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Joint press statement of high-level inter-Korean talks

High-level inter-Korean talks were held at Panmunjeom on Tuesday.At the talks, the two sides earnestly discussed the mat …

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France Investigates Apple for Slowing Down Old iPhones

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets.The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week over alleged “deception and planned obsolescence” of some Apple products. It is led by the French… …

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 10)

A first step South and North Korea reactivated a communication channel between the Ministry of Unification and the Committee for the Reunification of the Fatherland in Pyongyang. The talks Tuesday in Panmunjom were a meaningful step, as was Nor …

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Seoul announces follow-up measures to sexual slavery deal

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha explains the Korean government’s stance regarding the future direction of negotiations between Seoul and Tokyo concerning the victims of sexual slavery from …

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Minimum Wage Hike Is Devastating Small Businesses

The number of job postings on the state-run employment website plunged to 208,000 last month, a 17-percent decline compared to the same period of 2016 and the biggest drop in December in the past decade. It had been rising steadily over the past five years, until reaching a cliff last month. The web… …

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Aging of Population Deepens in S. Korea

[Domestic] : South Korea’s registered population stood at 51-point-77 million as of the end of last year, …[more…] …

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Controversy escalates over secret military pact between South Korea and UAE

Amid the escalating controversy over the nature of Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok’s visit to the UAE in Decemb …

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(2nd LD) S. Korea not to seek renegotiation of sex slavery deal with Japan

(ATTN: ADDS Japan’s reaction and more info in last 5 paras) SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) — South Korea said Tuesday that it will not seek renegotiation of a controversial 2015 deal it reached with Japan to settle long-running feud over former comfort women …

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Seoul Must Be Firm in Talks with N.Korea

Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will meet on Tuesday his quasi-counterpart from North Korea, Ri Son-gwon, who chairs the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland. The first high-level inter-Korean talks in two years will discuss North Korea’s participation in the 2018 Winter O… …

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N. Korean Delegation to Walk Across Border to Inter-Korean Talks

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea’s delegation to Tuesday’s inter-Korean dialogue will travel to the meeting venue by …[more…] …

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[Breaking] S. Korea to announce stance on comfort women deal on Tuesday

South Korea will announce Tuesday its stance on and follow-up measures to a controversial deal with Japan to settle the …

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(3rd LD) High-ranking UAE official arrives in S. Korea amid speculation about soured ties

(ATTN: ADDS details in last para) SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) — A high-ranking United Arab Emirates official began a two-day visit to Seoul on Monday, raising expectations that he may address growing speculation that Seoul’s presidential chief of staff tr …

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Satisfaction of Korean Food Over 80% Among Foreigners Abroad

[Culture] : A new survey finds that the level of satisfaction of Korean food stood at some 80 percent among …[more…] …

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Nuke envoys of S. Korea, Japan meet to discuss NK issue, bilateral ties

The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan met Monday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program and bilateral ties a …

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Park Re-hires Lawyer Over Fresh Bribery Charges

Ex-president Park Geun-hye has re-hired her lawyer Yoo Yeong-ha, who resigned after the Seoul Central District Court extended her detention. Yoo is the only attorney who has represented Park since the investigation into the massive corruption scandal that brought her down first started and fought he… …

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(LEAD) Nuke envoys of S. Korea, Japan meet to discuss N.K. issue, bilateral ties

(ATTN: ADDS updated info on Lee’s trip to U.S. in 8th para) SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) — The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan met Monday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program and bilateral ties ahead of the upcoming inter-Korean talks on Py …

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[Column]Tesla, Amazon, and Bitcoin

The soaring price of Bitcoin is a useful lesson about markets for people who seem to very quickly forget the last lesson. Bitcoin, a digital algorithm, backed by absolutely nothing, has been selling f.. …

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USS Carl Vinson on its way to Western Pacific

USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier of the US Navy, is en route to the Western Pacific, the Navy announced Sunday.The n …

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USS Carl Vinson on its way to Western Pacific

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) — USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, is en route to the Western Pacific, the Navy announced Sunday. The nuclear-powered supercarrier, accompanied by several guided-missile destroyers and other warships, l …

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Point Man on Inter-Korean Ties Named as N. Korea's Chief Delegate for Talks

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has notified South Korea that it will send a five-member delegation for inter-Korean …[more…] …

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