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 2017-11-18 10:02 

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(2nd LD) Memorial service held for 5 missing victims of ferry sinking... +

Families of five missing victims of the 2014 ferry sinking held a joint memorial service on Saturday after their bodies could not be recovered despite months-long search....

 2017-11-18 08:56 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) S. Korea collects four medals at Short Track World Cup... +

Host South Korea collected four medals at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on Saturday....

 2017-11-18 08:53 

Yonhap News

With World Cup victory, British short tracker Christie fires warning shot at competition... +

By her own admission, British star Elise Christie was far from 100 percent when she arrived in Seoul for the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating this week. But you wouldn't have known that if you saw her skate here o...

 2017-11-18 08:06 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korea collects three medals at Short Track World Cup... +

Host South Korea collected three medals at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on Saturday....

 2017-11-18 07:17 

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(LEAD) Memorial service held for 5 missing victims of ferry sinking... +

Families of five missing victims of the 2014 ferry sinking held a joint memorial service on Saturday after their bodies could not be recovered despite months-long search....

 2017-11-18 06:44 

Yonhap News

S. Korea collects two medals at Short Track World Cup... +

Host South Korea collected two medals at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on Saturday....

 2017-11-18 06:43 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Avian influenza detected in southern S. Korea... +

The South Korean government said Saturday the avian influenza (AI) virus has been detected at a poultry farm operated by a local conglomerate located in the southern part of the country....

 2017-11-18 05:41 

Yonhap News

Avian influenza detected in southern S. Korea... +

The South Korean government said Saturday the avian influenza (AI) virus has been detected at a poultry farm operated by a local conglomerate located in the southern part of the country....

 2017-11-18 05:24 

Yonhap News

Memorial hall for comfort women opens in Gwangju... +

A memorial and exhibition hall for Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II opened near Seoul on Saturday after nearly two years of construction, officials said....

 2017-11-18 05:23 

Yonhap News

Funeral held for 5 missing victims of ferry sinking... +

Families of five missing victims of the 2014 ferry sinking held a joint funeral service on Saturday after their bodies could not be recovered despite months-long search....

 2017-11-18 05:00 

Yonhap News

Today in Korean history... +

Joseon Dynasty naval commander Yi Sun-sin dies during a battle with Japanese invaders in the southern sea. The admiral of the Korean fleet led the fight against Japanese invaders with his innovative ...

 2017-11-18 02:44 

Yonhap News

Injuries and facility damage rise in quake-hit Pohang area... +

The number of victims injured by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that hit South Korea's southeast earlier this week rose to 80, authorities said Saturday....

 2017-11-18 02:25 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) China special envoy stresses steady development of friendly ties with N.K.... +

A Chinese special envoy has stressed an important of ...

 2017-11-18 02:11 

Yonhap News

7 in 10 buildings and houses in Seoul prone to earthquake... +

Only three out of 10 Seoul buildings subject to earthquake-related regulations have seismic-resistant design, data from the metropolitan government showed Saturday....

 2017-11-18 02:02 

Yonhap News

Sharp growth of tech-heavy KOSDAQ market casts woe about bubble... +

South Korea's secondary bourse has posted sharp growth on hope for government policies rather than listed firms' financial health, raising concerns about a possible bubble, analysts said Saturday....

 2017-11-18 01:00 

Yonhap News

KOSPI forecast to move within tight range next week... +

Seoul shares are expected to move in a tight range next week as investors remain guarded amid the rising odds of Federal Reserve's interest rate hike and uncertainties over the U.S. tax reform plan, analysts said Saturday....

 2017-11-18 00:55 

Yonhap News

China stresses steady development of friendly ties with N.K.... +

A Chinese special envoy has stressed an important of ...

 2017-11-18 00:15 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Nov. 18)... +

Real and ideal Some side effects from a sudden spike in the minimum wage have begun to surface. The move, as a part of the government agenda to increase wages for low-income workers, ended up aggravating their conditions by depriving them of jobs. Accor...

 2017-11-18 00:15 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Nov. 18)... +

Postponed exam Delaying college entrance test shows priority on safety Following a 5.4-magnitude quake in Pohang Wednesday, the education ministry announced it will postpone the College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT), which had been scheduled for Thur...

 2017-11-18 00:15 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Nov. 18)... +

both government and the people -- to prepare for worse to come. Priorities should be set fast and actions should be taken accordingly....

 2017-11-18 00:15 

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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers... +

The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Nov. 18....

 2017-11-18 00:05 

Yonhap News

Trump asked if S. Korean factories can be moved to U.S.: politician... +

While circling the sky near the inter-Korean border last week, U.S. President Donald Trump posed a question that later took the leader of South Korea's ruling party by surprise....

 2017-11-17 22:53 

The Korea Times

Military option should not be off the table... +

The United States and South Korea should not take a military option off the table because doing so will weaken diplomatic options, according to Tara O, an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies).She believ...

 2017-11-17 21:46 

The Korea Times

Choi Soon-sil to stay in jail longer... +

A court in Seoul approved on Friday an extended arrest warrant for Choi Soon-sil, former President Park Geun-hye's confidant who is on trial for corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court did the same for An Chong-bum, a former presidential ...

 2017-11-17 21:42 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's ruling party leader urges N. Korea to join PyeongChang Olympics... +

South Korea's ruling party leader urged North Korea Friday to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next year....

 2017-11-17 19:43 

The Korea Times

'The most important thing when falling down is to get back up'... +

Park Jong-hyun, 45, the oldest among 55 people who passed the last state-administered bar exam, said the most important thing when falling down is to get back up. The Hanyang University graduate spent 15 years preparing for the exam, which had been the on...

