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News on South Korea continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Reuters

Russia's Gazprombank meets debt investors in South Korea

Russia's Gazprombank met with South Korean debt investors for the first time last week as the threat of tougher sanctions arising from the crisis in Ukraine risks freezing it out of funding markets in Europe.

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7 hrs ago | Burbank Leader

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.

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9 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Palisades Park mayoral candidate charged in real estate scheme

An independent candidate for Palisades Park's mayoral election was in jail Tuesday, after the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office charged him with money laundering related to a real estate scheme.

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13 hrs ago | The Nation

Who caused alienation in hearts of Japanese, South Korean people?

It was regrettable to see South Korean President Park Geun-hye continue her position of unilaterally criticising Japan when she met Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe for talks in Seoul on Friday.

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17 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Korea to boost ties with Mekong nations

South Korea reached agreement with Thailand and four other Mekong region countries Tuesday to further their diplomatic and economic cooperation, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

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21 hrs ago | ABC News

Teen Survivors Haunted by S. Korean Ferry Sinking

South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.

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Yesterday | The Lebanon Daily News

PHOTO: NKorea reopens international camp for kids

Young North Korean girls hold up signboards with the names of participating countries during an opening ceremony at the Songdowon International Children's Camp, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Wonsan, North Korea.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

DefenceTalk News

North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military's latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure.

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Global Voices Online

Seoul Says No to Uber, But Don't Put Down Your Mobile Just Yet

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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United Methodist Church

'A dream for peace on the Korean Peninsula'

Walking the route from Foundry United Methodist Church to the White House, marchers shout, "Peace for Korea Now!" while holding signs and banners during Korean Peace March on July 28, 2014.

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LA Daily News

Korean reality show aims to undo excessive plastic surgery

The citizens of this hyper-competitive East Asian nation are the most cosmetically enhanced people in the world, going under the knife more per capita than Americans, Italians, Greeks and Brazilians.

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Chosun Ilbo

Ferry Owner's Son Arrested

The eldest son of fugitive ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon was arrested in a flat south of Seoul on Friday, just four days after forensics finally identified his father's corpse.

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SooToday

Canada marks second annual Korean War Veterans Day

Today, we honour the more than 26,000 Canadians who fought to defend the freedom of the people of Korea during the Korean War, as well as the approximately 7,000 Canadians who continued to serve there to deter further aggression in the years following the Armistice.

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Thanh Nein News

South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

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Automotive News

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal, averting strike

General Motors' South Korean unit reached a tentative wage deal with its labor union today, averting a potential strike at one of its key Asian production bases.

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KOMU-TV Columbia

Korean War veteran reflects on time served

While a statue was passed in 1989 to memorialize the date, the state had yet to enact it as an actual holiday.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jay Nixon, US Governors, World News, Columbia, MO

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Suria

Student survivors testify in South Korea...

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.

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Canada.com

Hamas negotiating secret arms deal with North Korea to replenish missile stocks

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on July 7, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un being celebrated by soldiers as he inspects the defence detachment on Ung Islet, defending an outpost in the East Sea of Korea.

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The Baltimore Sun

As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.

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Korea Herald

USFK chief blasts N.K. missile launches

U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti on Sunday lambasted North Korea for recently launching a series of missiles and rockets in breach of the U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any ballistic missile tests.

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