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FM requests Brazil for additional search for missing crew of cargo ship

SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) — The country’s top diplomat on Wednesday asked her Brazilian counterpart to carry out an additional search operation for crew members who are missing from an ill-fated South Korean cargo ship, the foreign ministry said. F …

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More Gas Station Owners Show Willingness to Switch to Self-service Stations

After the government decided to increase the minimum wage growth rate for the next year by 16.4 percent, the number of gas stations that intend to switch to self-service stations is fast on the rise. An official with the Korea Oil Station Association said on July 18, “We have been getting a lot of inquiries from gas station owners whether they can get the association’s subsidies if they switch to a self-service one.” On average it costs 100 million won for a full-service filling station to tu… …

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N.Korea 'Lacks Capacity to Hit U.S. with Accuracy'

North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with “any degree of accuracy” and while its missiles have the range, they lack the necessary guidance capability, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva said on Tuesday.”I… am not sanguine that the test o… …

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Man arrested for armed robbery in Busan

A man in his 30s was arrested for breaking and entering into his neighbor’s home as well as attacking the neighbor with …

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Rival Parties Fail to Pass Extra Budget, Gov't Reorganization Bills

[Politics] : The ruling and opposition parties have failed to narrow differences over the supplementary budget …[more…] …

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N. Korea still unable to hit U.S. with accuracy: U.S. general

WASHINGTON, July 18 (Yonhap) — North Korea does not appear to have the technology to strike the United States with accuracy, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday, referring to the North’s recent launch of an intercontinenta …

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[Job Posting] Hankyoreh English is hiring a Copy Editor

Duties, requirements and working conditions: – Copyediting skill and experience – Intermediate-level Korean language ability – Experience in news media preferred but not required – Full or .. …

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Assembly passes pending bills, fails to handle budget

The National Assembly failed to handle President Moon Jae-in’s extra budget and government reorganization plans at a ple …

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Korean gov't proposes inter-Korean military, Red Cross talks

Vice Minister of National Defense Suh Choo-suk reads out a statement from the Korean government proposing inter-Korean military talks, during a press briefing in Seoul on July 17. (Ministry of Nationa …

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Russia Demands Return of 2 Shuttered Compounds in U.S.

Russia demanded Monday that the United States return two compounds that were ordered closed last year after the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the U.S. closure of the properties in the east… …

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Top Office: Independence Day Pardons Not Possible

[Politics] : The presidential office has no plans to grant special pardons for convicted inmates on the occasion of the August 15th Korean Independence Day.[more…] …

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LS Cable & System Wins Ultra-high Voltage Undersea Cable Order

LS Cable & System announced on July 17 that it received a 62-billion-won ultra-high voltage undersea cable order from Singapore PowerGrid. LS Cable & System will supply the cable for SPPG’s project of connecting a 1.5-kilometer area between Woodlands, a new town located in the North Region of Singapore, and Johor Baharu, a resort city in the southern part of Malaysia. This project is to replace the old undersea cable installed by a French firm in 1985. LS Cable & … …

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(LEAD) S. Korean president greets five new foreign envoys in Seoul

(ATTN: UPDATES with names of five new ambassadors to Seoul) SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed five new foreign envoys to Seoul in a meeting held at his presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, on Tuesday, the office sai …

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Death toll from weekend rain rises to 5

The death toll from torrential rains that devastated the central regions of South Korea over the weekend rose to five, w …

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President Moon appoints new officials

Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Park Soo-hyun announces President Moon Jae-in’s choice of new vice-minister level officials, at the Chungchugwan press center at Cheong Wa Dae on July 17. Pictured is the sp …

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Education Ministry Creates TF to Simplify College Entrance System

[Domestic] : The Education Ministry has created a task force to simplify the national college entrance …[more…] …

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U.S. cautious toward S. Korea's proposal for inter-Korean talks

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, July 17 (Yonhap) — The United States on Monday expressed a cautious attitude toward South Korea’s proposal for rare inter-Korean talks. Seoul proposed military talks on Friday and Red Cross talks on Aug. 1 to discuss wa …

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“There is no later. We’re changing things now,” 18th Queer Culture Festival

Seoul Plaza was decorated with tens of thousands of colorful rainbows on an intermittently rainy July 15. Appearing everywhere from flags to headbands, the rainbow-colored symbols were a message of su.. …

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KR Aims to Bring Back "Motorbike Boom" Again

Suh Jung-min, CEO of KR Motors, unveiled his vision of reinvigorating Korea’s motorcycle industry by increasing R&D investment and improving the efficiency of its sales network on the back of the company’s latest acquisition of a unit of Daelim Motor Company. KR Motors, the nation’s second-largest motorbike maker, signed a deal on July 11 to acquire the motorbike manufacturing unit of Daelim Motor Company, the nation’s largest company in the industry, for 33.4 billion won. … …

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Death toll from weekend rain rises to 4

The death toll from the torrential rains that devastated the central regions of South Korea over the weekend rose to fou …

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