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South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation

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South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation

- South Korea President Moon Jae-in said he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North’s nuclear program. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games |  Fighting sports |  Taekwondo | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea |  India | 

CJ completes construction of chili pepper plant in Vietnam

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CJ completes construction of chili pepper plant in Vietnam

- SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's leading processed food producer said Sunday it completed work on a chili pepper plant in Vietnam that could help local famers earn stable income. The plant, built in cooperation with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as part of the Creating Shared Value program, has all necessary facilities to clean, process, and store the spicy powders, the company said

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Food and Drinks |  Soups |  Chili | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Vietnam | 

[News Focus] Moon proposes inter-Korean team for PyeongChang Olympics

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[News Focus] Moon proposes inter-Korean team for PyeongChang Olympics

- President Moon Jae-in on Saturday proposed that the two Koreas form a unified team to take part in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, pinning high hopes on sports as a driver to kick-start cross-border exchanges that have for years been at a standstill.  He made the overture at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in Muju,

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games |  Fighting sports |  Taekwondo | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 

50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group

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50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group

- TWIN bombs hit the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday afternoon, killing at least 50 people on the day before the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. The bombing was claimed by a Pakistan-based sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who said in a statement that the attack was aimed specifically at minority Shi’ite Muslims, and have threatened that there would be more attacks over Pakistanis fighting Sunni militants in the Syrian civil war

Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Militants |  Death & Dying |  Attacks |  Bombing | 
Places: Asia |  South Korea |  S. Asia |  Pakistan | 

Burma has released 67 child soldiers in first discharge of the year – UNICEF

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Burma has released 67 child soldiers in first discharge of the year – UNICEF

- AS part of an ongoing process to end the forced recruitment of underage children into its army, the Burmese military has released 67 child soldiers. According to AFP, as published by Burmese news site Mizzima, the former junta in Burma had steadily recruited underage fighters for decades until 2012, when the state’s army signed a pact – the Paris Principles on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups – with the United Nations

Places: South Korea |  Myanmar | 

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

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Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

- HONG Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year theAsian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt towards mainland China. Sitting with her parents when she was 11, Chau watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics on television in awe and felt “excitement in the heart” as China’s athletes swept the board with 48 gold medals, more than any other nation

Places: South Korea |  Hong Kong | 

India clears plan for $3.10 bln second airport for Delhi

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India clears plan for $3.10 bln second airport for Delhi

- INDIA will build a second international airport near its capital city in the next four to five years, costing an estimated 200 billion rupees (US$3.10 billion), the government announced on Saturday, to meet explosive growth in passenger traffic. The Noida International Airport near New Delhi will be built from scratch in phases and is expected to cater to 30-50 million passengers per year (MPPA) over the next 10-15 years, the civil aviation ministry said in a statement

Places: South Korea |  India |  North |  Delhi | 

South Korean president calls for North Korean Olympic participation

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South Korean president calls for North Korean Olympic participation

- South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games |  Fighting sports |  Taekwondo | 
Places: Canada |  Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea | 

S. Korea's 5 major carmakers engage in wage talks: sources

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S. Korea's 5 major carmakers engage in wage talks: sources

- SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- Labor unions of South Korea's five leading carmakers are in the process of negotiation with their managements to narrow differences over pay raises and other issues, industry sources said Sunda. Workers and management of the five automakers -- Hyundai Motor Co., Kia Motors Corp., GM Korea Co., Renault Samsung Motors Corp. and SsangYong Motor Co. --, however, have not yet to iron out their differences, they said

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Cars | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 

Moon says sports can create peace, invites N. Korea to PyeongChang Olympics

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Moon says sports can create peace, invites N. Korea to PyeongChang Olympics

- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the country early next year, while welcoming a North Korean delegation to the World Taekwondo Championships."I believe in the strength of sports that has been establishing peace. I am glad to see the first sports exchange of the South and the North under the new (South Korean) government take place at this event," Moon said in his congratulatory speech marking the opening of the event hosted by the World Taekwondo Federation

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea | 

Online shopping vendors on rise: data

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Online shopping vendors on rise: data

- SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- The number of online shopping vendors in South Korea has rapidly expanded, government data showed Sunday, reflecting the development of e-commerce transactions here. According to the data by the National Tax Service (NTS), some 151,000 businesses exclusively selling products or services through the Internet were registered as of end 2015, up 14.3 percent from a year earlier

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Markets |  Consumers |  Shopping |  Online shopping | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 

South Korea president invites North Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

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South Korea president invites North Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

- SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday (Jun 24) invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker. The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world's most heavily armed borders and remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea |  Singapore | 

South Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

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South Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

- SEOUL: Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday (Jun 24), accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. The protest came as South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week for his first summit with Trump amid soaring tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Weapons |  Missiles |  Missile defence | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea |  Singapore | 

South Korea president invites North Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

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South Korea president invites North Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

- SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday (June 24) invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker. The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world's most heavily armed borders and remain technically at war after the 1950 to 1953 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea |  Singapore | 

S. Korean President calls for N. Korean Olympic participation

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S. Korean President calls for N. Korean Olympic participation

- South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North’s nuclear program. Mr. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games |  Fighting sports |  Taekwondo | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea |  India | 

Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month

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Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month

- SEOUL (AFP) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South after crossing the heavily fortified border, a defence ministry spokesman said on Saturday (June 24), the second soldier to defect this month. "A North Korean soldier defected to one of our Guard Posts at around 9.30pm on Friday at the middle section of the border," the spokesman said, according to a report by the Yonhap news agency

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  • Online shopping vendors on rise: data
    Online shopping vendors on rise: data

    , yonhapnews.co.kr

    SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- The number of online shopping vendors in South Korea has rapidly expanded, government data showed Sunday, reflecting the development of e-commerce transactions here. According to the data by the National Tax Service (NTS), some 151,000 businesses exclusively selling products or services through the Internet were registered as of end 2015, up 14.3 percent from a year earlier

    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Markets |  Consumers |  Shopping |  Online shopping | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 

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  • Former actress' husband urges end to speculation over her health
    Former actress' husband urges end to speculation over her health

    , yonhapnews.co.kr

    SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) -- The husband of former top actress Shim Eun-ha on Thursday urged an end to speculation over her health as she was rumored to have been hospitalized for an overdose of sleeping pills. Ji Sang-wuk, Shim's husband and a lawmaker of the minor opposition Bareun Party, said in a press release that his wife was admitted to the hospital this week after taking more than the prescribed amount of medication for post-traumatic stress disorder

    Categories: Health |  Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Husbands |  Marriage | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 

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  • 50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group
    50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    TWIN bombs hit the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday afternoon, killing at least 50 people on the day before the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. The bombing was claimed by a Pakistan-based sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who said in a statement that the attack was aimed specifically at minority Shi’ite Muslims, and have threatened that there would be more attacks over Pakistanis fighting Sunni militants in the Syrian civil war

    Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Wars |  Militants |  Death & Dying |  Attacks |  Bombing | 
    Places: Asia |  South Korea |  S. Asia |  Pakistan | 

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Motoring

  • Total value of import cars drop 11 pct in 2017: KITA
    Total value of import cars drop 11 pct in 2017: KITA

    , yonhapnews.co.kr

    SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- Total value of imported vehicles dropped 10.9 percent in the first five months of this year mainly due to weak demand for diesel cars, local trade data showed Sunday. According to the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Asia's fourth-largest economy imported US$3.89 billion worth of foreign passenger and commercial vehicles by the end of May. Sales of luxury German carmakers Mercedes-Benz, BMW and certain commercial vehicles increased compared to last year, but the drop in numbers for diesel cars made by Audi and Volkswagen hurt overall figures

    Categories: Business |  Motoring | 
    Tags: Trade |  Cars | 
    Places: South Korea | 

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  • Switch Solvent, Change Color
    Switch Solvent, Change Color

    , asianscientist.com

    Researchers in South Korea have developed a carbon nanostructure capable of changing shape and color depending on the solvents used. AsianScientist (Jun. 20, 2017) - In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers in South Korea have developed a carbon nanomaterial that can change shape and color depending on the type of solvent used. These findings open up new possibilities of tailoring the photophysical properties of carbon nanomaterials

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