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 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Dyson criticized for filing 'futile' lawsuit...

A Seoul court turned down an injunction requested by Dyson seeking to stop ads for a cordless vacuum cleaner of LG Electronics on Wednesday. The British vacuum maker Dyson filed a provisional injunction with the Seoul Central District Court last November,...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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The rise in fine dust in Korea and the collapse of governance...

Koreans have been bombarded over the past few weeks with non-stop news reports about the responses of former presidents Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye to the criminal charges they face for corruption. Although those individuals should be held responsible...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Moon to meet Trump before US-NK summit...

President Moon Jae-in will visit Washington next month for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the planned meeting between the latter and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Moon and Trump are expected to exchange...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Turkish president to visit Seoul next week...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will visit South Korea next week on a state visit that will include a bilateral summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Japan protests summit dessert featuring Dokdo...

Japan has protested South Korea's move to put dessert with a decoration featuring Dokdo on the table for the dinner planned for the upcoming historic inter-Korean summit, a local media reported Wednesday. According to Japan's broadcaster NHK, Kenj...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Dongsuh Foods opens 'Maxim Plant' for coffee aficionados...

Dongsuh Foods is opening a cultural center for coffee lovers where they can find happiness with a cup of coffee....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Mongolia, Singapore on host city shortlist for Trump-Kim summit: report...

"The location could be decided as early as this week," Joongang quoted a government source as saying. "But its announcement could be pushed back at the request of the North till the date and agenda are finalized."...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Revealed: Dishes to be served at historic Moon-Kim dinner [PHOTOS]...

Cheong Wa Dae said the menu was inspired by two former South Korean presidents - Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun - who hosted the two previous inter-Korean summits in 2000 and 2007, and Hyundai Group founder Chung Ju-young, who played a critical role in est...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Korea's childbirths continue to decline in February...

The number of newborns in South Korea dipped again in February, government data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign of the chronic low birthrate that has plagued the Asian country for more than a decade. About 27,500 babies were born in February, down 9....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Balanced budget amend...
 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Adidas upgrades Seoul...
 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Candidates for mayor and education head form alliance...

The Seoul mayor and Seoul superintendent of education's seats are up for grabs in local elections slated for June 13t. Several candidates for Seoul mayor are looking to join hands with candidates for superintendent, creating election alliances....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Ruling party wishes for successful summit...

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) held a rally, Wednesday, to wish for the success of the inter-Korea summit on Friday. "The miracle never comes miraculously. The summit is the fruit of great patience, tears and prayers," DPK Chairwoman R...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Impossible dream? Unification less of a priority as Korean leaders prepare to talk...

The recent detente between North and South Korea has given new life to talk of unification for the two countries divided since the 1950s. It's a term that conjures up visions of the Berlin Wall falling, families reunited and armies disbanded. Both Kor...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Korea to create 100,000 jobs in health sector by 2022...

South Korea aims to create 100,000 new jobs in the bio-health sector by 2022 through robust R&D support that will improve quality of life for many people in the country, the government said Wednesday. Under the plan finalized by a presidential committee, ...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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What to expect from summit...

On Friday morning the world will watch President Moon Jae-in shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the south side of Panmunjeom, probably with broad smiles on their faces....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Man sucked into mammoth vacuum cleaner-style garbage collector...

An engineer died after being sucked into a vacuum cleaner-style automatic garbage collection machine in an apartment complex in Namyang, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The man, 38, identified by his surname Cho, was checking the machine, commercially known a...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Seoul to crack down on plastic waste...

Plastic bags have become a rising crisis in the nation, taking over one third of Seoul's recyclable waste. The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to strengthen crackdowns on stores that hand out free plastic bags after purchase....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Will inter-Korean summit pave way for K-pop landing in North Korea?...

The historic concerts in North Korea early this month featuring South Korean pop stars hinted that its leader Kim Jong-un had listened to K-pop - or is possibly a fan. Kim's unexpected comment "I know Red Velvet," made after he attended the Ap...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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IBK agrees to buy Mitraniaga bank in Indonesia...

Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK), the country's leading lender, will acquire a controlling stake in Indonesia's PT Bank Mitraniaga Tbk....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Thursday, April 26,2018...

Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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North Korea slams US censure on human rights...

North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as "ridiculous", days before leader Kim Jong-un's summit with the South and ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump. The isolated North has been accused of a litany of sta...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Porsche Korea in trouble over emission cheating, falling sales...

Porsche has been suffering from falling sales in Korea over the past year after the German sports car brand was stripped of the rights to sell some of its vehicles for cheating on emissions tests....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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GM, KDB inching closer to reaching deal...

The Korea Development Bank (KDB) and General Motors are likely to conclude negotiations over salvaging the debt-ridden GM Korea after the U.S. carmaker reportedly accepted the state-run bank's demands....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Ssangyong Motor seeks better work-life balance...

PYEONGTAEK, Gyeonggi Province - A Ssangyong Motor factory in this industrial city was busy manufacturing the company's top sport utility vehicles (SUV), Tuesday, regardless of the implementation of the new type of work shift system. Workers, who forso...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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S&P, Moody's cautious over Korea's rating hike...

