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Main opposition party calls for parliamentary probe into N.K. coal shipment

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) — The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) on Friday called for a parliamentary probe into allegations that ships suspected of carrying North Korean coal have entered South Korean ports in possible violation of U.N. sancti …

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Korea Post to Launch Drone Deliveries

Korea Post will launch drone deliveries to islands and mountainous areas in 2021, it said Wednesday. It will establish its own drone control system and start training controllers next year. A pilot program will be carried out in Taean, South Chungcheong Province this month in cooperation with the Mi… …

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Congolese Group Opposes Export of S. Korean Electronic Voting System

[Politics] : A group of Congolese nationals living in South Korea are urging the South Korean election watchdog to block the planned export of a South Korean touchscreen voting system to their home country, citing its possible use in election fraud. According to the National Election Commission(NEC), the group, …[more…] …

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South Korean government vows to reach conclusion on BMW by end of year

The South Korean government stated plans to reach a conclusion by the end of the year on the causes behind fires affecting BMW vehicles. To prevent additional fire incidents, it also plans to cons.. …

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(LEAD) Drivers file complaint against BMW over engine fires

(ATTN: ADDS 2nd photo, comments on complaints and possible suspension order by government throughout) SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) — A group of 21 angry consumers filed a complaint against six top officials of BMW and its South Korean unit to press for …

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Military Cyber Command to be Stripped of Psychological Warfare Function

[Politics] : The Defense Ministry has decided to change the name of the military’s cyber command into “Cyber Operations Command” and strip the unit of its psychological warfare function so that it won’t be able to meddle in politics. As part of the Defense Reform 2.0 initiative to create a slimmer yet stronger …[more…] …

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Crackdown on Korean Air Smuggling Spooks Others

A crackdown on luxury-goods smuggling by the Korean Air owner family has sufficiently spooked others to prompt them to declare their overseas purchases voluntarily. According to the Korea Customs Service on Wednesday, voluntary declarations of duty-free purchases by Korean tourists in the first seve… …

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Two brothers receive father's dog tag returned from N. Korea

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) — Charles and Larry McDaniel were 3 and 2 when their father was deployed to fight in the Korean War. Sixty-eight years later, they received unexpected news that their father’s dog tag has been returned from …

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Give internet banks more room to maneuver: president

President Moon Jae-in (left) learns how to open a bank account on a smartphone at Seoul City Hall on Aug. 7. (Cheong Wa Dae)By Kim Min-Jeung President Moon Jae-in has called for steps to re …

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N.Korean FM in Tehran for Talks

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho arrived in Tehran for talks on Tuesday, the same day U.S. President Donald Trump imposed fresh economic sanctions on Iran after backing out of a nuclear deal.Both North Korea and Iran face tough sanctions over their nuclear weapons development, though Iran ha… …

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Questions still abound regarding cause of BMW fires

Are the BMW fires solely an issue of faulty exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) devices in the vehicles’ engines? Questions about the cause of the fires continue to rage even as press conferences by B.. …

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Heat-Related Patients Surpass 3,500 This Summer

[Politics] : More than three-thousand-350 people have visited emergency rooms in hospital across South Korea due to a prolonged heatwave this summer. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) on Wednesday, the number of people who have suffered from heat-related diseases since May …[more…] …

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PM meets with U.S. ambassador

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) — Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon met with U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris on Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen the two countries’ alliance, North Korea and other issues of cooperation, his office said. Lee welcomed Harris …

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South Korean coal company suspected of 9 cases of importing North Korean coal

A South Korean coal importing company is being investigated by the customs authority on suspicions of importing what is believed to be North Korean coal and disguising it as being from Russia, governm.. …

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CDC: 42 Have Died From Heat-Related Diseases in S. Korea This Summer

[Domestic] : The death toll from this summer's prolonged heatwave in South Korea has risen to 42. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday that between between May 20th and August sixth, three-thousand-438 people were estimated to have visited emergency rooms across …[more…] …

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Bold regulatory reform needed for economic vitality: president

President Moon Jae-in speaks during his weekly meeting with senior secretaries, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 6. (Yonhap News)By Kim Min-Jeung President Moon Jae-in stressed that bold regulatory reform …

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Sulfuric acid leak reported at chemical treatment plant, no one hurt

CHILGOK, South Korea, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) — Some 5,000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked Tuesday at a chemical waste treatment plant in South Korea but no injuries were reported, firefighters and company officials said. The leakage happened at around 6 p …

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Did Kim Jong-un Promise Moon to Denuclearize 'in a Year'?

U.S. White House National Security Adviser John Bolton claimed on Fox News on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told South Korean President Moon Jae-in he would complete denuclearization “within a year” during their April 27 summit. “Kim Jong-un promised South Korean President Moon Jae-in … …

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KOSPI Closes Tuesday 0.60% Higher

[Economy] : South Korean stocks gained on Tuesday following a rebound in Chinese stock markets on Monday, which also drew support from earnings-led gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOPSI) ended the day point-60 percent higher after gaining 13-point-66 points. It closed the day at …[more…] …

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[Photo] A mother bird’s love for her young

A grey heron that inhabits Taehwagang Migratory Bird Park in Ulsan has been filmed trying protect its young from the heat wave that’s currently sweeping the Korean Peninsula. A mother heron filmed on .. …

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