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Ruling party, gov't to fast-track N. Korean human rights bills in June - Arirang News

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:23

Arirang News

Ruling party, gov't to fast-track N. Korean human rights bills in June
Arirang News
The ruling Saenuri Party and the government agreed Monday to fast-track a series of long-stalled bills on human rights in North Korea in June if they fail to reach a compromise next month. The bills have been stalled in the parliamentary foreign affairs and ...

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S. Korea to send 40-member relief team to quake-hit Nepal - The Korea Herald

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:21

S. Korea to send 40-member relief team to quake-hit Nepal
The Korea Herald
South Korea said Monday it will dispatch more than 40 search and rescue workers to the earthquake-hit Nepal amid reports that many victims are still under the rubble. The first 10-member group from the Korea Disaster Relief Team will head to the Himalayan ...

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Fertilizer to be sent to NK for 1st time since sanctions - Korea Times

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:19

Fertilizer to be sent to NK for 1st time since sanctions
Korea Times
In her visit to Dresden, Germany, Park unveiled initiatives for humanity, co-prosperity and integration on the Korean Peninsula. These include South Korea's infrastructure-building investments and construction of multi-farming complexes in North Korea, ...

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North Korea accused of upping 'material support' for terrorism - The Guardian

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:18

The Guardian

North Korea accused of upping 'material support' for terrorism
The Guardian
Titled “Arsenal of Terror”, the report recommends that the US Congress and State Department clarify the legal standards that define state sponsorship of terrorism and consider re-listing North Korea as a sponsor. “Since 2008, North Korea has increased its ...

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Park accepts PM's resignation over bribery scandal

Korea Herald - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:06
President Park Geun-hye on Monday accepted Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo's offer to step down over a bribery scandal involv
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S. Korea, U.S. to push for 'meaningful' nuke talks: official

Korea Herald - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:04
South Korea and the United States agreed Monday to make efforts to resume the multilateral talks on North Korea's denucl
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N. Korea improves coal shipment capacity at Rajin port

Korea Herald - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:00
The North Korean port city of Rajin has improved its capacity to handle a second shipment of Russian coals, boosting con
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Abe is at root of the Problem - Korea Times

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:05

Korea Times

Abe is at root of the Problem
Korea Times
On April 16, in a joint press conference of deputy foreign ministers from the U.S., Japan and Korea, U.S. deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken said Washington was "not mediating between Japan and Korea" but "encouraging them to have the best possible ...

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Solar Energy Popularity Increases Related Thefts - Daily NK

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:04

Solar Energy Popularity Increases Related Thefts
Daily NK
The much-anticipated arrival of spring here in South Korea means people can finally venture out to get some sun. On sunny days like today, this reporter is reminded of her life back in North Korea, gazing intently at the solar panels affixed to the roof of her ...

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[Reporter's notebook] US calling on S. Korea and Japan to “stitch up” historical ... - The Hankyoreh

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:04

[Reporter's notebook] US calling on S. Korea and Japan to “stitch up” historical ...
The Hankyoreh
On the afternoon of Apr. 16, we were in the Dean Acheson Auditorium on the first floor of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The vice foreign ministers of South Korea, the US, and Japan had just completed a trilateral meeting and were holding a joint press ...

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(3rd LD) S. Korea to send 40-member relief team to quake-hit Nepal - Yonhap News

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:03

(3rd LD) S. Korea to send 40-member relief team to quake-hit Nepal
Yonhap News
SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Monday it will dispatch more than 40 search and rescue workers to the earthquake-hit Nepal amid reports that many victims are still under the rubble. The first 10-member group from the Korea Disaster Relief ...

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Expansion of Japan's military role from regional to global - The Hankyoreh

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:03

Expansion of Japan's military role from regional to global
The Hankyoreh
Until then, the prevailing mood in South Korea had been that the US would not particularly welcome a greater military role for Japan as long as it continued to engage in historical revisionism as part of its push to “leave behind the postwar system.” ...

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North Korea 'Should Be On US Terror List' - Sky News

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 16:54

North Korea 'Should Be On US Terror List'
Sky News
But according to a new report, written by North Korea expert Joshua Stanton for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), America's standards for defining state sponsors of terror are "vague and inconsistent". The report - titled "Arsenal of ...

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25 years ago: South Korean workers battle police - World Socialist Web Site

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:35

World Socialist Web Site

25 years ago: South Korean workers battle police
World Socialist Web Site
Hundreds of thousands of workers and students clashed with police in cities throughout South Korea in May Day protests called to denounce the violent attacks on strikers at the Hyundai shipyard in Ulsan and the headquarters of the Korean Broadcasting ...

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S.Korea's S-Oil says refining margins seen firm in Q2 - Reuters Africa

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:18

S.Korea's S-Oil says refining margins seen firm in Q2
Reuters Africa
SEOUL, April 27 (Reuters) - South Korea's third-largest refiner S-Oil Corp said on Monday it expects major maintenance shutdowns in Asia and the closures of aging facilities to help regional refining margins remain firm in the second quarter. S-Oil returned to ...

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Korea to remove barbed-wire fence on east coast

Korea Herald - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:44
South Korea announced a plan Monday to replace some of the barbed-wire fences along the east coast with unmanned border
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Today in Korean history - Yonhap News

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:01

Today in Korean history
Yonhap News
1926 -- Song Hak-seon, a Korean fighter for independence from Japanese colonial rule, makes an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Makoto Saito, the Japanese governor general in Korea. 1960 -- Lee Ki-boong, who stepped down as vice president after ...

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South Korea Box Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Monopolizes Cinemas - Hollywood Reporter

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:51

Hollywood Reporter

South Korea Box Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Monopolizes Cinemas
Hollywood Reporter
Avengers: Age of Ultron monopolized South Korean theaters over the weekend, sweeping 90.5 percent of the market share from April 24-26. It has so far banked close to $28.2 million in the country according to Disney. The film debuted with much hype at No.

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Korea to offer $1m in relief aid to Nepal - Inquirer.net

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:47

Korea to offer $1m in relief aid to Nepal
Inquirer.net
South Korea said Sunday it will provide $1 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Nepal, which was hit Saturday by a 7.8-magnitude quake that left more than 1,800 people dead and others injured, including at least three South Koreans. Seoul's Foreign ...

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South Korea Eases 5-Year Ban on Aid to North, Allowing Fertilizer Shipment - Sputnik International

Korea Google News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:46

South Korea Eases 5-Year Ban on Aid to North, Allowing Fertilizer Shipment
Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korea's Unification Ministry has allowed a private charity fund to send fertilizer to North Korea, in a partial lifting of the ban on large-scale public and private aid to the North imposed in 2010, the Seoul-based Arirang TV reported on ...

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