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 2017-09-22 01:55 

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Baseball club to sell commemorative memorabilia for retiring legend... +

South Korean baseball club Samsung Lions said Friday they will start selling commemorative memorabilia for their retiring legend Lee Seung-yuop Friday....

 2017-09-22 01:50 

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Ex-Barca prospects poised to earn S. Korea call-ups for friendlies... +

Two former FC Barcelona prospects are poised to earn South Korea's call-ups after the national football governing body reportedly asked their clubs for their release, an official here said Friday....

 2017-09-22 01:50 

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BOK says efforts under way to use big data in policy... +

South Korea's central bank has been trying to take advantage of big data to glean various kinds of information for policy, a senior official said Friday....

 2017-09-22 01:42 

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PM urges Asian, European economic ministers to fight protectionism, embrace free trade... +

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon urged Asia and European economic ministers Friday to fight protectionism, saying free trade is key to sustainable growth of the world economy....

 2017-09-22 01:37 

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S. Korea calls for united voice against rising protectionism ... +

South Korea's trade minister issued a call Friday for a united front from leading Asian and European economies against protectionist trends and for the promotion of open trade and investment to benefit all sides....

 2017-09-22 01:32 

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N. Korea designated as food-shortage nation again ... +

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has listed North Korea as one of 37 food-shortage nations in need of external assistance, a U.S. broadcaster reported Friday....

 2017-09-22 01:30 

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Renault Samsung's QM6 earns highest score in Euro NCAP crash test... +

Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the local unit of French automaker Renault S.A., said Friday that its QM6 sport-utility vehicle has earned the highest five-star safety score on the Euro NCAP crash test....

 2017-09-22 01:25 

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Actor Jang Keun-suk's fan club to donate exhibit proceeds to charity... +

Actor Jang Keun-suk's fan club will donate the proceeds of its photo exhibition to charity to mark the star's birthday, the actor's PR agency said Friday....

 2017-09-22 01:20 

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New TB patients drop amid gov't strengthening medical staff: KCDC ... +

The number of new tuberculosis (TB) patients dropped slightly in 2016 from the previous year, government data showed Friday, amid the government increasing the number of dedicated doctors and other medical staff charged with treating the contagious disea...

 2017-09-22 01:14 

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S. Korean pro footballers association officially set for operation ... +

South Korea's professional football players' association will officially begin operating after earning the government's approval to become a legal entity, officials here said Friday....

 2017-09-22 00:58 

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Security remains 'top priority' for PyeongChang 2018 amid French boycott talks... +

Safety for all participants remains ...

 2017-09-22 00:57 

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N.K. FM says 'highest-level' actions in Kim's remarks may be H-bomb test in Pacific ... +

North Korea may conduct the most powerful test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean in its possible ...

 2017-09-22 00:55 

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Gov't ethics panel discloses assets of top officials... +

The government ethics panel made public the assets of senior officials, including the ministers of the foreign affairs and finance, Friday, in the second wealth disclosure since the Moon Jae-in administration took office in May....

 2017-09-22 00:46 

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(URGENT) N.K. FM says 'highest-level' actions in Kim's remarks may be H-bomb detonation in Pacific ... +
 2017-09-22 00:42 

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Samsung releases Galaxy Note 8 in Southeast Asia... +

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it released the Galaxy Note 8 phablet in Malaysia and Thailand, tapping deeper into the Southeast Asian market....

 2017-09-22 00:39 

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(2nd LD) N.K. leader warns Trump of 'highest-level' actions over his U.N. speech... +

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to take the ...

 2017-09-22 00:35 

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Gov't to present profit-sharing system between big, small businesses... +

The government said Friday it will soon come up with measures to get big businesses to share profits with subcontractors....

 2017-09-22 00:32 

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Senior N. Korean diplomat to visit Russia for discussion... +

A senior North Korean diplomat in charge of relations with the United States plans to visit Russia next week to discuss security issues, a source said Friday....

 2017-09-22 00:25 

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Seoul stocks open nearly flat on U.S. losses... +

South Korean stocks opened nearly flat Friday following overnight losses in Wall Street....

 2017-09-22 00:19 

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Jang Dong-gun cast for Korean remake of U.S. series 'Suits'... +

Actor Jang Dong-gun will return to the small screen after six years with the Korean remake on KBS 2TV of the popular American TV series ...

 2017-09-22 00:11 

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S. Korea's stock loans on rise nearing record high... +

Investors seem to be preparing for making bets on local stocks with the amount of such stock loans nearing the highest level ever, market data showed Friday....

 2017-09-22 00:03 

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DRAM supply shortage to persist next year: DRAMeXchange... +

The supply of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips is expected to fall short of demand throughout next year, industry data showed Friday, casting a brighter outlook for the performances of South Korean chipmakers....

 2017-09-22 00:01 

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KOSPI 2,404.35 DN 2.15 points (open)... +
 2017-09-22 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 660.60 DN 0.51 points (open)... +
 2017-09-22 00:01 

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Dollar opens at 1,133.0 won UP from 1,132.7 won... +
 2017-09-22 00:00 

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(Yonhap Feature) VR tech expands scope beyond gaming to cover everyday lives... +

When people hear the words ...

