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Re-vote on Vetoed Assembly Act Revision Fails with Lack of Quorum

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The controversial revision to the National Assembly Act was submitted to the plenary session on …

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Customer Figures Improve at New Lotte World

Eased parking restrictions have provided a welcome boost to the struggling new Lotte World mall in southern Seoul.

From Wednesday to Saturday, the number of cars in the mall’s parking lot rose 132 percent compared to May and June, and the number of visitors 12 percent from a week earlier,… …read more

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S. Korea Wins Two Gold in Judo

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South Korea won two gold medals in judo at the 2105 Gwanju Summer Universiade on Sunday.

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[Universiade 2015] Diver Kim Na-mi Wins S. Korea's First Medal

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Diver Kim Na-mi has won a silver medal in a springboard event at the Gwangju Summer …

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EU Leaders Unlikely to Attend Chinese Military Parade

The European Union’s ambassador to Beijing says top officials from the organization are unlikely to attend a Chinese military parade marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia, amid uneasiness about such displays of armed might in the tense region.

Hans Dietmar Schweisgut s… …read more

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Mobile Shopping Transactions Top 14 Trillion Won

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Mobile shopping has expanded more than twofold last year with the transaction volume topping 14 …

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Most Women Unhappy with Division of Household Labor

Married women with jobs work two hours more than housewives per day, according to a survey. And men spend just one-fifth of the time that women spend on household chores, leaving most women feeling unhappy about the unfair division of household labor.

Statistics Korea and the Ministry of G… …read more

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Kim Il-sung's Love Child Works for N.Korea's Foreign Ministry

An illegitimate son of North Korean nation founder Kim Il-sung is working in the country’s Foreign Ministry, a source said Wednesday.

Kim Hyon (44), who is the son of Kim’s masseuse, works in the ministry division handling Japanese affairs.

The source said Kim Hyon reportedly went… …read more

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“US Not Willing to Hold Dialogue with N. Korea”

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A White House official says the United States isn’t willing to hold talks with North Korea at the expense of giving up its “own capabilities.”

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FAO to Propose Establishment of Fisheries College in S. Korea

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South Korea is getting closer to its goal of establishing a fisheries college affiliated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the country.

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'Gravity' Author Drops Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

Author Tess Gerritsen has dropped her lawsuit against Warner Bros. over similarities between the 2013 film “Gravity” and her 1999 book, she wrote in a statement Monday, citing brutal emotional and financial costs.

Both the film and the novel focus on a female astronaut stranded in space an… …read more

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Group Enters North to Discuss Former First Lady's Trip

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Officials of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center have entered North Korea to hammer out the details of …

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Koreans Still Tired Despite Shorter Work Week

Koreans work, study and read less than they did five years ago, but eight out of 10 people are still experiencing fatigue.

Data released Monday by Statistics Korea show the time Koreans spent sleeping and eating rose 21 minutes to 11 hours and 14 minutes a day last year compared to five ye… …read more

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Ruling Party Fails to Reach Conclusion on Floor Leader's Resignation

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The ruling Saenuri Party has failed to reach a conclusion in its Supreme Council meeting regarding …

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S. Korea Likely to Select Winner for Aerial Tanker Project Tuesday

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The Defense Acquisition Procurement Agency (DAPA) will likely select on Tuesday a bidder for its refueling aerial tanker project worth one-point-48 trillion won.

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UN Chief Strongly Denounces Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks carried out simultaneously on Friday in Tunisia, Kuwait and France.

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For Greece, Debt Deadline Imminent

Leaders of the European Council, France and Germany say the issue of Greek debt must be settled at a crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers Saturday, after talks Thursday ended without a deal.

European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed Friday that no progress had been made so … …read more

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S. Korea, Turkey Meet to Discuss Syria and IS

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South Korea and Turkey held a bilateral meeting of their vice foreign ministers in Turkey on …

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Korea Must Learn to Nurture Startups

China is home to 15 unlisted startups valued at more than US$1 billion, but in Korea there are only two — online commerce company Coupang and smartphone app provider Yellow Mobile.

Analysis by U.S. venture capital database CB Insights shows China has the second largest number of startups w… …read more

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Centenarian Daughter of Freedom Fighter Passes Away

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The daughter of independence activist Ahn Chang-ho passed away at her residence in California on …

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