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42 min ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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Wed Jul 23, 2014

DFW Catholic

Pope Francis to meet with 20 young Asian leaders

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2014 / 08:22 am .- During his upcoming apostolic voyage to South Korea Pope Francis is slated to meet with 20 Asian youth during the 2014 Asia Youth Day, including Korean pop-star BoA.

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Newkerala.com

Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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Wall Street Journal

South Korea Invites Foreigners to "Imagine Your...

Foreign tourists dressed in traditional Korean clothing, hanbok, take photos during their visit to Namsangol Hanok Village in downtown Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2014.

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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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Malaysian National News Agency

VietJetAir To Launch Hanoi-Incheon Flight

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 21 -- VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company will launch the Hanoi-Incheon service on Thursday, just a few days after its Da Nang-Incheon route served its first passengers, Vietnam News Agency reported, citing a local newspaper report.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Nation

Bhutan: small kingdom with big diplomacy

A small kingdom with 770,000 people nestled in the heart of the Himalayas and sandwiched by some 2.8 billion people from the world's two most populous nations Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to this tiny kingdom and made a good impression of continued friendship and assistance even though he mistook the host's name as Nepal and ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

South China Morning Post

China in their eyes: Korean actors and investors to profit from film co-productions

An agreement signed by China and South Korea on jointly produced films is likely to attract more investment and resources from the Korean film industry to China, experts say.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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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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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Daily Mail

Tourists get down and dirty at Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

Elegant macaques, a tiny lion cub and robots riding camels in Oman... award-winning travel photos you'll wish you had taken Bird's eye view! Amazing new treetop hotel has giant bamboo sleeping tipi 'nests' snuggled among the lush forest canopy THREE HUNDRED passenger planes were scheduled to fly over Ukraine on day MH17 was shot down... despite ... (more)

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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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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Arirang TV

Inter-Korean talks on N. Korea's participation in Incheon Asian Games begin

Departing for the border village of Panmunjom for Thursday's working-level talks, South Korea's chief delegate said general issues surrounding the North's participation in the upcoming Asian Games will be up for discussion.

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