 2017-09-21 23:56 

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S. Koreans negative about their health: OECD report... +

Only about one-third of South Koreans think that they are in good shape, despite the country's long life expectancy, an international report showed Friday....

 2017-09-21 23:51 

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Yonhap news advisory for Friday Sept. 22... +

The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-398-3460 (economics), and by email at jjhwang@yna.co...

 2017-09-21 23:49 

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Samsung Group named top 5 influential Asian firms by Forbes... +

U.S.-based business magazine Forbes on Friday named Samsung Group as one of the top five influential companies in Asia, citing its achievements in the tech segment....

 2017-09-21 23:44 

Yonhap News

Debt of self-employed hits 521 tln won... +

Debt incurred by self-employed businesses in South Korea has reached 521 trillion won (US$459 billion) and countermeasures are in the works, a senior official said Friday....

 2017-09-21 22:44 

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(4th LD) Trump announces new sanctions on N. Korea... +

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced new sanctions on North Korea with a focus on isolating individuals and businesses that facilitate the regime's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs....

 2017-09-21 22:42 

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(LEAD) N.K. leader warns Trump of 'highest level' of actions over his U.N. speech... +

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to take the ...

 2017-09-21 22:28 

Korea Joongang Daily

Legislators approve new chief justice for Supreme Court... +

The National Assembly Thursday approved Kim Meong-su as the new chief justice of the Supreme Court, after the ruling party managed to secure crucial votes from the opposition. Voting took place....

 2017-09-21 22:10 

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N.K. foreign minister's U.N. speech postponed to Saturday... +

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho will address the U.N. General Assembly one day later than originally planned, sources said Thursday....

 2017-09-21 22:09 

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N.K. leader warns Trump will pay dearly for 'eccentric words'... +

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned U.S. President Donald Trump will pay dearly for his ...

 2017-09-21 22:01 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Sept. 22)... +

An effort to ease concerns President Moon Jae-in's debut at the United Nations ended without a major hitch. In an address to a General Assembly meeting on Thursday, he underscored the need for ...

 2017-09-21 22:00 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Sept. 22)... +

Moon distractedPresident should stay focused on jobs, national security Former President Lee Myung-bak has emerged at the center of a political controversy for allegedly directing the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to conduct a smear campaign agai...

 2017-09-21 21:56 

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(URGENT) N. Korean leader seriously considering strongest possible response to provocation... +
 2017-09-21 21:53 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Sept. 22)... +

Security team discordDefense minister should not be pressured to avoid offending North Dissension within the new government's national security team is deplorable....

 2017-09-21 21:53 

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

The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Sept. 22....

 2017-09-21 21:50 

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(URGENT) N.K. leader Kim Jong-un warns Trump will pay price for 'absurd remark'... +
 2017-09-21 21:03 

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(3rd LD) Trump announces new sanctions on N. Korea... +

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced new sanctions on North Korea with a focus on isolating individuals and businesses that facilitate the regime's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs....

 2017-09-21 21:00 

Yonhap News

Moon heads home after four-day visit for U.N. meeting, bilateral summits... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in headed home Thursday after a four-day visit here to the United Nations General Assembly where he sought international support for efforts to denuclearize North Korea....

 2017-09-21 21:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) S. Korean football referee gunning for 2018 World Cup appearance... +

South Korea's national football team has qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but there's one other thing the country is looking to achieve: sending its referees to the sport's showpiece event....

 2017-09-21 19:09 

The Korea Times

Samsung shows new TV at London Design Festival ... +

Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it opened exhibition spaces celebrating artistry and design at the London Design Festival, one of the top three worldwide design festivals. Based on the partnership with Saatchi Art, Samsung has created the Frame X S...

 2017-09-21 19:03 

The Korea Times

(364) Saju: Human destiny and facial recognition technology ... +

Can face-reading artificial intelligence read human fate better than traditional face-readers and replace the role of fortunetellers? Many recent articles are reporting about the advances in artificial intelligence (AI). AI has been developed so that it c...

 2017-09-21 18:39 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) Moon, Trump agree to boost military deterrence, put maximum pressure on N. Korea... +

Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump agreed Thursday to expand the deployment of U.S. strategic assets to South Korea and surrounding areas....

 2017-09-21 18:24 

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(3rd LD) Moon, Trump agree to boost military deterrence, put maximum pressure on N. Korea... +

Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump agreed Thursday to expand the deployment of U.S. strategic assets to South Korea and surrounding areas....

 2017-09-21 17:53 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Moon, Trump agree to boost military deterrence, put maximum pressure on N. Korea... +

Presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump agreed Thursday to expand the deployment of U.S. strategic assets to South Korea and surrounding areas....

 2017-09-21 17:41 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Trump announces new order targeting firms doing business with N. Korea... +

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he has signed a new executive order giving the Treasury Department more power to target firms and individuals doing business with North Korea....

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