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 2018-08-14 13:42 

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(Asian Games) S. Korean handball coach raises possibility of unified team with N. Korea at future competition...

South Korean women's handball head coach Lee Kye-chung said Tuesday his team and North Korea may join forces at a future competition....

 2018-08-14 13:28 

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(Asian Games) S. Korea blows out Indonesia to open men's basketball title defense...

South Korea blew out Indonesia 104-65 on Tuesday to open its Asian Games men's basketball title defense....

 2018-08-14 13:01 

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(2nd LD) Gov't bans operation of uninspected BMW vehicles...

South Korea on Tuesday issued an order to suspend the operation of all BMW vehicles that have yet to receive safety inspections amid dozens of the German cars catching fire....

 2018-08-14 12:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Expedia sees Korea as testing ground for mobile...

In terms of mobile, Korea is Expedia's most important market, and to attract more users, the company is offering a service that lets people book cheaper hotel stays after ordering plane tickets on....

 2018-08-14 11:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul briefs UN on illegal North Korean coal...

South Korea has submitted a letter to the UN Security Council detailing the results of its recent probe into illegal shipments of North Korean coal, a diplomatic source said on Monday....

 2018-08-14 11:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

BOK official calms worries over Turkey...

Financial unrest in Turkey prompted Korean authorities to calm the market on Tuesday after the country's stock markets tumbled the day before on jittery investor sentiment. Yoon Myun-shik, senior....

 2018-08-14 11:52 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ex-Gov. An Hee-jung acquitted of rape, assault...

Former South Chungcheong Gov. An Hee-jung, the highest-profile suspect in Korea's Me Too movement, was cleared of charges of raping and sexually assaulting his secretary on multiple occasions....

 2018-08-14 11:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

East Asia Peace Forum calls for a swift deal...

Members of East Asia Peace Forum, including former prime ministers and lawmakers, on Tuesday called to expedite a formal declaration of the end of the Korean War in exchange for North Korea....

 2018-08-14 11:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

Military unit reborn with more oversight...

President Moon Jae-in signed an executive order on Tuesday to formally disband the military's controversial Defense Security Command (DSC) and replace it with a new intelligence unit....

 2018-08-14 11:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

Easy mobile payments become $10 billion business...

Mobile payment systems such as Toss and Kakao Pay have grown exponentially and now process more than 12 trillion won ($10.6 billion) in purchases a year. The market is expected to at least....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Local market rebounds from Monday's losses...

Korean stocks on Tuesday rebounded from the previous day's massive losses as worries about the Turkish lira's crash eased. The local currency appreciated against the U.S. dollar....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

NPS took big losses on Korean stocks this year...

The National Pension Service (NPS), amid worries about its accelerating depletion, has lost money on its investments in the Korean stock market this year. According to a study released Monday....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Chicken franchises find ways to raise prices...

Mr. Lee, the owner of a Pelicana Chicken franchise, recently decided to increase the price of all chicken items at his restaurant by 1,000 won ($0.89). "This month, the franchise headquarters....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK's Chey testifies against malicious commenter...

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won visited the Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday to attend a trial against an internet user who uploaded malicious online comments targeting Chey and his live-in....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hyundai Glovis opens train route...

Hyundai Glovis began regular operations of an express cargo train across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway line on Tuesday. According to the logistics arm of Hyundai Motor Group....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Act ties Trump's hands on drawdown of troops...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday in New York signed a defense authorization bill that restricts him from unilaterally reducing the number of American troops in South Korea to below 22,000 military personnel....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon divides with call for duty-free on arrival...

President Moon Jae-in's suggestion on Monday that Korea build duty-free stores at airport arrival terminals is generating mixed reactions from the industry. Large companies aren't thrilled, but....

 2018-08-14 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

A day to honor 'comfort women'...

The South Korean government unveiled a monument at National Mang-Hyang Cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong, on Tuesday to honor women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese....

 2018-08-14 11:48 

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(LEAD) (Asian Games) S. Korea defeats N. Korea in women's handball...

South Korea defeated North Korea 39-22 in women's handball on Tuesday in the first inter-Korean showdown at the 18th Asian Games....

 2018-08-14 10:50 

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(Asian Games) S. Korea defeats N. Korea in women's handball...

South Korea defeated North Korea 39-22 in women's handball on Tuesday in the first inter-Korean showdown at the 18th Asian Games....

 2018-08-14 10:47 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. defense act ties Trump's hands on reducing troops in Korea...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday in New York signed a defense authorization bill that restricts him from unilaterally reducing the number of American troops in South Korea to below 22,000 military personnel. The John S. McCain National Defense Author...

 2018-08-14 10:45 

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Daewoo Shipbuilding Q2 net plunges on base effect...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world's second-biggest shipbuilder by sales, said Tuesday its second-quarter net profit plunged compared to a year earlier due to a lack of one-off gains....

 2018-08-14 10:35 

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N. Korea, U.S. hold latest working-level talks at Panmunjom...

North Korea and the United States held their latest working-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom over the weekend, a diplomatic source said Tuesday, amid news reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the North again....

 2018-08-14 10:12 

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(LEAD) Kumho Tire Q2 net losses widen on FX losses, weak sales...

Kumho Tire Co., the country's second-biggest tiremaker by sales, said Tuesday its second-quarter net losses widened compared to a year earlier due to currency losses and weak sales....

 2018-08-14 10:07 

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(LEAD) Korean Air Q2 net losses widen on fuel costs...

Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's flag carrier, said Tuesday its net losses widened in the second quarter from a year earlier due to higher fuel costs....

