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Local news for Kyonggi-do, South Korea continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

U.S. asks Korea to join sanctions on Russia

A high-ranking U.S. sanctions official asked South Korea Tuesday to join Washington-led efforts to impose tougher sanctions against Russia, sources here said.

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2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Korea to boost ties with Mekong nations

South Korea reached agreement with Thailand and four other Mekong region countries Tuesday to further their diplomatic and economic cooperation, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

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6 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Jung Il-woo reveals passion for Yi Lin and global fans

Actor Jung Il-woo revealed passion for his character Yi Lin of MBC's new historical fantasy drama "The Night Watchman," as well as for his global fans.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Global Voices Online

Seoul Says No to Uber, But Don't Put Down Your Mobile Just Yet

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Channelnewsasia.com

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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The Daily Breeze

Korean reality show aims to undo excessive plastic surgery

The citizens of this hyper-competitive East Asian nation are the most cosmetically enhanced people in the world, going under the knife more per capita than Americans, Italians, Greeks and Brazilians.

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The Independent

South Korea ferry: Six teenage girls who survived Sewol horror...

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KEPR CBS 19

Teens describe narrow escape from sinking Korean ferry

Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.

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Korea Herald

[Super Rich] Buying and selling Korea

The wealth of the superrich can at times appear mindboggling to ordinary people.

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Examiner.com

North Korea tests limits with missile launch in Sea of Japan

MARCH 26: A Man watches a broadcast reporting the North Korean missile launch on March 26, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

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Business Times

Seoul: Stocks close at highest this year, won nearly flat

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index closed up 0.7 per cent at 2,048.81 points, marking its biggest daily gain since July 15. Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said South Korean shares are considerably undervalued compared to the strength of its economy and companies during a televised discussion on Monday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Suria

Student survivors testify in South Korea...

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.

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Chosun Ilbo

Ferry Owner's Son Arrested

The eldest son of fugitive ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon was arrested in a flat south of Seoul on Friday, just four days after forensics finally identified his father's corpse.

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Korea Herald

Envoy celebrates his faith at Ramadan

When most people were likely sound asleep at 3 a.m. on Thursday, Mohammed Chraibi, the Moroccan ambassador here, was starting his day.

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Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] - Uber can do more good than harm for Seoul'

Uber, a fast-growing car-sharing app based out of Silicon Valley, said it can boost a wider range of transportation choices for consumers, and encourage the local cab industry to improve its services and abolish malpractices such as ride refusals and overcharging.

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Korea Herald

USFK chief blasts N.K. missile launches

U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti on Sunday lambasted North Korea for recently launching a series of missiles and rockets in breach of the U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any ballistic missile tests.

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Korea Herald

Embattled elite schools fight to stay open

As far as education is concerned, South Koreans rarely make compromises. Especially when it comes to getting into better colleges, conflicts are bound to intensify, and the ongoing dispute over the planned abolishment of elite schools is a prime example.

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Sydney Morning Herald

A ferry tragedy and the downfall of swindler tycoon Yoo Byung-eun

People watch a TV news broadcast showing images of Yoo Byung-eun on a screen at a Seoul railway station.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Star Online

Odd parts of life in Korea

Though life here can be very convenient, foreigners may find quite a few awkward and absurd things in Korean society.

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The Times of India

Bad science: When 'breakthrough research' turns out to be fraudulent

It is in the nature of scientists to argue over the evidence for or against any important breakthrough.

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