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

2 hrs ago | The Straits Times

South Korea ruling party boosts majority with key poll wins

South Korean President Park Geun Hye walks out a voting booth after marking her ballots for the local elections at a polling station in Seoul on June 4, 2014.

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3 hrs ago | Travel Weekly

Past, future meet in South Korea

Travel Weekly contributor Nadine Godwin recently participated in a tour hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization with support from the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism.

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6 hrs ago | The Star Online

U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

The United States is lobbying Asian governments to join in sanctions imposed by Washington and the European Union against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.

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10 hrs ago | Time

You Can Send Your Child to Summer Camp in North Korea

The camp was started to teach foreigners about the Hermit Kingdom and boasts access to a private beach and water slides The Associated Press has published photos of opening day at nearly 30-year-old summer camp in North Korea on July 29, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Koreans not ready for multiculturalism'

South Korea is quickly turning into a multicultural society with a growing number of biracial children, but the majority of Koreans are "not ready" for ethnic diversity, according to scholars and experts.

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19 hrs ago | Suria

S. Korean 'Choco Pie' balloons launched...

South Korean activists on Wednesday launched balloons across the border with North Korea carrying thousands of Choco Pies -- a favoured chocolate snack that has become the target of a reported crackdown.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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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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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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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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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Related Topix: World News, Asia, North Korea, Park Geun-hye, Opinion

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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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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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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