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 2018-01-22 13:04 

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NBC News President arrives in North Korea...

NBC News President Noah Oppenheim arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday, according to North Korea's state news agency on Monday....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Merck, IFEZ ink MOU for expanding investment...

Merck and the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), Monday, to establish the German firm's life science center at the Songdo Bio Cluster. Songdo, reclaimed from the West Sea, is part of the IFEZ, and the coastal...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Office of former President Lee's brother searched...

The prosecution searched the home and office of Lee Sang-deuk, the older brother of former President Lee Myung-bak, Monday, over allegations that he received hundreds of millions of won _ hundreds of thousands of dollars _ from the National Intelligence S...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Liberal democracy in Africa can wait...

Africa's policymakers understand that strong economic and political leadership is essential to growth and stability. For years, African economies have fared better than expected, owing to a commitment to improving governance. The question now is how t...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[Kpop Showcase] Infinite...
 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Investigative committee finds no 'blacklist of judges'...

A committee formed under Supreme Court Chief Justice Kim Meong-su concluded that there was no "blacklist of judges" Monday, despite the review of volumes of evidence that suggest otherwise. It claimed so, saying no judges were subject to undue per...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Prosecutors raid office of ex-president Lee's brother over embezzlement scandal...

Prosecutors raided the residence and office of an elder brother of former President Lee Myung-bak on Monday as part of a probe into allegations that he accepted illicit money from the state spy agency. Investigators from Seoul Central District Prosecutors...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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People arrested for feeding homeless...

San Diego's reputation took a battering in late 2017 for local officials' slow reaction to a hepatitis A outbreak, primarily among the homeless, that led to 20 deaths and nearly 600 infections in the county. City and county governments finally got...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Hong Joon-pyo intensifies ideological attack on Moon...

Main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LPK) leader Hong Joon-pyo stepped up his ideological attack on President Moon Jae-in and his administration, Monday, claiming Moon's "leftist government" is putting the nation at risk. "The reason for a...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Steps to cool apartment reconstruction in southern Seoul draw skepticism...

The latest measure announced by the government to cool the booming property market - especially in Seoul's most affluent southern districts of Gangnam, Seocho and Songpa - is drawing skepticism over its effectiveness....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Sovereign wealth funds: Investment vehicles or political operators?...

The $6.85 billion acquisition in 2006 of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Steam Navigation Company, a storied British shipping and logistics company, by Dubai's state-owned DP World, one the world's largest port management and terminal operators, spark...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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North Korean delegation inspects concert venues in Seoul...

A North Korean delegation led by the powerful female head of a national orchestra moved to Seoul on Monday morning from the eastern city of Gangneung, on the second day of their two-day visit to inspect candidate venues for its planned art performances du...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Ma Zhaoxu: China's next man at the UN...

Former foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu will become China's ambassador to the United Nations headquarters in New York, one of the country's most prestigious overseas posts, according to diplomatic sources....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Trump deserves prize for undermining press freedom...

It's too easy to dismiss President Trump's constant harping about "fake news" as the bluster of a serial liar.What could be more absurd than those words from a man who made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims in the first 355 days o...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Pyongyang's intentions...

Kim Jong-un's New Year's address which expressed a desire for North Korea to participate in the Olympics was viewed by many as an olive branch to Seoul after a volatile 2017. This was followed by Pyongyang agreeing at Jan. 9 North-South talks to s...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Moon pledges drastic deregulation...

The government will overhaul a number of laws and regulations to help new industries and new technologies gain momentum to become engines for innovative growth. At a meeting on deregulation Monday, President Moon Jae-in said renovating regulations will be...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Mercedes-Benz Korea aims to sell 70,000 cars this year...

Mercedes-Benz Korea seeks to sell more than 70,000 cars in the local market this year, taking advantage of the country's steady economic growth and positive market sentiment, CEO Dimitris Psillakis said Monday. Sales of the German luxury carmaker'...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[EXCLUSIVE] Strict regulations force blockchain firms to leave Korea...

Companies based on cryptocurrency and blockchain show signs of stopping activities in Korea as the nation prepares to introduce strict regulations, including banning all transactions through digital token exchanges....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Uzbek man injured in bar attack...

Police are searching for a man who attacked and injured Uzbek man in a Gwangju bar shortly after midnight Saturday. The Uzbek, who suffered injuries to his eyes and torso, is being treated in hospital. Doctors say his injuries are not life-threatening....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Reform of investigative bodies faces bumpy road...

The National Assembly has taken over the job of reforming the nation's three investigative bodies after the presidential office presented its reform plans and sought parliamentary support to revise related laws. Cheong Wa Dae's reform plans mainly...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Me Cook? No, You Cook!...

Years ago, I saw a birthday party ruined in spectacular fashion. An American friend, an advanced Korean language learner, was chatting with two Korean women who began ridiculing his pronunciation, repeating to each other "Mikuk" (not "Miguk,&#...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Jeju convenience stores boost electric car recharge service...

One of Korea's biggest convenience store chains launched a high-speed electric car recharging service on Jeju Island on Monday, making the island more carbon-free....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[INTERVIEW] Producer tells how new TV series captivated viewers...

Star producer Shin Won-ho, who rewrote cable TV history with the "Reply" franchise, has continued his winning streak by making another hit with the downplayed prison drama "Prison Playbook." The producer said in designing his newest drama,...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Moon: 'Peace momentum must continue'...

