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2nd Yeongdong Expressway to Open November 11

Drivers headed to and from future winter Olympic venues can soon look forward to a much shorter trip.The second Yeongdong Expressway is set to open next Friday.The four traffic lanes connect the city of Gwangju in Gyeonggi Province as well as the capit...
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Kim Jong-un on Int’l List of Press Freedom Predators

Radio Free Asia says an international nonprofit media watchdog placed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on its list of 35 "predators of press freedom" in the world. Paris-based Reporters without Borders announced the list on its Web site on Thursday, say...
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Democratic Party Dismisses Kim’s Remarks as Meaningless, Rejects Nomination

Political opponents of President Park Geun-hye had harsh words Thursday for President Park's Prime Minister-designate, Kim Byong-joon, and vowed to block his confirmation.The main opposition Democratic Party Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae said Kim's nomination ...
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The right of single mothers to obtain accommodation in Turkmenistan

We continue to receive questions from our readers which are related to legal problems faced by residents. Below is the response from Turkmenistan's Association of Independent Lawyers.Pursuant to article 68, part 7 of Turkmenistan's Housing Code, accomm...
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Gov’t Urges Japan to Thoroughly Explain Forced Labor at Industrial Sites

Ambassador for Public Diplomacy Cho Hyun-dong urged Japan to keep its promise to provide accurate descriptions of history when explaining its 19th-century Japanese industrial sites included on UNESCO's World Heritage list.In a speech at an internationa...
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US Think Tank: US Saving Money by Stationing Troops Overseas

A conservative U.S. think tank says the United States is saving defense costs by stationing its forces in foreign countries like South Korea, Germany and Japan.According to research by the American Action Forum, South Korea contributes 775 million U.S....
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Residents of Atamurat (formerly, Kerki) have had no gas supply for a week

<p>Irregular gas supply has been recorded in the city of Atamurat (formerly, Kerki) for almost a week. At the end of last week there was minimum gas pressure, but now there is no gas supply at all.</p><p></p><p>The city inhabitants are trying to solve the prob...
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Opposition Parties Reject Surprise Reshuffle

Opposition parties have rejected President Park Geun-hye's latest Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.Floor leaders of three opposition parties agreed to dismiss the surprise shakeup in a meeting at the National Assembly, vowing to reject confirmation heari...
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Exports in October Drop 3.2% to $41.9 Bln

South Korea's exports shrank last month from a year earlier, extending an on-year decline to two months.The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Tuesday that exports in October stood at 41-point-nine billion dollars, down three-point-two percent...
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