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11 hrs ago | Korea Herald

General quits over disorderly conduct

First Army Commander Gen. Shin Hyeon-don resigned Tuesday amid controversy over his "disorderly" behavior damaging to the military's image in June, the Ministry of National Defense said.

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15 hrs ago | The Hill

US faces pressure internationally to lift oil export ban

The United States is under mounting pressure from South Korea and Mexico to lift its decades-old ban on crude oil exports.

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Related Topix: Joe Barton, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

19 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Park orders integrated underground maps

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday directed her government to draw up an integrated map of the country's underground structures amid growing concerns over the occurrence of sinkholes in Seoul and other parts of the country.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Bloomberg

Starbucks Rehires 100 South Korean Moms as Park Battles Demographic Drag

When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun Sung tried to re-join South Korea's workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Starbucks, South Korea, World News

Korea Herald

Seoul firm on North Korea sanctions

The Park Geun-hye administration is not yet considering lifting a set of tough sanctions on North Korea, an official said Monday, dismissing media reports of a possible shift in Seoul's policy.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea, Lee Myung-bak

Korea Herald

South Sudanese mayor thanks Park for humanitarian aid

A South Sudanese city mayor has sent a thank-you note to South Korean President Park Geun-hye for Korean troops' reconstruction efforts in the war-torn African region, the defense ministry here said Monday.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan

Korea Herald

Park urges labor compromise

President Park Geun-hye requested representatives of labor and management on Monday to compromise on contentious labor issues through dialogue, stressing that a stable relationship between the two was crucial for the nation's economic growth.

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Korea Herald

Park urges labor-management compromise amid looming strike

President Park Geun-hye called Monday for a compromise between labor and management to try to find a way that benefits the two sides amid a looming strike that could disrupt South Korea's financial sector.

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Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Korea Herald

Assembly session to begin amid standoff over Sewol

The National Assembly is set to begin its 100-day regular session on Sept. 1 to deliberate the passage of bills that have been piling up for months and to strengthen monitoring of the government.

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Korea Herald

Japan's collective self-defense won't lead to military action in S. Korea: Tokyo official

Japan's strengthened defense capabilities will not lead to an unauthorized military landing in South Korea, a Japanese foreign ministry official said, addressing neighboring countries' concerns over his country's recent rearmament moves.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

English Dong-A

Local government leaders threaten 'welfare default'

Local government leaders threaten 'welfare default' . AUGUST 30, 2014 04:17. . On Thursday, 226 mayors, and ward and county office heads across the country issued a statement suggesting, 'Welfare expenses including the basic pension and subsides for childcare costs are overburdening their budgets, and the central government is urged to devise ... (more)

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Thanh Nein News

Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry ''Sewol'' which sank at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Forbes.com

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, Russia,...

I have reported from Asia since covering the "Year of Living Dangerously" in Indonesia, 1965-66, and the war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the late 1960s-early 1970s for newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the old Washington Star.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea, US Military, US Navy,

English Dong-A

Chinese Shaner Hospital drops business in Korea

Chinese Shaner Hospital drops business in Korea . AUGUST 30, 2014 03:42. . Chinese Shaner Hospital, Korea's first for-profit foreign hospital candidate which sparked controversy over profit-seeking hospital establishmentl in Korea, is reported to drop its business in Korea before Aug. 12 when the government announced to approve the business.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News

Hollywood Reporter

DreamWorks Animation Inks Co-Production Deal With Makers of 'The Legend of Korra'

DreamWorks Animation will co-produce a series of TV cartoons with South Korea's Studio Mir, which is best known for the popular cable TV animation The Legend of Korra .

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The Legend of Korra

Korea Herald

[Weekender] Korea struggling with aging

South Korea's population is rapidly aging, but the government appears to lack policies to deal with the demographic change.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Social Security, Personal Finance, National University

Reuters

Captain of doomed South Korea ferry says lack of checks was customary: Yonhap

The captain of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea's worst maritime accident in decades told a court on Friday he was just following established practice in not making safety checks before the vessel set off, Yonhap news agency reported.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News,

Iol.co.za

Korean cash hoarders face 10% tax charge

FOR a supposed conservative, South Korean President Park Geun Hye is considering a shocking proposal - taxing companies for having too much money.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

English Dong-A

Absolute evala uation of CSAT English could be shortsighted decision

Absolute evaluation of CSAT English could be shortsighted decision . AUGUST 29, 2014 04:10.

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English Dong-A

Pres. Park visits flood-hit Busan to console victims

Pres. Park visits flood-hit Busan to console victims . AUGUST 29, 2014 03:17. . President Park Geun-hye on Thursday visited Busan area that was hit by flash floods following heavy rain on Monday.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

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