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Household spending on food hits 11-year high
Spending by Korean households on food and other groceries surged to the highest level in 11 years in the first half of this year amid a prolonged economic slump, data showed Tuesday.
Novelist named honorary envoy for PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Lee Oi-soo, one of South Korea's most popular contemporary writers, was named on Monday as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Road fatality rate among children below OECD average: report
The road fatality rate of Korean children dropped below the average for the developed world in 2011 for the first time in a decade, a report showed Monday.
Korean officials in Russia accused of stealing taxpayer money
Korea's state inspectors said Friday that two culture ministry officials, who had been assigned to the ministry's overseas mission in Russia, have been accused of allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayer money.
High-level Chinese delegation to visit Seoul next week
A high-level Chinese delegation will visit Korea next week to meet with senior Seoul officials, a diplomatic source said Friday, in what would be the first such visit since China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping assumed the top post of its Communist Party.
Korean Air, Boeing join hands to build flight training center
Korean Air Lines Co., Korea's top air carrier, said it has agreed with Boeing Co., the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, to build Asia's largest flight training center in Korea.
Protesters' tents in downtown Seoul face forcible removal
A group of unsightly tents set up illegally in the heart of Seoul by various protesters will be forcibly dismantled by the year's end, municipal officials said Thursday.
Samsung Card to reduce workforce
Samsung Card Co., a financial arm of the country's top conglomerate Samsung Group, said Thursday it is considering a voluntary retirement program in an apparent bid to tide over the economic slump.
Doosan bags 1.1 tril. won desalination plant deal
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Korea's leading power equipment maker, said Wednesday that it has clinched a 1.1 trillion won ($1 billion) deal to build a seawater desalination facility in Saudi Arabia.
Korea returns remains of US soldiers killed in Korean War
Korea handed over the remains of two American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War to U.S. officials here, the defense ministry said Wednesday.
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