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[Column] US should establish diplomatic relations with North Korea to resolve crisis

It may seem foolish to talk about negotiations at a time when everyone is infuriated over North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. But history has shown that as time passes and we regain our composure, we wi.. …

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UNSC Unanimously Adopts New Sanctions against N. Korea

[International] : The UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea on Monday, putting …[more…] …

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(LEAD) U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts new sanctions against N. Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES with details from 5th para; ADDS photo) NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea on Monday, imposing caps on its imports of oil but stopping short of measures that co …

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Ex-German leader consoles Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder visited on Monday surviving South Korean victims of sexual slavery during Wor …

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Toxic Haze Arrive Earlier Than Usual

Toxic haze from China was is being blown over to Korea much earlier than usual. The density of ultrafine or PM2.5 particles reached 70-100 ㎍/㎥ in the Seoul metropolitan area and South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces over the weekend, the worst this fall and three to five times worse than the … …

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President Moon meets Ban Ki-moon ahead of UN General Assembly

President Moon Jae-in meets with former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 11. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in met with former U.N. Secretary-Gene …

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KOSPI Closes 0.66% Higher at 2,359.08

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Monday rose 15-point-36 points, or …[more…] …

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Hanwha Chemical an Unexpected Beneficiary of Coal Price Hike

As international coal prices are on the rise, Hanwha Chemical’s prospect is getting brighter. That’s because the Korean company uses naphtha to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) while its rivals in China are largely based on coal, which will make it more price competitive vis-a-vis the Chinese chemical producers. According to Korea Resources Corp. and chemical industry sources on September 10, the freight-on-board (FOB) price of bituminous coal out of the Chinese port of Qinhuangdao was US$95…. …

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(LEAD) Constitutional Court chief nominee fails to win parliamentary confirmation

(ATTN: CHANGES lead; UPDATES throughout) SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s parliament failed to approve the controversial Constitutional Court chief nominee in a long-delayed vote Monday, dealing a dispiriting blow to President Moon Jae-in and …

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Seoul's plan for taekwondo demonstration in NK appears to have fallen through

South Korea’s plan to send a taekwondo demonstration team to North Korea-led championships in Pyongyang seems to have fa …

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South Korean High Court reverses ruling that prevented refugee from applying for naturalization

A court has found it unlawful to refuse a recognized refugee’s application for naturalization on the grounds that the individual’s bank balance temporarily fell below 30 million won (US$26,500). The c.. …

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Moon's approval rating slides below 80 pct amid N. Korea dilemma

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating saw a substantial dip from last month as the government faces an increasing security dilemma over North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship, according to a poll released Sunday. According …

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Judge says government ‘negligent’ on conscientious objectors

The South Korean government’s failure to introduce an alternative service system for conscientious objectors is tantamou …

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US calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

The United States called for a vote Monday on a UN resolution that would impose the toughest-ever sanctions on North Kor …

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(LEAD) Main opposition party set to end parliamentary boycott

(ATTN: ADDS more details in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) — The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) is expected to lift its boycott of the ongoing regular session of the National Assembly next week, the party’s spokesman said Saturday. …

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Korean-Russians, a driving force for growth in Russian Far East: President Moon

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with ethnic Korean Russians, at the Hyundai Hotel in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 7. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Yonhap News …

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[Photo] Kimchi making process to be designated as cultural heritage

On Sept. 8, the Cultural Heritage Administration announced that it will give official recognition to the process of kimchi making as a national intangible cultural asset. In announcing its decision, .. …

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UC Schools Sue Trump Over Ending DACA

[International] : Korean students in the western U.S. have joined a lawsuit to protest President Donald Trump’s …[more…] …

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No S. Korean casualties reported in powerful quake in Mexico

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) — No South Korean casualties have been reported in a powerful earthquake in Mexico, the foreign ministry in Seoul said Saturday. Mexico was hit by the most powerful earthquake in a century Thursday, leaving more than 60 peo …

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S. Korea closely watching N. Korea for signs of provocations on founding anniversary

South Korea’s military is watching North Korea closely for signs of provocations, officials said Saturday, amid concern …

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