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Runaway ostrich spotted on South Korean highway
DANGJIN (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An ostrich was rescued from a highway on Tuesday (Oct 17). According to the fire and disaster management agency in South Chungcheong Province, a driver reported that an ostrich was running on Seohae Grand Bridge, a major artery connecting the cities of Dangjin and Pyeongtaek. Highway patrol units and firefighters dispatched to the scene rescued the ostrich in around 20 minutes   Read More ...
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North Korea warns US faces 'unimaginable' strike if it continues military drills with South Korea
North Korea has upped its war talk once again, warning the United States it faces an "unimaginable" military strike. The Kim Jong-un regime was reacting to the continued drills being carried out by the US and South Korea in the region. Next week the allies will carry out Courageous Channel in which Americans in the area will practice being evacuated in the event of a "crisis"   Read More ...
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Tags: Military |  Military drills | 
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South Korean envoy glad for military ships visit to Kuwait - Kuwait Times
South Korean envoy glad for military ships visit to Kuwait Korean cultural performance at Jaber Al-Ahmad Center. KUWAIT: South Korea’s Ambassador to Kuwait Yoo Yeonchul on Tuesday said that he was happy for the visit of the two Korean ships to the country. “I am quite pleased to see that the two Korean military ships, Destroyer Kang Gam Chan accompanied by the support military vessel Hwanchun, visited the Shuwaikh port of Kuwait” this week, he said   Read More ...
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U.S. expert accuses China of 'weaponizing' N. Korea
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- China has helped build North Korea's ballistic missile program by providing important military equipment and technology, a U.S. expert claimed Wednesday. In an interview on Fox Business, Gordon Chang, an East Asia security expert, said Chinese President Xi Jinping has been "fueling" the regime in Pyongyang with transfers of "very important" weapons, equipment and technology. "They're weaponizing the North," he said, citing the ballistic missile program in particular   Read More ...
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Porsche, Nissan to recall vehicles over fuel pump, air bags
SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- Porsche and Nissan will recall vehicles sold in South Korea to replace faulty parts in the fuel filter caps and air bags, the transport ministry said Thursday. Porsche Korea, the local importer and distributor of the German automaker, said it will recall 374 Cayenne models from the 2002-2006 model years to fix problems in the fuel pump filter starting from Nov   Read More ...
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Tags: Fuel |  Vehicle Manufacturers |  Nissan |  Porsche | 
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(LEAD) Premier slugger lives up to billing in breakout performance
(ATTN: ADDS comments) By Yoo Jee-ho. SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- One of South Korean baseball's premier sluggers lived up to his billing in a breakout postseason performance on Wednesday. Kim Jae-hwan of the Doosan Bears crushed a pair of three-run bombs, helping his club to a 17-7 victory over the NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) postseason   Read More ...
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(LEAD) Doosan Bears win slugfest to even baseball postseason series
(ATTN: ADDS comments, details) By Yoo Jee-ho. SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- The Doosan Bears beat up on the NC Dinos 17-7 to even their Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) postseason series at one game apiece on Wednesday, prevailing in a slugfest for the ages. Doosan's designated hitter Choi Joo-hwan pounded a go-ahead grand slam in the eight-run sixth inning at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, and cleanup Kim Jae-hwan crushed a pair of three-run jacks in the wild affair   Read More ...
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Financial regulator owns four houses
There is a heated debate over levying more taxes on those who own multiple homes in a bid to control Korea's soaring real estate prices. But the country's leaders seem not to care about it. Data showed Wednesday that four out of 10 senior government officials own two or more homes. Also, 55 percent of lawmakers own more than one home   Read More ...
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LG Chem launches combination drug for diabetes, dyslipidemia
LG Chem said Wednesday it has launched Zemiro, a drug treating diabetes and dyslipidemia simultaneously. Dyslipidemia is a disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, including lipoprotein overproduction or deficiency. It is the first time that a combination drug for the two diseases has gone on sale in Korea. Zemiro is comprised of LG Chem's diabetes medication Zemiglo and Rosuvastatin, a drug for dyslipidemia, and it received approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in August   Read More ...
