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NKorea's “princess” moves closer to centre of power - MorungExpress

Korea Google News - 6 hours 52 min ago

NKorea's “princess” moves closer to centre of power
MorungExpress
Kim Yo Jong's title supports earlier reports from a North Korean defector group which said she may have taken a high-level role when Kim Jong Un recently disappeared from public view for more than a month, prompting speculation about his grip on power.

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What Sony can learn from Samsung - BizNews

Korea Google News - 8 hours 21 min ago

What Sony can learn from Samsung
BizNews
Fierce rivals, Samsung and Sony also face many of the same problems: overstretched businesses, a dearth of game-changing products, hierarchical corporate structures and proud places in their national psyches. But South Korea's Samsung is proving how ...

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Does China Need to Abandon North Korea? - The Diplomat

Korea Google News - 8 hours 25 min ago

The Diplomat

Does China Need to Abandon North Korea?
The Diplomat
The China-North Korea relationship has always been somewhat hazy, a difficult thing for many people to describe. Particularly after the emergence of the North Korea nuclear issue, as the situation on the Korean Peninsula turns more intense, China seems to ...

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U.S. envoy to visit Seoul next week for talks on NK nukes - The Korea Herald

Korea Google News - 9 hours 4 min ago

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul next week for talks on NK nukes
The Korea Herald
The U.S. special envoy on North Korea policy will visit South Korea late next week to discuss Pyongyang's much-denounced nuclear weapons program following a high-ranking North Korean official's recent trip to Russia, diplomatic sources said Friday.

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Korea Gas Corp picks up 6 LNG cargoes in Australia, Russia tenders - Reuters Africa

Korea Google News - 9 hours 29 min ago

Korea Gas Corp picks up 6 LNG cargoes in Australia, Russia tenders
Reuters Africa
MILAN Nov 28 (Reuters) - Korea Gas Corp, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has won a total of around six cargoes from two tenders launched by Australia's North West Shelf and Russia's Sakhalin export projects, trade sources said.

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Nat'l Assembly agrees to pass 2015 budget by Dec. 2 - Arirang News

Korea Google News - 9 hours 30 min ago

Nat'l Assembly agrees to pass 2015 budget by Dec. 2
Arirang News
Major political parties in Korea have agreed to pass the 2015 budget bill by next Tuesday's deadline. If they do, it will be a first in 12 years. The ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy have also agreed to greenlight ...

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Korea's industrial output edges up 0.3% m/m in Oct. - Arirang News

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Korea's industrial output edges up 0.3% m/m in Oct.
Arirang News
Statistics Korea says the country's output across all industries edged up zero.three percent in October compared to the previous month. This marks a rebound from two straight months of decline in August and September. The agency says the rise was driven ...

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Black Friday shopping frenzy hits Korea - Arirang News

Korea Google News - 9 hours 30 min ago

Black Friday shopping frenzy hits Korea
Arirang News
Let's move on to Black Friday which refers to the Friday following American Thanksgiving which is traditionally a huge shopping day offering big discounts for shoppers. And now this U.S. past-time is shaping shopping patterns here in Korea. Our Kim Min-ji is ...

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S. Korea legend Hyun-il the star of Muar City - The Star Online

Korea Google News - 9 hours 35 min ago

S. Korea legend Hyun-il the star of Muar City
The Star Online
As recently as in September, he helped South Korea shock China en route to winning the nation's second men's team gold medal at the Asian Games on home soil. And it was Hyun-il who delivered the winning point by beating Gao Huan in the decider.

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Report: Kim Jong Un's sister given senior North Korea government role - KETK

Korea Google News - 9 hours 37 min ago

Report: Kim Jong Un's sister given senior North Korea government role
KETK
(CNN) — The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media. Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, was mentioned in an article posted by KCNA on Thursday, referring to her as a vice ...

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50 is the new 20 for South Korean workers, data shows - Canadian HR Reporter

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:06

Canadian HR Reporter

50 is the new 20 for South Korean workers, data shows
Canadian HR Reporter
People in their fifties accounted for 18.3 per cent of the 16.5 million South Koreans with jobs in 2013, just shading the 18.2 per cent of those in their 20s for the first time since the government began compiling the data in 2011, Statistics Korea said.

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Korean Film Festival kicks off in Baku - The Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 22:54

Korean Film Festival kicks off in Baku
The Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency
The opening ceremony of Korean Film Festival was held in Nizami Cinema in Baku on November 27. Co-organized by SEBA (Seoul-Baku), Azerbaijan-Korean Cultural Exchange Association and Korean Embassy in Azerbaijan, the event was attended by ...

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DPRK says Ferguson protests expose human rights abuse in US - Global Times

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 22:53

DPRK says Ferguson protests expose human rights abuse in US
Global Times
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday lashed out at the US human rights record, saying the ongoing mass protests against racial discrimination exposed severe human rights abuse in the United States. Protests have taken place in ...

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Korean PM praised new office building of Azersu OJSC - Azerbaijan Business Center

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 22:52

Azerbaijan Business Center

Korean PM praised new office building of Azersu OJSC
Azerbaijan Business Center
Jung Hong-won, the Prime Minister of S Korea, has familiarized with the course of the construction of the new administrative building of Azerbaijan 's national water operator Azersu OJSC in Baku . Azersu informs that the author of the project of the building is ...

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Parties strike budget deal

Korea Herald - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:37
Rival political parties on Friday agreed to pass a landmark budget deal next week, after lawmakers ironed out disagreeme
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Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references - BBC News

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:36

BBC News

Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references
BBC News
In August, another newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, retracted articles from the 1980s and 1990s mentioning claims by author Seiji Yoshida that he had helped in abducting 200 South Koreans to be comfort women. But right-wingers claim that these women were ...

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Kim Jong-un presents first North Korean female fighter pilots - Daijiworld.com

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:34

Kim Jong-un presents first North Korean female fighter pilots
Daijiworld.com
Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE): North Korea has its first female fighter jet pilots and the country's leader Kim Jong-un supervised a flight exercise by them, state media reported Friday. The media images showed a smiling Kim on the airstrip, congratulating and ...

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[Weekender] Korean retailers offer bargains to compete with Amazon on Black ... - The Korea Herald

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:32

[Weekender] Korean retailers offer bargains to compete with Amazon on Black ...
The Korea Herald
South Korean retailers are offering Black Friday bargains to lure local consumers who are buying Samsung TVs and foreign goods overseas with just the click of a mouse. Local department stores and e-commerce sites have launched sales ― with up to 60 ...

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[Weekender] Asian shoppers flock to Korean online shops - The Korea Herald

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:29

[Weekender] Asian shoppers flock to Korean online shops
The Korea Herald
“When I was in Korea, I used to go shopping in downtown Seoul, (in areas) such as Myeong-dong. Back in Vietnam, I still want Korean clothes, accessories and household goods due to their quality and design,” said the 27-year-old, who is now a frequent ...

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[Weekender] Language barrier, online security turn foreign shoppers away - The Korea Herald

Korea Google News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:28

[Weekender] Language barrier, online security turn foreign shoppers away
The Korea Herald
Despite a surge in foreign purchases on Korean online shopping sites, some barriers still hamper the shopping experiences. Common complaints include: poorly translated websites, excessive Internet security and limited delivery options. In a bid to meet the ...

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