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US: Nuclear Pact in Line with Nonproliferation Policy

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The United Stated says the revised nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea is fully in line with its law and long-standing policy of nonproliferation.

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Acclaimed Soprano Im Sun-hae Ventures Into World of Musicals

World-renowned soprano Im Sun-hae’s international schedule is fully booked until 2017. But at the moment she’s most excited about a project that is, for her, uncharted territory. For the first time in her singing career, Im will perform in a musical.

“In opera, you always face the audienc… …read more

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Major Japanese Papers Urge Abe to Admit Invasions in Statement

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Major Japanese newspapers have urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to admit the country’s …

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A Massive Embarrassment for Park

President Park Geun-hye as good as accepted Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo’s resignation while she was away in Peru on Tuesday. Lee has been in office for barely two months and is the fifth prime minister to be replaced since the Park administration was launched two years ago.

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Investigators Raid Keangnam Enterprises to Prove Destroyed Evidence

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Prosecutors have again raided the headquarters of Keangnam Enterprises in Seoul as part of their …

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N. Korea Extends Deadline for Wage Payment to Friday

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North Korea has extended the deadline for wage payment for its workers at the Gaeseong Industrial …

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'Avengers' Franchise Sets Pre-Booking Milestone

Advance hype for the Hollywood blockbuster “Avengers: Age of Ultron” that brought several of the franchise’s stars and the director to Korea seems to be bearing fruit.

According to the Korean Film Council, 93.6 percent of pre-booked cinema tickets were for the sequel to the superhero film … …read more

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New Anti-Superbug Drug Approved by Health Authorities

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The South Korean health authorities have approved a domestically developed new drug that fights …

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Italy, Greece Straining Under Influx of Migrants

Conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and other parts of the world are creating waves of refuges, ready to risk their lives to escape misery.

Europe has been flooded with migrants and this year the number is expected to top last year’s 170,000. More than 10,000 people arr… …read more

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Minister Voices Hope on Inter-Korean Ties After April

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Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo has expressed hope regarding inter-Korean …

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Conflict Marks 1st Anniversary of Ferry Disaster

People lined up for hundreds of meters in front of a memorial altar in Ansan south of Seoul to pay tribute to the victims of the last year’s ferry disaster on Thursday, the first anniversary of the tragedy.

But the families of the victims canceled a scheduled memorial service in protest a… …read more

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Prosecutors to Question Associates of Sung Woan-jong

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Prosecutors investigating the so-called “Sung Woan-jong list” plan to question associates of the late businessman beginning Friday.

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Park Open to Independent Council Probe on Sung's List

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President Park Geun-hye appears to be considering an independent counsel to get to the bottom of …

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Have We Learned Nothing from the Ferry Disaster?

Thursday marks the first anniversary of the ferry disaster off the southwest coast that killed 304 people. The tragedy still evokes strong emotions among Koreans.

If the disaster had spurred genuine change in public regard for safety perhaps the victims’ souls could rest in peace. And to b… …read more

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Teachers' Union Calls for Investigation into Sewol Disaster

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A teachers union has issued a statement calling for an investigation into the Sewol ferry disaster …

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PM Denies Receiving Illicit Political Funds

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On the first day of the National Assembly’s four-day interpellation session, lawmakers focused on …

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Scrapping of Adultery Law Lets 1,770 Off the Hook

Some 1,770 people charged under a draconian adultery law that was struck down last month can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Supreme Public Prosecutors’ Office on Sunday said 598 ongoing adultery investigations have been mothballed.

Another 335 people already on trial have had their… …read more

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Former Ambassador Attempted to Invite Kim Jung-un to US

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A former U.S. ambassador to South Korea says attempts to invite Kim Jong Un to the U.S. while his father was still in power failed due to opposition from Republicans.

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Reports: Hillary Clinton to Announce Presidential Bid Sunday

U.S. media reports say Hillary Clinton will formally announce Sunday her intention to run for president in the 2016 election.

The former secretary of state will announce her campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination with an online video posted on social media, sources fam… …read more

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Park and Carter Stress Steadfast Alliance is Key N. Korea Strategy

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President Park Geun-hye has said that gaining victory by default through a steadfast alliance …

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