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Samsung Electronics accounts for 20% of S. Korea's exports in H1

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Samsung Electronics Co. was responsible for 20 percent of South Korea's total exports in the first half of this year, showing its heavy influence on the national economy, its financial report showed Sunday.  The South Korean tech giant raised 75.2 trillion won ($62 billion) in sales in the first six months of this year, with 86 percent coming from abroad, its semiannual report said.  The overseas revenue accounted for 20.6 percent of total exports of Asia's fourth-largest economy that
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Senior military officials of N. Korea, China hold talks over bilateral ties

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Senior military officials of North Korea and China have held talks in Beijing to discuss their countries' "friendly" relations and cooperation, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday.Kim Su-gil, the director of the General Political Bureau of the North's Korean People's Army, and Miao Hua, the director of the political affairs department of China's Central Military Commission, met on Friday, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.  Kim, the head of the North's mil
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LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started.The union that represents opera singers said Friday that it plans a meeting in Los Angeles next week to address its members' concerns ahead of the LA company's season opener Sept. 14.  Len Egert, the executive director of the A
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Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

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HONG KONG (AFP) -- Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city's leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the international finance hub into crisis and communist-ruled mainland China has taken an increasingly hardline tone, including labelling the more violent protester actions "terrorist-like".Clashes have broken out between p
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N. Korea again raps Seoul over joint military exercise

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North Korea again blasted South Korea and the United States for their joint military exercise Saturday, one day after it said it has no intention to talk with South Korea again.In a signed commentary, the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) claimed the joint military drill was aimed at invading the North. "It is a well-known fact that the US and the south Korean authorities grew proficient in the capabilities for fighting a war, steadily modifying and supplementing operationa
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