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 2018-01-14 09:40 

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South Korea to reform 'omnipotent' prosecution, spy agency...

According to the plans announced by Cho Kuk, the senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) will hand over its anti-espionage cases to the police and only focus on gathering overseas intelligence....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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'Government regulation on cryptocurrencies will not work'...

At a time when the government is going all out to strictly regulate cryptocurrencies, a renowned blockchain expert expects the administration's regulations will not work. The government is even thinking of banning all exchanges and forcing domestic ba...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Germany, Israel to honor Holocaust victims in Seoul...

The embassies of Germany and Israel will join hands with the Goethe-Institute Korea to commemorate the Holocaust from Jan. 22 to 24.The three sides have co-hosted the memorial event, "Culture Week on the Holocaust," since last year, in line with t...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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DAILY FORTUNE - JANUARY 13-14, 2018...
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Drilling decision is a foolish one...

Why leave good rules in place when changing them could imperil coastal waters? That's the philosophy of the Trump administration, apparently, when it comes to offshore drilling, which the administration now has moved to expand from the Atlantic to the...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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South Korea to build artificial reefs to block illegal Chinese fishing boats...

South Korea will install additional artificial reefs near the western maritime border with North Korea to prevent illegal fishing by Chinese vessels, the provincial government said Saturday. Incheon Metropolitan City said it will install artificial reefs ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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In memory of student activist...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Spy agency to be stripped of espionage cases...

The nation's spy agency will no longer be allowed to investigate domestic espionage cases or collect information on politicians and citizens, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. The police will instead take over probes into espionage, and the prosecution's...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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South Korean arrested on charge of murdering wife, son in Hong Kong...

Hong Kong police have arrested a South Korean man on suspicion of murdering his wife and seven-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel, according to Reuters. The two were found dead in a room at 8:30 a.m. The man reportedly appeared drunk and inj...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Decoding politicians' obsession with sports diplomacy...

Members of the women's ice hockey team were upset last week on learning that South Korea has been pushing for a unified hockey team for the PyeongChang Olympics.The news broke on Friday when they returned to Seoul after wrapping up their winter traini...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Koreas to handle cultural event first...

The two Koreas will meet Monday to discuss the North Korean performers' participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next month, the Ministry of Unification said Saturday. Following the first inter-Korean talks in nearly two years, Jan. 9, the Sou...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Virtual money paints Moon administration into corner...

The Moon Jae-in administration is zigzagging on the cryptocurrency phenomenon, as it has been struggling to come up with a coordinated response to the issue. The government's missteps could make the local market more vulnerable to fluctuations, and fu...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Romance in the air: South Korea's first married group captain couple...

The 14-year marriage of South Korean Air Force pilots Kim Dong-woo and Lee In-seon has had years of interruption because of the heavy demands of their jobs. The birth of their first child five years into the marriage did little to change things. Lee's...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Samsung opens US washer plant...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Life at a Korean law firm, or at least my journey to it...

A full-service law firm in Korea like HMP Law potentially handles any kind of legal matter that can arise: from criminal defense, through inheritances, to obtaining government licensing to build and operate a nuclear power plant. As well as lawyers (our f...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Cartoon for the soul...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Diplomatic missions prepare to go back to work...

January is a slow time for diplomatic missions here. Many do not have official schedules, with staff just returning from their winter break. Nevertheless, several countries, including Australia, Azerbaijan, India and Mexico, are already back at work and p...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Australia, Canada bolster support for PyeongChang Winter Games...

The Australian and Canadian embassies here are stepping up support for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, slated for Feb. 9 to 25 and March 8 to 18, respectively....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Happy snaps: Relating to strangers with your camera...

It goes without saying that people appreciate looking at pictures of other people -- particularly if they are emotionally accessible and yet different from the viewer. By that, I mean when traveling in Korea or overseas, an objective may be to capture peo...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Seoul to offer free public transport on Monday to combat fine dust...

The ministry said the measures are being taken because fine dust levels have reached 57 micrograms per cubic meter in Seoul as of 4 p.m. Sunday. The corresponding numbers for nearby Incheon and Gyeonggi Province reached 54 micograms and 67 micrograms, res...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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POSCO DAEWOO helps small companies in Incheon...

POSCO DAEWOO has formed a partnership with Incheon to help small- and medium-sized companies in the city west of Seoul. The Incheon-based trading company will help them by taking advantage of its extensive international sales and distribution network....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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SMG to help detect hidden cameras at private venues...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) said Sunday that it would help owners of private venues locate hidden cameras installed without their knowledge as part of efforts to tackle growing fears that women are being secretly filmed in their private moment...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Two Koreas to hold working-level talks on art troupe's visit to Olympics on Monday...

The talks to be held on Monday will focus mostly on the North's plan to send an art troupe to the Feb. 9-25 Winter Olympics that South Korea will host in its alpine town of PyeongChang, according to the ministry. "We have proposed to the North hol...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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North Korean defectors' take on '#MeToo' campaign...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Korean tourist found dead in Bolivia...

