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China's Xi arrives in Pyongyang: CCTV

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China's Xi arrives in Pyongyang: CCTV (AFP)
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Hyosung chairman meets Vietnam’s deputy prime minister

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Hyosung Group Chairman Cho Hyun-joon met with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on Wednesday during the latter’s visit to Seoul to discuss collaborative growth measures, Hyosung said Thursday.According to Hyosung, the chairman had asked for the Vietnamese government’s support for Hyosung’s polypropylene plant in the southeast region of Ba Ria Vung Tau and the tire cord plant in Quang Nam province in central Vietnam, which are currently under construction.&nbs
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Defense minister apologizes over NK boat's undetected crossing

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Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo apologized Thursday amid mounting public criticism that the military failed to detect a North Korean boat crossing the maritime border and tried to cover up the failure.The military has come under fire following revelations that the small North Korean wooden boat crossed the inter-Korean maritime border and sailed undeterred in the South's territorial waters in the East Sea for about three days before arriving at the port of Samcheok, Gangwon Province, on Saturd
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Kumho Tire aims for turnaround in China with Majesty9

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Kumho Tire has introduced its premium brand Majesty9 in Nanjing, China, for local dealers, the company said Thursday. With the launch of the latest premium products, the company said it anticipates to improve sales performance in mainland China and be profitable in the second quarter. Kumho Tire’s Chinese unit had recorded an operating profit on its own accord for the first time in 30 months in May, its fifth consecutive month of being in the black.  The tire company said that if this
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7-Eleven signs MOU for EV charging stations

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Convenience store chain 7-Eleven said Thursday it has has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Electric Vehicle Charging Service. Under the MOU, 7-Eleven will collaborate in installing EV charging stations at its stores. The company plans to build four charging stations in the capital region and two in provincial cities by September. Jung Seung-in, CEO of Korea Seven, the local operator of 7-Eleven chain, explained that the MOU was triggered by the change in consumers’ choice of
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Leading biotech academic donates W10b to IVI

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Professor Sung Young-chul of Pohang University of Science and Technology, who is recognized as an expert in the biotech industry, has donated 10 billion won ($8.5 million) to the International Vaccine Institute, the organization said Wednesday.Sung’s donation is the biggest single donation made to the IVI by an individual donor. It will be delivered via the Korea Support Committee.The contribution will go toward funding various vaccination projects for children in developing countries acro
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Xi to visit N. Korea amid trade tensions with US

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Chinese President Xi Jinping was set to visit North Korea on Thursday, in a high-profile trip likely to highlight the countries' traditional alliance amid escalating Sino-US competition on trade and other tricky geopolitical fronts.It will mark the first trip to the North by a Chinese head of state in 14 years and the fifth since Beijing and Pyongyang established diplomatic relations in 1949. Then Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Pyongyang in October 2005.Xi's two-day trip to the communist al
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Monsoon to Start a Week Later Than Usual

The Chosun Ilbo - 2 ore 30 min fa
This summer's monsoon will start in early July, about a week later than usual, and last for approximately three weeks, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday. Although recent sporadic rain was influenced by the monsoonal front, the monsoon proper has not arrived in Korea yet. It will...
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Juventus' Ronaldo to Come to Korea Next Month

The Chosun Ilbo - 2 ore 41 min fa
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus will come to Korea next month for an exhibition match in Seoul. The K-League said Wednesday that the Italian club will play the league's All-Star Game against a team of K-League stars at the World Cup Stadium in the capital on July 26. It will be Rona...
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N.Korea to Conduct Census Without UN Help

The Chosun Ilbo - 2 ore 57 min fa
North Korea wants to conduct a population census without the help of a UN agency, the UN Population Fund said Wednesday. North Korea's last census was conducted by UNFPA in 2008 with support from South Korea , which provided US$4 million.In 2017, UNFPA asked the South to contribute another $6 millio...
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Google and Facebook Users Face 10% VAT

The Chosun Ilbo - 3 ore 3 min fa
Koreans using the premium services of online giants like Google, Facebook, YouTube or Airbnb will have to pay an extra 10 percent in value-added tax.For instance, the W2,400 price tag of boosting the 15 GB capacity of Google Drive cloud storage to 100 GB would rise 10 percent to W2,640 (US$1=W1,176)...
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Xi Vows to Back N.Korea in 'Grand Plan' for Stability

The Chosun Ilbo - 3 ore 14 min fa
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday pledged to draw up a "grand plan" with North Korea to achieve regional stability.In an op-ed on the front page of the North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper a day before his first visit to the North, Xi said that China "is willing to join hands with our co...
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Moon Hosts Dinner for U-20 Footballers

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President Moon Jae-in hosted a dinner for the Korean men's U-20 football team at Cheong Wa Dae on Wednesday."I'm very glad to see the players, the coaching staff including head coach Chung Jung-yong, and officials from the Korea Football Association," Moon said in his welcoming remarks. "I'm very pr...
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Korea's Largest Book Fair Opens with Tribute to Victims of Danube Tragedy

The Chosun Ilbo - 3 ore 23 min fa
The annual Seoul International Book Fair kicked off on Wednesday with a tribute to the victims of last month's Budapest pleasure boat tragedy.Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Hungary is the guest nation of honor at this year's book fair....
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Trump Kicks off 2020 Bid in Swing State That Fueled Poll-defying Victory

The Chosun Ilbo - 5 ore 28 min fa
U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign at a rally  in Orlando, Florida, one of the swing states that fueled his poll-defying victory in 2016.The crowd greeted him with "USA" chants as he recalled the "movement" he started four years ago. "It turned out to be more than j...
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U.S. Envoy Stephen Biegun to Arrive in Seoul Next Week

The Chosun Ilbo - 5 ore 36 min fa
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is expected to arrive in Seoul on June 25 or 26. While U.S. President Donald Trump is to visit Japan around June 28 to attend the G20 summit, Biegun is expected to stay here until Trump meets President Moon Jae-in in Seoul possibly on June 2...
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POSCO Selected as World's Most Competitive Steelmaker for 10th Consecutive Year

The Chosun Ilbo - 5 ore 37 min fa
POSCO has been selected as the world's most competitive steelmaker for the 10th year in a row. Market research firm World Steel Dynamics picked the company as the world's top steelmaker at an industry conference in New York earlier this week.POSCO ranked first in seven categories including industria...
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Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

The Chosun Ilbo - 5 ore 42 min fa
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its servic...
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Pompeo Cancels Visit to Sri Lanka

The Chosun Ilbo - 5 ore 48 min fa
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is canceling a visit to Sri Lanka during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region that includes accompanying President Donald Trump to the G20 summit in Japan. The U.S. Embassy in Colombo said "unavoidable scheduling conflicts" necessitated the cancellation. ...
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U.S. Sanctions Russian Firm for Helping N.Korea Evade Sanctions

The Chosun Ilbo - 5 ore 52 min fa
The United States has slapped sanctions on a Russian financial entity for helping North Korea evade international sanctions.The Treasury Department on Wednesday targeted the Russian Financial Society and blocked all its assets in the United States. U.S. citizens are also barred from doing business w...
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