 2017-11-17 19:42 

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S. Korea's ruling party leader hopes for stronger biz ties with U.S.... +

South Korea's ruling party leader on Friday expressed hope for stronger economic ties with the United States as the countries negotiate amendments to their bilateral trade deal....

 2017-11-17 18:38 

The Korea Times

Tailored approach needed for ASEAN... +

SINGAPORE - President Moon Jae-in ended his first eight-day trip to Southeast Asia last week. Overall, it was fruitful in that the tour has laid the foundation for South Korea to diversify its diplomatic horizon beyond the four great powers - the United S...

 2017-11-17 18:22 

Yonhap News

Tillerson urges African nations to isolate N. Korea... +

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea over its nuclear weapons program....

 2017-11-17 18:10 

The Korea Times

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017... +

Today is Saturday, November 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year....

 2017-11-17 18:02 

The Korea Times

Sweeping problems under the rug... +

Behind a problem child there are always problem parents, my counselor friend told me. Traditional Korean custom, as far as I remember, was to hide a family member with mental or psychological problems from society. Those handicapped or mentally-troubled m...

 2017-11-17 17:54 

The Korea Times

Little sisters of the poor... +

"Let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth." (1Jn 3:18) Under this catchphrase, Pope Francis proclaimed the first world day of the poor on Nov 19. The concerns and the service for the poor have been continued throughout the missi...

 2017-11-17 17:49 

The Korea Times

Flawed US weapon sale pitch... +

During his recent visit to Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump boasted that U.S. weapons are the world's best and he had Korea ordering them worth billions of dollars. There are two questions as to his boast: 1) Did he take credit for the deals made by...

 2017-11-17 17:44 

The Korea Times

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control... +

Long-standing Saudi efforts to dominate the pan-Arab media landscape appear to have moved into high gear with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's purge that targeted members of the ruling Al Saud family as well as prominent businessmen, including at le...

 2017-11-17 17:42 

The Korea Times

A muddled message in Asia... +

As he nears the end of a grueling tour of Asia, President Donald Trump is receiving praise for avoiding the sort of insulting and confrontational language that so often has exasperated his foreign-policy advisors and alarmed U.S. allies. That is admittedl...

 2017-11-17 16:16 

The Korea Times

World Orchestra Series opens in Daegu... +

The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Daegu on Nov. 26 as part of the World Orchestra Series, an orchestra festival that will last until next month....

 2017-11-17 15:53 

Korea Herald

Avian influenza detected in southern S. Korea... +

The South Korean government said Saturday the avian influenza (AI) virus has been detected at a poultry farm operated by...

 2017-11-17 15:51 

Korea Herald

Memorial hall for comfort women opens in Gwangju... +

A memorial and exhibition hall for Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II opene...

 2017-11-17 15:49 

Korea Herald

Funeral held for 5 missing victims of ferry sinking... +

Families of five missing victims of the 2014 ferry sinking held a joint funeral service on Saturday after their bodies c...

 2017-11-17 15:49 

KBS World

Exports Top $500 Bn in the Fastest Time... +

[Economy] : Government data show South Korea's cumulative exports so far this year as of Friday are tentatively tallied at over 500 billion dollars....

 2017-11-17 15:34 

KBS World

Reuters: N. Korea Rules out Negotiations on Nukes... +

[International] : Reuters reported Friday that North Korea has ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue....

 2017-11-17 15:27 

Korea Herald

Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban... +

President Donald Trump said Friday he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabw...

 2017-11-17 15:26 

The Korea Times

Moon's former secretary to be quizzed over graft scandal next week... +

Prosecutors said Friday that they will summon Jun Byung-hun, former senior presidential secretary for political affairs, next week as a suspect in a probe into a graft scandal involving his two former aides. Jun will face the prosecutors' investigatio...

 2017-11-17 15:07 

KBS World

Choo Urges N. Korea to Join PyeongChang Olympics... +

[Inter-Korea] : Ruling Democratic Party chairwoman Choo Mi-ae has asked for Washington's cooperation in bringing North Korea to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2017-11-17 14:50 

KBS World

Growth in Food Prices Among Highest in OECD This Yr... +

[Economy] : The increase in prices at grocery stores in South Korea has ranked the country among the top of the OECD for the third consecutive quarter....

 2017-11-17 14:41 

KBS World

US Developing New Missile 3 Times the Current Range... +

[International] : The U.S. Army plans to produce a high-tech, long-range rocket designed to destroy targets up to 500 kilometers away, nearly three times the range of existing weapons....

 2017-11-17 14:36 

The Korea Times

Field narrowing for Daewoo E&C bidders... +

The field has narrowed to a handful of players seeking to acquire a controlling stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction (E&C) from the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), financial industry sources familiar with the issue said Friday.They are Hoban...

 2017-11-17 14:25 

Korea Herald

Injuries and facility damage rise in quake-hit Pohang area... +

The number of victims injured by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that hit South Korea's southeast earlier this week rose to 8...

 2017-11-17 14:24 

KBS World

IOC to Decide Russia's Olympic Participation on Dec. 5... +

[Sports] : The International Olympic Committee said Friday that its executive board will decide on December fifth whether to allow Russia's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2017-11-17 14:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon's former secretary to be summoned... +

Prosecutors will question Jun Byung-hun, the senior presidential secretary for political affairs, on Monday as a suspect in a bribery case involving his two former aides....

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