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Hankook Ilbo names new CEO
The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, appointed President-Publisher Lee Sang-seok as vice chairman and Vice Chairman Park Jin-yeol as publisher and president, Tuesday.
Navy launches new patrol
New guided-missile patrol boat South Korean Navy launches three guided-missile patrol boat killers in Busan, Wednesday. The 63-meter-long, 9-meter-wide ship, also equipped with 76- and 40-milimeter gun, has a radar-evading stealth function. / Yonhap
Canada police make 2 arrests in train terrorist plot
Canadian police arrested two foreign nationals in connection with a plan to derail a passenger train in the nation’s first suspected terror plot involving al-Qaeda.
Obama needs to show 'audacious' leadership
Northeast Asia now faces seemingly the greatest ever crisis since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The current situation can be described as an “all-out and comprehensive” crisis as North Korea has been mobilizing even conventional weapons compared to the first and second crisis period when it had exploited only nuclear tests and missile launches.
Korea 19th competitive in OECD for medical tourism
The nation’s medical tourism ranked 19th most competitive among member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to a research institute.
President Obama's Edsel problem
Fifty-five years ago, the Ford Motor Company unveiled its highly advertised new car, the Edsel, which it expected to sell spectacularly. Instead, the Edsel flopped from the moment of its introduction, and is now rated one of the 50 worst cars of all time.
Diversity provides lifeblood for hallyu
A noted sociologist said hallyu (Korean wave) could get boost thanks to its “hybridity” in terms of time and space.
Casinos, Sports Toto to face W100 bil. in leisure taxes
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to impose “leisure taxes” on casinos and online sports gambling to bolster its tax revenues by about 100 billion won ($89.9 million).
7 nabbed for international organ trafficking
A total of seven people have been arrested or booked in two separate incidents for their alleged involvement in illegal overseas organ transplants, police said Monday
New Korean president has burden on her shoulders
South Korea's first female president Park Geun-hye took office on Monday in the shadow of two giants _ the first is the specter of a nuclear-armed North Korea and the second is the legacy of her father, former military dictator Park Chung-hee, CNN and the Associated Press said in their reports.
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