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Jeju Olle Operator Proposes Building Trails' North Korean Versions

[Inter-Korea] : The operator of a famous South Korean hiking trail in Jeju Island has proposed linking the two Koreas by building the trail’s North Korean version. Corporation “Jeju Olle” says it made the proposal to the South Korean presidential office and the National Unification Advisory …[more…] …

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Court rejects arrest warrant request for Samsung Electronics board chairman

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) — A Seoul court on Tuesday rejected the prosecution’s request for a warrant to arrest the chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.’s board of directors, who is suspected of hampering labor union activities at its after-sales servic …

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'Peace, A New Future' to be slogan for 3rd inter-Korean summit

North Korean Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un (left) and President Moon Jae-in hold up hands together at their first meeting held at the Peace House of the Panmunjeom Truce Village …

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Religious groups call for South Korea to apologize for civilian massacres during Vietnam War

Religious groups have come forward to urge the South Korean government to apologize and offer reparations for South Korean troops‘ massacres of Vietnamese citizens during the Vietnam War.  A banner h.. …

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Bareunmirae Chief Criticizes Watchdog's Conglomerate Reform Drive

[Economy] : The head of South Korea's minor opposition party has urged the antitrust watchdog to go easy on the nation’s conglomerates, calling its reform drive on big firms anti-business. Bareunmirae Party Chairman Sohn Hak-kyu revealed his views about the Fair Trade Commission(FTC) when he met with …[more…] …

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Trump Assails Highly Critical New Book

U.S. President Donald Trump is assailing a new best-selling book about him and his White House as “just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults.” “The Woodward book is a Joke,” the U.S. leader said Monday about investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s highly critical look at Trump’s chao… …

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N.K. leader offered denuclearization in 2 years: Bolton

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered to dismantle his nuclear weapons program within two years when he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last spring, a top U.S. administration official said Monday. Acco …

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Most Businesses Feel Korean Economy Is in Slump

Most businesses feel that the Korean economy is in a slump. The Korea Employers Federation said Sunday that in a survey of 527 businesses, 94.3 percent said the nation’s economy is in the doldrums, while 4.1 percent said they are unsure and only 1.6 percent disagreed. Among businesses with over 300… …

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KOSPI Closes Monday Up 0.31%

[Economy] : South Korean stocks were mixed Monday as markets await revisions to the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and trade tensions linger between the U.S. and China. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose seven-point-08 points, or point-31 percent. It ended the day at …[more…] …

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FM Kang to co-chair WEF's regional session

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will co-chair a regional meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week, her ministry said Monday. The WEF on the ASEAN session is to open in Hanoi on Tuesday for a three …

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Demolition of Tilted Kindergarten Begins

[Domestic] : A district office in southern Seoul has launched an operation to demolish a tilted kindergarten building. The Dongjak district office released in a briefing on Sunday morning its demolition plan on Sangdo Public Kindergarten, which tilted nearly 20 degrees on Thursday after a retaining wall in an adjacent …[more…] …

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World renown South Korean academic diverts patent funds to his own company

A former Seoul National University (SNU) professor seen as a world-class figure in his scientific field diverted hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of global patents to a company where he was majo.. …

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(LEAD) Chinese official in Pyongyang conveys Xi's letter to N. Korean leader: report

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info from 4th para) BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) — A high-ranking Chinese official who is currently in Pyongyang, North Korea, to attend a national ceremony conveyed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s personal letter to North Korean …

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S. Korea Reports First MERS Case in Three Years

[Domestic] : South Korea on Saturday reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in three years. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that a 61-year-old man was diagnosed with the highly contagious viral respiratory disease at about 4 p.m. Saturday. The man …[more…] …

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Supreme Court strikes down military academy's decision to expel cadet for drinking

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) — The Supreme Court struck down a decision by a military academy to expel one of its cadets for unauthorized drinking, saying the academy’s code of conduct is too restrictive. The ruling is expected to lead to sweeping chan …

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Age Brings No Wisdom for Elderly Criminals

The proportion of geriatric criminals committing violent crimes like murder and rape has surged 24 percent per year over the past five years. That was way ahead of the increase rate of the elderly population as a whole at 4.5 percent and six times the overall increase of violent crime at 4.2 percent… …

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Moon to Send Chuseok Gifts to the Underprivileged

[Politics] : The presidential office says President Moon Jae-in will send gifts to some ten-thousand underprivileged people for the Chuseok holiday. In a news conference Friday, presidential secretary for general affairs Lee Jeong-do stressed the president's focus on consideration for the socially …[more…] …

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Moon vows to advance denuclearization and inter-Korean relations to the point of “no turning back” 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sept. 7 that his target for a Korean Peninsula denuclearization and permanent peace plan was to “generate enough progress by the end of this year that there .. …

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(4th LD) South Korea sees first case of MERS in about three years

(ATTN: UPDATES with government plan for emergency meeting at bottom; ADDS more quotes from KCDC director, background info) SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Yonhap) — A patient in Seoul was diagnosed on Saturday with the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome …

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'Peace, A New Start' to be slogan for 3rd inter-Korean summit

North Korean Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un (left) and President Moon Jae-in hold up hands together at their first meeting held at the Peace House of the Panmunjeom Truce Village …

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