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Korea shares administrative strategies with African governments

President Bae Jin-hwan (center, front row) of the Local Government Officials Development Institute and 19 public servants from six African governments pose for a photo after the opening ceremony of th …

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Overseas Card Spending Soars Over May-Day Holidays

Overseas credit card spending surged about 65 percent during the long holiday earlier this month that gave many over a week’s break if they took just two days off work. KB Kookmin Card said Tuesday that overseas spending on its credit cards from April 29 to May 9 totaled W25.4 billion, up 64.5 perc… …

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Experts: N. Korean Missile Can Reach Seoul in Six Minutes

[International] : The Associated Press(AP) reports that it takes zero to six minutes for a North Korean missile to …[more…] …

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(LEAD) Envoy: 'Comfort women' deal not accepted by Koreans

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details; CHANGES headline) TOKYO, May 16 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special envoy told Japan’s top diplomat Wednesday many Koreans still disapprove of the contentious bilateral deal on the historica …

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With envoy dispatch, Moon kick-starts summit diplomacy

With a trade of phone calls and special envoys, President Moon Jae-in is kick-starting top-level diplomacy, bringing an …

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1Q Combined Operating Profit of 536 Public Firms Hits Record of 39 Tril. Won

The nation’s publicly traded firms posted a record-high performance in the first quarter. In particular, companies relying a large portion of sales on foreign export showed marked improvement in their financial results.The Korea Exchange and the Korea Listed Companies Association said on May 16 that the first-quarter combined operating profit of 536 publicly traded companies that submitted consolidated financial statements was 38,890.6 billion won, up 25.34 percent from the same period last year… …

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500 Global Students to Hold Peace March near DMZ

[Domestic] : About 500 students from around the world plan to hold a peace march near the Demilitarized …[more…] …

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French President Pushes Paris Olympic Bid, Forms Government

French President Emmanuel Macron is building a new government with a fresh face — lean, half-female and tasked with carrying out his plans to rethink labor laws and overhaul politics. The government will be formally presented on Wednesday. Macron’s office is delaying the announcement, initiall… …

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U.S. nuclear scientist: N. Korea has 'ample technical reason' to conduct sixth nuclear test

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Yonhap) — North Korea has “ample technical reason” to carry out yet another nuclear test as the regime seeks to develop a reliable intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver nuclear weapons, a U.S. nuclear scientist said. …

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[Photo] Sewol pilgrimage over 53 days

A ceremony to mark the departure on a Sewol pilgrimage, from a pier in Incheon to Paengmok Port in Jindo, South Jeolla Province (a distance of 806.16km, over 53 days), May 15. Around 200 people are pa.. …

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THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

The radar of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea detected the launch of a North Korean ballistic miss …

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Which Jobs Are Most Likely to Be Replaced by Robots?

A research report showed that university graduates majoring in economics and business administration are most likely to lose their jobs due to the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET) said in its report released on May 15 that the Fourth Industrial Revolution would replace 38.1 percent of jobs occupied by university graduates majoring in economics and business administration. Following … …

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UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council issues a press statement on May 15 unanimously condemning the most recent ballistic missile launches conducted by North Korea. (U.N. Security Council) By Lee Hana T …

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N.Korea's Missile Development Is Moon's Biggest Challenge

North Korea launched a new intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday to a height of more than 2,000 km, demonstrating how swiftly the regime’s development of weapons of mass destruction is evolving. The North claims the new missile can deliver a 500 kg nuclear warhead to a target “on the U.S. m… …

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KOSPI Adds 0.2% to Close at 2,295.33

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose four-point-68 points, or point-20 …[more…] …

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(LEAD) Ruling party elects new floor leader

(ATTN: ADDS photo, more info in paras 3-5, 12) SEOUL, May 16 (Yonhap) — The ruling Democratic Party on Tuesday elected Woo Won-shik, a reformist third-term lawmaker, as its new floor leader tasked with fostering smooth cooperation with opposition par …

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President Moon calls for stern response to North Korean ballistic missile launch

After North Korea unexpectedly launched a ballistic missile on May 14, the fifth day since the inauguration of Moon Jae-in as president of South Korea, Moon took prompt and stern measures by chairing .. …

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White House delegation visits Seoul for summit preparations

A White House official handling Korea affairs arrived in Seoul Monday for a two-day visit to prepare for a summit betwee …

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"Euljiro Committee" Eyes Bigger Role and Power

Back in late March, the Euljiro Committee, a group that mediates industrial disputes and works to protect workers’ rights, visited the Bucheon city government, asking it to reexamine the land purchase contract with Shinsegae. Instead of making reexamination, the city government pushed to finalize the contract. In contrast, however, it was not easy for Shinsegae to ignore the committee’s request, particularly given that the status of the committee would likely to be greatly upgraded unde… …

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President names special envoys to US, China, Japan, Russia, EU

Chief presidential secretary for public relations Yoon Young-chan announces President Moon Jae-in’s choices for special envoys to be sent to the U.S., China, Japan, Russia, Germany and the European …

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