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Joseon’s white elephant

Joseon’s white elephant On Feb. 22, 1411, an exotic gift from Japan arrived in Joseon Korea. It was an elephant — the first on the peninsula. It undoubtedly excited great interest in the capital and people vied for the opportunity to view this wondrous creature. But not all were impressed. In December 1412, former court […]

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Korea closes in on 1st in women’s curling

Korea closes in on 1st in women’s curling The Korean women’s curling team secured first place in the round robin series at the PyeongChang Olympics after defeating the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), Wednesday. The host team already sealed its semifinal spot for the first time in the Olympics after defeating the United States 9-6, […]

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‘Sensitive parts of 2014 defense cost deal undisclosed’

‘Sensitive parts of 2014 defense cost deal undisclosed’ The Park Geun-hye administration failed to make public some sensitive parts of a deal with the United States in 2014 on sharing the cost of hosting U.S. troops here, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. This supports suspicions that Seoul signed a closed-door agreement with Washington to pay […]

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Lawmakers bicker over North Korea

Lawmakers bicker over North Korea Rival parties clashed over the government’s handling of North Korea during a National Assembly House Steering Committee meeting, Wednesday. The ruling camp lauded the Moon Jae-in administration’s efforts for a peaceful Olympics, while the conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) blasted it as a “politicized” sports event. At the committee, in […]

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GM offers $2.8 billion investment in Korea over 10 years

GM offers $2.8 billion investment in Korea over 10 years General Motors (GM) has proposed investing $2.8 billion in Korea over the next 10 years, but is pressuring the government to provide support for the ailing GM Korea. In a meeting with Korean lawmakers Tuesday, GM International President Barry Engle said that the company will […]

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‘Samguk Sagi’ to be elevated as national treasure

‘Samguk Sagi’ to be elevated as national treasure The Cultural Heritage Administration said Wednesday that two books “Samguk Sagi” and “Samguk Yusa” will be elevated in status to national treasures. This marks a significant milestone given that it is the first time a documented piece of “Samguk Sagi” is being designated as a national treasure.

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