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 2017-02-20 05:48 

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Banks' exposure to major shipbuilders sharply down ... +

South Korean banks' credit exposure to the country's three major shipbuilding companies was reduced by 5.4 trillion won (US$4.7 billion) in 2016 due to their restructuring efforts, data showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 05:47 

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(2nd LD) (Winter Asiad) Cross-country skier Kim Magnus wins sprint classic gold... +

Cross-country skier Kim Magnus won the men's 1.4-kilometer sprint classic race at the Asian Winter Games on Monday....

 2017-02-20 05:31 

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S. Korean football clubs hunt AFC Champions League title without defending champs... +

Four South Korean football teams will start their road to the top Asian club football title this week in the absence of defending champions....

 2017-02-20 05:30 

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Acting president renews vow to promote startups... +

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday renewed his commitment to promoting startups by expanding financial support, removing onerous regulations and facilitating their entry into overseas markets....

 2017-02-20 05:24 

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Nat'l footall team coach eyes earning World Cup spot before Sept. ... +

South Korea football coach Uli Stielike said Monday he hopes the national team will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup before playing their final qualification match in September....

 2017-02-20 05:00 

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Today in Korean history... +

A vessel from South Korea carrying North Korean prisoners of war arrives in India. The group of 76 prisoners, who were held by southern authorities during the 1950-1953 Korean War, wanted to live somewhere other than Korea after their release. North Kore...

 2017-02-20 04:57 

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(Winter Asiad) Speed skater Cha Min-kyu wins bronze in men's 500m... +

Speed skater Cha Min-kyu won bronze in the men's 500m at the Asian Winter Games here Monday....

 2017-02-20 04:40 

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Bareun Party condemns Moon for joining weekly rally... +

Rep. Yoo Seong-min, a potential presidential candidate from the Bareun Party, on Monday criticized Moon Jae-in, a front-runner hopeful, for joining a weekly anti-government rally and hinting that he will protest the Constitutional Court if it delivers an...

 2017-02-20 04:25 

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(LEAD) (Winter Asiad) Teen cross-country prospect takes another step forward with Asiad title... +

South Korean teen cross-country skiing prospect Kim Magnus took another important step forward with his first Asian Winter Games gold in Sapporo, Japan, on Monday....

 2017-02-20 04:23 

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(LEAD) (Winter Asiad) Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho grabs 2nd gold in Sapporo... +

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho grabbed his second gold medal at the Sapporo Asian Winter Games on Monday....

 2017-02-20 04:09 

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Civic group to hold protest meeting in Japan over Dokdo ... +

Members of a group promoting South Korea's sovereignty over South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo will make a visit to Japan this week to protest against an annual ceremony stressing Tokyo's claim to the islets, the group said Monday....

 2017-02-20 04:05 

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(Winter Asiad) Teen cross-country prospect takes another step forward with Asiad title... +

South Korean teen cross-country skiing prospect Kim Magnus took another important step forward with his first Asian Winter Games gold in Sapporo, Japan, on Monday....

 2017-02-20 03:58 

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(Winter Asiad) Alpine snowboarder Shin Da-hae wins bronze in women's slalom... +

Alpine snowboarder Shin Da-hae won the bronze medal in the women's slalom at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, on Monday....

 2017-02-20 03:56 

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(Winter Asiad) Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho grabs 2nd gold in Sapporo... +

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho grabbed his second gold medal at the Sapporo Asian Winter Games on Monday....

 2017-02-20 03:48 

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(LEAD) (Winter Asiad) Cross-country skier Kim Magnus wins sprint classic gold... +

Cross-country skier Kim Magnus won the men's 1.4-kilometer sprint classic race at the Asian Winter Games on Monday....

 2017-02-20 03:28 

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(Winter Asiad) Cross-country skier Kim Magnus wins sprint classic gold... +

Cross-country skier Kim Magnus won the men's 1.4km sprint classic race at the Asian Winter Games on Monday....

 2017-02-20 03:05 

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S. Korea military on high alert after Kim Jong-nam's death... +

South Korea's military is staying on high alert to counter any provocations by North Korea following the murder of the estranged half brother of the North's leader Kim Jong-un a week ago, the defense ministry said Monday....

 2017-02-20 03:00 

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Scientists discover retina cell related to light sensitivity... +

A group of South Korean medical scientists has discovered a retina cell that responds to light, the science ministry said Monday, a finding that could potentially help the sight of people suffering from severe sensitivity to light....

 2017-02-20 02:42 

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Ruling party to pick presidential candidate in 20 days if Park is ousted... +

South Korea's ruling Liberty Korea Party said Monday that it plans to pick its presidential candidate within 20 days if the Constitutional Court approves the ouster of the president....

 2017-02-20 02:42 

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Large firms cut back on jobs amid slump: data ... +

Large companies in South Korea cut back on their workers last year, government data showed Monday, battered by an industrial downturn in the midst of ongoing restructuring in the manufacturing sector....

 2017-02-20 02:33 

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TWICE releases music video for lead song 'Knock Knock'... +

South Korean girl group TWICE released the music video for its lead song ...

 2017-02-20 02:33 

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Killing of N.K. leader's half brother reveals Pyongyang's brutality: Seoul... +

The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother is a terrorist act that revealed Pyongyang's brutality, South Korea's unification ministry said Monday....

 2017-02-20 02:27 

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(2nd LD) Opposition parties urge acting president to extend independent counsel... +

South Korea's opposition parties on Monday urged the acting president to approve the extension of the independent investigation into a corruption scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye....

 2017-02-20 02:23 

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Stocks edge down in late morning trade... +

South Korean shares traded slightly lower Monday morning amid lingering uncertainties at home and abroad....

