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Lee Sang-hwa Wins 500m in Speed Skating World Cup

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Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa won her fourth consecutive World Cup gold medal of this season in …

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Air Travelers Face Delays After London Airport Computer Failure

Air passengers flying into and out of Britain are facing major disruptions after a computer problem affected operations at London airports.

The main British air traffic control group (NATS) said the issue that caused problems in the system has been resolved, and operations are beginning to… …read more

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Safety Ministry Launches "Safety Sinmungo"

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The government has launched a website where citizens can report unsafe or hazardous …

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Korean Air Scandal Escalates

The Korean Air heiress who exposed the carrier to global ridicule with an attack of “nut rage” is resigning from all positions in the company on Friday.

Cho Hyun-ah earlier quit as head of in-flight services and hotel operations and, when that failed to quell criticism, also resigned from … …read more

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Explosion in S. Korean Vessel in Malaysian Waters Kills 2

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According to Malaysian media reports, an explosion on board a South Korean vessel sailing in …

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Korea Needs a New Economic Blueprint

The Korea Development Institute has slashed the country’s growth forecast for next year from 3.8 to 3.5 percent. That is lower than the government’s four percent and Bank of Korea’s 3.9 percent projection.

The economy slumped even further in the second half of this year, and if growth sla… …read more

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S. Korea, Vietnam Establish Free Trade Deal

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South Korea and Vietnam have agreed on a free trade agreement (FTA).

The two countries reached …

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N.Korea's Defense Commission Gets Bigger Headquarters

North Korea is extending the building of the top decision-making National Defense Commission in an apparent effort to accommodate more officials.

This suggests that the commission has become even more important in the repressive state since leader Kim Jong-un took office.

Construc… …read more

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Parliament Passes Major Bills on Welfare, Corruption

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The National Assembly has passed key pending bills aimed at improving welfare and rooting out corruption among public officials.

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Captain, Crew of Sunken Trawler Found Under Qualified

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The captain and many crew members of a South Korean trawler that sank in Russian waters have been …

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Audi to Open More Auto Service Centers

Audi announced its plan to release at least seven new models here next year and increase the number of auto service centers from the current 25 to 40.

Under the plan, the automaker aims to increase its annual sales to over 30,000 cars here. BMW is the only foreign car brand that has manage… …read more

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Data of Princess Beatrice Possibly Leaked in Cyber Attack on Sony

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Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom royal family is reportedly among the victims of a cyber attack against Sony Pictures by a hacker group

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NYT: Abe Administration Attempts to Whitewash History

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The New York Times has strongly criticized Japan’s Shinzo Abe administration for “playing with …

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Today's Photo: December 6, 2014

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US Special Rep. for N. Korea Sung Kim Arrives in S. Korea

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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim arrived in South Korea on Thursday for …

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New Apple Technology to Rotate Falling Phones

Apple has developed a new technology that promises to protect fragile smartphone screens from shattering. CNET on Tuesday said the Californian IT giant was awarded a patent for the protection system.

The technology automatically calculates an estimated point of impact by vibration the mom… …read more

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Hong Kong Protest Leaders Will Surrender to Police

The three founders of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement are moving ahead with plans to surrender to police and are urging their fellow protesters to retreat for their own safety.

At a news conference Tuesday, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, and Chu Yiu-ming announced they will turn themselves into the … …read more

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Nat'l Assembly to Handle Next Year's Budget Plan on Tuesday

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The National Assembly will convene a plenary session on Tuesday to handle next year’s budget …

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Direct Won-Yuan Trade Starts

Monday sees the long-awaited opening of direct trading of the Korean won into yuan and vice versa, according to the Bank of Korea.

So far the won could only be directly changed into U.S. dollars, but direct trading of the yuan was apparently made possible to reduce heavy dependence on the… …read more

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Former Sex Slavery Victim Urges Japan to Resolve Sex Slavery Issue

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An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sex slavery has urged Japan to resolve the issue of its sex slavery.

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