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  1. Korean currency evolves over millenniumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Korea Herald

    King Sejong, whose portrait is printed on South Korea's 10,000 won banknote, was a key figure of the 15th century in the Joseon era . Other historical figures on the three other denominated bills and the 100 won coin lived during the 16th century.

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  2. South Korea island plans cruise trips to North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | UPI

    Cruises to North Korea that depart from the South Korean island of Jeju may be drawing closer to reality, and the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could be involved in the project. The South Korean chairman of the Jeju Cruise Industry Association said Thursday a new "Peace Cruise Line" could include the North Korean port cities of Nampo, Wonsan, Rajin and Sonbong as stopovers, Yonhap reported.

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  3. Seoul eyes 2016 fiscal expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Korea Herald

    The ruling Saenuri Party and the Finance Ministry on Thursday reached a consensus to push an expansionary fiscal policy next year to stimulate the economy. They also agreed to expand military expenses to bolster countermeasures against possible provocations of North Korea.

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  4. S. Korea to hike military budget to boost readinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Korea Herald

    South Korea will sharply increase its military budget for 2016 to enhance the readiness of its armed forces against North Korean threats, the top economic policymaker said Thursday. In a meeting with lawmakers from the ruling Saenuri Party in Seoul, Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said the latest standoff with North Korea highlights the need to strengthen the combat readiness of troops near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas, as well as to cope with the threat posed by Pyongyang's submarines.

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  5. The latest set of tensions on the Korean peninsula-update 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Examiner.com

    Yesterday we wrote that: Another example of North Korea 's bluff strategy is currently playing out on the Korean peninsula. North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korea's troops to be on a war footing as tensions with South Korea escalate.

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  6. North Korea: Live updates as Kim Jong-un declares 'state of war' against the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Daily Record

    The crazed dictator told his troops to be 'fully ready for war', as the deadline for South Korea to meet his demands passes This video - shared by One Young World - shows an incredible, emotional speech from Yeomni Park discussing her quest for freedom as she escaped from North Korea. The North's Korean Central News Agency said in an English-language release: "The Korean People's Army front-line large combined units entered into a wartime state all at once, fully armed to launch surprise operations, and wound up their preparedness for action."

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  7. KORAIL chief calls for Seoul to lead inter-Korean railwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Korea Herald

    As KORAIL president and chief executive, Choi Yeon-hye was sedate, soft-spoken and well versed in the intricate web of railroad technologies, as well as the industry's inner workings, brandishing her 20-odd years of expertise as a "railman." Touching on a now-severed inter-Korean railway and the ongoing program to rebuild its southern section, however, she appeared resolute and principled.

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  8. North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving KimRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Channelnewsasia.com

    His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sitting in an airplane as he guides a flight drill for the inspection of airmen of the Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force.

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  9. Panel denies president's suggestion of N.K. upheavalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Korea Herald

    A presidential panel for Korean unification Tuesday denied a recent report that President Park Geun-hye had suggested a possible unification of the two Koreas next year by indicating a sign of sudden changes in North Korea. "The president that day was requesting the panel to be better prepared for the unification because no one can predict when it could actually happen," said the presidential committee for unification preparation in a statement.

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  10. North Korea airport includes runway for Kim Jong Un's exclusive useRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | UPI

    North Korea 's Kalma Airport completed an expansion in July to accommodate up to 12 planes, according to an analysis of recent satellite images of the reclusive country. Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, who used the aerial images in his analysis, told Radio Free Asia on Friday the airport in North Korea's port city of Wonsan was rebuilt to extend runways by 3,500 meters, Yonhap reported.

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  11. Landmines in the Dream Making ZoneRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Marmot's Hole

    On August 4, two South Korean soldiers who were patrolling the DMZ lost their legs by landmines , which North Korea surreptitiously buried right near the gate through which the South Korean soldiers would enter the DMZ. This serious provocation by North Korea was reported immediately to the Blue House .

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  12. N.Korean General Behind Cheonan Sinking PromotedRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Chosun Ilbo

    Kim Yong-chol, the chief of North Korea's General Bureau of Reconnaissance, has been promoted back to four-star general. Kim is believed to have been the mastermind behind torpedoing the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan in 2010.

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  13. North Korea Wants You to Invest in Its BeerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Men's Journal

    A heads up to all the business-minded beer lovers out there: North Korea needs you. The once-communist nation announced Monday that it's looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to bankroll a new brewery in eastern coastal town of Wonsan.

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  14. Comrade capitalism: North Korea seeks investors for breweryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Reuters

    For the boldest frontier market investor: North Korea is looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions. The isolated country recently announced more than 100 separate projects seeking foreign investment in the Wonsan-Kumgang Development Zone, a mountainous region where leader Kim keeps palaces and a summer residence.

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  15. Comrade capitalism: North Korea seeks investors for breweryRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | Reuters

    Aug 10 For the boldest frontier market investor: North Korea is looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions. The isolated country recently announced more than 100 separate projects seeking foreign investment in the Wonsan-Kumgang Development Zone, a mountainous region where leader Kim keeps palaces and a summer residence.

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  16. New train tour of North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | CNN

    What's the worst reaction you could possibly get when you tell your friends you're going to North Korea ? A Beijing-based tour company specializing in North Korea tours is giving travelers a chance to earn new bragging rights by offering a rare train journey that goes far beyond the country's "already exposed" capital. Koryo Tours' 11-day train tour, dubbed "Eastern Adventure by Rail," departs October 2 from Pyongyang and includes stops at Mt.

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  17. S. Korea urges DPRK to join in reconciliatory road with courageRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Xinhuanet

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to join in a reconciliatory road with courage by participating in a railway project to link the two Koreas as far as to Europe through Russia's Trans-Siberian railway. Park made the comments at a ground-breaking ceremony in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province near the inter-Korean land border, to restore the South section of an inter-Korean railroad that linked Seoul to the DPRK's eastern city of Wonsan in the past.

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  18. Park urges N. Korea to embrace reform and opennessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Korea Herald

    President Park Geun-hye urged North Korea Wednesday to embrace reform and openness amid a rare sign of thaw on the divided Korean Peninsula. "I hope that North Korea will build a future for co-prosperity and development by opening its doors and choosing the path of change," Park said in a ceremony in Cheorwon, a county near the border with North Korea.

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  19. Work to begin on railroad that connected the two KoreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | UPI

    The 139-mile Gyeongwon Railroad, built in 1914, once ran from Seoul to the North Korean port city of Wonsan and was primarily used for freight transport, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The train tracks that connected the two cities were shattered during the 1950-53 Korean War and abandoned for decades, but Seoul said it is rebuilding segments of the line on the South Korea side in hopes of laying a foundation for unification.

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  20. British photographer captures life inside North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Korea Herald

    Life inside the reclusive North Korean society has remained a mystery to the people outside. To many, the society poses a grim picture with horrific tales of labor camps and the totalitarian regime's surveillance of civilians, as told by defectors.

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