Sovereign Rating at AA-

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A global credit rating agency has maintained South Korea’s sovereign rating at AA- and its outlook at stable.

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Foreign Minister Thanks Ethiopia for Korean War Participation

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Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says the sacrifices made by Ethiopian war veterans contributed …

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Official End to MERS Outbreak Expected Next Month

No new infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have been reported since July 4, health officials said Sunday. Two more people have been completely cured and released from hospital. So far, MERS has claimed 36 lives, while 20 people are still being treated in isolation wards.

As the … …read more

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[Universiade 2015] S. Korean Footballers Beat Brazil to Head to Finals

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South Korea performed steadfast on the ninth day of this year’s Summer Universiade taking place in its southwestern city of Gwangju.

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Swiss: FIFA Official Agrees to Extradition to U.S.

One of seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of an American corruption probe has agreed to be extradited to the United States.

The official, who initially had contested his extradition, agreed to be extradited on Thursday. Swiss officials said they would not give details of when … …read more

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Marine Energy to Supply 840MW of Power by 2025

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The government will raise the percentage of marine energy sources such as tidal energy and wave …

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Output at Kaesong Complex Soars

Factory output at the joint-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex has soared this year despite cross-border conflict over the minimum wage for North Korean workers.

Output reached US$186 million during the January-April period this year, up about 25 percent on-year from $148 million, the Unifi… …read more

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No New MERS Cases for Fifth Straight Day

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No additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been reported in South Korea …

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'Key Accord on N. Korea Expected at S. Korea-US Summit'

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Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says that he believes an important agreement on North Korea may …

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Overseas Students Mustn't Prop Up 3rd-Rate Universities

The Education Ministry has announced a plan to boost the number of foreign students at Korean universities from the present 85,000 to 200,000 by 2023.

In 2005, there were only 22,000 foreign students here, but their numbers surged as universities stepped up recruiting campaigns. The minis… …read more

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N. Korea Threatens to Cancel Ex-First Lady's Air Travel to Pyongyang

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North Korea has taken issue with South Korean media coverage of a new airport in Pyongyang, warning …

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Tourism Industry Bounces Back

The tourism industry is showing signs of a recovery after the blow dealt by the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Online retailer GMarket said Tuesday the week from June 29 to July 5 saw sales of tickets to water parks and spas in Korea rise up by five times compared to the fi… …read more

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World Leaders' Conservation Forum Opens in Jeju

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Environmental experts from around the world have gathered for an international forum on South …

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Japan Squirms Out of Responsibility Yet Again

In a rare public admission, Japan acknowledged Sunday that Koreans were “forced to work against their will” at industrial sites in southern Japan built during the Meiji industrial revolution.

The admission came in a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany on Sunday… …read more

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