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 2017-05-30 09:22 

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(2nd LD) Parliamentary panel to adopt hearing report on PM nominee this week... +

A parliamentary panel decided Tuesday to adopt a report on the outcome of its confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon this week, paving the way for a vote on the designate....

 2017-05-30 09:22 

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S. Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung signs with Chinese club... +

South Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung has signed with a Chinese club for next season, her local agency said Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 09:20 

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TV show 'Stranger' deals with prosecutor corruption in minute detail... +

In recent years, there has been a flood of TV shows and movies that deal with corruption by prosecutors, such as ...

 2017-05-30 08:41 

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Moon names four cabinet ministers... +

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday named four lawmakers of the ruling party as cabinet ministers. Rep. Kim Boo-kyum was nominated as the interior minister, Park Soo-hyun....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

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Gov't plans to remove nuclear plants in 40 years... +

The presidential advisory panel for national affairs planning called on the nuclear energy regulator on Monday to confirm its stance on the Moon Jae-in government's position....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kazakhstani leaps from Seoullo 7017 to his death... +

A Kazakhstani man jumped from the Seoullo 7017 overpass and killed himself just nine days after its grand opening as a pedestrian park....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mattis warns war with North could be 'catastrophic'... +

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that, should a diplomatic solution with North Korea fail and lead to military conflict, a war with Pyongyang would result....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

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Moon to add dialogue to sanctions in dealing with N. Korea... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that his new government will use all available means to bring North Korea back to the dialogue table, noting the objective of ongoing international sanctions, too, is to bring the communist state back to ne...

 2017-05-30 08:37 

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Choo calls on Moon's security advisor to rev up diplomacy for peninsular peace... +

The ruling party leader on Tuesday called on President Moon Jae-in's top security advisor to rev up diplomacy to promote peace on the peninsula amid North Korea's unrelenting saber-rattling....

 2017-05-30 08:21 

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(3rd LD) President orders probe into 'undisclosed' entry of THAAD rocket launchers... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday ordered a special probe into what the presidential office called the secret or undisclosed entry of four rocket launchers into the country under the U.S. missile defense program deployed here, the presidentia...

 2017-05-30 08:18 

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S. Korea, Canada agree to work together to denuclearize N. Korea... +

Senior diplomats of South Korea and Canada agreed Tuesday to work together to denuclearize North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said....

 2017-05-30 07:24 

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(LEAD) Seoul stocks down 0.39 pct on profit-taking... +

South Korean stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday as foreign investors and institutions offloaded large-cap stocks in an apparent move to lock in profits. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2017-05-30 07:24 

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(LEAD) Parliamentary panel to adopt hearing report on PM nominee this week... +

A parliamentary panel decided Tuesday to adopt a report on the outcome of its confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon this week, paving the way for a vote on the designate....

 2017-05-30 07:24 

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(2nd LD) President orders probe into 'undisclosed' entry of THAAD rocket launchers... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday ordered a special probe into what the presidential office called the secret or undisclosed entry of four rocket launchers into the country under the U.S. missile defense program deployed here, the presidentia...

 2017-05-30 06:58 

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Veteran forward not hyped up about nat'l football team return... +

Veteran South Korean forward Lee Keun-ho said Tuesday he is not too hyped about his national team return, emphasizing that South Korea's victory in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier is the most important thing....

 2017-05-30 06:50 

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Parliamentary panel to adopt hearing report on PM nominee this week... +

A parliamentary panel decided Tuesday to adopt a report on the outcome of its confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon, paving the way for a vote on the designate this week....

 2017-05-30 06:47 

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(LEAD) President orders investigation into unauthorized rocket launchers under THAAD program... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday ordered a special probe into what the presidential office called the ...

 2017-05-30 06:47 

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Seoul stocks down 0.39 pct on profit-taking... +

South Korean stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday as foreign investors and institutions offloaded large-cap stocks in an apparent move to lock in profits. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar....

 2017-05-30 06:45 

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S. Korea to provide US$199 mln for Sri Lanka tunnel project... +

South Korea will provide US$199 million in loans to support an infrastructure-building project in Sri Lanka, the finance ministry said Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 06:44 

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(News Focus) N. Korea seeks 'carrier-killer' missile amid technical hurdle... +

North Korea asserted Tuesday that it has developed a means to strike moving targets at sea with precision....

 2017-05-30 06:41 

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President orders investigation into unauthorized rocket launchers under THAAD program... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday ordered a special probe into what the presidential office called ...

 2017-05-30 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-5... +
 2017-05-30 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-4... +
 2017-05-30 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-3... +
 2017-05-30 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-2... +
 2017-05-30 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-1... +

Tuesday's closing prices (KRW) of KOSPI 200 stocks traded on the main Korea Stock Exchange....

