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1 hr ago | KOMO News

Lynnwood man detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Lynnwood, WA, Edmonds, WA, Prison

6 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Choco Pie-filled balloons launched at North Korea

Call it Choco-vism. South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons laden with Choco Pies at North Korea this week after the popular chocolate treat reportedly became the target of a government crackdown.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food,

6 hrs ago | Pattaya Mail

Mekong countries seal partnerships with South Korea

The foreign ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand have agreed to foster cooperation and partnership with South Korea at the 4th Mekong-Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Seoul on July 29. After the meeting, Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs who is acting Thai foreign minister, said the ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Cambodia,

7 hrs ago | AccuWeather.com

Japan, South Korea Face Tropical Floods, Typhoon Risk

While tropical downpours bring the threat of flooding through this weekend to Japan and South Korea, the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather,

11 hrs ago | Inhabitat

Lotte World Tower: Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction...

Sinkholes have appeared at the construction site of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, the Kohn Pedersen Fox -designed skyscraper set to become the tallest structure on the Korean peninsula.

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Related Topix: Seoul, South Korea Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, World News

15 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge

You now have an easier online way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman .

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19 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Saenuri takes by-elections in sweeping victory

The ruling Saenuri Party swept Wednesday's parliamentary by-elections, taking 11 of the 15 constituencies to raise its head count in the 300-seat National Assembly to 158.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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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Related Topix: Park Geun-hye, World News

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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Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, Seoul, South Korea Travel, World News, Gyeongju, South Korea Travel

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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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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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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Related Topix: Asia, World News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

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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Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Burbank, CA, Japan

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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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, World News

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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