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Miss Korea winner

    Winner of Miss Korea 2016, Kim Jin-sol, 24, smiles after winning the annual beauty pageant at the Grand Peace Hall, Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki

    Pentagon remains in contact with China, Russia at 'highest levels' amid THAAD tension

      The United States remains in contact with Chinese and Russian leaders "at the highest levels," the Pentagon said Friday, as Beijing and Moscow protest strongly the planned deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system to South Korea. South Korea and the U.S. announced earlier that they have officially decided to deploy a Terminal High

      N.Korea's SLBM test unsuccessful

        North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast on Saturday, but the missile failed in its initial flight stage, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The missile was fired from waters southeast of the coastal port city of Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, at around 11:30 a.m., according to the military.7

        Anxious but unable to complain out loud about THAAD

          “Our hearts are burning deep inside but we cannot say so openly.” That’s what an executive said who works for a conglomerate with strong business interests in China, commenting on the decision Friday to deploy the U.S. antiballistic missile system known as THAAD, a move that drew strong objections from Beijing.

          Main opposition party takes lead in economic equity drive

            Kim Jong-in, interim chief of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea (MPK), is widely regarded as a conservative politically. So Kim drew unusual attention Thursday when he called for introducing “universal basic income,” advocated by the leftist Justice Party.

            Young job seekers grumble about ugly interviewers

              "I live on Jeju Island. A company in Seoul told me to come for a job interview. I bought an air ticket after confirming the schedule a day before the interview. But the company cancelled it one-sidedly, with less than 24 hours left, saying the interviewer had something else to do.”

              UNC revises rules to allow machine guns, recoilless rifles into DMZ

                The United Nations Command (UNC) has revised its armistice rules to allow South Korean and United States forces to carry machine guns, recoilless rifles and mortars into the military buffer with North Korea, a copy of the guidelines showed Sunday. The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was originally set up to be clear of heavy arms.

                'China is catching up fast to Korea in medicine'

                  Over the past 20 years, many Korean doctors have visited China to share their knowledge of modern surgical techniques and research methods as the once-secluded country embraces change. But for how long will they do so?
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