SINGAPORE _ Global credit ratings agencies said signing a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War won't immediately lead to a change in their sovereign ratings for South Korea....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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FCA Korea focusing on SUVs with new Jeep lineup...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Korea said Wednesday it is coming out with a new Jeep lineup at the brand's exclusive showrooms here for its sport utility vehicle (SUV)-centered strategy in line with the growing popularity of SUVs in Korea. According ...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Foreign reporters to cover inter-Korean summit up close for first time...

In a first for inter-Korean summits, reporters from foreign news outlets will join the official press pool allowed at Friday's summit venue, the border village of Panmunjeom. The United States' Bloomberg, China's Xinhua, Britain's Reuters,...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Kim Jong-un's future lies on the success of summits...

This refers to the interesting article: "Possibilities peak as summits near," by Andrew Salmon, published Tuesday....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Make it great again...
 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Environment ministry seeking to boost recyclability...

The environment ministry has unveiled a system assessing recyclability of products to increase their reuse. Under the three-year initiative from 2018 to 2020, the Ministry of Environment checks deterrents to recycling products when they are discarded and ...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Hanwha's office in Washington...
 2018-04-25 13:15 

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[Experts round-up] Balanced approach needed for inter-Korea summit...

Three days ahead of the third inter-Korea summit, North Korea watchers from Washington and Seoul exchanged their views on the upcoming meeting at an academic forum in Seoul. They called for the need for a balanced approach in dealing with North Korea in t...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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South Korean residents of border village hope for peace ahead of summit [VIDEO]...

South Korean residents of a border village are wishing for lasting peace in their region, ahead of the first summit in a decade between the leaders of the two Koreas....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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DAILY FORTUNE - APRIL 26, 2018...
 2018-04-25 13:15 

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North Korea and US troops...

The presence of American troops in South Korea has long been a pressing problem for North Korea. From Pyongyang's point of view, the U.S. Forces Korea, a legacy of World War II, along with U.S. forces in Okinawa and Guam, are a major security threat....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Man runs 427 kilometers barefooted for success of inter-Korean summit...

A 51-year-old man covered 427 kilometers of cross-country running in 10 days to express his wish for the success of the upcoming inter-Korean summit. And he did it barefooted. Cho Seung-hwan, dubbed "Barefoot man," started running in front of the ...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Hwang Chi-yeul's comeback thrills Chinese fans...

Hwang Chi-yeul unveiled his second mini-album titled "Be Myself" on Tuesday to cement his return to music and thank fans for their unwavering support....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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National pension rate forecast to be raised...

To ensure the smooth management of the National Pension Service, the government conducts a recalculation every five years of the financial earnings and expenses, which is called the The National Pension Service Financial Forecast....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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IT firms offer coding education for children...

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution ushers in a new era of technologies blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, "coding" is emerging as a buzzword. With the government moving to add software education to the school...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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What makes Moon-Kim summit historic...

The two leaders of the rival Koreas will arrive at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday, for the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. The upcoming meeting is historic in many aspects. The two summits respectively in 2000 and 2007 took place...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Nation hoping for successful summit...

The government is seeking to promote the flying of the "unification flag," in the hopes of creating the mood for a successful inter-Korean summit. President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold the summit, Friday, at the borde...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Koreas to hold summit rehearsals Wednesday...

The two Koreas will hold joint rehearsals Wednesday for Friday's summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The rehearsals will be held under the exact same format as the actual summit on Friday. But Cheong Wa Dae has no...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Give up privileges...

It was the "Day of Law" yesterday. When it comes to the law, people must think of our lawmakers whose primary job is to legislate. However, our lawmakers of today are the target of public criticism for being too obsessed with attaining personal an...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Barbara Bush, a no-nonsense first lady...

As matriarch of one of America's political dynasties, Barbara Pierce Bush, who was the wife and mother of presidents, an honor held by only one other first lady, was more than just the woman behind the powerful men in her family....

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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TV shows featuring expats go popular...

A local TV program featuring foreign journalists, consultants and media experts will start airing this Saturday on cable channel tvN under the title "Woegye Tongshin" which translates to "Alien Dispatch." It will be a mixed-language progra...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'...

The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada's deadliest mass killing in decades, left a "cryptic message" on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday. Suspec...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Naver urged to do more to stop opinion-rigging...

The nation's top portal Naver announced a set of measures Wednesday to prevent online public opinion-rigging in the wake of alleged deliberate manipulation of internet comments led by a power blogger in news articles carried out through the web portal...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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Revealed: Historic Moon-Kim summit room [PHOTOS]...

The meeting room's blue carpet stands for peace. The width of the oval table's central part is 2,018 millimeters, representing this year. The backdrop painting is Mount Geumgang, in North Korea, by South Korean painter Shin Jang-sik. The mountain ...

 2018-04-25 13:15 

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What North Korea wants...

What does Kim Jong-un want? One thing: security. He doesn't want to conquer the world. It's impractical: Only one out of every 300 people in the world is North Korean. He doesn't even want to conquer South Korea. It's twice as populous as ...

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