 2017-05-30 06:32 

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(URGENT) President orders investigation into unauthorized rocket launchers in THAAD program... +
 2017-05-30 06:31 

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Dollar ends at 1,125.1 won UP from 1,121.7 won... +
 2017-05-30 06:31 

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KOSDAQ 649.06 UP 6.08 points (close)... +
 2017-05-30 06:31 

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KOSPI 2,343.68 DN 9.29 points (close)... +
 2017-05-30 06:26 

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S. Korean midfielder eager to prove his talent on nat'l football team ... +

South Korean midfielder Lee Chung-yong said Tuesday he is determined to prove that he is still a player worthy of a place on the national team....

 2017-05-30 06:22 

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Hyundai to unveil new subcompact SUV next month... +

Hyundai Motor Co. said Tuesday it will unveil its brand new subcompact sport utility vehicle (SUV) locally on June 13 as it released a teaser image highlighting the car's low silhouette and wide stance....

 2017-05-30 06:18 

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Maritime minister-nominee vows to revive shipping industry ... +

The maritime minister-nominee said Tuesday he would spare no effort to revive the nation's ailing shipping, port and fisheries sectors if he takes office....

 2017-05-30 06:15 

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Number of China-bound travelers drops 42 pct on THAAD spat: data ... +

The number of South Koreans visiting China shrank by almost half in March-May from a year earlier, data from a major travel agency showed Tuesday, reflecting weak demand amid the ongoing diplomatic row between the neighboring countries....

 2017-05-30 06:11 

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Top court remands case of ex-KT chairman over embezzlement... +

The country's top court on Tuesday remanded the case of a former head of telecom giant KT Corp., who was convicted of running a slush fund and embezzlement....

 2017-05-30 05:55 

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N. Korea moves to send students to study in Russia, China: watcher... +

A North Korean university is moving briskly to send its students abroad to gain advanced knowledge in science, technology, economics and other fields, a North Korea watcher said Tuesday, citing a source in Pyongyang....

 2017-05-30 05:40 

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President Moon welcomes back special envoy to Vatican... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was briefed by his special envoy to the Vatican about his recent meeting with Pope Francis....

 2017-05-30 05:24 

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Gov't to support foreign organizations to promote S. Korea overseas... +

The South Korean government said Tuesday it will sponsor seven foreign private organizations this year in its program to better promote the country abroad....

 2017-05-30 05:14 

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Tighter rules for home loans to apply to all mutual savings institutions ... +

The financial regulator said Tuesday it will apply tighter rules for mortgage loans to all mutual savings institutions starting next month, in the latest step to control fast-growing household debt....

 2017-05-30 05:00 

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Today in Korean history... +

Ewha Womans University is established in Seoul on the initiative of Mary Scranton, an American missionary from the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school's name, Ehwa, was bestowed by Korean Emperor Gojong....

 2017-05-30 04:34 

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Korean action film presold to 136 countries... +

The Korean action film ...

 2017-05-30 04:25 

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Rangers' Choo Shin-soo goes deep, extends on-base streak... +

Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has gone deep for the sixth time this season, while also extending his on-base streak to a dozen games....

 2017-05-30 03:00 

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Many newlywed couples quit jobs after having child: data... +

Many dual-income newlywed couples in South Korea quit a job after having a baby as working moms struggle with raising children, government data showed Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 03:00 

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S. Korean firms' sales in 2016 up on slowdown in oil price decline... +

Combined sales of South Korean companies rose 1.1 percent in 2016 from a year earlier due to a slowdown in the decline in oil prices and a brisk housing market, central bank data showed Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 03:00 

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Rates for household loans inch down in April... +

Bank lending rates on new household loans inched down in April and interest rates paid by banks on new deposits also fell, central bank data showed Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 03:00 

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Regulator to ease capital rules for insurers ahead of global accounting change ... +

South Korea's financial regulator said Tuesday it will relax some capital rules and other technical standards for insurance firms to help them better cope with changes in global accounting rules....

 2017-05-30 02:41 

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Entertainment agency chief convicted of brokering prostitution ... +

South Korea's top court on Tuesday confirmed a 20-month jail term for a chief of a local entertainment agency for brokering prostitution of female celebrities....

 2017-05-30 02:41 

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S. Korean shares down 0.72 pct in late morning trade on profit-taking... +

South Korean stocks traded lower late Tuesday morning as foreign investors and institutions offloaded large-cap stocks in apparent move to lock in profits....

 2017-05-30 02:31 

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S. Korea to send home 6 N. Korean sailors rescued from East Sea... +

South Korea will send home all six North Korean sailors recently rescued from the East Sea in accordance with their free will, a Ministry of Unification official said Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 02:28 

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CJ E&M to set up Turkish unit, begin shooting two film co-productions this year... +

CJ E&M, South Korea's largest content and media company, said on Tuesday it will establish a Turkish unit to make inroads into the local movie market....

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