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday, the woman, who was in her 40s, appeared to have been stabbed to death. Bolivian police have been looking into the cause of her death after taking her body to La Paz, the country's capital....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018...

Today is Monday, January 15, the 15th day of 2018. There are 350 days left in the year....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Tillerson's flawed theory of deterrence...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been roughly treated by the White House of late. Perhaps that explains his dismissal of the possibility of deterring North Korea, a military midget compared to Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union and Mao Zedong's Peop...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Humanoid robots overcoming uncanny valley...

People appear to have come closer to possibly coexisting with robots having strong resemblances to them, as technology is helping "humanoids" overcome "the uncanny valley," the hypothesis stating that once robots resemble humans, but not f...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Apple addiction...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Jeju Int'l Airport returns to normal...

Sky and seaways from Jeju Island were cleared Friday after two days of isolation caused by the sweeping cold wave and heavy snowfall. The weather left 7,047 travelers stranded on the island on Thursday night. The very first Asiana Airline flight that depa...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Court orders to freeze assets of Park Geun-hye...

A Seoul court on Friday accepted prosecutors' request to freeze assets owned by ousted President Park Geun-hye who is on trial for corruption. The Seoul Central District Court issued its ruling on her assets worth at least 5.8 billion won - her Seoul ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Moon's birthday ads cause stir...

Fans of President Moon Jae-in have put up ads in subway stations in Seoul to celebrate his 66th birthday that falls on Jan. 24. While it has been common in Korea for fans of idol singers and actors to collect money and place birthday celebration messages ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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My New Year's resolution...

In my 7th grade English class the teacher assigned us students to write a short story and share it in front of the class. Watching several students go ahead of me to present their stories, I did not raise my hand, thinking, "What if the other students...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Policymaking chaos...

The Moon Jae-in administration's flip-flopping on its policy toward the virtual currency market last week undermined its credibility and trust in the decision-making process. Moon's policymakers should be held accountable for their incompetence an...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Korea Times staff member carries Olympics torch...

The Canadian national, who is a copy editor for the nation's oldest English daily, carried the torch about 100 meters with a Korean partner through a mountain trail in central Seoul, Sunday. Photos show Dunbar holding the Olympics torch in one hand an...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Trump's 'shithole' remark shames America...

In an off-the-cuff comment with legislators gathered in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss immigration, President Donald Trump laid bare his world vision. There are wealthy white countries such as Norway, which are welcome to send immigrants to the Un...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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The message...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018...

Today is Saturday, January 13, the 13th day of 2018. There are 352 days left in the year....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Resuscitating Africa's healthcare...

In late October, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) confirmed what many had long suspected: millions of dollars donated to fight the Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and Sierra Leone had been mismanaged and stolen. The wo...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Memories of Gapyeong: Camp life (1952-1953)...

There was always a logistics problem whenever the band moved to a forward area. Civilians were not allowed into the area, so the houseboys were hidden under the benches of the trucks. The military police undoubtedly knew the boys were there but chose to i...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Australia, Canada bolster support for PyeongChang...

The Australian and Canadian embassies in Korea are stepping up their support for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, slated for Feb. 9 to 25 and March 8 to 18, respectively....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Seoul Education Office bolsters budget for free meals in school...

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Sunday that it will increase the free meal budget for elementary and middle schools in the capital beginning in March, despite a decrease in the student population due to the nation's low birthrate. The ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Former special counsel blames prosecution over DAS investigation...

Former special counsel Jeong Ho-young, who led the 2008 investigation into the scandal-ridden company DAS, said the prosecution failed to conduct a proper follow-up investigation after his team referred the case to it, adding he believed the firm was invo...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Shithole...
 2018-01-14 09:40 

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After-school English must continue...

Recently, the education ministry's decision to ban after-school English classes for first and second graders has caused much debate. As a former English educator and now a concerned parent, I would like to weigh in on this important subject. First of ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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One dead, five injured when taxi suddenly accelerates in Seoul...

A taxi suddenly accelerated out of an outdoor car-wash center in Seoul, Saturday, killing one person, injuring five and damaging 11 vehicles....

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Thorny road to denuclearization...

In the past few days, there has been a significant development on the Korean Peninsula: an outcome of high-level inter-Korean talks on Jan. 9 that resulted in assuring the safety of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics to begin next month and also opened a fre...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Korean football hero loses mother, grandmother on same day...

South Korean football icon Park Ji-sung is heartbroken as his mother and grandmother died on the same day, football officials said Saturday. Park's mother, Jang Myung-ja, died on Friday while undergoing treatment at a London hospital for her injuries ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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IOC meeting on N. Korea...

The two Koreas' breakthrough deal earlier this week on cooperating on the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games has renewed the world's attention to the "peace Olympics." After a high-level meeting on Jan. 9, it was announced North Korea would ...

 2018-01-14 09:40 

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Curbing abuse of power...

A blueprint to reform Korea's spy agency, police and prosecution aims to prevent abuse of power and to better serve the people and the nation. To this end, the government plans to ensure checks and balances among the three agencies....

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