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North Korea cites Obama requests in release of jailed American - Daily Press

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:07

North Korea cites Obama requests in release of jailed American
Daily Press
Fowle was unexpectedly freed Tuesday and flown from Pyongyang on a U.S. government plane amid growing international pressure on North Korea over its human rights record. Washington said Tuesday that Fowle was being flown home to his family in ...

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Pop group launches new medical tourism website for South Korea - IMTJ

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:06

Pop group launches new medical tourism website for South Korea
IMTJ
Available in English, Japanese and Chinese, the Visit Medical Korea website provides up-to-date medical tourism information about beauty, herbal medicine, wellness, health screenings, and treatments ranging from minor health problems to serious illnesses ...

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Delegation to visit N. Korea from Monday - The Japan News

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:06

Delegation to visit N. Korea from Monday
The Japan News
Jiji Press The government said Wednesday that it will send a delegation to North Korea on Monday to examine progress in its reinvestigation on Japanese nationals abducted or believed to have been abducted to the reclusive country decades ago and push ...

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South Korea Takes Down Christmas Tower - Daily Beast

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:05

Daily Beast

South Korea Takes Down Christmas Tower
Daily Beast
South Korea announced Wednesday that it has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea that caused angry protests in the atheist country. In the past, North Korea has threated to shell the tower that is decorated by civilian ...

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Young Koreans’ struggles behind low birthrate

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:16
South Korea’s low birthrate is generating deep concern among policymakers. The government is scrambling to shore up the
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[Newsmaker] Park, Saenuri at odds over constitutional revision

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:10
Conflict between President Park Geun-hye and her party has escalated, with Cheong Wa Dae publicly firing back at the par
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Senior Army officer arrested for sexual assault

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:06
An Army lieutenant colonel was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting and harassing a female officer on se
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Cheong Wa Dae pushes for public sector pension reform

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:06
Reforming the civil servants’ pension system has become a latest hot topic in Korean politics, with Cheong Wa Dae showin
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NPAD slams Park over constitutional reform

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:03
The interim leader of the main opposition party on Wednesday criticized President Park Geun-hye’s resistance to constitu
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Developing countries explore ways to boost Korea ties

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:01
DAEJEON/SEOUL ― Nineteen diplomats from 13 developing countries on Wednesday vowed to help bolster relations between Kor
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English leaflet on sexual harassment for migrant workers

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:01
The Korean government said Wednesday that it will publish and distribute a leaflet in English on sexual-harassment preve
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9 in 10 female students don’t exercise enough

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:00
Over 90 percent of female students and 80 percent of male students in Korea do not get sufficient exercise, a study show
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‘Gray divorce’ hits record high in 2013

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:58
The divorce rate among couples married for 20 years or longer, or gray divorces, surged to a record high last year, data
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College students adopt rules to protect sexual minorities

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:58
Korea University’s student council recently revised its rules to ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientati
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Korean defense chief embarks on trip to U.S. for OPCON talks

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:58
South Korea’s defense chief left for the United States on Wednesday for talks with his U.S. counterpart to finalize the
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Green fair champions innovative technologies

Korea Herald - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:56
The following is the fifth in a series of articles on the creative green economy, which focuses on generating new growth
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Japan to send officials to North Korea next week - The State

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:38

Japan to send officials to North Korea next week
The State
TOKYO — Japan's government will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ...

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US citizen released at Obama's 'repeated requests': N. Korea - Yonhap News

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:36

US citizen released at Obama's 'repeated requests': N. Korea
Yonhap News
SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's release of a detained American citizen came at the "repeated requests" of U.S. President Barack Obama, the communist country's state media said Wednesday. "Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defense ...

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History repeats itself - The Korea Herald

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:36

History repeats itself
The Korea Herald
At a casual glance, the recent string of events on the Korean Peninsula is puzzling. However, if we heed the notion that there is a method to North Korea's madness, the events of the last few weeks pertaining to Pyongyang and Seoul are no longer an enigma.

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Kerry says no quid pro quo in North Korea's release of American - Yahoo News UK

Korea Google News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 19:35

Yahoo News UK

Kerry says no quid pro quo in North Korea's release of American
Yahoo News UK
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there was no quid pro quo involved in North Korea's release of Jeffrey Fowle and expressed hope that denuclearisation talks with Pyongyang could start again soon. Washington said ...

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