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1 hr ago | Rock Hill Herald

Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia.

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1 hr ago | The Detroit News

Doug Bandow: Washington, it's time to talk to North Korea

North Korea has imprisoned one American since 2012 and announced its intention to try two other U.S. citizens recently arrested for "perpetrating hostile acts."

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3 hrs ago | The Independent

South Korea ferry disaster: Cruise boss found dead

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4 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

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4 hrs ago | Business Times

South Korean builders jump on government stimulus hopes

Daewoo rose as much as 8.6 per cent on the day to 10,200 won, its highest intraday level since early January 2013, lifting the Seoul stock market's construction sector by as much as 2.6 per cent to 781.51 points at one point.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Thanh Nein News

South Korea police: body belongs to fugitive ferry businessman

Coast guard members searched for passengers near the South Korean ferry Sewol that capsized on its way to Jeju island from Incheon, in Jindo on April 17, 2014.

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Suria

S. Korea police confirm body is fugitive...

South Korean police said Tuesday that a body recovered from a field last month has been confirmed as that of Yoo Byung-Eun, a fugitive business tycoon wanted over April's ferry disaster.

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The Fresno Bee

Fresno man gets 3 years in federal prison in money laundering case

A 72-year-old Fresno man was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to money laundering charges.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Body of fugitive South Korea ferry owner reportedly found by police

South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive business tycoon wanted after the Sewol ferry sank in April killing hundreds, a report said on Tuesday.

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RTE.ie

Body found in search for Sewol ferry owner

South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive businessman who owned the Sewol ferry that sank in April killing hundreds.

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Reuters

South Korea police say a body may be ferry-disaster fugitive's

South Korean police are trying to confirm the identity of a body they believe may have been the fugitive head of the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people, a police official told Reuters.

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Wired

A North Korean Architect's Crazy Visions of the Future

These "Mountain Conicals" pile living quarters high to reduce their footprint in the surrounding river beds.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Korean Mud Festival

JULY 18: Festival goers wrestle in the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 18, 2014 in Boryeong, South Korea.

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Yahoo!

Seoul plans to red flag Uber taxi app

South Korea's capital Seoul said Monday it planned to ban the smartphone car-hailing service Uber, saying it raised passenger safety issues and threatened the livelihood of licensed taxi drivers.

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Asia News Network

Koreans suffer from stressful summer vacations

Haeundae Beach, Busan, is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations for Koreans, with up to 700,000 tourists visiting per day during the peak vacation season of August last year.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Xinhuanet

DPRK warns U.S., South Korea against hostile acts

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea warned Sunday that it will take "more deadly retaliatory actions" if the United States and South Korea do not stop their reckless and hostile acts.

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Korea Herald

S. Korean actor Lee Min-ho to go on global 'fan meeting' tour

South Korean actor Lee Min-ho, who is popular at home and in China, will begin a global tour to meet with his fans in September, his management agency said Monday.

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Korea Herald

Could travel alerts crimp Kenya ties?

With a number of high-profile official meetups, including the first joint economic commission in 17 years and three important agreements inked on July 9, South Korea's ties with Kenya are stronger than ever.

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Korea Herald

Opposition party struggles to shore up support for by-elections

The opposition on Sunday said it faced a difficult fight in the July 30 by-elections as ominous opinion surveys and allegations against a key candidate threatened to damage its public image.

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Korea Herald

[Editorial] Bribery scandal

The prosecution, which is investigating an alleged contract killing, is putting the final touches on its preparations for prosecution, as the court-sanctioned detention of the suspects comes to an end.

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