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'A Taxi Driver' to open Korean film festival in Frankfurt
By Park Jin-hai "A Taxi Driver," a film loosely based on the Gwangju massacre on May 18, 1980, will open an annual Korean film festival in Frankfurt. The film festival, to be co-organized for the sixth time by the Korean Consulate and a nonprofit organization Project K, consisting of University of Frankfurt Korean studies students and other young Germans interested in Korean culture, will screen 16 Korean films at CineStar Metropolis between Oct   Read More ...
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
Today is Thursday, October 19, the 292nd day of 2017. There are 73 days left in the year. 1949 — Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds 1950 — U.N. forces entered Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea 1951 — Truman formally ends state of war with Germany 1953 — First jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service 1959 — Florence Henderson joins the Today Show panel 1960 — France grants Mauritania independence 1960 — The U   Read More ...
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Korea avoids currency manipulator designation
By Nam Hyun-woo Korea has avoided being designated as a currency manipulator in a United States Treasury Department report released Wednesday (local time). Still, the half-yearly report kept Korea on its monitoring list for the fourth straight time, dropping hints that the U.S. may use economic pressure on Korea. According to the report, Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, five countries — Korea, China, Japan, Germany and Switzerland — are included on the monitoring list   Read More ...
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Tags: Markets |  Currencies |  Currency market | 
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[INTERVIEW] Activists reveal Jeju's dark history
Jeju Island is Korea's most popular tourist destination. However, Baek Ga-yoon and Kang Eun-joo, co-representatives of Jeju Dark Tours, say little is known about the island's dark history. Jeju Dark Tours, a civic group, provides information about tragedies that took place among the island's well-known tourist attractions. "Tourists love Hamdeok Beach, but they usually don't know the white beach is where numerous civilians were killed decades ago," Baek told The Korea Times   Read More ...
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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Tourism |  Tourists |  Tours | 
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China to unveil Communist Party's new leadership lineup next week
Senior officers of China's People's Liberation Army enter the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday to attend a preparatory session for the 19th National Congress of China's Communist Party. The new leadership of China's ruling Communist Party will finally be unveiled on Wednesday next week, with the party announcing its twice-a-decade national congress will conclude on October 24   Read More ...
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What has Xi achieved in his first 5 years?
President Xi Jinping is about to begin his second term as the top leader of China's Communist Party. So what has he done during the first five-year term? Politics ● After coming to power in 2012, Xi launched a relentless campaign to crack down on corruption and enforce loyalty. More than one million officials have been disciplined, including a number of prominent party and military leaders   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  Xi Jinping | 
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Tips for a happy kitchen
Food has become very important in Korean culture. There is a flood of TV shows that revolve around eating and cooking. By watching such shows, a person is likely to develop an interest in making something for themselves. That is how I started to get into cooking. My favorite is a daily show on EBS featuring some of Korea's most seasoned chefs   Read More ...
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Scruggs' grand slam powers NC past Doosan in Game 1 of KBO playoff
Xavier Scruggs hit a grand slam to lift the NC Dinos to a 13-5 win over the Doosan Bears in their Game 1 of playoff series in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League, Tuesday. The Dinos, who advanced to the best-of-five playoff series after defeating the Lotte Giants in the first playoff round Sunday, played the defending champion Bears at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul   Read More ...
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Korea may import seafood from Fukushima
By Park Jae-hyuk The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of Japan in a dispute over Korea's import ban on marine products from Fukushima and its surrounding area, according to Minister of Food and Drug Safety Ryu Young-jin. He made the remarks during a National Assembly audit of the ministry. "We have just been informed of the WTO's decision," the minister said   Read More ...
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46,000 born with 'diamond spoon' in mouths
than 46,000 under-age minors own an average of 112.74 million won ($99,549) in inherited assets, including 304 who are less than one year old, a report from the National Tax Service said Wednesday. The data, submitted to the National Assembly for parliamentary audits, covered the 2008-2016 period. The report showed 46,542 minors aged under 18 held 5.24 trillion won in handed-down wealth   Read More ...
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POSCO chairman in Brussels
POSCO Chairman Kwon Oh-joon, left, poses with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Chairman Kosei Shindo during the annual meeting of the World Steel Association in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday (local time). Kwon, elected as the association’s vice chairman this year, will become its chairman in 2018. / Courtesy of POSCO.   Read More ...