 2017-02-20 02:21 

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Finance minister rules out odds of 'April crisis'... +

South Korea's finance minister said Monday that the country has a low possibility of falling into an economic crisis in the coming months despite rising concerns over a slew of financial weak firms and increased currency volatility....

 2017-02-20 02:01 

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The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR)... +

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR) as posted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news and information arm of Yonhap News Agency, at 11:00 a.m....

 2017-02-20 02:00 

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Naver jumps into race of self-driving cars... +

South Korea's top Internet portal operator Naver on Monday became the last to join a race here for the development of self-driving cars after gaining government permission for a road test of its autonomous vehicle....

 2017-02-20 02:00 

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Majority of S. Korean exporters oppose revision to commercial law... +

More than half of exporters in South Korea are against a proposed revision to the commercial law aimed at limiting the power of large shareholders in their respective firms that often comes at the expense of smaller shareholders, a survey showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:57 

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(LEAD) Opposition parties urge acting president to extend independent counsel... +

South Korea's opposition parties on Monday urged the acting president to approve the extension of the independent investigation into a corruption scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye....

 2017-02-20 01:52 

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Ex-commissioner nominated to lead S. Korean football league again... +

South Korea's pro football league said Monday its board of directors nominated former commissioner Kwon Oh-gap to lead the organization again....

 2017-02-20 01:50 

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BTS unveils music video for 'Not Today'... +

South Korean boy group BTS (Bangtan Boys) on Monday revealed the music video for ...

 2017-02-20 01:47 

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Samsung ranked 4th in global semiconductor R&D spending in 2016 ... +

Samsung Electronics Co. was ranked fourth in research and development (R&D) spending by chipmakers last year, according to market data on Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:44 

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People's Party urges Malaysia to demand extradition of suspects from Pyongyang... +

Rep. Park Jie-won, who heads the minor People's Party, on Monday urged the Malaysian government to demand that North Korea extradite the suspects linked to the alleged assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother in order to carry out ...

 2017-02-20 01:33 

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Main opposition urges acting president to extend independent counsel... +

South Korea's main opposition Democratic Party on Monday urged the acting president to approve the extension of the independent investigation into a corruption scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye....

 2017-02-20 01:33 

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Doosan Group turns around in 2016 as affiliates pick up in business... +

Business performance of Doosan Group stood out last year as most of its affiliates closed in the black under the fourth-generation CEO of the group's founding family, market watchers said Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:26 

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S. Korea basks in huge surplus from media content in 2016: data ... +

South Korea's trade surplus in the media content sector surpassed the US$500 million mark for the first time ever last year, on the back of increased overseas sales of popular movies, music and TV drama series, data showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:17 

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7 in 10 listed firms suffer 'earnings shock' in Q4... +

Nearly seven in 10 listed South Korean companies failed to meet market expectations in their fourth-quarter operating profits last year, data showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:15 

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(LEAD) It appears certain NK behind Kim's death: acting president... +

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday said it appears ...

 2017-02-20 01:10 

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Oil-related tax revenue hits record high in 2016... +

Oil-related tax revenue in South Korea reached a record high last year as low oil prices fueled demand for petroleum goods, government data showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:02 

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Hanjin Shipping bondholders face huge losses... +

Bondholders of Hanjin Shipping Co., declared bankrupt last week, are feared to face up to 1.2 trillion won (US$1.05 billion) in losses, industry sources said Monday....

 2017-02-20 01:00 

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(Winter Asiad) Olympic speed skating champion goes after 1st Asiad gold... +

South Korean Olympic speed skating champion Lee Sang-hwa on Tuesday will try to win the one last major title missing in her glowing resume: an Asian Winter Games gold medal....

 2017-02-20 00:58 

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Samsung's reputation in U.S. plunges to 49th: survey ... +

The corporate reputation ranking of Samsung in the eyes of American consumers plunged 42 spots to 49th in 2017, according to an annual survey on Monday....

 2017-02-20 00:56 

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Less than 1 in 5 medical device companies to increase R&D positions: survey... +

Less than one in five South Korean manufacturers of medical supplies and equipment said they plan to increase new research and development (R&D) jobs, a survey showed Monday, despite the government's push to become a global biotech and medical indust...

 2017-02-20 00:38 

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KOSPI's turnover rate down sharply in 2016... +

South Korea's main stock market posted a sharp drop in the share turnover rate in 2016 with the benchmark index stuck in a tight range, data showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 00:35 

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S. Korea's antibiotic use down in 2015, still highest among OECD countries... +

South Korea's consumption of antibiotics edged down in 2015 but remained the highest among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the health ministry said Monday....

 2017-02-20 00:32 

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'New Trial' tops weekend,' hitting 1 mln viewers mark... +

Domestic courtroom drama ...

 2017-02-20 00:29 

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An narrows gap with Moon in opinion poll... +

South Chungcheong Gov. An Hee-jung of the Democratic Party continued to narrow the gap with front-runner Moon Jae-in, the party's former head, in approval ratings among presidential hopefuls, a poll showed Monday....

 2017-02-20 00:21 

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Average age of main stock investors increasing... +

South Korea's stock investors are aging as the younger generation, partly from lack of extra money and disappointing profit rates, shuns active participation, data indicated Monday....

 2017-02-20 00:20 

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Stocks open lower on foreign selling... +

South Korean stocks opened mildly lower on Monday, as foreigners and institutions offloaded shares....

 2017-02-20 00:15 

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Half of new businesses end up going bankrupt within 2 years, statistics show... +

Some 800,000 small businesses open shop annually, but about half of them go bankrupt within two years, statistics showed Monday....

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