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Final date for deployment of THAAD launchers expected within the year

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:52
Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo said on Aug. 14 that a date for deployment of four additional launchers for the US Forces Korea THAAD system “has not been set,” but added that the ministry..
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[Editorial] Time to properly honor independence activists and their families

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:50
As we celebrate the 72th anniversary of Korea’s Independence, we remember the noble dedication of those patriots who sacrificed themselves for the cause of their homeland’s independence. The Republic ..
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[Editorial] Guarantee freedom of movement for migrant workers

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:49
The story of a Nepali migrant worker who recently committed suicide has revealed the dark underbelly of the employment permit system, which has now been in place for 14 years. In his suicide note, 27-..
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[Interview] Gaining justice for the young Korean women forced to work in Japanese factories is his destiny

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:47
“This list was our starting point,” said Makoto Takahashi as he showed a Hankyoreh reporter a copy of an internal document from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on Aug. 9. Takahashi, 75, is the co-presiden..
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Seoul Mayor takes a seat next to history

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:46
“Oh, my. Here she is.” Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon expressed delight at the sight of a comfort woman statue riding in the second seat on the left on Seoul Bus No. 151, where he sat alongside commuters..
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China to ban North Korean coal and iron imports from August 15th

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:44
China announced that it is enforcing new UN Security Council Resolution 2371 sanctioning North Korea by implementing a full-scale ban on imports of related North Korean products as of Aug. 15. The C..
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Secretaries Tillerson and Mattis support dialogue with North Korea in WSJ joint contribution

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:43
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis clearly reiterated Washington’s willingness to negotiate with North Korea in a joint contribution to the Wall Street Journal t..
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President Moon reiterates “KOR-US alliance designed to keep peace”

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:40
There are indications that relief could be coming to the tensions around the Korean Peninsula, which have escalated due to North Korea’s ICBM test launches and the “war of words” between Pyongyang and..
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[Photo] 500 small statues represent comfort women from North and South Korea

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:38
At the 5th World Comfort Woman Commemoration Day on Aug. 14, 500 palm-sized figures representing 500 victims registered by the North and South Korean governments are displayed at Cheonggye Plaza in Jo..
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[Photo] Flower garden for Comfort Woman statue in Gwangmyeong

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:37
Since the construction of the Comfort Woman statue six years ago, more than 80 statues have been established throughout the country. The flower garden was planted for the purpose of preventing damage..
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[Photo] Newly established Comfort Woman statue in Gwangju

Hanyoreh Shinmun - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:36
The Comfort Woman statue at the entrance of the Penguin Village at Yangnim-dong in Gwangju City symbolizes the co-existence between the past and present. (provided by Gwangju City)
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Analysis: To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain

http://rss.topix.net - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:53

But from Pyongyang's perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have already won this round. Launch or not, Pyongyang has caused great drama and angst, riled U.S. President Donald Trump and alarmed America's allies in Tokyo and Seoul.

Top US General says US-Korea Working Through 'Technical Issues' on THAAD

http://rss.topix.net - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:42

The top U.S. general says the United States and its South Korean allies are working through "a number of technical issues" before the United States' Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system can be fully deployed on the Korean peninsula. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joe Dunford told reporters he and South Korea President Moon Jai-In "did not talk about the specific timeline" for THAAD's full deployment during their meeting Monday in Seoul.

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North Koreaa s Trump card a " chemical weapons targeting American troops

http://rss.topix.net - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:09

South Korean firefighters simulate a response to a potential chemical weapons attack while wearing protective gear at the Yoido Subway Station in Seoul on Aug. 23, 2016. First responders and U.S. and South Korean soldiers conduct such drills during the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, the latest of which is scheduled to start next week in South Korea.

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Bitcoin Streaks To $4,300 Mark, Continuing Meteoric Rise

http://rss.topix.net - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:50

Bitcoin's price has risen sharply since earlier this month, when a split took place that created "bitcoin classic" and "bitcoin cash." After soaring to $4,000 on exchange markets over the weekend, the bitcoin cryptocurrency is continuing to rise, topping a record $4,300 on Monday - nearly a thousand dollars above its rate one week ago, according to data from the Coinbase currency exchange .

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