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Big builders fail to keep promises
By Park Jae-hyuk Large construction companies have failed to raise funds for social contributions, despite promising to do so in August 2015, when they were granted special presidential pardons for rigging the bidding for the Four Rivers Refurbishment Project. They promised to raise 200 billion won ($176 million), but they have donated only 4.71 billion won as of last month, according to Rep   Read More ...
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Daewoong sued over alleged theft of botulinum toxin
By Lee Hyo-sik Medytox, Korea's largest maker of botulinum toxin (BTX), will file a civil lawsuit here against Daewoong Pharmaceuticals, accusing the latter of stealing its strain of the toxin, the company said Wednesday. The decision came four months after Medytox lodged a civil suit with the Orange County Court in southern California, which recently ordered the litigation to be first dealt with by a Korean court   Read More ...
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Booyoung, Daelim shun hiring disabled
By Park Jae-hyuk Booyoung, Daelim and Hanjin have been criticized for having the lowest employment rates of disabled workers among the nation's top 30 companies, which are obliged to hire people with disabilities, Rep. Jang Seok-chun of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party said Wednesday. Disabled employees working for the three companies accounted for 0.35 percent, 0.75 percent and 0   Read More ...
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Hankook Tire opens 1st plant in US
Hankook Tire CEO Seo Seung-hwa, center, cuts a ribbon with U.S. government officials and company executives during an opening ceremony for the tire maker's first U.S. plant in Clarksville, Tennessee, Tuesday (local time). / Courtesy of Hankook Tire Hankook Tire has opened its first plant in the United States, taking another step toward becoming one of the world's top-tier tire makers   Read More ...
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Samsung finishes installing 'dream technology'
Samsung Electronics has completed development of the world’s first 8-nano semiconductor foundry process and is ready to start mass-production, according to the company, Wednesday. Eight-nano-meters is one-10,000th the thickness of a human hair. Compared to the second-generation 10-nano process, the new foundry process is 10 percent smaller in scale and yet has 10 percent higher energy efficiency. For this reason, semiconductor chips that will be produced using the 8-nano process will provide greater performance in mobile devices, networks, server equipment and cryptocurrency mining, the company said   Read More ...
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Trump's tweets on Puerto Rico
rump's tweets on Puerto Rico When it comes to President Donald Trump fulfilling his role as leader of the federal government, nothing he has said has been as awful as his Thursday remarks on Twitter that the United States might soon stop helping Puerto Rico ― a part of our nation since 1898 ― recover from Hurricane Maria. "Electric and all infrastructure (in Puerto Rico) was disaster before hurricanes," he tweeted   Read More ...
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Korea bracing for US safeguard on washers
By Kang Seung-woo Korean representatives are set to go all-out for a public hearing on possible remedies regarding U.S. safeguard restrictions on washing machines made by Samsung and LG Electronics. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) plans to hold a hearing in Washington, D.C., Thursday (local time), which officials from Korea's foreign and trade ministries as well as Samsung and LG will attend   Read More ...
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Samsung C&T raided over alleged misuse of corporate money
Police raided the headquarters of Samsung C&T on Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspicions that company money was used to pay for remodeling expenses at residences of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee. Investigators from the Korea National Police Agency searched Samsung C&T's construction division to seize documents related to remodeling projects. Police suspect that billions of won (millions of dollars) in company money was used to fund the remodeling of Lee family residences   Read More ...
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Seoul urged to open up financial market
By Kim Jae-kyoung Korea must create a level playing field for foreign financial companies to achieve its renewed attempt to make Seoul a financial center in Asia, according to analysts. They stressed that Korea's financial system needs a major overhaul to improve the competitiveness of its market and banks. Korean financial firms, including banks and securities companies, still remain inwardly focused and lack scale beyond the country, while global financial firms are leaving due to the unfriendly regulatory and business environment   Read More ...
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Russia-themed performances highlight fall
By Yun Suh-young Music The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works by Russian composers Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff with noted Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky and British-Australian classical pianist Stephen Hough from Oct. 19 to 20. The repertoire include Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op.1 (1919 version) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 "Pathetique" along with Schreker's Ekkehard, Op   Read More ...
