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1 hr ago | The Japan Times

Putting an end to the Japan-Korea history wars

Georges Clemenceau, who, as France's prime minister, led his country to victory in World War I, famously said that "war is too important to be left to the generals."


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5 hrs ago |

Samsung's shipbuilding, engineering units to merge

The shipbuilding and engineering units of South Korea's Samsung group said on Monday they would merge, as the family-run giant gears up for generational ownership succession.


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9 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Festival to bring finest wind bands to Korea

A weeklong festival of wind music will take place next week, bringing together some of the world's finest musicians in the field, such as German Brass.


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12 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Two foreign universities open branch campuses in South Korea

Belgium's Ghent University opened its local branch in South Korea's Incheon free economic zone Monday, becoming the first European school to open a campus here.


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Korean War vet served as translator in Air Force

For 84-year-old retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant James "Jim" Rehanek, language was his contribution to the Korean War effort.


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South China Morning Post

North Korea blasts British TV drama about its nuclear programme

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, located in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering South Korea and China.


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South Korea looking to correct trade imbalance with India: Envoy

With an ever increasing trade, investments and people-to-people contact between them, India and South Korea, the two Asian economic power houses, look forward to correct their trade imbalance, says Seoul's ambassador Joongyu Lee.


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Korea Herald

Pakistan looks east to South Korea

There are essentially two Pakistans. One made familiar by gruesome suicide bombings, U.S. drone strikes and heavy political wrangling in headlines around the world.

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Daily Mail

Kim Un have a go if you think you're hard enough: Pro wrestling...

Cold case murder 'solved' with LEGO: Toy blocks unexamined in slaying of elderly woman lead police to her 'killer' 23 years later Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as she waits for news on the 81-year-old star who was placed in a medically-induced coma 'I was ready to give up': Tourist whose leg was amputated after a New York ... (more)


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Malaysian National News Agency

Current Athletes More Fortunate, Professional

By Karina Imran And Farhanah Azmi KUALA LUMPUR -- Current athletes are certainly more fortunate compared with what pre-independence and early post-independence athletes had to go through, says national bowling head coach Holloway Cheah.


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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Japan Times

Asahi rivals pile on over sex slaves retraction

Revisiting the past: The Asahi Shimbun published a two-page spread on Aug. 5 that included an explanation of erroneous reporting it published on the topic of the so-called comfort women in the 1980s and '90s.

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Professional wrestlers take Pyongyang

Former pro-wrestler turned Japanese politician, Antonio Inoki, stages an exhibition wrestling match and other events, including tug-of-war.


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Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner...

The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.


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The Independent

Burmese beauty queen May Myat Noe accused of absconding with ruby-encrusted crown

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The Washington Post

Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750

A couple takes a selfie in front of trees covered with "love locks" at N Seoul Tower located atop Mount Namsan in central Seoul on Friday.


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Kim Jong-un's banker 'flees to Russia with A 3 million of North Korean cash'

South Korean newspaper reports that Yun Tae Hyong is now seeking asylum in a third country after he defected from the shadowy regime last week A banker who managed money for North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has fled the country with A 3 million and defected to Russia, it has been claimed.


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Thanh Nein News

Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry ''Sewol'' which sank at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, Russia,...

I have reported from Asia since covering the "Year of Living Dangerously" in Indonesia, 1965-66, and the war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the late 1960s-early 1970s for newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the old Washington Star.


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Peter Blum Gallery Presents Chris Marker: Koreans, 9/4

Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans . Chris Marker was one of the last journalists who had the unique opportunity to travel and explore North Korea freely in 1957.


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U.S. Department of Defense

Face of Defense: Soldiers Redeploy After South Korea Exercise

Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment Aug. 28 following their participation in the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise held in South Korea.


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