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Park to meet Abe's envoys next week
After having rejected an earlier request for a meeting with envoys of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye has agreed to sit down with the Japanese delegation, her spokeswoman said Friday.
Korea recoups 62.2% of bailout funds
Korea has recouped 62.2 percent of the public funds it spent to bail out troubled financial firms during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, the financial regulator said Friday.
President-elect Park names Saenuri lawmaker Yoo Il-ho as chief secretary
President-elect Park Geun-hye on Monday named Rep. Yoo Il-ho of the ruling Saenuri Party as her chief secretary in her first appointment since being elected South Korea's first woman president in the Dec. 19 election, her aide said.
US to publish report on Chinese distortion of Korean history: sources
WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- A United States congressional institute will soon publish a report that might give the wrong impression to the international community of China's distortion of history involving its Northeast Asian neighbor, South Korea, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Psy's "Gangnam Style" music video hits 1 bil. views on YouTube
The music video of "Gangnam Style" by Korean singer-rapper Psy has become the world's first-ever to get more than 1 billion views on YouTube, the service said Saturday.
Salary cap rule on foreign baseball players under fire again after latest fiasco
On Monday this week, the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland. The former member of the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball (MLB) signed a one-year pact worth $300,000, which included a signing bonus of $50,000, according to the Eagles. The figure was in line with the KBO salary cap on foreign players.
GM Korea recalls over 7,000 cars in Korea
GM Korea Co., the Korean unit of U.S. automaker General Motors Co., is recalling more than 7,000 cars sold here for a defective shaft in the transmission that may break, causing the loss of power, the government said Thursday.
Int'l air passenger traffic grows in November
Korea's international air passenger traffic hit a new high for November due to a large increase in the number of visitors to and from China and Europe, the government said Thursday.
Biz group calls for Park to overcome economic crisis
Korea's largest business lobby called on President-elect Park Geun-hye to exercise strong leadership to overcome economic difficulties, pledging that it will also do its part by increasing investment.
Ms. Park's role in Korea's women's rights still disputed: WP
With Koreans set to decide whether to embrace the first female president in their traditionally male-dominated nation, a leading candidate, Park Geun-hye, has drawn a mixed assessment of her role and stature in the women's rights field, a U.S. newspaper reported Tuesday.
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