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Moon rules out nuclear weapons in South Korea: report

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) –South Korean President Moon Jae-in ruled out the possibility of redeploying U.S. nuclear weapons in the country Thursday, CNN reported. In an interview with the U.S. cable news channel, he warned it could lead to a nucle …

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Kumho Asiana Chairman to Sell 3 Kumho Tire Plants in China

Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, will submit a self-rescue plan for Kumho Tire that includes the sell-off of Chinese plants to the creditors by September 12. In addition, he will sell off a 4.4-percent stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction worth 130 billion won while asking executives to return their pays as part of the restructuring measures. An industry official familiar with the matter said on September 11, “Kumho Asiana will soon deliver to the creditors a high-inten… …

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President Moon meets former German chancellor

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder presents the Korean edition of his autobiography, ‘Entsheidungen – Mein Leben in der Politik,’ to President Moon Jae-in at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 12. By J …

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Moon administration stands firmly against redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons

Amid recent calls by some politicians for the redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, the Blue House has repeatedly declared its opposition to the idea, noting that it “remai.. …

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Jimmy Carter Urges Trump to Engage in Dialogue with N. Korea

[International] : Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has urged President Donald Trump to engage in dialogue with …[more…] …

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Liberty Korea Party’s panel recommends ejecting Park

Liberty Korea Party’s reform committee recommended Wednesday that the main opposition bloc request former President Park …

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Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years

Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength.On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be… …

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Sept. 14)

Prosecutors vs. judges The court and the prosecution are the bastions of social justice as the pillars of the state’s legal system. The two crucial institutions are on a head-on collision, blaming each other over judges’ repeated rejection …

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Foreigners Start Selling off Korean Stocks

Foreign investors sold huge amounts of Korea shares last month as North Korea launched several long-range missiles, ending months of keen acquisitiveness.According to the Financial Supervisory Service on Tuesday, foreign investors sold W2.42 trillion worth of Korean stocks in August (US$1=W1,130). F… …

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‘Japan Must Show Regret and Take Conciliatory Action for Wartime Sex Slavery’

[Politics] : President Moon and former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Tuesday agreed that Tokyo must show sincere regret and take conciliatory action for its military’s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women.[more…] …

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Seoul carries out missile drill targeting NK’s nuclear sites

South Korea has successfully conducted its first live-fire exercise for an advanced long-range cruise missile capable of …

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Ruling party leader's plea for cooperation on court nominee draws pushback

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) — The sharp-tongued ruling party chief on Wednesday made a rare appeal to an opposition party for cooperation in the parliamentary confirmation process for the chief justice nominee, amid an unabated controversy over his polit …

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Korea affirms solidarity against N. Korea with France, Australia

President Moon Jae-in holds a phone call on Sept. 11 with French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, to discuss countermeasures to tackle the North Korean nuclear …

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N. Korea condemns sanctions, warns U.S. of 'greatest pain'

North Korea on Tuesday condemned the U.N. Security Council’s new sanctions resolution and warned the United States that …

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UN agrees on watered-down sanctions against North Korea

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2375 on the afternoon of Sept. 11, imposing sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent sixth nuclear test. The new resolution includes a .. …

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Presidential Office: Seoul Not Considering Tactical Nuclear Armament

[Politics] : South Korea’s Presidential Office has clarified once again that redeployment of tactical nuclear …[more…] …

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U.S. warns China of sanctions over N. Korea

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) — The United States warned China on Tuesday that it will put “additional sanctions” on the country if it fails to implement newly adopted U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Treasury Secretary Steven …

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Nuclear Option Is the Only Way Forward for S.Korea

Talk of tougher sanctions against North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test turned out to be just a lot of huffing and puffing. The sanctions actually approved by the UN Security Council are not to be laughed at, but they are still terribly inadequate if their aim is to get North Korean lea… …

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Korean Air official faces trial for fund misappropriation

A senior official at South Korea’s top airline will stand trial for spending company money for the renovation of its chi …

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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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