President Moon Jae-in has called for unified efforts of people, rival political parties and even North Korea, to maintain the current atmosphere of dialogue with the North after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and have it lead to more talks for peace. His...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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US Government shutdown...
 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Korea considers taxing transactions on crypto-trading...

The Ministry of Strategy and Finance plans to impose tax rates of higher than 20 percent on cryptocurrency operators in Korea this year, the ministry said Monday....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Biz chiefs to attend Davos forum...

A host of the nation's business leaders plan to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland this week. The WEF, simply known as Davos after the venue of the annual meeting of the political and business elite, is scheduled to kick off Tuesday ...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Korean food dominates Incheon's new airport terminal...

INCHEON _ The much-hyped Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport held its grand opening Thursday, amid massive media and public attention. The second terminal boasts smarter, more efficient facilities than the existing Terminal 1, allowing travelers t...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Han Bi-ya, aid specialist and writer, weds...

Han Bi-ya, 60, head of the World Vision's School of Global Citizenship, has married a Dutch relief worker, reports said Monday....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Moon tries to muster support for North Korea's Olympics participation...

"Right now, we are facing a very precious opportunity to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and establish peace on the Korean Peninsula. It is entirely due to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games that allowed the So...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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NK delegates tour concert halls...

Hyon Song-wol, head of a North Korean art troupe, and her delegation returned to Pyongyang, Monday, after ending a two-day visit to South Korea to inspect venues for performances scheduled during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. After wrapping up their sc...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Metcalfe's Law lurks beneath crypto craze...

Metcalfe's Law, which states that a network's value increases exponentially with each additional participant, has been used as one of theories explaining the reason for the rapid hikes in prices of bitcoin and other cyrptocurrencies over the past ...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Troop reduction...

South Korea is still technically at war, with the North ceaselessly threatening peace in this part of the world by its continuing development of nuclear weapons. The Moon Jae-in government, however, is determined to reduce the number of South Korean troop...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Kim Jong-un's picture burned in protest against North Korea's Olympic participation...

The activists, led by the far-right Korean Patriots Party, held a press conference in front of Seoul Station at around 11 a.m., when a group of North Korean officials arrived at the train station from the eastern city of Gangneung, on the second day of th...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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DAILY FORTUNE - JANUARY 23, 2018...
 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[BREAKING] Chung Hyeon rewrites Korea's tennis history by crushing Djokovic 3:0...
 2018-01-22 13:04 

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South Korean delegation to visit North on Tuesday...

A South Korean delegation will visit North Korea on Tuesday to inspect venues for a joint cultural event and a training center for skiers ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 9 Seoul's unification ministry said Monday the 12-memb...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Police buses blamed for worsening fine dust...

Cars, buses, and trucks are often blamed for fine dust that places public health in danger in Korea. Last week, Particulate Matter 2.5 concentrations in air pollution were unusually high and so the first thing the Seoul Metropolitan Government tried to do...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[BREAKING] Chung Hyeon rewrites Korea's tennis history by crushing Djokovic 3:0...

Chung Hyeon produced a huge shock after the 21-year-old Korean defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the round of 16 at the Australian Open, Monday....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Harim owner under harsh spotlight again...

Local chaebol, or family-run conglomerates, have their hands in practically every business in sectors related to their core and expanded operations. It is common to see their owners with multiple titles and seats running the show. Even though some may hav...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Big snow in Seoul; cold snap warning for northern Gyeonggi [PHOTOS]...

As of 4 p.m. 1-3 centimeters had fallen in these areas. About five more centimeters are expected overnight, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)....

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Keep it simple, Mr. Moon...

It's no secret that there is considerable skepticism in Washington, D.C., about the durability of the inter-Korean detente that has led to North Korea agreeing to participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Most U.S. analysts believe that even if ...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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North Korean delegation inspects concert venues in Seoul [PHOTOS]...

A North Korean delegation led by the powerful female head of a national orchestra moved to Seoul on Monday morning from the eastern city of Gangneung, on the second day of their two-day visit to inspect candidate venues for its planned art performances du...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Moon's popularity waning amid rows over North's Olympics participation...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has dropped to almost its lowest level since his inauguration in May, according to the latest poll released Monday. The decline in public support for Moon is largely attributed to controversies over North Korea&...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[Kpop Showcase] JBJ...
 2018-01-22 13:04 

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ID cards no longer needed for domestic air travel...

Koreans will no longer need to possess any form of identification for travel between Gimpo and Jeju Island as of Jan. 29. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Airports Corporation have agreed to install a new identification sys...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Closing in on ex-president...

The prosecution is required to conduct a fair and thorough investigation into allegations that Cheong Wa Dae under former conservative President Lee Myung-bak accepted funds from the state spy agency. Investigators must double down on getting to the botto...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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[Kpop Showcase] KARD...
 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Women outperform men in teacher certification exam...

Women outperformed men by an eight-to-one margin in a state-administered exam used to select teachers for public schools in Seoul, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Monday. The office said 702 people qualified to become teachers at kindergar...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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North Korea ups Masikryong ski resort promotion...

North Korea promoted its Masikryong ski resort through a state propaganda website, Monday, ahead of a visit by a South Korean delegation scheduled to be there today through Thursday....

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