 2018-08-14 10:03 

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Lotte Duty Free's operating profit jumps 20-fold in H1...

Hotel Lotte Co. said Tuesday its duty-free arm's operating profit skyrocketed 20-fold in the first half of this year from a year earlier following its withdrawal from Incheon airport and stable sales overseas....

 2018-08-14 09:55 

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S. Korea supplies electricity for liaison office in N. Korea's border city...

South Korea started to supply power to the North Korean border city of Kaesong on Tuesday to prepare for the trial operation of an inter-Korean liaison office there, Seoul officials said Tuesday....

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

Koreas exchange names of separated families ahead of reunions...

South and North Korea have exchanged the final lists of their people who will take part in the planned family reunions later this month, the unification ministry said Saturday....

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

Pirates' Kang Jung-ho to undergo season-ending wrist surgery...

Pittsburgh Pirates' South Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho will undergo season-ending wrist surgery, sources close to the player said Saturday. According to the sources, Kang has recently decided to go under the knife after consulting with the club. It&#...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

A call for true security in a misguided age...

We hear the most contorted and grotesque fairytales about how a handful of billionaires and their sycophants are going to solve the security crisis in Northeast Asia. But the security crisis we keep being reminded of concerns North Korea's nuclear wea...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Pompeo's comments came on ...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

The Korean Cultural Center in Beijing at forefront of soft-power diplomacy...

As we move through the 21st century, within each country's foreign policy, the use of soft power in public diplomacy and cultural diplomacy has been held in great regard. The "power to reign in people's hearts," also known as "soft pow...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

A gold miner's life in Korea in the 1960s (part one)...

Many people might be surprised to know that Korea was once well known for its gold. Gold mines were scattered throughout the country _ especially in the northern part of the peninsula. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many of these mines were ow...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

Duterte says may deploy warship to save Filipino captives in Libya...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy's most modern frigate to waters off Libya in a bid to "save" three Filipinos and a South Korean kidnapped last month from a water plant in the north African country....

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

My life at a Korean law firm (part 30)...

In 2002, two events in Korea resonated noticeably in the Korean immigrant and overseas student community in Melbourne, Australia, where I lived. Both brought groups of Koreans to the streets, one in a happy celebration, the other in an angry and sad demon...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

Lack of fertilizers adds to North Korea agriculture crisis...

North Korea expects a reduced harvest this year, not just because of a drought but because of fertilizers, which are made from petroleum, which is under international sanctions, an expert says....

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation...

China on Friday announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat. The Finance Ministry accused the Trump administration of damaging the globa...

 2018-08-14 09:47 

Korea Times

Trump reply to Kim letter delivered to North Korea FM...

The U.S. State Department says President Donald Trump's reply to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's latest letter has been hand-delivered to the North's top diplomat. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Trump's written response was g...

 2018-08-14 09:44 

Korea Joongang Daily

Former South Chungcheong Gov. An not guilty of rape, sexual assault...

Former South Chungcheong Gov. An Hee-jung, the highest-profile suspect in Korea's Me Too movement, was cleared of charges of raping and sexually assaulting his secretary on multiple occasions Tuesday after a local court ruled there was not enough evid...

 2018-08-14 09:41 

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Kumho Tire Q2 net losses widen to 78.26 bln won...

Kumho Tire Co., the country's second-biggest tiremaker by sales, said Tuesday its second-quarter net losses widened by a considerable margin from a year ago....

 2018-08-14 09:25 

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(2nd LD) Expedia to focus on South Korean market for its mobile innovation...

U.S. online travel company Expedia Group Inc. said Tuesday it will closely review feedback from customers in South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world, to better accommodate the increasing number of travelers using mobile transactions glob...

 2018-08-14 09:14 

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Korean Air Lines continues to suffer losses in Q2 due to fuel costs...

Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's top airline, said Tuesday it continued to suffer losses in the second-quarter as rising oil prices weighed on its profitability....

 2018-08-14 09:03 

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Super Junior-D&E's upcoming album is a step into new genre following intense search...

The absence of long-running Super Junior member Kyuhyun, who is currently serving in the military, left Super Junior fans eagerly waiting for next year, when the boy band will return with the full 11-member lineup....

 2018-08-14 08:22 

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UNC repatriates body of N. Korean resident...

The U.S.-led U.N. Command (UNC) on Tuesday repatriated the body of a North Korean resident that the South Korean Navy picked up near a border island last year, a military source here said....

 2018-08-14 08:01 

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(LEAD) Moon says 'comfort women' issue cannot be resolved diplomatically...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday sought to urge Japan to sincerely apologize to Korean women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military decades ago, saying the issue cannot be resolved diplomatically....

 2018-08-14 08:01 

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(LEAD) 'Along With the Gods 2' tops 10 mln admissions...
 2018-08-14 07:42 

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Next year's budget to be focused on job creation...

South Korea's chief economic policymaker said Tuesday that next year's budget spending will be focused on creating jobs, resolving income inequality and boosting innovative growth....

 2018-08-14 07:40 

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Moon says 'comfort women' issue cannot be resolved diplomatically...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday sought to urge Japan to sincerely apologize to Korean women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military decades ago, saying the issue cannot be resolved diplomatically....

 2018-08-14 07:37 

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(LEAD) Seoul shares end higher on relieved investor sentiment...

South Korean stocks on Tuesday rebounded from the previous day's massive losses as worries about a freefall of the Turkish lira were eased, analysts said. The local currency rose against the U.S. dollar....

 2018-08-14 07:31 

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S. Korean Bond Yields on Aug. 14, 2018...

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