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Seoul to Provide Tutoring Service for Children of Multiracial Families

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Seoul City will provide an education program to help enhance the scholastic ability of children of …

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'Ode to My Father' 2nd Biggest Box-Office Hit of All Time

“Ode to My Father” had drawn over 13 million viewers as of last week, according to the Korean Film Council.

It is now the second biggest box-office hit in the history of Korean cinema after “Roaring Currents,” which attracted 17.61 million viewers last year.

The melodrama, which dre… …read more

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China Opposed to Foreign Nations Welcoming Dalai Lama

China is opposed to foreign countries receiving the Dalai Lama, a government spokesman said Friday, one day after the Tibetan spiritual leader attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters in Beijing that the Dalai L… …read more

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Gov't, Ruling Party to Resume Health Insurance Reform

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The government and the ruling Saenuri Party held a meeting Friday and agreed to resume suspended …

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Korea Offers the World's Best Hotel WiFi

I have stayed in many of Korea’s diverse range of accommodations, from deluxe hotels to hanoks (traditional inns) and temples, and all have one thing in common — good quality WiFi. The internet service has never been interrupted whilst I have been in the country.

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US Historians Dismayed over Abe's Attempts to Distort History

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A group of U.S. historians has expressed dismay over the Japanese government’s attempts to suppress passages about Japan’s wartime sexual slavery in history textbooks.

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US Defense Nominee Vows to Boost Defense Against N. Korea

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, said that if confirmed, he will boost the U.S.’s defensive posture against North Korea’s ballistic missile threats.

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Defense Chiefs of S. Korea, China to Set Up Military Hotline

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The defense chiefs of South Korea and China have agreed to set up a military hotline to enhance …

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Cuba Reveals New Fidel Castro Photos

Cuba has published the first photographs of former President Fidel Castro since last August, amid new speculation that his health was failing.

The photos, published Monday in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, depicted the 88-year Castro talking to a student leader at his home, which th… …read more

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Late Kenji Goto's Twitter Message Goes Viral after Death

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Late Kenji Goto’s twitter’s message of peace has gone viral after he was killed by the Islamic …

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New Fl. Chief Presses President on Tax, Reshuffle

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The ruling Saenuri Party’s new floor leader Rep. Yoo Seung-min has expressed hopes for massive …

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Ministers, Presidential Secretaries Hold Meeting to Enhance Policy Coordination

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The presidential office and the government held a policy coordination meeting on Sunday with Cabinet ministers and presidential secretaries in attendance.

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S. Korea Loses 2-1 to Australia at Asian Cup Final

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South Korea lost to Australia 2-1 after extra-time showdown at the Asian Football Confederation …

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Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week.

After a blizzard dumped 60 centimeters of snow on his city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down… …read more

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Supreme Court Upholds Jail Terms for Chinese Fishermen

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The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling on Chinese fishermen who were sentenced to …

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Army to Tighten Code of Sexual Conduct

The Army is scrambling to come up with a new code of behavior in response to a recent series of sex crimes in barracks.

“A top brass meeting held on Tuesday decided to work out a code of conduct to cope with sex crimes,” an Army spokesman said Thursday. “It will be issued in the name of t… …read more

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Abe Calls for Seoul-Tokyo Talks with No Preconditions Attached

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that the summit between South Korea and Japan …

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Apple Dominates Global Smartphone Market Again

Apple now dominates the global smartphone market after rival Samsung lost market share last year, a shift clearly evident in fourth-quarter earnings announced Wednesday.

Apple posted record revenues, profits and smartphone sales volume in the last three months of 2014, widening its lead o… …read more

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Japanese Media: Hostage Exchange Deal Made

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A Japanese news network has reported that a hostage exchange deal has been made to free a Japanese …

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