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S. Korea weighs travel ban on violence-ravaged Libya

South Korea is considering imposing a travel ban on Libya again as spiraling violence in the African country has raised security concerns, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Japan Times

Tokyo rejects U.N. call to take blame for 'comfort women'

South Koreans gather in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday to protest Tokyo's position on the sexual slavery in engaged in before and during World War II during a meeting of top diplomats from the two countries.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Korea Herald

Gontran Cherrier opens first Seoul bakery

Within four years, Paris-based baker Gontran Cherrier has grown a solitary bakery into an international, multi-location behemoth.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

South China Morning Post

S Korea's president meets Tokyo governor in Seoul amid diplomatic rift

South Korea's President Park Guen-hye met Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday and Park lost wasted no time in raising the issue of wartime comfort women Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Friday.

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The Washington Post

A sona s first visit to Korea, his parentsa homeland

Think of the most put-together traveler you can imagine. James Bond with a tux and a passport, perhaps.

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Korea Herald

Mayfield opens business hotel in Dongdaemun

The Mayfield Hotel and Resort opened its first business hotel Mayplace in Dongdaemun, Seoul on Thursday.

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The Globe and Mail

UN agency presses Japan for apology and compensation for WWII sex slavery

Former South Korean sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War and their supporters protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 15, 1998.

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The Globe and Mail

UN agency presses Japan for apology and compensation for WWII sex slavery

Former South Korean sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War and their supporters protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 15, 1998.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Asia News Network

SEOUL: Strange parts of Korean society

Foreigners often find it very convenient to live in Korea. For example, they can easily find numerous coffee shops, convenience stores and ethnic restaurants in major cities.

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New York Daily News

Chinese shopping mall creates 10 pink, extra-wide parking spots for women

Bosses at the World Metropolis Center in Dalian say they introduced the tailored spaces - which are 11 inches wider than regular ones - to make life easier for female shoppers.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mashable

Seoul Bans Uber and Plans to Launch a Competing App

While several major cities around the world are fighting the arrival of Uber as an alternative to traditional taxi companies, the government of Seoul, South Korea , has decided to fight fire with fight by officially banning the service offering its own software alternative.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The China Post

North Korea threatens boycott of Asian Games in South

North Korea on Friday threatened to pull out of September's Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang's participation.

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Xinhuanet

S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sex slavery next week

South Korea and Japan will hold talks about the militaristic Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women next week, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday.

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Korea Herald

[Weekender] Armchair traveling, a new way to experience getaways

Long-awaited vacations always pass by all too soon, and it seems that to make the most out of that limited time, one simply has to fully savor the pretravel excitement and post-travel reminiscing.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Asia News Network

SEOUL: Shinsegae Group jumps into convenience store business

Shinsegae Group, South Korea's largest retailer, is planning to expand in the country's crowded convenience store sector, aiming to open 1,000 With Me outlets by the end of this year.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Gaw Capital enters binding bid for S.Korea's Parnas Hotel-sources

Hong Kong-based private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners is among several parties that have submitted binding bids for a controlling stake in South Korea's Parnas Hotel Co Ltd, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Nation

Making tracks in and around Seoul

Visitors to the Asian Olympiad in September should make time to discover the delights in and around the host city Incheon, South Korea's third most populous city after Seoul and Busan, is all set to host this year's edition of the Asian Games and the organisers are understandably keen to show off what their city has to offer visitors to this ... (more)

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

English Dong-A

Seoul Metro promotes `stamp tour` through August

Seoul Metro promotes `stamp tour` through August . JULY 15, 2014 05:06. . Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp. said Monday they will promote through August a "stamp tour," an event to deliver souvenirs to people touring Seoul.

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Pacific Daily News

United to begin Seoul daily flights

Direct service: A Boeing 737, like this one in a photo provided by United Airlines, will be used to provide daily direct service between Guam and Seoul, beginning October.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Two Koreas agree to hold talks on Asiad arrangements

The two Koreas will hold talks this week to discuss logistics arising from the North's decision to send a delegation of athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games, officials in Seoul said.

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