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Court Rejects Request to Legally Recognize Gay Marriage

[Domestic] : The Seoul Western District Court has rejected an appeal filed by a South Korean gay couple who …[more…] …read more

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Chinese Shoppers Spend Huge Sums on Korean Online Stores

Chinese shoppers spent an average of W190,000 per purchase in Korean online stores, according to a poll by the Korea Consumer Agency published Monday (US$1=W1,172).
Some of them spent around W6 million on one purchase and they shopped a whopping 32 times a year on average. The most popular goods wer… …read more

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'N. Korea May Misjudge, Stage Provocations'

[Inter-Korea] : South Korea’s military is warning North Korea may respond to renewed sanctions and political …[more…] …read more

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Protester Numbers Set Fresh Record as Park Refuses to Budge

Another round of candle-light protests in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Saturday drew up to 1.7 million people who again peacefully braved freezing temperatures to call on President Park Geun-hye to quit over a massive crony scandal.
There were no arrests. Organizers said 2.32 million participated in… …read more

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Foreign Media Cover S. Korea's Sixth Massive Rally

[International] : Foreign media outlets have reported that a record number of protesters held peaceful rallies on Saturday for the sixth consecutive weekend demanding President Park Geun-hye’s resignation.
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Record 2.3 Million People Take to Streets Demanding Park's Resignation

[Politics] : More than two million people took to the streets across the nation on Saturday in their sixth consecutive weekend rally demanding President Park Geun-hye to step down immediately over the Choi Soon-sil scandal.[more…] …read more

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UN Chief Apologizes for 2010 Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to the people of Haiti on Thursday, more than six years after UN peacekeepers were blamed for causing a deadly cholera epidemic on the island nation.
“On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly: We apologize to the Haitian people,” Ban tol… …read more

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BTS, Twice Picked as Top K-Pop Singers This Year

[Culture] : The fans have spoken: Bangtan Boys and girl group Twice are the world’s most beloved K-pop groups …[more…] …read more

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Today's Photo: December 2, 2016

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PM Orders Stronger Quarantine Against AI

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is calling for stronger quarantine measures against a highly …[more…] …read more

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Private Consumption Slows Ahead of Peak Season

Private spending is slowing down drastically amid a massive influence-peddling scandal involving the president and tougher curbs on propitiatory gifts for influential people. “In previous years, spending by wealthy customers was not impacted by slow economic conditions, but nobody is spending money … …read more

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Independent Counsel Vows No-Holds-Barred Probe of Park

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday selected lawyer Park Young-soo as an independent counsel to investigate a massive influence-peddling scandal involving her and a longtime confidante. Cheong Wa Dae said the president will “actively” cooperate with the independent probe. The president “is willing … …read more

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White House: Resolution to Increase Pressure

[International] : The White House has welcomed a new set of sanctions the UN Security Council adopted on North Korea following its fifth nuclear test, saying it will apply substantial pressure on the North.
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Kim Kwang-hyun to Continue Baseball Career at Home

Pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun signed a four-year contract worth W8.5 billion with the SK Wyverns on Tuesday, ending speculation of his move to Major League Baseball (US$1=W1,171).
The left-hander had thought of playing in the MLB after he became a free agent this year, but he decided to return to his orig… …read more

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Lawmakers Left with 3 Options for Power Shift

[Politics] : Anchor: It is highly likely President Park Geun-hye will not complete her remaining term scheduled …[more…] …read more

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Trump Threatens to 'Terminate' U.S.-Cuba Detente

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to reverse President Barack Obama’s warming of relations with Cuba, the clearest indication yet that the historic restoration of ties is under threat.”If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U… …read more

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Pro-Park Lawmakers to Demand President's Resignation

[Politics] : Senior Saenuri lawmakers loyal to President Park Geun-hye have agreed to demand she step down …[more…] …read more

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Record Numbers March for Park's Ouster

Hundreds of thousands of protesters braved sleet and icy temperatures on Saturday to call for the ouster of President Park Geun-hye over a snowballing corruption scandal.
Organizers said a record 1.5 million people converged in downtown Seoul and another 400,000 across the country.
Once again the … …read more

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S. Korea to Expand Organization in Charge of N. Korean WMD Threats

[Politics] : The South Korean military reportedly plans to strengthen its preparedness against increasing threats of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction(WMD).[more…] …read more

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5-Nation MIKTA Condemns N. Korean Provocations

[International] : A group of five middle powers including South Korea, known as MIKTA, has denounced North Korea’s …[more…] …read more

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