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Merck shows futuristic display materials
Merck Korea demonstrated its futuristic display materials at the International Meeting of Information Displays (IMID) 2017, which opened its three-day run at COEX in Seoul, Tuesday. The top-tier science and technology company, headed by Managing Director Glenn Young, said that its materials can be applied not only to commercial displays but also to new areas like automotive and antenna. "Merck, seeking constant innovation, will showcase a future development strategy toward new application area   Read More ...
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[INTERVIEW] 'Diversify through overseas investments'
There is a famous saying in the investment world and that is: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." In simpler terms, it means diversify one's income, savings and gains. Renowned investors such as Warren Buffett take this to heart when it comes to value investing. It has been important investment advice, in addition to knowing how to thoroughly read and analyze financial statements and key data before investing   Read More ...
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LG Electronics CEO wins top industry prize
LG Electronics CEO and Vice Chairman Jo Seong-jin received the top government award for his contribution to the nation's industrial growth, the company said Thursday. The company said Jo received the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit during the 41st National Productivity Award in Seoul, hosted by the Korea Productivity Center. The award is the highest government prize given to those who have made a significant contribution to the nation's industrial growth   Read More ...
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North Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: unification minister
By Kim Rahn Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Wednesday the chances of North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons are extremely low. The remark by one of the nation's top government officials in charge of North Korea issues came as international society has been intensifying sanctions against Pyongyang to make it scrap its nuclear program. In a lecture organized by the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, the Korea-China Leaders Society and a forum of next-generation leaders of Korea and China, he said the chances for the North giving up its nuclear ambitions are very low when looking at the situation with a cool head   Read More ...
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US, Japan agree to maximize pressure on North Korea over nuclear program
The United States and Japan pledged again Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the State Department said Tuesday. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan was in Tokyo earlier in the day to meet with his Japanese counterpart and that country's national security adviser. "The deputy secretary and his Japanese counterparts underscored the importance of close cooperation to place maximum diplomatic, economic, and military pressure on the DPRK to abandon its nuclear and missile development," Heather Nauert, the State Department spokesperson, said during a regular press briefing   Read More ...
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Tags: Weapons |  Nuclear weapons | 
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Washington's messaging on North Korea 'confusing'
South Korea is confused by the mixed signals the United States has been sending on how it wants to handle the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program, a ranking Democratic senator said Tuesday. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently returned from a trip to South Korea, where he met with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and other officials   Read More ...
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USFK firing drills raise residents' eyebrows
Calls growing for revision of rules on USFK operations By Kim Hyo-jin The sound of multiple gunshots from a supply depot of the U.S. Forces Korea resounded through part of the southeastern city of Busan every evening for three days from June 20 to 22. Residents, petrified by the unexpected noise, made frantic calls to the police to figure out what was going on, but to no avail as the police had no idea either   Read More ...
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Juvenile delinquency: evidence over emotion
By Trent Bax The latest public uproar over juvenile delinquency has been fuelled by two terrible cases, both involving girls (incidentally, the far less delinquent gender). Firstly, four middle school students in Busan brutally beat a 14-year-old girl. Publication of video footage of the attack along with a photo of the blood-soaked victim and the main perpetrator's dismissive text messages caused this incident to go viral   Read More ...
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'Gwangju prison was secret burial site in 1980'
A team led by a Gwangju-based foundation began a government-approved investigation, Wednesday, of an old prison in the southwestern city based on tips that bodies were secretly buried there during the military junta's deadly crackdown on a pro-democracy movement in 1980. Based on the investigation, the government will decide whether to excavate the site. Officials from the Ministry of Justice, excavation experts and people claiming to have witnessed the burials are participating in the two-day probe led by the May 18 Memorial Foundation   Read More ...
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Park's rights violation claim causes stir
Authorities refuted accusations that former President Park Geun-hye has been detained under inhumane conditions Wednesday. The denial came after CNN reported having received a document alleging that the ousted president's human rights were violated in prison. In the document, Park's international legal team argued detention authorities were committing "serious human rights violations" against Park, who has been suffering from chronic conditions and maladies including chronic back pain   Read More ...
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