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  1. Jet Asia Airways resolute about clearing imageRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Bangkok Post

    Managing director Chairat Sangchan and Jet Asia Airways staff in front of a Boeing 767-300ER jet aeroplane at Suvarnabhumi airport. The Thai-registered airline is determined to have its safety standards internationally recognised.

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  2. U.S. envoy highlights S. Korean role in TPPRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Korea Herald

    South Korea's global economic network of free trade deals with many other countries will be a strong selling point for participation in a U.S.-led regional trade pact, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the top U.S. envoy to Seoul said Tuesday. "We realize Korea plays a role in the regional economy and has free trade agreements with many countries in the Pacific," Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, said in a Seoul forum.

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  3. Seoul Resumes Fertilizer Aid to N.KoreaRead the original story

    58 min ago | Chosun Ilbo

    The South Korean government on Monday approved civilian fertilizer aid to North Korea for the first time in five years. The aid was halted after the North sank the Navy corvette Cheonan in March 2010.

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  4. Japana s wartime past still a volatile issue as prime minister visits ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    Prime Minister Abe is in the Nation's Capital to discuss a range of economic, security, and global issues, including progress on the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan's expanding role in the Alliance, and climate change. EPA/Pete Marovich / POOL Seventy years after the end of World War II, President Obama will welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House on Tuesday for a state visit to highlight new partnerships on defense and economics with the United States' most durable ally in Asia.

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  5. BOK chief says economy gaining tractionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Korea Herald

    South Korea's top central bank said Tuesday the country's economic recovery is gaining momentum despite external risks but stressed that structural reform is necessary for long-term growth. Bank of Korea data released last week showed that the country's gross domestic product grew 0.8 percent on-quarter in the first three months of the year, up from a 0.3 percent on-quarter gain tallied for the fourth quarter of 2014.

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  6. U.S. understands importance of Japan's history issues: White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Korea Herald

    The United States understands how important Japan's history issues are to other allies in the region, the White House spokesman said Monday, suggesting the issue could be raised during summit talks between President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. White House spokesman Josh Earnest made the remark at a regular briefing in response to a question whether U.S. relations with South Korea would suffer if the U.S. does not put enough pressure on Japan over the country's sexual enslavement of women during World War II.

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  7. N.K. defector calls for Pyongyang's redesignation as terror sponsor, stronger sanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    A North Korean defector-turned-activist said Monday he and other defectors will appeal to the United States to toughen sanctions and relist their former communist homeland as a terrorism sponsor for human rights violations. Kim Seong-min, head of Free North Korea Radio, based in Seoul, made the remark during a news conference to announce action plans for this week's North Korea Freedom Week, an annual set of events aimed at drawing international attention to Pyongyang's rights abuses.

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  8. U.S., Japan announces new defense cooperation guidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    The United States and Japan on Monday announced a new defense cooperation pact designed to significantly expand Japan's military role in the region and beyond amid concern it could be a first step toward a revival of Japanese militarism. The new Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation also attempted to address South Korea's concern about Japan exercising "collective self-defense" around the Korean Peninsula without Seoul's consent, saying the two countries will act "in accordance with international law, including full respect for sovereignty."

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  9. Abe offers no apology for wartime sexual slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered no clear apology Monday for Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean and other Asian women, sticking to a previous vague statement on the issue that has stymied Tokyo's relations with Seoul. "When it comes to the comfort women issue, my heart aches when I think about those people who were victimized by human trafficking and who were subject to immeasurable pain and suffering beyond description," Abe said during a visit to Harvard University in Boston.

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  10. New 'Urban Geode' Faux Crystal Street Art Installations by Paige SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Laughing Squid

    ... luding Istanbul and San Francisco. She has also invited artists, from as afar afield as Amman, Jordan and Seoul, South Korea, to install geodes in their cities. Some of Smith's most recent installations can be viewed on her Instagram account .

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  11. Korean chicken franchise hits U.S. sports stadiumsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | English Dong-A

    Korean chicken franchise hits U.S. sports stadiums . APRIL 28, 2015 07:17. . Korean chicken will hit U.S. sports stadiums, home to "fried chicken."

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  12. Festival held to mark 100th anniversary for 8 Korean writersRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | English Dong-A

    Festival held to mark 100th anniversary for 8 Korean writers . APRIL 28, 2015 07:17.

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  13. S. Korea-Japan rivalry may spill into Abe's Congress speechRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    WHEN Prime Minister Shinzo Abe becomes the first Japanese leader to address a joint session of the US Congress tomorrow evening in Washington, his objective will be convincing Americans of the need for a more proactive and can-do Japan in Asia. This is no easy feat in a year marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of imperial Japan to end World War II, and Mr Abe will want to offer remorse for the past but also focus on Japan's enormous contribution to the rebuilding of East Asia after the war.

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  14. Will Apple Watch be able to finally knock out Samsung?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The China Post

    The Korea Herald/Asia News Network-- The smart watch hype is at its peak as two of the world's largest tech giants and archrivals - Samsung Electronics and Apple - step up their efforts to gain the upper-hand in a new round in a battle for the wrist. The first wearable device by Cupertino-based Apple landed in stores in nine global markets including the U.S., Australia, and Hong Kong on Friday.

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  15. Academics warn China will dominate region without USRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    China will dominate the western Pacific and eastern Asia in just 20 years if Washington draws down its presence in the region, according to a study that was carried out for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The report, which was released immediately before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe departed on a state visit to Washington, suggests that Japan should emphasise the importance of the US retaining a significant Asia-Pacific capability, both to the US government and other allied nations in the region.

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  16. 'Parts Unknown': KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | CNN

    Anthony Bourdain meets with his friend and colleague Nari Kye at Garak Market in Seoul, South Korea. The eating stalls at the fish market are just the way Tony and Nari like it: full of wet floors, shouting servers, self-service soju and still wriggling seafood.

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  17. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' storms overseas box officeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Like the megalomaniacal android for which it's named, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" embarked on a bid for world domination over the weekend. Opening in 44 international markets, Marvel's latest superhero team-up grossed a staggering $200.2 million and became the No.

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  18. Human rights advocates speak out on Gloria Steinem's Korea DMZ walkRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | UPI

    An international women's peace walk through the Korean peninsula's forbidden demilitarized zone is under criticism from human rights advocates. The May 24 walk includes Nobel laureates, disarmament activists and U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem .

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  19. Battered Park accepts PM resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The China Post

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday accepted the resignation of her prime minister over a widening bribery scandal that has tainted senior members of her faltering administration. Park was on a four-nation tour of South America when Lee Wan-koo offered to step down.

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  20. Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit NepalRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

    Bigyan Bhandari, a 28-year-old Nepalese who works at a Nepalese restaurant run by K.P. Sitoula, uses his smartphone to call his wife in Kathmandu during an interview in Seoul, South Korea Monday, April 27, 2015.

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